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Pest Control – Termite Inspections
There was a time when there was one way to do a termite job: with organochlorine termiticides, of which chlordane was the most popular. But beginning in the early 1980s, individual states began banning chlordane, and the U. S. EPA banned its use nationwide in 1988. The loss of chlordane led to a flurry of research to find suitable replacements, and many “replacement” termiticides came — and went. Thankfully, pesticide manufacturers stopped trying to “replace” chlordane and instead started “thinking out of the box” for new methods to stop these voracious pests. Out of this new way of thinking came two new approaches to termite control: termite baiting and non-repellent liquid termiticides like Termidor. At our Pest Control Company, we offer both termite treatment options.
Baiting Option: Advance Termite Baiting System
When using Advance, bait stations containing wood are inserted into the soil around the building(s) to be protected. Termites come across the wood during their routine foraging and start munching away. In addition, they lay a pheromone trail to the bait station, which tells other colony members how to find it. When a technician notices termite activity in the station during a routine check, a bait cartridge is inserted into the station. The termites bring the bait back to the colony, spreading it through the colony members during their normal grooming, feeding, and communications. Over the course of time, the entire colony is eliminated, the active ingredient baiting cartridge is removed and replaced with a non-toxic wood cartridge, and the account goes back on quarterly monitoring status.
Liquid Termite Treatment Option: Termidor
Termidor represents a revolutionary new approach to conventionally applied liquid termite control. Termidor is a low-dose, liquid termiticide that works entirely new. Like older termiticides, Termidor is applied to the soil around a building as a liquid. But that’s where the similarity ends. Whereas older liquid termiticides were highly repellant and formed a “chemical barrier” to termites, Termidor is a non-repellant. Termites don’t see it, smell it, or taste it. This means that termites merrily forage through Termidor-treated areas, happily ignorant that they are being poisoned. They then transfer the product to other colony members through their feeding and grooming activities. Within days after application, Termidor has already started to kill even those termites in the colony who have not directly contacted the product.
Which option is right for you? That depends on a lot of factors, including your personal preference. Please contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Our Pest Control Company provides quality termite and pest extermination services.