Aug 13, 2013 - 01:22 PM
Probably not. But its about the only thing that might work. You need to trench around the poles and then treat the trench. Dig the trench at least 6 inches deep, and then use the normal rate of 4 gallons of Termidor SC mix (.8 oz per gallon of water) per foot of depth. So if the pole is 2 feet around, you would use 8 gallons of mix per hole. 3 feet around, 12 gallons of mix per hole. This way, the Termidor has a chance to saturate down to the base of the pole.
When the treatment is finished, or on while the soil is still wet, mix the top layer in and completely saturate it too. This way the termites can't travel on the "top" of the treated soil to get to the pole.
The idea is to treat all the soil completely around the pole and basically encase the pole with termidor.