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Termites are wood-eating pests that can do a lot of damage to your home if left to their own devices. Termidor is a termite treatment option. It can be used against drywood and subterranean termites, in order to control infestations. Termidor can even be used for treating ants and other pests, in addition to termites. However, it won’t harm plants, worms, or soil micro-organisms.
Termidor is an undetectable treatment option, that affects termites when they don’t even know they’ve encountered it. Since termites can’t taste, see, or smell Termidor, they have no way of avoiding it, which helps it be that much more effective than other termite treatments. It also has nearly no odor to annoy the human occupants of the home upon treatment.
Termidor application has to be done by a professional pest control worker. You won’t be able to have a do-it-yourself Termidor termite treatment, but you’ll be able to know that your pest control professional has completed a training program, and been officially certified to apply Termidor, after passing a certification exam.
Termidor works differently than a lot of other termiticides. Most of them are just repellents, which is why it’s so important to make sure you get full perimeter coverage when treating with termiticide. Any gap in the treatment can leave openings for termites to take advantage of, and they may make their way back to your house. However, with Termidor, termites in higher concentration areas of the product will die quickly, while those in lower concentration areas of the product will be fine long enough to return to the colony with the chemical stuck to their body, and then die days later. This means that the Termidor can be successfully spread throughout the colony, without any awareness on the parts of the termites. Carrying away or cannibalizing of dead termites helps in the spread of the product throughout the colony.
Termidor is pricier than some of the other termite treatment options, but beware before choosing to go with a company that significantly shaves the costs while claiming to use Termidor. They may use less of the product or even dilute it, in order to save money. Termidor treatment should last in the range of 5 to ten years, but lesser application amounts will not provide the coverage necessary for the full protection of Termidor. Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish. Be sure your yard is being treated with the full amount of Termidor.
The pest control professional who comes to your house will treat the area surrounding your house with a liquid Termidor treatment. Some drilling into concrete or other materials may be necessary in order to reach the soil underneath it for the best coverage.
It may help you be successful in your termite treatment to discuss with your neighbors and see if they want to have Termidor treatment as well. More coverage with the Termidor product means more land that will be rid of termites, which makes it more likely your termite problems will stay resolved after treatment.
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