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RE: termites, OT?

Thanks to all for the suggestions!

-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Bloomfield [mailto:dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 12:29 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: termites, OT?

Hey Jack, Bob--

I guess you could ask an exterminator, but I've certainly been told  
that placing an infested item in the freezer will kill any larvae and  
eggs, though I've never tried it myself.  And 72 hours may be minimal  
timing; I'd probably opt for at least a week.  :)

On Nov 14, 2008, at 11:01 AM, Jack Fulton wrote:

> 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?
>> 		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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