Archives for Termite control

What Is Onslaught?

What is Onslaught? Onslaught is a broad spectrum pesticide that contains the active ingredient esfenvalerate, also referred to as S-fenvalerate.  While this main ingredient has been used in other types of pest control products, Onslaught provides a unique formulation that offers much greater residual control against the target insect pest.  This formula is has no odor, so it can be sprayed both indoors and outdoors.
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Drywood termite treatment

How To Deal With Drywood Termites Drywood termites pose rather different problems than the much more common subterranean termites. Drywood termites can cause extensive damage to any wooden structure, although the damage progression rate is a lot slower. Unlike subterranean termites that live underground and need moist conditions to survive, drywood termites feed on wood that is located above the ground and dry. If the infestations are left untreated, wooden structures can be harmed to the point where they may not be able to be repaired.
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Fipronil

Fipronil in termite treatment Fipronil is an insecticide that is has been designed for broad spectrum use.  It works by disrupting, and eventually disabling, the central nervous system of insects. This affects their nerves and muscles – which is fatal for all types of insects. Because of this, fipronil has become quite popular as an insecticide.
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What Is Timbor?

Tim-Bor (or simply called Timbor) is a borate based termite control product manufactured by Nisus Corporation that contains a naturally occurring chemical called disodium octaborate tetrahydrate. This ingredient is derived from boron-containing mineral deposits. Since boron is a critical element that contributes to the health of many types of living organisms, it can also be safely used in many other types of products such as fertilizers, detergents, medicine, and glass.
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How To Choose A Good Termite Control Service

How to choose a good termite control service? When you discover your home has termites, it is a natural reaction to panic, and of course, most people want them eliminated immediately. This can result in a hasty decision that could end up costing you much more in the long term. While you should always contact a professional exterminator, you need to use a bit of care when doing so. Not all exterminators are legitimate, and some are simply out to sell treatments you may not really need.
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Termite resistant wood treatment

When building a new home, the last thing you want to think about is termites destroying all of your hard work. You can eliminate this worry and create a home that is more resistant to termites, if you plan ahead and build your new home properly. Termite resistant wood treatment is a large part of that plan.
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Chlorpyrifos

Crystalline in nature, chlorpyrifos is a form of organophosphate insecticide that is widely used in both agricultural and home settings. Organophosphates (sometimes abbreviated OP) are a common name for phosphoric acid esters. This insecticide is marketed under several different brand names including: Dursban, Brodan, Scout, Detmol UA, Stipend, Empire, Paqeant, Dowco 179, Lorsban, Piridane, and Eradex.  The chemical works by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which is an enzyme that degrades neurotransmitters.
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Termite prevention – pre-construction termite treatment

Pre-Construction Termite Treatment By Rachel C. The old adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure” is absolutely true, especially when it comes to building a home and preventing termites. While it is nearly impossible to prevent anything from happening one hundred percent, pre-treating the area where your home is to be constructed or where an addition is to be built, can drastically increase your chances of remaining free of termites.
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Repellent termiticides

Pesticides that are targeted towards the control of termites are usually called termiticides.  Today, there are two main categories of termiticide applied to soil or wood: repellent termiticides and non-repellent termiticides.  The main difference in how these two types of termiticides work is defined by how the termites react when they encounter the area of treatment. Repellent termiticides are perceived by some to be more environmentally friendly – although that is debatable, since all termite control chemicals affect the environment (one way or the other).
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Imidacloprid

Imidacloprid is known as a neonicotinoid, which is part of a category of neuro-active insecticides that are based upon the properties of nicotine (in tobacco). This chemical is perhaps better known by one of its many brand names including: Admire, Advantage, Advocate, Confidor, Gaucho, Hachikusan, Kohinor, Premise, Provado, Prothor, and Winner. It is widely marketed as a broad spectrum form of pest control, and when used as a spray is considered to be quite effective for the control of fleas, cockroaches, and termites.
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