Yb from Decatur, Al writes,
I have termites in my flower bed ( in the ground). What's the best and safest product to use?
I have termites in my flower bed ( in the ground). They already killed a few of my roses. I thought they eat only dead wood but I have found them around the roots and on the dry part of the rose steam next to the ground. What's the best and safest product to use? I am not worried about the house- it's steal framed and break.
Normally termites to not eat anything that is alive and healthy so while there may be some in the ground around your flower beds, there could be something else actually destroying your plant like root aphids or the like. That being said, you use use a product like Talstar P to soak the ground around the flower beds to eliminate any termites and most other pests in that soil and it will not harm your flowers. Talstar is a concentrate that would be mixed at the rate of 1 oz to 1 gallon of water and poured as a drench on the soil where you have the activity.
Answer last updated on: 06/19/2015