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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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Any chance you can just burn the house down? That'll kill a ton of termites and then you can treat the site. I've burned a couple of houses (I'm a licensed prescribed burn manager). It's possible to get a burning permit, contact the volunteer fire department, and burn the house for them to play with. It'll be cheaper to tear down, the fire department can get some training, and you can sterilize the soil beneath the house.
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