Q. Do you have any drywood termite bait?
we do fumigation, use bora-care and the other products. I am just wondering if any baits like sentricon, out there for drywood termites.
A. Unfortunately, if there are any baits like that, we do not carry them. We do not suppose that baiting for drywood termites would work as effectively as opposed to baiting for subterranean termites. The best way to eradicate a drywood termite infestation is to directly treat the isolated area of infestation with a termiticide like Premise or Boracare.
Q. coming in on the firelogs?
We have always kept a small closet full of split log firewood in the house. Today I noticed some of the dry (not rotted) cherry and elm has termites on it. These seem to be dry wood species since I find no trails or tunnels to ground either indoors or out on the cords of outside stacks. Can I topically treat the inside of this closet-and the firewood itself?
A. Yes you can treat the inside of the closet and the firewood itself. As long as the wood does not have a finishing on its surface Boracare has the capability of penetrating into the wood. However, for your closet, you may need to drill holes and inject the Boracare into the wall void area if an infestation has been spotted to be in the wall voids. Usually you will see piles of fecal pellets (droppings) just outside the nesting hole. Dry wood termites have the tendency of kicking out the feces just outside of the entrance holes.
Q. drywood termite treatment
I purchased a townhome with my daughter in S. Florida 2.5 years ago. We did have inspection and did not see any signs of termits. After about 8 months my kids said they saw flying ants. ( wrong) I was in the residence and noticed brownish granular substance on my bed and acutally saw larvae like things on my bed and on the floor ( carpet hard to see) We had to replace the siding and we did not see any signs of termites. We would have treated. Called in our exterminatar and he confirmed drywood termites. Had Terminix come in and used Timbor in attic and drilled through ceiling drywall ( no truses or attic for entire residence conventional frame) and sprayed with can. Also had the only accessible attice area sprayed but my concern was the large container of insecticide was full! I smelled nothing. I had to call them back about 6 weeks later still haveing droplets on my bed. They came back with cans and drilled and sprayed in ceiling. Some worm or eating termites came out. Now they are back. Same area over my bed. What can I use. It costs me over $600 dollars and I feel they did nothing. They will not warranty any longer than 90 days because it is a townhome and HOA will do nothing and other residents say they dont have termintes and the immmeditate residence has been vacant for two years it is a foreclosure. What can I do ? What can I use for the longest protection. I will have to be doing this I cannot afford $600 per year for nothing. It is 1400 sq feet. I sprayed the window sills where sill met wood. ( exterminaor left his cans)
A. It really depends on the size of the infestation. If it is possible, you will have to go up to the attic and find the source of the infestation and directly apply a non-repellent termiticide like Premise 2 in the foam or a liquid spray. If you cannot gain access to the area above your room, you will have to drill holes along the wall void and inject the pesticide. For wall voids, foam termiticides are the best. Spray cans are not effective as they don't provide a residual and are simply knockdown agents. Most are also detectable. However, Phantom may provide a good result for instant knockdown if you visibly see the termite infestation. Keep in mind though that pressurized aerosol treatments do not replace ground treatments or full treatment of drywood termites.
Q. how to treat drywood termites
is there a machine I can use for sraying drywood treatment liquid in my house?
A. We recommend using Boracare to spray onto surfaces of bare wood. This can be done using a simple sprayer such as the Chapin gallon sprayer. If the wood is not bare, you may also sand the wood or drill a hole to inject the termiticide.
Q. drywood termites damage
Looking for the best product for drywood termites in the Southern California area. Ideally, in aerosol form.
A. It really depends on where the infestation is. We usually recommend a foaming product for drywood termites because foams will expand and cling onto surfaces much better than aerosols. The foam that we recommend is Premise Foam. It is a non-repellent termiticide which means that the termites will not be able to detect it at all.
Q. I have dry way ntermites inside my wall ( dry way ) what is the best way to treat it is tenting your house the only way?
A. Tenting the house is not the only method of treatment for drywood termites in the wall. We recommend using Premise Foam or Premise liquid termiticide. The foam can be injected into the wall void to fill in cracks and crevices. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
Q. whts the best method for eliminating dry wood termites?and is the termite sprays "toxic"?
A. For prevention, Boracare can be used for bare wood. Boracare penetrates into the wood for a thorough termite treatment.
If you already have an infestation, Premise foam and Premise 2 can be used for surface treatment. Premise foam expands upon application so it is perfect to use in cracks, crevices, and voids. Although Boracare is made of natural minerals, all termite pesticides are toxic and should be used with precaution. Users should follow all directions on each of the product labels.
Q. See question below
My house had a very expensive termite treatment by Orkin they drilled inside and out on all the walls, but just after the warranty expired (1 year) the termites came back. I treated the exterior with Premise all around. Now one year later they are back eating the drywall in my ceiling and I don't see how they are getting up there. Any ideas?
A. Termite control will really depend on what species of termites you have. If you have a subterranean termite infestation, you will have to do an entire outdoor perimeter treatment with either bait stations or trench treatment. You also have to treat the isolated area of infestation that is found indoors with an appropriate termiticide like Premise for indoor treatment. We also recommend using Premise Foam, which is the same product as the liquid, except it is in a foam formula that is dispensed out of a can. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
Q. is termite spray toxic?
Is any termite spray toxic?
A. Yes, termite sprays are toxic and should be used with precaution according to the label. As long as the instructions are followed, there should be no problem using the products.
Q. drywood termite treatment method using Premise
Hi, Where do you drill a hole in the wood and apply the Premise foam ? Do you apply to the space between the wood frame also ? Typically the poked hole will be void of drywood termite because it is exposed to sunlight and it does not make sense to apply there.
A. They may avoid the area where it is drilled if you do not finish the treatment correctly. When using the Premise foam, it will expand and take up 3 dimensional space, filling up the hole in which the light may come in. However, soon after the treatment we also recommend that you seal the holes to keep the lights out so that they may not avoid that area and continue to get exposed to the termiticide.