Can I spray driftwood logs with termidor and expect that all termites will be dead?
I picked up logs on the beach and found they have termites. Some of the logs are 20" thick.
Open Sep 14, 2015 - 02:54 PM
Sep 15, 2015 - 09:20 AM
Termidor is water based and will only penetrate as far as the water will take it. Usually about 1/4" to 1/2" at most. If you drill holes every 12" or so down the length of the wood, and halfway through it, and fill those holes with Termidor, it can actually kill the termites. If you drill into a termite gallery and inject Termidor into the gallery, then that will also kill termites.
If you sprayed all sides of the wood, ends of the wood everything, over time, it will probably kill the termites. But the termites will have to contact the Termidor at some point, and then transfer it to the other termites. This will take some time. Termidor has a transfer effect, in which those termites that are exposed to it will pass it off to other termites, and this will kill them. So in essence, this is how you will gain control, not from Termidor soaking through a 20" log. Make sense? Let me know.