How to Repel Termites

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Repel termites by using either a repellent or non-repellent insecticide around the perimeter of a house that has been infected with termites. Consult a professional exterminator about the best way to get rid of termites with advice from a pest control... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends, I'm mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo Florida, and I've been asked how to repel termites. Well, there is two different types of products that are on the market, one is called a repellent and one is called a non-repellent insecticide. Now these insecticides are both used in a similar fashion but both have different results of what they're trying to achieve. This one product I'm going to have right here, this is called Master Line Bifenthrin, 7.9 percent, this is a repellent termiticide. And what this does when used according to the label and placed around the structure, basically they're going to dig a little trench around the structure, they're going to mix this product up with water, fill up the trench and then back fill the trench with the untreated material. And what the repellent insecticides do is, any termites that come up to that structure are going to be repelled away. But remember, they repel them but they don't kill them, so big difference in repellent and non-repellents. The non-repellents that we use is a product called Termidor. And Termidor is as non-repellent, means the actual termites will walk right through the treated material and once they have picked up this material they take it back to the colony and this material will actually kill the termites that are not only in the structure but those outside the structure as well. So if you're going to use a non-repellent termiticide, remember, those termites that are already in the colony won't come back out into the repelled area because they're actually repelled away by the product itself. So make your choices clear when you hire a pest control company to come out and treat your home for termites, that you find out how your termites materials are going to be affecting the termites and whether or not they're going to repel them right away or allow them to continue working and then be killed as well. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida, hoping you have a pest-free day.