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Steve writes,
06/28/2010:

I am out in southern Arizona, and we just had an inspection and we have couple of termite mud tubes....

I am planning on buying the Dominion 2L product. My questions are as follows: 1. We have two cement patios/porches that are about 5-7' wide-- do I need to drill or can I just apply the Dominion on the perimeter? 2. The termite company said they were going to spray something into the walls, and they called it an HP Mister? Do I need to inject anything into the walls? The walls are insulated so I assume the foam products wouldn't work. Is this an unnecessary step or is it just another layer of added protection? 3. Will the termite bait stations work if one of the mud tubes is coming up between a sidewalk and the stem wall? Or do I need to treat that with the Dominion 2L? Thanks for your help!

Answer:

Dominion 2L is a great product for termite control.  When treating slabs you are supposed to drill where the slab meets the house. The goal of any termite treatment is to completely surround your home around the perimeter of the foundation. To get the product against your foundation where you have a slab you should drill through the slab. If you decide to trench around the slab then you will be leaving this important area against the house exposed to termites. 

I am not familiar with a HP Mister or what they could be placing in the wall.  Foam is not necessary if you can get to the termites under normal conditions.  

Termite bait stations are just a secondary form of protection.  A Baiting System will no take care of any termites that have already found wood in your house.  They are a preventative treatment only and will only intercept new colonies in the ground coming towards your house.  The only way to eliminate termites already in your home is to treat them directly with a liquid treatment.  

Please let us know if you have any further questions.  You should also read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article if you have not already.  

Answer last updated on: 06/28/2010

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