hi folks, im new here, as well as a new "yardowner"-i closed this week on a house with a NICE big yard(.34 acres), and this is the first place ive owned with any yard to speak of. so, my issue:
when i had the home inspection done, the inspector advised me to do the proper termite inspection because there was one side of an exterior porch that showed termite damage(literally one plank about 6 feet long, right at the end;the porch had been painted). it came back positive for termites and carpenter ants, only in this one exterior porch area.
i'd like to be sure that termites arent a problem, but this porch lies RIGHT next to the area that i intend to turn into a vegetable garden. i have had 2 termite services give me estimates for work and say "oh, the chemical (termidor) wont leak into the rest of the soil", but i don't know how much i can trust them. they of course want to sell a product.
does anyone have any advice? how should i proceed? i would LOVE to manage this without chemical treatment. thanks so much for the help!