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Bug Lady posted this on Oct 11, 2016

Hello, I found an area in my slab, under the bath tube next to the drain that termites were entering the house. It looks like the area was tarred when constructed but the termites manage to bring up a lot of material or droppings. I tore all the sheetrock and studs out that were affected and cleaned the area under the tube and a day later I found new tubes forming. My question is would this gel work for this problem and if so how would you apply it?


You can treat the bath trap area soil with termidor, could even pump with premise foam. I don’t think the gel will be very effective in this type of problem. Since you also have the sheet rock removed and studs exposed you should think about treating the wood with TIM-BOR or BORACARE. Both of wood treatment products, natural borates that will penetrate the soil and work against all wood destroying insects. Manufactured by Nisus Corp. the leader in wood preservative products. Termidor® is 100% effective at controlling 100% of termites in three months or less – a statement no other termite control product can make. That’s why since its introduction in 2000, pest management professionals have made Termidor America’s leading termite control, with more than one million structures treated. It’s the product’s unique “Transfer Effect™,” allowing Termidor to achieve 100% control of termite populations at the very low rate of just 0.06% active ingredient. And because Termidor is a non-repellent – undetectable to termites – the pests freely forage through treated areas, unknowingly ingesting, picking up and transferring Termidor throughout the population A 20 oz bottle of Termidor will make 25 gallons of finished solutions. Apply product at a rate of 4 finished gallons per 10 linear feet. Product will treat 62.5 linear feet of structure for termite control This is the same active ingredient in Frontline Drops you put on your pets for fleas and ticks. Kills all types of drywood and Subterranean and Formosan termites The Long Term Solution to Wood Destroying Organisms. BORA-CARE’s patented formula penetrates deep into the wood providing long lasting protection against subterranean termites, drywood termites, Formosan termites, wood destroying beetles and decay fungi. From Nissus – The World’s Leader in Borate Technology. Contains: Top of the line wood protection material Special Glycol based material allows for easy penetration into the wood Treats the wood and prevents it from being consumed by wood destroying organisms Just spray or brush or roll on the surface of the wood Pre-construction or existing structure treatments Once in the wood, it will preserve the wood for a lifetime Mix 1 : 1 with water to apply on the surface of the wood (covers about 800 sq. feet of wood) Kills existing infestation in wood Eliminates wood as a food source Protects wood as long as it is in service Over nine years of proven efficacy Formulated with a concern for the environment For both interior and exterior use Number 1 wood preservative on the market Boracare Perfect for Termite Remedial & Pretreatments. No more scheduling hassles – No need to leave home during treatments Eliminates weather delays 5-year residential pretreatment product warranty available through professional applicators BORA-CARE Has No Known Resistance. For Pretreatment & Remedial Prevention & Control of: Subterranean Termites, Drywood Termites, Formosan Termites, Carpenter Ants, Wood Destroying Beetles and Decay Fungi Tim-bor Use as a Dust, Liquid, or Foam. One of America’s most popular professional pest control products. Tim-bor Wins the Fight Against Drywood Termites, Decay Fungi, Wood Boring Beetles and Carpenter Ants. Tim-bor Provides Long Lasting Protection. Tim-bor diffuses into wood and acts as a wood preservative,fungicide,and insecticide. Tim-bor will not break down over time like most organic compounds and therefore offer longer lasting protection. Active ingredient: Disodium Octoborate Tetrahydrate. Highly effective Water soluble Economical Odorless Can be used in conjunction with fumigation for residual protection Formulated with a concern for the environment Easy to use and apply From Nissus – The World’s Leader in Borate Technology Tim-bor Has No Known Resistance. Economical wood protection material Used to treat drywood, Formosan, and subterranean termites Also wood infesting beetles, carpenter ants and wood destroying fungus Treats the wood and prevents it from being consumed by wood destroying organisms Prevents or removes termites, carpenter ants, beetles and fungus Perfect for treating timbers, logs, pier/beam homes, wood fences, decks, etc Once in the wood, it will preserve the wood for a lifetime Mix 1.5lb’s per gallon of water and spray on the surface of the wood (covers about 200 square feet)

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