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Tom from Raleigh, Nc 27615 writes,

Does Adonis solution on band boards (atop foundation) improve termite control, vs perimeter ground only?

My existing home apparently has no termite infestation, but termites are a problem in my area. I have occasionally treated ground around perimeter for termites, in recent years with Adonis. I am adding a deck which will cover much of the back of the house (about 55 feet) and make periodic reapplication doifficult if not impossible. Will spraying the Adonis solution from the crawl space on the band boards, which sit atop the foundation and encircle the house, be effective at maintaining control? The question is, will the solution penetrate the kiln dried wood? If not, do you have an alternative?


Adonis would not be effective as a treatment on wood to prevent termites as it will only last about 90 days on the surface.  For wood it would be best to treat with a wood treatment product like Boracare, it will last for the life of the wood.  Bora-Care is sprayed evenly over all exposed surfaces of the wood and actually penetrates through the entire piece of wood up to 4 inches with one application or 8 with 2.

Answer last updated on: 05/01/2015

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