Now googling up at Lowes, from the reviews, I don't think I'll buy them:
Detector apparently can pop up in as little as three weeks after rain.
The Lowes site looks good to check out as they mention other products.
Looking there, I found Bayer Carpenter Ant and Termite Killer
Concentrate. Reading the label and talking to Bayer on phone, you can
trench, just 6 inches around foundation and apply diluted concentrate.
A gallon would cover over 50 linear feet and costs about $70.
Not on label but tech said treatment is good for 3-5 years. At my age,
that could be a lifetime warranty. Think that is going to be my next
move. My whole house would take about 4 gallons but I only intend to do
side where termites are and half my foundation is well above ground as
house is on a slope.
Bayer Advanced Termite Killer granules, stuff I put down yesterday, is
good for 6 months. I only did half the foundation, near where termites
are and still have enough for another treatment. It's a 15 minute job
as all you do is sprinkle around foundation and water in.
Also went in the basement and poked around boards on that side and all
Had a house built by a bad builder. I bought it when it was about 12 years
old. Showed no evidence of termites. Had a crawl space. Some years later did
some major remodeling. Stripped the outer siding from house. Guess
what...Termites. They go for water. One rain gutter allowed for water
seepage. to get through to the outer wall studs. Termites had chewed there
way up through the studs to get to it. TIME to call the professionals for
help The pumped chemicals into the ground along the perimeter out side the
house and in the crawl space along the footing. Also drilled holes through
the concrete floor of the attached garage pumped chemical there also. Then
sealed holes with concrete. No more termites after that. WW
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