All of our termite control is performed using Termidor Termiticide because it works every time!
All termiticides are tested by the United States Forest Service and must pass stringent tests before they are approved for general use. As of March 2005, Termidor has proven 100% effective in all test sites for ten years and continuing.
Termidor was made available for use in March of 2000. Termidor’s effectiveness proved to be simply amazing. New studies were undertaken throughout the country. These studies were designed to see if Termidor could be applied in a less invasive fashion than the standard termite control methods that had been used for decades.
A new method using Termidor has now been approved. The method is called PERIMETERPLUS
In general, when utilizing PERIMETERPLUS, we treat the soil against the exterior perimeter foundation of the structure (the backfill). We treat from the top of the ground down to the top of the footings or 4 ft., whichever is less. We also perform a thorough inspection of visible, readily accessible areas to determine the location of any termite infestation in and on the structure. We then treat these infested areas following the labeled instructions.
This is a big change from previous methods. Before PERIMETERPLUS, we had to drill though the floor in basements and slab areas along all walls. These holes had to be drilled every foot along those walls. This meant pulling back carpet or drilling through other floor coverings such as linoleum and tile. After drilling we had to inject termiticide at the rate of 4 gallons every 10 lineal feet. It also meant drilling into block foundations every 8 inches so that we could inject termiticide into the hollow voids within the foundation. With PERIMETERPLUS, this is only necessary in infested areas.
Because Termidor lasts such a long time, prevention is now a sensible option. If you know or suspect there are termites in your area, it may be a good idea to beat the termites to the punch. Have us perform a PERIMETERPLUSTM treatment to your home or other buildings and get years of protection.
Pretreatments For Termites
If you are building a new, or adding on to an existing building, you may want to consider a termite pretreatment. A pretreatment is performed by treating the soil under a building as the building is being constructed. We will treat the soil where concrete slabs are to be poured. We will also treat inside all hollow foundation elements such as hollow concrete block or brick. After the backfill has been placed against the foundation, we treat the backfilled soil. This creates a long lasting barrier to protect the building from termites.