Aug 08, 2013 - 09:03 PM
I need a little bit more information. Exactly where were the termites found? Is this around a plumbing line? Also what type of foundation do you have? Slab, Pier and Beam? Basement?
Termidor is easy to use and definitely the best product. You can use to inject the wall where they are located. Give me more info and I can help.
Aug 09, 2013 - 06:46 AM
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:23 PM
Subterranean termites live in colonies in the soil below the house. They travel through mud shelter tubes to enter the walls. On a pier and beam, they can build mud tubes up the sides of piers, and also up the side of the foundation wall. The soil below these areas needs be trenched and treated. This is performed by digging a small shallow trench about 3 inches deep around the piers and along the foundation wall.
Termidor SC is then mixed and poured into the trench. The rate of application is 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. On a pier and beam, this has to be done. If not every pier, then a least the piers where the termites are building tubes, and the foundation wall. How much digging you do is up to you. A good spot treatment is to treat the piers and a 10' section of the foundation wall where the termites are active. After treatment, place the soil back into the trench and smooth it with a rack.
On the slab portion of the house, the outside foundation wall is trenched and treated in the same manner.
Inside plumbing lines and any areas where termites are active should be treated by foaming the wall voids with Termidor Foam. This performed by making a small hole about 6 inches above the baseboard in between each stud on the wall where the termites are active. Termidor Foam is then injected in between each stud for about 10 seconds on each hole.
This is a really broad overview of how the treatment is performed. Since you have had an estimate, I would recommend to study what they are going to do, ask any specific questions, and then if you decide to do it yourself, we can help. It's fairly straight forward.
All you need is a 5 gallon bucket, a small trenching tool, and a drill with a small bit. Then you need Termidor SC and Termidor Foam.
We also have a complete page on how to do a termite soil treatment here.
Hope this helps.
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:54 PM