Originally Posted by Bamaman
You have no worries. Termites move around in tunnels that they build, and they die when they hit the air. They're chasing the smell of formaldehyde that wood gives off.
I find carpenter ants to be a much, much more destructive beast than termites. But they only eat diseased or dead wood.
When I want to know about any of 150 critters (pests), I go to BugSpray.com.
On ants, see: Ant Control & Treatments in Atlanta GA | Ant Repellent Sprays
No disrespct meant, but a few corrections.
If Bugspray.com told you the above information, you need to find another source.
Many factors determine if subterranean termites will eat wood or prefer a section of wood, but formaldehyde is NOT one of them.
Florida carpenter ants will START a nest in wood that is softened, often by water damage. But they can and will infest sound wood. They are slow workers and do not damage wood as readily as northern species.
My source is myself, in business over 30 years,(Twice as long as founders of Bug Spray), certified commercial operator in Florida,35 years, and the University Of Florida, Gainesville, where I studied.