Saturday, April 12, 2008

Termite defense

This article will help you sort out all the products that are available for the control of termites. There are so many techniques and products to choose from it can be intimidating to the novice. So what do you choose or what do you ask your pest control provider to treat your home with? There are termite baits like Advance Termite Baiting System, there are granules like Bayer Advance Termite Killer Granules, there are liquid treatments like Termidor, there are physical barriers like mesh screens, it's mind boggling. IF you are faced with a termite problem at your home I would recommend simply leaving it up to your professional. DO a little research as to what chemical you want, then ask. I still am a strong believer in Termidor as a full treatment and then maybe using a bait as a back up. The history and research behind Termidor is so strong that it is hard to not chose it. The baits have some good history as well, but if the termite doesn't find the bait then it is useless. The granules should be used as an add on, never to do a full treatment.


David Sansbal said...

I am doing some research about non toxic termite barriers installed in new homes. I have seen a product here in Australia that uses crushed bottle glass as a barrier. There are whispers from a bunch of termite people that this product is a sham and does not work. Does anyone know anything about this glass stuff.

Anonymous said...

David this product you refer to is well proven and has the best results this is why competitors my bag it . Glass barriers have been used for many years and unlike chemicals don't need expensive retreatments is this what you do for a living .? The glass barrier has the highest pedigree and has helped reduce termite attacks significantly . Being in the industry! have you lost work due to the proven effectiveness of glass as a barrier ! Uneducated comments do your credibility no good David