Posted by Bill Seward on 16:46:44 4/15/2013 from 188.8.131.52:
We had a nice warm - for a change - day here in Western NY. I got out the pump sprayer and the new bottle of Termidor and had at it..
Mixed as close as I could to .8oz/gallon. (That drain back reservoir in the neck of the bottle was a great help!)
Sunny out, not windy. I went up a foot on all exterior walls, and soaked the ground about a foot out from the walls. I made sure to get up under the lip where the siding meets the foundation... I did all around every window, paying close attention to the sills. We have a chimney, and I got the seams where the brick meets the siding, all the way up to the eaves.
I got the deck posts, up about 6 feet, and a foot around the area where the posts go into the concrete slab. Did the deck steps - up a few steps to make sure they get dosed if they go up that way.
Any entry points - gas line, electric/cable wires got really well dosed. I stuck the wand of the sprayer right into the area and saw it enter the wall.
Overall - I used about 4 gallons of mixed Termidor to do this. Figure about 100 feet of wall, the posts and 4 windows.
I've got a number of large pines a few feet from the house. Should I hit them 5 or 6 feet up the trunks?
I have a completely closed off attic space, accessible only by a small trap door, weatherstripped to seal it up. What do you think about doing a perimiter spray up there, just in case??
I did everything I could think of - what do you think so far??
Thanks for the help John....
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