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I have an older home, built 1956 in South Florida.  
If CHLORDANE was applied to my attic wood when legal, about
how many years should that treatment be effective?   Also, "sand"
falls to the tile floor around an interior wood door frame, but I
cannot see the source of the "sand."  Can what looks like sand
continue to fall LONG AFTER an infestation becomes inactive? I
don't see any sign of damage.
  Thank you!

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Hello Paul,

On the Chlordane question....My career in pest management started in 1981, at that time I believe that the label only allowed sub-soil treatments for Subterranean Termites. I really can't answer your question as to the effectiveness of the product when used in the manner you describe.

Whenever you see suspected termite droppings inside a structure it's time to have the building inspected. Make sure you safe some of the sand-like material for them to look at. As for damage, you usually don't see the damage as the termites prefer to be away from the surface of any food or nesting areas so they are protected from the elements or predators.

I only know of a few companies in Florida....Massey, Petri and Fahey....you can try any of them who service your area.

Rene' Kesecker
Good Earth Pest Company
Corvallis Oregon

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I can thoughtfully and truthfully answer any questions that deal with insects or rodents that are entering or around structure, especially those found in the Northwest. Our company specializes in low impact pest management.

Experience

I have been involved in the pest management industry since 1981. My husband and I own The Good Earth Pest Company, which provides service to homes and businesses throughout the mid Willamette Valley. We are a second generation pest management firm. I served as the first woman president of the Oregon Pest Control Association and currently serve on the Professional Women in Pest Management council for the National Pest Management Association. Good Earth was the first company based in Oregon to be certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association, meaning we have met of exceeded the high standards set by our industry leaders.

Organizations
I am currently the Chairperson for both the Legislative and Scholarship committees for the Oregon Pest Control Association and a Member of National Pest Management Association where I serve on the Board of Directors and Professional Women in Pest Management Committee. We are Certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association. Our company is a member in good standing of both Oregonians for Food and Shelter and Associated Pest Management.

Publications
I have assisted in the annual reviews and co-authored the Structural and Occasional Invader chapters of the Northwest Pest Management Guide, published by Oregon State University. I have assisted in the production of the Oregon Pest Control Association, Intergrated Pest Management Technician Training Manual, this publication is still in progress. My articles on pest management have been published in local newspapers such as Gazzette Times, Albany Democrat Herald and Itemizer Observer.

Education/Credentials
My formal training in the pest management field has come from years of experience and continuing education provided throughout the years by our state association, national association and leaders in our industry. Although I now manage our office I once worked in the field performing repairs, termite treatments and general pest control. I am still a certified applicator in the state of Oregon and activly partitipate in continuing education.

Awards and Honors
Certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association. Our entire staff is held to the highest of standards having met or excedded benchmarks in areas such as enviromental stewardship, background checks on all empolyees, Safety and having drug free employees to name a few.

Past/Present Clients
We currently manage many large condo complexes and provede pest management for a large firm that manages homes for the disabled. This requires highly trained technicians and office staff that can handle any situation human or pest related.

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