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Re: termites, OT?

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  • Subject: Re: termites, OT?
  • From: Jack Fulton <jefulton1@comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 08:01:20 -0800
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Put the books in freezer and there'll be no chemicals but frozen still termites.
Here in the San Francisco area there are a lot of termite killers doing work
with orange oil from the rinds but I'm not sure if you placed orange rinds in a sealed
bag that the gas would off the termites.

On Nov 14, 2008, at 5:09 AM, BOB KISS wrote:

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?

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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