Termidor for Termite Defense
Termidor® termiticide/insecticide has a number of flexible application options. Your pest professional will determine what type of Termidor treatment will work best for your particular situation. If there are no active termites in your home, Termidor will help ensure there won’t be any in the future. This not only protects your peace of mind, but adds value to your home as well.
Termites can’t avoid what they can’t detect.
Termidor is an advanced undetectable liquid technology. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid it. Instead, they contact, ingest and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so inevitably will kill them.
Termidor eliminates termites several ways.
When termites eat Termidor-treated material, they will die. But Termidor doesn’t stop there. It eliminates termites by contact as well. And since termites can’t detect its presence, termites can directly ingest and contact Termidor as they go about their normal routines.
The Termidor “Transfer Effect™”
Whenever a termite ingests or touches Termidor, it can become a “carrier,” transferring Termidor to other termites it contacts. These termites, in turn, can become secondary carriers, behaving normally while they transfer Termidor to other termites they contact—and so on within the colony. Because Termidor is slow-acting, it gives individual termites ample time to transfer it to others in the population. This unique, spiraling process is called the “Transfer Effect,” and its devastating results maximize the protection of your structure.
Frequently Asked Questions: Termites
What is Termidor?
Termidor is a professionally applied termite defense product that is undetectable to drywood and subterranean termites. Since its introduction, over 3.75 million homes have been protected with Termidor, making it America’s #1 termite defense product.
What types of termites does Termidor control?
Termidor controls Subterranean termites, including the extremely destructive Formosan Subterranean termites, Dampwood termites and Drywood termites.
Through the years, other products have promised homeowners protection from termites. How can homeowners be sure that Termidor works?
Termidor is made from a revolutionary nonrepellent or "undetectable" chemical technology. In numerous trials across the United States and around the world,Termidor has consistently proven itself to be the most effective and fastest at eliminating termites—a level of efficacy that no other commercially available termite control system of any type has ever achieved. And, Termidor is proving to be equally effective in keeping termites from coming back.
Ongoing field trials by the United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service show no signs of termite damage in covered slab plots treated with Termidor WG at labeled rates for more than 14 years after treatment—results no other commercially available termite control product can match.
Where can I buy Termidor?
Termidor cannot be directly purchased or applied by homeowners. Only licensed pest control professionals who have taken Termidor Certification Training are authorized to purchase and apply Termidor.
How does a professional apply Termidor to my home for termites?
A Termidor Certified Professional will apply a liquid dilution of Termidor along the foundation walls of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The application method is called "trenching" or "trenching and rodding," and may sometimes require drilling holes through slabs or other hard surfaces adjacent to the foundation of your home for maximum protection. ABC Exterminating may also treat conducive or termite active areas from the interior of your home, depending on the extent of the termite infestation and damage. Depending on your situation, a minimally disruptive Termidor treatment along the exterior perimeter (PerimeterPLUS™) of your home may be all the protection your home will need.
How fast will Termidor work to eliminate termites?
Termidor applied according to label directions has provided 100% control of infesting termites in three months or less after treatment.
Can Termidor be used for both residential and commercial buildings?
Yes, ABC Exterminating can offer termite protection to most any type of structure that is at risk for termite damage, including residential homes, churches, office buildings, commercial businesses, warehouses, manufacturing sites and schools.
How long will it take to complete a Termidor termite treatment?
A residential Termidor termite treatment is typically completed by a trained TermidorCertified Professional in less than a day, offering your home or building termite protection that begins immediately.
What makes Termidor different from other termite control options?
Like many other termite control products, Termidor termiticide/insecticide is a liquid—but that’s where the similarities end. Among liquid termiticides, Termidor is the most effective. That’s because Termidor is undetectable so termites neither avoid its treatment zone nor try to find a way around it.
Some nonrepellent liquids claim to be “nearly,” “virtually,” or “almost” as effective, but the difference between “almost as good as Termidor” and Termidor itself can make all the difference in the world when it comes to protecting your home from termites.
How much will a Termidor termite treatment cost?
The cost of a Termidor termite treatment varies and largely depends on your particular situation, the treatment plan and service package you and your pest control professional agree upon.
Is it real-world proven?
Termidor is one of the most thoroughly reviewed termite control products in history.Termidor is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and can only be applied by a pest control professional who has been trained in correct application methods. Termidor is incredibly effective even at low application rates and bonds to the soil in which it is applied, so homeowners need not worry about leaching of the product. Termidor is applied with water, is not a petroleum based material and will not cause harm to plants adjacent to the areas of application.
Termite Prevention Tips
When it comes to gaining access to your home, termites are amazingly proficient. The last thing you want to do is make their job easier. Follow these 3 steps to effective termite defense and make sure that your home doesn't become their home.
Step 1: Get professional help
Small holes in wood, crumbling drywall, sagging doors or floors, insect wings and small mud tubes are some of the more obvious signs of potential termites. But even if you don't notice any of these signs, that doesn't necessarily mean termites, or the conditions that invite them, aren't there.
Regular inspections by a licensed pest professional are the only way to ensure your home truly is, and remains, free from termites and the damage that they cause. Qualified pest professionals have the training in termite biology and behavior to identify, prevent and treat termite problems. A Termidor certified pest professional from ABC Bug will perform a thorough inspection of your home to determine if, where and how termites are getting in. They can also explain how to correct any conditions in your home that invite termites.
- Don't affix wooden trellises to exterior walls.
- Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust and firewood away from your home. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised off of the ground.
- Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home. Move mulch away from the foundation as well.
- Don't bury wood debris near your home.
- Remove infested trees and stumps.
- Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors.
- Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
- Don't allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains.
- Grade soil so that water (including air conditioning condensate) runs away from foundations.
- Ventilate crawl spaces and attics to reduce humidity.
- Cover at least 90% of the soil in crawl spaces with plastic sheeting.
- Ideally, wood siding, stucco and foam board should be at least six inches away from the ground.
- Seal all cracks and holes in your home's foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites.
Step 2: Employ the best defense: Termidor
If the inspection reveals termites, your pest professional can get rid of them and keep them from returning. If your home is currently free of termites, congratulations! Now, it's time for your pest professional to take preventative action to ensure it stays that way. For the fastest, most effective way to address either situation, your pest professional will recommend Termidor® termiticide/insecticide, America's #1 Termite Defense Product.
Step 3: Schedule regular professional check-ups
A clean bill of health from a doctor today doesn't mean it's not important for you to get regular check-ups in the future. Your home after a Termidor treatment is no different. Regular check-ups by your pest professional will make sure Termidorcontinues to do its job and that your home remains termite-free for as long as you live there.