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I’ve noticed a trend lately, a few Pest/Termite companies are switching to bait systems. Not really sure why they would do this when Termidor /Termidor HE is by far the fastest way to stop termites in their tracks.
Most of my termite experience comes from Florida and I see the advantages of bait but the desert affects them differently. The extreme heat and the space between stations affords the termites the ability to gain access into structures. I still believe that bait plays a role in stopping termites and occasionally use it in my toolbox of techniques. Baits have come a long way since the early 2000’s and BASF now has an active compressed bait station Trelona™ ATBS (Advance® Termite Bait System) with the active ingredient Novaluron.
New termite technology continues…. stay tuned.
Sometimes they just won’t move and the second part of the battle begins. May I suggest a tube of PIGNX, designed to get on their feet and they won’t like it much.
I think of it similar to when we get Super Glue on our fingers, that stuff won’t come off and it is very annoying. Isn’t it?
Yep it’s termites, not surprising to anyone in the business. If there is a crack in the foundation slab then it is probable that you might get termites breaching the slab. That slab crack serves at a gateway right into your home and very little except termiticide will stop them for good. I suggest Termidor HE,
State-of-the-art molecular technology dramatically improves the transport of the Termidor HE Copack active ingredient into the soil creating an Enhanced Protection Zone.
It utilizes an advanced nonrepellent, or “undetectable,” liquid technology that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid.
This was just a shot of a parking lot of a church which couldn’t handle all that rain. All this rains triggers the subterranean termites to become a little more active, so what signs should you be looking for?
- Mud tube or tunnels on the foundation stem wall of your home.
- Small pin sized holes with dirt/mud around the opening and maybe the presence of little white or maybe black swarmers.
- Mud tube or tunnel inside the home.
- Sometimes and not very often in Arizona, swarmers.
One thing I have noticed over my years is that those termites just keep on going, much like that Energizer Bunny. They are searching 24/7/365 and won’t stop until they find food, they may turn and go another way but they keep on going.
In nature they just set off in search of food, they follow roots and sometimes get to concrete and turn left or right and follow it again until they find wood or food.
So if you see trails like this, or mud tubes or down tubes hanging from a ceiling it is time to call your Pest Management Professional.
Call ProBest Pest Management at 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176 for your termite or pest inspection.