Attacking in large numbers, termites can feed to the point of leaving only a thin timber veneer, and this can happen in a matter of months. Termidor moves only a small distance outward from the site of application before binding tightly to organic matter in the soil. If termites continue to tunnel into the treated soil where Termidor concentration is higher, they will die more quickly. When applied according to the label directions, the Termidor Inside-Out program has minimal impact on the environment. The Termidor Inside-Out program can only be applied by a licensed pest control operator to ensure that the treatment is successful. Termidor has been extensively tested under Australian conditions, including the treatment of 22 termite-infested houses across five states under an experimental use permit. The performance of Termidor has been proven around the world, in all types of conditions, and in the most difficult-to-control situations. Under these conditions, no liquid treatment will be effective. Termidor is water-based and has no odour, will not leach through soil and is not damaging to soil micro-organisms, earthworms and plants. As a result, termites continue to randomly forage through the soil until they encounter Termidor and pick up a lethal dose.
When compared with other termiticides, Termidor has consistently provided termite control over a significantly longer period. Termidor Dust is the culmination of over 10 years research in Australia to find the perfect termite nest elimination product. They live in a central nest or colony, from which they forage over large areas in search of timber their staple food. In all field trial sites, termites have been eliminated from the treated structure (house, stump, garden bed, tree, post) and from the central nest when the nest has been positively identified. This may have occurred because of a previous treatment conducted with older termite control products that are repellent, thus trapping them inside with no choice but to feed solely on the house timbers. There are some situations where termites may be present in the house with no connection to the exterior. Termidor has been assessed by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and is fully approved for use in domestic and commercial situations. Termidor also controls termite populations more rapidly than baiting systems which rely on attracting termites to begin to work.
This is much faster than expensive baiting systems and you will not require numerous visits from the Pest Control Operator to achieve success. In every state, 100% control was achieved within 9 weeks. In nearly all cases, this has been achieved within 2 to 4 weeks after treatment. Termite activity is on the increase in Australia and the Pest Control Operators are busy people, therefore upon inspecting a house and confirming termite activity, it may be several weeks before they can return to apply a Termidor treatment. Extensive Australian research proves that it takes as little as 2 to 4 weeks for total termite elimination. The Australian Standard for termite control states that an initial remedial treatment, such as a dusting, be conducted before installing a chemical treated zone. A lot of termite control products are toxic to termites, very few of the termites are actually killed before being repelled by the termiticide barrier.
Termidor now comes in two formulations, Termidor Dust and Termidor Residual Termiticide (Termidor), the perfect combination, both inside and outside your home, to ensure complete termite nest elimination and full protection from future termite attack. However, Termidor Dust Termites can destroy your home. Termidor is applied as a continuous chemical soil zone around and under the home. CSIRO Forest Products continues to monitor Termidor treated soil trials in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, with excellent results observed against Australias major termite pests Coptotermes acinaciformis and Mastotermes darwiniensis even 8 years after treatment. Therefore a continuous chemical treatment such as Termidor Residual Termiticide should be applied immediately following successful eradication of termite activity in the home to ensure protection in the future. With a unique mode of action, the Termidor Inside-Out program will not only eliminate the current activity (including the nest) but will provide proven protection against termite entry and will continue to control termites for at least 8 years. Then why use the Termidor Dust?