Mike from Denham Springs, La writes,
Bifen Application For Termite Control
I recently purchased a couple of gallons of generic Bifen from your company to apply for termite control. My question relates to whether I need to apply the product around the perimeter of my entire house. The house is typical "brick and stick construction" built entirely on a concrete slab. The front of the house has 2 raised porches which are on the same concrete slab as the rest of the house. In the area of the porches, the walls are approximately 6' from the outer edge of the slab. Do I need to apply the Bifen on the perimeter of the slab in the area of the porches It's difficult to describe the situation, but maybe I can send a couple of pictures to help illustrate the question. Thanks - Mike
When doing a soil barrier treatment for termites, it is important to treat directly against the structure on all sides of the house as close as possible. Against the foundation of the home, dig a 6 x 6 trench around the entire perimeter. Where carports and concrete patios are existing, you will drill 18-24 inch holes 2-3 inches off the foundation wall 10-12 inches apart. This will ensure the soil under that concrete slab is protecting the actual house foundation. Please read our on How To Perform A Termite Treatment Article for more detailed instructions and recommendations.
While Bifen IT is labeled for termites and will last up to 5 years in the soil, we would recommend using Termidor SC or Dominion 2L for termite soil barrier treatments. Termidor SC bonds to the soil after 24 hours and will last 10 years and Dominion 2L will last for 7 years.
Answer last updated on: 01/19/2015