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Re: termites, OT?



Make sure that you are in fact dealing with termites...silverfish love to feed on paper and starch-based products and are very common in many households.
 
Paul
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 7:46 AM
Subject: RE: termites, OT?

Heat will also kill any pests, but I am not sure what temperature is needed and heat might be more detrimental to old paper.
Marek

> Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:37:39 +0100
> From: info@permadocument.be
> Subject: RE: termites, OT?
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
>
> Yes Bob, Diana is absolutely right. You have to seal your package in a
> waterproof way.
> Good Luck,
> Roger
>
>
> Roger Kockaerts
> Atelier pH7
> 7 rue des Balkans
> B-1180 Brussels
> www.permadocument.be
>
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Diana Bloomfield [mailto:dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net]
> EnvoyÚ : vendredi 14 novembre 2008 16:02
> └ : alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Objet : Re: termites, OT?
>
> Hi Bob,
>
> You'd need to protect the photographs and the albums, of course--
> wrap them up some secure way-- but you could simply put them in the
> freezer for maybe 72 hours. That should work without any need for
> chemicals. Again, only if you can sufficiently protect the images,
> but I *believe* that's a successful way to rid yourself of anything
> that might still be alive.
>
> On Nov 14, 2008, at 8:09 AM, BOB KISS wrote:
>
> > DEAR LIST,
> > This may be off topic but this list is an excellent source of info
> > and, because my question deals with papers, some others might also
> > like to
> > know the answers.
> > I have just received, in trust, three albums of photos from 1925 to
> > 1961. They have some tell tale termite holes in the pages of the
> > albums. I
> > want to protect the photos and I certainly cannot afford to bring live
> > termites into my home. My hope is for y'all to recommend some
> > chemical that
> > I can place in a very large zip lock baggie with each album (but
> > not in
> > contact with it), seal it for the correct amount of time to allow
> > the chem
> > to fumigate the album.
> > What chemical would kill termites but not harm photos?
> > CHEERS!
> > BOB
> >
> > Please check my website: http://www.bobkiss.com/
> >
> > "Live as if you are going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you are
> > going to
> > live forever". Mahatma Gandhi
> >
> >
>
>
>
>



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