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Treatment vs. Termite Bait Systems
Your home is probably the largest, most expensive single
purchase you will ever make. It's probably your single biggest
investment, too. And to think that it can be heavily damaged by little,
hard working insects - that's just scary.
You need to take steps to protect your home before termites
can damage it. A good place to start is to educate yourself on the
options you have available.
Here, you will learn about the differences between Termidor
(the product we feel to be the best in termite control) and termite
The "Transfer Effect" of Termidor
the Whole Colony in 3 Months or Less!
feed each other primarily by passing food from mouth to mouth. They
also groom each other, cleaning off soil microbes and other particles.
As they feed and groom, they repeatedly come into contact with each
other. Termidor takes advantage of these social behaviors.
digging, termites will ingest Termidor. Along with this, they will
unknowingly pick up Termidor and carry it back to the colony on its
body. Eventually, every termite that one feeds or grooms will come into
contact with the Termidor, and will also become a carrier, contacting
and "infecting" others. This is what we call the "Transfer Effect".
another unique point about Termidor. It is slow acting. It doesn't
immediately kill the termites that contact it. This allows the
"infected" termites to continue their normal routine of feeding,
grooming, digging and so on, transferring the Termidor to a large
number of other termites in the colony.
this results in unparaleled termite control. Seven years of test data
show Termidor to be 100% effective. And it provides 100% protection in
3 months or less. That's 2 to 6 times faster
than bait systems!
Termidor Zone vs. Bait System Recruiting:
home is treated with Termidor, a "Treated Zone" is established around
the home. This is done using proven, time-tested techniques that Pest
Management Professionals are very knowledgeable about and familiar
with. This "Zone" starts working immediately.
Bait System is installed around your home, you have monitors placed
every 8 to 10 feet around the house. On most systems, there is no
active ingredient used yet. Nothing but wood "monitors". That means
that all you have protecting your biggest investment at this point is
plastic and wood every 8 to 10 feet. Bait will not be added until there
is termite activity in one or more of the stations. Yes, termites will
still be damaging the home until the bait system feeds them enough
bait, which can take months or years.
systems work by recruitment. This means that termites eat the bait and
return to the colony to recruit others to eat the bait also. However,
this process does not start until there is termite activity in the
monitoring station(s). This, alone, can take months, even years.
- Day One:
wander into the
treated zone and pick up the active ingredient. Already, some are
"carriers" that are beginning to "infect" others in the colony.
System - Day One:
No termites have wandered
into the monitoring stations yet.
- A Few Days Later:
transferred to many in the colony. Many have already died, but the
"Transfer Effect" continues to those who have not even gone into the
System - A Few Days Later:
Still, there may be no
activity in the stations. Just termites eating your home.
- Within 3 Months:
Control! No more
termites to damage your home. And the Termidor is still in the soil
around your home providing protection against any new invading termite
System - 3 Months
begin to find the
monitors at this point. Well...Maybe? [NOTE] Unless there is
sufficient activity at the time of inspection, the installer still
might not introduce the "active" bait matrix yet. Even if there is
activity to bait, termites are still feeding on your home.
Facts About Termidor
Termidor does not require any special new equipment to apply. The same
equipment PCO's have been using for years is all that's required.
gallons of Termidor
solution contains only 8.4 ounces of the active ingredient!
(When mixed at the label rate of .06% WG formulation)
Termidor is not affected
by debris, dryness, insects, or fungal decay.
odds of termites
wandering into a Termidor zone are much greater than wandering
into a bait or monitoring station.
Termidor is effective
with all types of soil, in all kinds of climates, and on many species