Termites an issue?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by buck futta, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Well just started splitting some of the hickory I got (thanks for the help identifying it). And it appears they are full of termites. First split and right there was the queen. Smoke it still or bag it up and toss it?
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would get it the hell away from my house!
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn right, ya don't want that mess.
  4. Sure did! But still smoke-able?
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Toss it far far away.
  6. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Use it and you can pick the termite grubs out as they come out of the log and with a little smoke and heat I bet they taste great and a good source of protein.

  7. Alright, thanks for the advice. Guess I won't be smoking it. I'll just go toss it in a dumpster somewhere.
  8. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    like yer ex-wife's or an old crappy boss.........
  9. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    I would use it...I really dont think its going to hurt you. I dont know that for sure, and im no doctor or a lawyer. But i dont see why it would. Just dont keep the wood in your house, garage, or stacked right next to either. In fact, i used some cherry with some larvae in it from im guessing was termites. Im still kicking. Theres bound to be some bugs in most wood thats been down for any amount of time.
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would use it, but I would use it far away from my house, but then we live in a LOG HOUSE ! [​IMG]
    Those little guys would like my house as much as I like Bacon![​IMG]

  11. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Use a WEED BURNER on it!!!

    You could CHAR each piece with a weed burner and set them aside OUT IN THE SUN, like in the street, they will DIE immediately when crawling out of the log.

    I AGREE get them away from your house, but termites are just about EVERYWHERE already.

    Chances are you already have them under your house, they just don't consider all houses as a food source, but they are there anyway.
  12. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    I agree. I live in the middle of the woods. I have termites naturally everywhere. Never had any problems with my house.

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