Gawd damn bugs!

From: Marvin Johnston <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 10:42:01 2003

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> I couldn't see clearly enough what I was looking at because there wasn't
> good light between the stacks of boxes, and I was too tired to do much
> investigating (this was very late last night). I just used my foot to
> smear them into the pavement. But my impression was that they were worms
> from the way they moved, though I'm not ruling out the possibility that
> they were termites.

They sound like subterrainian termites. They have sometimes been
described as about the size of a grain of rice, and have "mud" tunnels
in the areas they are damaging. In my experience, they will tend to go
for the cardboard and softer woods. I had a number of books, magazines,
and docs destroyed by them a few years ago. I had a termite inspector
come in, and they were all over one side of the house. While the house
was also fumigated, some type of chemical was also put onto the ground
to discourage them. The best treatment I've heard was to make your house
unattractive to them so they will go after your neighbors house :).
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