Gumbo in New Orleans got termites in his (her?) pile. He used a big cooking pot of boiling water. I think he had successfully chased off some ants there previously which is unfortunate since ants hate termites and visa versa...
Well, when you are boiling a 40 lb. sack of crawfish or a hamper of crabs, you only fill the pot halfway with water, add your seasonings and other vegetables for the boil, then add the seafood. For termites and fire ants, 20 gallons is a good start.toxcrusadr wrote:20 gal is a lot of boiling water. What do they say down there - Ayeee!!
My seafood boiling pot holds 80 qts. Fitting inside that pot is a very large and heavy duty strainer. The pot sits atop a heavily built steel burner that elevates the pot about 1 ft. off the ground and supplies the flame via propane fuel to get 10 gallons of water to a rolling boil in about 10 minutes. The seasonings, vegetables and seafood are dumped into the strainer while it is boiling and once they are done, you simply remove the strainer with all the contents inside to transport to the pigs at the table waiting to devour all that hard work in record time.rot wrote:..
80 qts of boiling water is more than I want to handle. With or without crawfish, shrimp or crab.
If I remember correctly, you had some kind of rig or something to do it.