Nov 23, 2015 - 09:21 AM
As far as drilling indoors, most of the time, treating the exterior walls and around any supporting beams or piers is all that is necessary. With Termidor, you are not creating a chemical barrier, you are creating treatment zones where the chemical can hopefully contact the termites. This is all that is needed. Once the termites have been infected, they then begin to gradually die as the continually infect each other. This is called a Domino Effect or Transfer Effect.
Drill the holes every 12 - 18 inches - about 6 inches from the wall, in a linear manner, and apply 1.5 gallons of Termidor mix down each hole. No need to drill in a checkerboard manner. The walls and supporting posts are all that are treated. This rate will get you the 4 gallons per 10 linear feet you are trying to achieve. Then take a piece of paper towel or a Super Plug, plug the hole, and then seal with a small amount of cement to create a seal. Basically, drill the hole > sweep up the cement dust > treat with Termidor > plug the hole > seal with cement. That's it!
You can also spray infested wood directly with Termidor. My preference is Bora Care. Bora Care will last for the life of the wood.
Hope this helps.
Nov 24, 2015 - 08:58 AM