Bait or chemical barrier trench for Subterranean termites?

lynndrNovember 20, 2005

I have a home in Northern California that is a one story on a concrete slab with radiant heat pipes in the slab. I have subterranean termites and because of the lack of access (no crawl space) to apply chemicals under the house, it will be tricky to get rid of them.

I've had quotes for trenching with liquid chemical termidor which has been recommended but one company says I should use baits. Should I use trenching, baits or both?

thanks in advance for your help.


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If you have a cement floor, you would need to drill the floor also and treat. A barrier would not get ones sneaking up an interior wall or pipe or crack. The new baits are very good also.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2005 at 3:49PM
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We have a bait system and highly recommend it. We had a major problen in our previous home. We initially used a barrier system and then had the problem return. We went to a bait system and saw the activity decline and eventually disappear. We immediately installed the bait system in our new house before we saw problems. I sleep nights now.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2005 at 11:30PM
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