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Termite treatment in a teardown

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My husband and I are buying land that has an uninhabitable home standing on it. I'm not sure if the house has been formally condemned as it's outsidecity limits and has been owned by family for generations. Termites are the reason for the state of the home. My question is: Do I need to treat for termites if they're still present so they don't move into the new home we'll build?
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As an X-pest control guy, my advice is to treat the base of the old house prior to taking down to kill subterranean termites that live underground. The treatment takes a while to work, but kills the entire colony. Furthermore, here in Florida foundations are pretreated before the concrete is even poured to ensure good coverage.
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