Termidor is a non-repellent, “transfer poison”. It is undetectable to termites once it has been applied into the soil. Termites will actually blindly enter the treated zone, where the Termidor modules binds to their cuticle. Once this has occurred, it is only a matter of time before they die. And time is not on their side. Termidor’s unique Transfer Effect™ ensures that the Termidor is passed from one termite to the next and as a result even termites that have not directly come into contact with the treated soil can pick up a lethal dose.
Termidor is also a very safe chemicals to install around your home. In fact, the active ingredient, Fipronil, is the same as you use on your pets in the flea control product – Frontline. The concentrate applied to your cat and dog is the concentrate we dilute to make Termidor. Termidor has no odour and has no effect on plants and lawns.
We also use Termidor as our active ingredient in our dusting and foaming when doing the initial treatment. We find Termidor as a great active ingredient in eradicating live termites in a structure. It is completely safe and economical. The ideal combination.
Altriset® termiticide liquid, with active ingredient Chlorantraniliprole which was was formulated based on a naturally occurring compound found in the bark of a South American plant, Ryania speciosa, stops termite damage by targeting termite muscles and paralyzing them – they cease feeding within hours and stop damaging your home, the termites stay alive long enough to transfer Altriset onto other termites and back to the nest resulting in colony control.
Altriset is the safest termite treatment on the market, so safe that it is exempt from poison scheduling by the Australian regulatory authorities which means your pest manager doesn’t have to wear protective gear when mixing and applying the product. See the graph opposite to see how it compares – higher value means lower toxicity.
This is a liquid repellent termiticide that has the active ingredient, Bifenthrin, derived from the molecular structure of natural pyrethrum’s. When applied correctly, it is a very effective and safe chemical for your home and garden environment. This type of chemical is excellent to apply directly to active termites in stumps and loose timbers. It can come with a warranty through the manufacturer, FMC. It is also very suitable to use with the sheeting product called Homeguard.
Chemicals for initial treatments
- Termidor dusting & foaming
- Premise foam in-a-can
- Above-ground baiting station
- Arsenic dust
Termidor foam or dust treatment
Termidor Dust is applied directly onto the termites by puffing only a few grams, either inside your house or onto activity around the yard (trees, fences, etc) making it the perfect termite nest elimination product.
Termidor Dust is also perfect for treating active termite bait stations. After treatment, the termites carry the dust particles on their bodies and eventually back to the nest (where ever that may be) via the unique Transfer Effect®. Extensive Australian research proves that it takes as little as two to four weeks for total termite elimination. This is much faster than expensive baiting systems and you will not require numerous visits from the Pest Control Operator to achieve success.
This is non-repellent foam that is applied from a can into termite workings.The active ingredient, Imidacloprid, is a transfer poison that the termites don’t detect. They come in contact with the foam residual and readily transfer it back to the foraging nest. It is a very safe and effective chemical with no major drawbacks.
Arsenic Trioxide Dust.
This is a fine dust that is “hand puffed” into timbers that have active termites. Usually only a few grams of arsenic is “puffed” in and the arsenic is always contained within the affected timber.
If there are “good numbers” of worker termites, then there is a chance that some of the arsenic will be transferred back to the nursery in the nest. If this happens, then the reproductive Queen dies, eliminating the colony. Arsenic dust has the ability to “flush out” active termites but has limited ability to be effectively transferred as it is highly toxic. It is non bio-gradable and hazardous to handle.
These days, we believe that there are better options than arsenic dust for colony control.