Dec 09, 2019 - 03:57 AM
My advice is to forget the TAEXX system and just do simple pest control.
Here are the reasons -
1. The Tubes in Wall do not have any fittings installed. When the tubes turn a corner for example, they usually bend and kink. This results in a stoppage at the kink point.
2. There are no valves or pressure spray nozzles in the tube. The tubes have a small cut or slice every 12". This is a very economical way of using tubes without using mister nozzles. It is also not very effective and results in drips and pools of chemical closer to the point of application.
3. It is impossible to put a tube in every single wall of the house.
4. Insulation, fire blocks, windows, doors and other building elements limit and constrict the flow of the chemical.
5. Chemicals do not need to be applied every 3 months inside the walls. The can result in mildew, mold and water damage to certain areas. The chemical is water based diluted, Demand CS or Suspend SC. It can easily be sprayed whenever necessary.
6. The Tubes in the Walls system only effects a small percentage of all insects. Insects not effected are german cockroaches, weevils, food pests, fleas, spiders, carpenter ants, springtails, flies, gnats, fruit flies, rats, mice, termites, and many more. These insects and creatures require a completely different treatment.
We used to service this system in Texas back in the 1990s. That's how I know all of this. We stopped servicing when Tubes in the Walls sold the system to Centex which is also Home Team. Home Team Pest Control is a division of Centex Home Builders and installs the system for FREE hoping to get the pest control service. Its slick marketing pure and simple.
I would suggest to do your own pest control following these easy steps -
A. Treat the exterior perimeter with a MICROENSAPSULATED insecticide such as Demand CS or Onslaught FastCap. Basically treat the exterior foundation and soil with 2-3 gallons of insecticide. Be sure to spray into holes, cracks, etc. You can also spray around the exterior doors and windows and also the eaves. Be sure to let the drift move away from you if you spray overhead.
B. Spray the perimeter of the garage and also outside storage closets, sheds, etc. with Demand CS or Onslaught FastCap.
C. Use a granular bait such as Niban FG and apply sparingly around the foundation, firewood and other areas where cockroaches and pests hang out.
D. Use Delta Dust or Cimexa and dust the interior plumbing areas. This is the area under sinks, bathtubs, and other areas inside the walls where the plumbing lines are located. Insecticide dusts are applied very lightly with a hand duster such as the Puffer Duster. This application helps eliminate breeding areas for insects inside the walls where plumbing and excess moisture is located.
D. Install rodent bait stations on the exterior perimeter for rats and mice. The EZ Klean Kit with Ditrac or FastTrack is a great option.
E. Install glue traps such as the Catchmaster 288i under and behind furniture to capture insects that are indoors. Spraying baseboards is NEVER recommended indoors. Use glue traps as a safe effective way to capture pests. This also acts as a way of "monitoring" insects indoors. This is the way it is done is Schools, etc.
Do this every 3-4 months and you will not only save yourself a lot of money, but you will have a much more effective pest control system.
When you consider the average pest control service stop takes less than 20 minutes, and the National companies force their technicians to do up to 25 service calls per day, why would you spend the money? Do it yourself Professionally and SAVE! Here are the links to the products I recommend -
Demand CS - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
Onslaught FastCap - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
Delta Dust - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
Cimexa - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-products/695-2300-CimeXa-Insecticide-Dust.htm
Puffer Duster - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
EZ Klean Kit With FastTrac - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
General Pest Home Pest Control Kit - https://www.epestcontrol.com/pest-pro...
Let me know if you have any more questions. Hope this helps!
Aug 17, 2022 - 10:31 AM
For this reason it is a good idea to at least treat the soil around the plumbing lines / penetrations by pouring liquid Termidor around them.
use 3-5 gallons of Termidor mix around each set of lines. A proper "petreat" would be to blanket spray the entire foundation using 1 gallon of spray every 10 square feet.
Once the structure is finished, landscaping installed, etc. an application is then made to the outer perimeter by digging a shallow trench next to the foundation wall and applying 4 gallons of mix every 10 linear feet.
For most structures this process required around 100 gallons of Termidor mix.
For general pest control such as spiders, cockroaches, etc. a general pest control treatment every 90 days usually does the job. If you have any specific questions, let me know. Ron@epestsupply.com