TERMITICIDES WE USE AND RECOMMEND
THE INVISIBLE BARRIER
When it comes to termiticides, there are two basics types: Repellents and invisible barriers.
Repellent termiticides do just what they say – they repel the termites. While there are effective repellents on the market, the way they’re applied leave large areas of a property susceptible to infestation wherever there is no chemical barrier.
At A-Agents, we only use invisible barrier termiticides, as we view them as being a far superior method of treating subterranean termites. When an invisible barrier termiticide is applied, the termites don’t know it’s there. As they pass through the chemical, they unknowingly become ‘infected.’ Because termites are such social insects, every termite the infected termite interacts with also becomes ‘infected’ and another ‘carrier’ of the termiticide. With this method, there is a much greater chance the entire termite colony will be exposed to the termiticide and destroyed. The best invisible barrier termiticides keep the termites looking healthy for a longer period of time so they can spread the chemical further through the colony (once a termite appears sickly, they are shunned from the colony as a form of protection).
As we’ve performed over 10,000 termite treatments, we’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. That’s why we offer a limited range of termite control products: Termidor, Premise, & I Maxx Pro. Termidor is by far our most popular termiticide, with Premise offering a chemical that, while still effective, is a bit more cost-conscious. I Maxx Pro is a generic version Premise, much like a generic aspirin (if you’re really on a budget).