Posted by Mike on 12:06:50 11/30/2007 from 18.104.22.168:
First, I would like to say your site is excellent. I have/had termites. Yesterday I received Termidor treatment around the house (trenching and drilling) and foam at the water pipe entry points (bathrooms, water heater, etc.). After research, it appears that Termidor is the best available treatment. I have a monolithic slab foundation. The question I have is about the Termidor foam. On Thanksgiving Day, we noticed our glue down solid hardwood floors in our office had termites. The closest water entry point is the water heater about four feet away behind the office wall. All the exterminator companies that inspected our home suggested that was the entry point. I’m happy with the job they did, but leery about the foam only application to the water heater area. They cut a 6”x10” access to get under the water heater area. The area was full of dirt which I already new was there. The dirt was from a combination of fire ants and builder debris. We could not see any mud tubes. Unfortunately the pipes were just to the left of the hole they cut, and we could not get a good visual view of the pipes. After cleaning most of the dirt and debris out of the box area underneath the water heater, they loaded the area with the foam. Is there good success with foam only application where the termites are located? The exterminator company did not believe it was necessary to drill since they stated the foam would do the job. I picked a well known pest control company out of the Dallas Fort Worth area.
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