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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Don't Buy This Sand Box!

O was given a Play Wonder sandbox from Target for her 1st birthday, and we have been very happy with it for the past 10 months. 2 days ago we decided to move it to a different place in the yard. When we picked it up we saw that it had been infested with hungry termites. They did a terrible amount of damage, and if we had not picked up the sand box and seen the damage, they probably would have destroyed it beyond repair within the next few months or so. Luckily, we discovered the damage, and hopefully we've put a stop to it. We'll see!


  1. Eek...we bought this sandbox tonight! I was googling to see what folks' opinions on it were and to see how much sand it will require when I came across your blog.

    I wonder if there's a treatment that can be done to repel termites before we begin using it.

  2. we just use a rubbermaid under the bed storage container and all since it has a lid!

  3. Lyndsey- We painted with a finish and preservative. We don't know if it will work, but we hope it will.

    Mommomto2pumpkins- That's a great idea!