Question - What chemicals are in termites?

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Chemicals Used to Kill Termites Fipronil. Fipronil is the active ingredient in many liquid termite control products---the most common is Termidor. Imidacloprid. Imidacloprid is a synthetic insecticide derived from nicotine and is the active ingredient of the underground termite chemical Premis. Hexaflumuron. Boric Acid is the best chemical to control termites and all pest because all pesticide, insecticides, termite killer, termite spray, ant killer, roach killer, etc. When administered properly by a trained pest control expert, termite treatments are completely safe for you and your family. Many methods used to eliminate termites involve chemicals that could be dangerous when not handled properly. You can use today's liquid termiticide treatments just about anywhere on your property without worrying about yourself, your children or your pets being exposed to it. That is because the termiticides that are used today are odorless and are also non-threatening to humans. Use boric acid. The best way to kill termites with boric acid is to use bait stations. Coat or spray wood (or another cellulose material) evenly with boric acid. Plant the boric acid bait in the garden near your house or in an open infestation.

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Do It Yourself Termite Control There are two major methods of termite control. You can use liquid termite insecticides (termiticides) for barrier and soil treatment or use termite baits. Some people choose both options.

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All-Natural Ways of Eliminating Termites Nematodes. Nematodes are parasitic worms that love to munch on termites. Vinegar. Vinegar is the wonder material for your home. Borates. Sodium borate, sold commonly as borax powder, can kill termites – as well as wash your laundry. Orange Oil. Wet Cardboard. Sunlight. Perimeter Barrier. Take Preventive Measures.

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Borate wood treatments are the most effective and are administered by pest control professionals. Borate is a long-lasting termite killer and repellent, which is soaked deep into the wood grain. It kills any existing termites on contact and prevents the colonies recurrence.

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Fipronil, the active ingredient, is a very powerful insecticide. As soon as they come into contact with it, the pests ingest the chemical and take it back to the nest, infecting the entire colony. This termite pest control product is non-repellent and will kill all termites outright within 90 days.

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If you do choose to use bleach to spot kill termites, simply mix a half and half mixture of bleach to water in a spray bottle and spray all visible termites. Bleach will kill termites – but it is not really worth the mess and smell, but if all else fails, it will work.

The active ingredient in Termidor is a chemical called fipronil, which works by blocking receptors in the brains and nervous systems of living organisms. The substance is toxic to people and pets, and the only difference between the products available to homeowners and professionals is the quantity in which it's sold.

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Termites and Possible Health Issues Termites are not known to carry diseases harmful to humans, either. However, people who are living in homes infested by termites may suffer from allergic reactions or even asthma attacks. Some people may even be allergic to termite saliva or droppings.

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While termites are more abundant in some locations, chances are good that your yard has termites. Finding termites in a fence or woodpile, or in landscape timbers, does not necessarily mean that your home needs to be treated, but it should alert you to the presence of termites around your home.

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During the winter months when termites are less active the most common signs of an infestation include: Mud tubes on the floors or walls. Paint that is bubbling and/or cracked – usually with frass coming out of the cracks. Wood surfaces that seem to be sunken in or cratered. Wings or bodies of termites.

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Termite Tenting Dangers They kill termites and they can harm humans. However, that's only if you're present in the house during the fumigation, or soon after it has occurred. If you wait a few days, the chemicals used during the fumigation will soon disappear and their toxicity diminishes.

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Common signs of termite damage to a wall include: Small pin holes, where termites have eaten through the paper coating on drywall and/or wallpaper. Faint 'lines' on drywall. A hollow sound when you tap on the wall. Bubbling or peeling paint. Baseboards that crumble under slight pressure. Jammed doors or windows.

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As a rule, termites do not bite humans. Soldier termites have the ability to do so, but their jaws are tiny and they won't leave a mark. Termites bite wood and bite other insects if attacked, but rarely do termites bite a human. Even when mature termites leave their colonies in search of mates, humans are not at risk.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO KILL OR CONTROL A TERMITE COLONY WITH A LIQUID TREATMENT? Because subterranean termite colonies live underground, it is difficult to determine when a colony might be killed. It might take up to six months to achieve control.