Termites in Tomato Stakes

Q: We pulled up the wooden tomato stakes from our raised beds and found them covered with termites. What would you do?

A: Finding termites on untreated wooden stakes is not a problem. This is the way nature is supposed to work: logs, limbs and tree roots are gradually decomposed by fungi or insects as time passes. As long as you have a current termite protection system for your home or other valuable buildings, termites in your landscape can go about their business without controls.