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  • Fri Aug 22 2014

    Persistence is Futile

    I recently inspected a house for termites. It had them in various places, inside and out. I asked the homeowner if it had ever been treated and he said it had been, 25 to 30 years ago with chlordane. How can I help this homeowner? Is chlordane still toxic in the ground?
    Submitted by Jim, MO

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  • Mon Feb 10 2014

    Termites in Tree Houses

    I live in the Caribbean and we have termites in most of the trees. What kind of termites are these? Some believe that these termites in the trees do not come from the soil. Is this true?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Mon Oct 21 2013

    Some of 100 Ways to Apply Termiticides

    Can Termidor SC be used for local treatments on termites inside a home? Can Premise 75 be broadcast sprayed in an accessible sub area as a preventative treatment for subterranean termites?
    Submitted by Mullen, CA

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  • Wed Sep 18 2013

    In the Trenches

    I am having a debate with a coworker regarding the language on the Termidor label. Although we do fill our trenches after applying the product for termite work, I made the argument that the label suggests this "should" be done, rather than making it a required practice where they "must" be filled in. What are your thoughts?
    Submitted by Stephanie, FL

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  • Wed Jul 24 2013

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Do termites make noise behind walls?
    Submitted by GENE, MD

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  • Tue Jul 23 2013

    Dead and Gone

    What is a good product to use for drywood termites when treating exposed wood? I came across a drywood termite situation in my friend’s house. They took out all the eaten wood and put new wood. Their contractor just finished the framing and wants to treat the new wood and previous wood before putting on drywall. What has the longest residual and knock down?
    Submitted by stephen, CA

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  • Fri May 10 2013

    Do What Is Necessary

    Would it be recommended or necessary to drill holes every 12 inches in front of a metal garage door? Peers have suggested that a proper subterranean termite service would include 12" on center holes with label rate Termidor injection in front of the garage door. However, there is no wood present at this location, so would this be considered an over-application? Any feedback would be greatly ...
    Submitted by Eric, UT

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  • Fri Apr 26 2013

    Don’t Answer with Numbers

    How can you determine how long a subterranean termite infestation has been in wood?
    Submitted by JAMES, CA

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  • Thu Apr 18 2013

    No Law of Attraction Between Wood and Termites

    We use the cellulose and wood stake monitor. Will anything other than termites eat the cellulose in a termite monitor and cause a false alarm? Also, a customer asked why we put them so close. He has a family member in pest control and they say that the monitors will actually cause termites because they are attracted to them. Is this true?
    Submitted by mike, KY

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  • Sun Feb 24 2013

    Now You See Them, Where Else?

    I have a customer with drywood termites in the bottom of some cabinets. What would be the best course of action. I thought of just removing the infested bottoms.
    Submitted by kerry, AL

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  • Mon Jan 28 2013

    Nice Bumping Into You

    Is it still possible to have termites in a home if no termites are eating on monitoring stakes?
    Submitted by mike, KY

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  • Sat Oct 20 2012

    Drywoods Local Treating

    I have found Drywood Termite frass at four different locations around the exterior perimeter of a home with wood siding. Would the proper treatment be to drill near the kickout holes and inject Premise? I am asking because the label tells me that this should not be the only means of treatment. I am unsure what other types of treatments are needed. Thank you for your advice.
    Submitted by Mandy, TX

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  • Sat Sep 1 2012

    Now You Have Them, Now You Don't

    What are the flying insects that lose their wings and come in the hundreds?
    Submitted by christine, AZ

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  • Thu Aug 23 2012

    Termite Alternatives

    What is your opinion on short-wave treatments for termites?
    Submitted by Marcus F., FL

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  • Tue Jun 19 2012

    Looking For Termites

    What do termites look like in the wall?
    Submitted by Ron, CA

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  • Sat May 19 2012

    Got Wings, Barely Fly

    We all know that drywood termites have their short swarming flights in search of light, but how short are they really? Ten meters, one kilometer? Thank you and have a good day.
    Submitted by Marcus F., FL

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  • Sun May 13 2012

    Termiticides And Aquatic Sites

    What distance is safe from a body of water to foam a tree with an active formosan termite infestation?
    Submitted by joey, MS

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  • Sun Mar 18 2012

    What To Do With All The Junk

    Will subterranean termites ever make kickholes?
    Submitted by Eric, UT

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  • Wed Feb 1 2012

    Old Home Remedies

    An old timer was asking me about "white washing" barns with lime used for greening up lawns. The question is, does it help with bug control and does it have any effects specifically on termites?
    Submitted by Tracy, GA

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  • Mon Jan 23 2012

    Using Premise Granules

    I am confused about the proper use of Premise Granules. Is its intended application for a 2-yr perimeter treatment in the same 6" band that I would otherwise apply Termidor (in trench, of course)? Or can I just put it into my Scott's spreader and broadcast it where wood piles, etc. could see potential termite activity? And, how long do I need to water it into the soil to be an effective applica...
    Submitted by Joe, AZ

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