A termite feast

John Rippy, owner of Rippy Construction, holds a termite-riddled post he removed from an entrance to the Mental Health Kokua building in Wailuku on Wednesday morning. “The termites built a nest in it,” he said. Rippy was replacing the doors and doorway along Vineyard Street. He said while the building was sound, the doorway had been built with untreated wood.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo