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Janet writes,
07/31/2012:

Is 6 inches deep enough when trenching? How come drilled holes have to be deeper?

I am getting more confident in being able to tackle trenching and drilling for Termidor. I noticed that the guide states when you are drilling around the foundation, the deeper you go, the better. How come this is not the case for trenching? Do sub-termites not live deeper than 6 inches into the soil? And what is the recommended method in pouring Termidor down the drilled foundation, should you use a funnel?

Answer:

The trench should be 6" x 6" as stated in the product label as the large volume of dilution will go deeper than the 6" (the termites usually come closer to the surface to forage as that is where the wood will come into contact with the soil). The drilled holes should be deeper because you are trying to pump in such a large volume of diluted product into a tiny space and the deeper the thin hole the easier it will be for the product to disperse into the soil.

Answer last updated on: 07/31/2012

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