When should a home be re-treated for termites?
Your home should be inspected annually, but annual re-treatment of the structure is prohibited. Re-treatment only takes place when there is clear evidence of re-infestation, treatment zone disruption and/or breakdown of the termiticide treatment zone in the soil. Disruption of the treatment zone is usually because of construction, excavation or landscaping.
Will the liquid treatment be less effective if it rains, the soil is blown away by wind, etc.?
Once the treatment is applied to soil, the termiticide binds to soil particles and is not easily displaced. In USDA test sites, Termidor®, the termiticide used in the Liquid Defend System, is still controlling termites for more than 10 years and longer. However, if the treated soil is removed or overly disturbed, the treatment is removed and will require reapplication to maintain the barrier against termites.
How is the Bait Defend System monitored?
Once the system is installed, your Terminix service professional will periodically visit your home to check the elimination progress.
Is the Terminix Bait Defend System effective if I have a colony right underneath my house?
Termites exhibit continuous and random foraging behavior, so even when they have found a good source for food, they constantly look for more. We strategically place the Terminix baiting stations in areas where the termites are likely to forage.
Will the Terminix Bait Defend System or the Liquid Defend System work against the kind of termites I have?
Terminix termite treatments have been proven effective against all economically important subterranean (not drywood) termite species in the mainland U.S. and Hawaii—including Formosan termites—regardless of soil type, climate or geographic conditions.