Welcome back ty wads. Today we are looking at the product. Termidor SC I’m, going to show you how to do a treatment around the perimeter of your house. This treatment is said to last up to or actually more than 10 years it’s, considered a non repellent termiticide, which means that it does not prevent the termites from entering your home per se.
It simply coats them with the chemical which they then take back to their colony and kill the Queen. It does not repel the termites from coming into contact with it, making it a very effective chemical to use.
This is one of the top two chemicals used by your commercial termite treatment, guys you can either pay them a lot of money to do it for you or you can do the treatment yourself. The treatment is pretty straightforward in all areas of your yard, where the dirt of your yard meets the foundation or exterior wall of your house.
There is a little more intensive work that comes into play when you are treating the areas that have a concrete slab, such as a sidewalk front, porch or a patio, but we’ll discuss that later and I will show you the steps I took To treat my house the first step in your Termidor treatment is to dig a 6 inch deep and 6 inch wide trench all the way around your house right up next to the foundation or to the basement wall.
As I have the problem is, you can see. I planted my bushes far enough away from the wall that I could dig behind them and to keep them from rubbing against the house and messing up the brick. But the contractors who planted the trees or the shrubs in the front of the house planted them right up next to the house.
So there’s, no room to get behind them to dig so I’ll. Show you a little tip to pull your bushes & # 39. We temporarily, while you dig your trench as you can see, i have a system that pulls the shrubs away from the house so that I can dig my trench.
I drove some stakes into the ground and use the ratcheting style straps. You can see the first two bushes are pulled away and I can walk behind them, but the next two are not so that’s. The difference gives me about a foot of room to work behind them, and these are the stop straps that I use a strap to bushes at a time and it’s, the ratcheting style straps.
So I pull it as tight as I can then Ratchet it down a little bit more. That gives me the way we might be able to see better from this angle due to the sunlight, but I have a clearer path to dig my tunnel behind my shrubs.
The next step involves a five gallon bucket, with four gallons of water and different amounts of Termidor based off of what your goal is. I’m using the term adore SC. Above this, I do my own pest control.
com. They sell the same chemicals that experts use and from my application I look at the guidelines. It shows three different mixing guides. The first one is four point: six percent for preventive measures.
It says one gallon of finished solution. Two point: eight fluid ounces. The next two are four: if you have active termite activity or an active colony, those are a little bit stronger and they’re made to kill the colony and then prevent afterwards.
So today, since I have no signs of termites at this time, I’m, going to use the one gallon of finish. Dilution at point, eight ounces of Termidor, so I’ll, be mixing four measurements of point. Eight fluid ounces in this bottle.
You just tip it up and it fills up and then it slowly drains down through that little tube in the center there to the point eight fluid ounces mark. I will put four parts of this four times: 0.8 fluid ounces into my water and then I’ll stir it with my paint.
Stick I’ll mix it up and I’ll. Pour this into ten feet of the trench that I’ve, dug around the house, so ten linear feet a trench that is six inches deep and six inches wide. Once you for the Termidor in ten linear feet, you let it soak in all the way, then you use a pump sprayer to spray the back, and then you push the backfill back into the hole you can see.
All my since my ground is obviously not level. I’ve built small dams just throwing in dirt to prevent the Termidor from all going to the lowest spot. I build a small dam, every three feet or so fill that section a little refill it as needed and then wait until all the Termidor is absorbed into the dirt.
Now that my trench is mostly dry, I’ll, come back with my pump sprayer with Termidor mixed eight ounces to one gallon of water, and I will spray the backfill getting it wet and not making mud. And then I’ll.
Come back and push the backfill into the trench and then spray another coat of Termidor along the top. As for your ground to wall treatments, this is the last step in order to treat concrete slabs around your home.
You’ll need a hammer drill and a drill bit that is 1/2 inch wide by 18 inches long. You would drill into the concrete slab every 12 inches around the perimeter of the home about 6 to 12 inches away from the exterior wall of your house.
You’ll, then mix Termidor in a two gallon bucket and pour approximately one gallon of treatment into each hole using a long plastic funnel. Once you’re done with this treatment, you & # 39. Ll then want to plug each of the holes with either plugs you can purchase from to do my own pest control.
com or a small amount amount of cement or sand mix can also be used. I hope that you found this video helpful if so go ahead and subscribe to my channel from similar videos for home repair, lawn repair and lawn installations.
Give me a thumbs up and post any questions you may have in the comments section below just so. You know, if you ask any professional termite service, they will recommend Termidor or a related product, possibly called tarsus, or there are a few other ones as a treatment to your home.
It provides a barrier has said for about 10 years and it totally will eliminate termites that are currently in your home if treated properly. Many other service experts will tell you that doing this treatment on your own, renders it useless and ineffective, but they install the treatment.
The exact same way that I’ve, shared with you in this video after completing this process, understand why termite control companies charge high prices for this treatment. It is very labor intensive. Please keep that in mind when you decide whether to do this project yourself or to leave it to a professional, to view one of my other videos showing how to treat your lawn for dollar spot lawn fungus click.
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