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Waterjunky

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So, over the weekend, I found a termite run in a window sill. The wife and I are freaking out a little. Not uncommon our here in the delta. I am not so sure this is something that I can handle my self. Anyone do this themselves? How do I find a good pest control group? So many of them are notoriously crooked......

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So, over the weekend, I found a termite run in a window sill. The wife and I are freaking out a little. Not uncommon our here in the delta. I am not so sure this is something that I can handle my self. Anyone do this themselves? How do I find a good pest control group? So many of them are notoriously crooked......

Thoughts?
If you're talking a tube, I guess you're referring to subterranean termites. The good thing is they're usually slower to cause severe damage, and don't require tenting. Personally I've never done any treatment myself. In Havasu they generally say there's two types of houses, those that have termites and those that will. Around here there's a lot of good companies, they usually treat the ground and slabs and sometimes spot treat. An average 1,600 sqft home is probably around a $1,000. One thing that comes to mind is the poison that is used today isn't as good as the old stuff, but most companies will give a warranty and let you extend it. As far as bad companies in your area, just try to research.
 

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If you're talking a tube, I guess you're referring to subterranean termites. The good thing is they're usually slower to cause severe damage, and don't require tenting. Personally I've never done any treatment myself. In Havasu they generally say there's two types of houses, those that have termites and those that will. Around here there's a lot of good companies, they usually treat the ground and slabs and sometimes spot treat. An average 1,600 sqft home is probably around a $1,000. One thing that comes to mind is the poison that is used today isn't as good as the old stuff, but most companies will give a warranty and let you extend it. As far as bad companies in your area, just try to research.
Like was said above just about every home either has or will have them in Havasu at least. We had the garage drilled and injected as well as the perimeter of the house when we saw some tubes pop up outside where the house meets the ground as well as couple of tubes inside. The termites leave the house for something I cant remember, walk through the perimeter of chemicals and come back inside and fuck up their friends and relatives. Lifetime warranty if they come back.
 

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I have thought about the secret stash of chlordane. It used to be a go to for termites. I need to educate myself on actually how to treat them. I used to have QAL so the concept is not too far out there. I just know little about termites in a house....
 

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Like was said above just about every home either has or will have them in Havasu at least. We had the garage drilled and injected as well as the perimeter of the house when we saw some tubes pop up outside where the house meets the ground as well as couple of tubes inside. The termites leave the house for something I cant remember, walk through the perimeter of chemicals and come back inside and fuck up their friends and relatives. Lifetime warranty if they come back.
yep

@Waterjunky My house in HB has them, lots. My brothers house has them. My Dads house in HB has them as well. My neighbors has them. My house was built in 1967, and is still standing. On a serious note I do need to slow them down a bit.
 

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I use Taurus SC (Amazon) . Spayed the snot out of every wall and at least a foot out from wall. Also sprayed every inch of our concrete wall. Used less than 1/2 bottle . There were 2 spots at edge of slabs that emitted ants all the time . Gave those spots some extra love.
This stuff is amazing. Yard / garden / patio have been bug free for over a year now . Even got rid of the itty bity ants that would show up in the kitchen.
No more spider webs either
 

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I have thought about the secret stash of chlordane. It used to be a go to for termites. I need to educate myself on actually how to treat them. I used to have QAL so the concept is not too far out there. I just know little about termites in a house....
Chlordane, if applied correctly, will kill everything forever.
 

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I was a licensed Branch 3 inspector for a while. No longer licensed or giving out legal advice 🤣🤣🤣

TermidorSC is some of the best stuff you can get. It’s a slow kill and they can’t tell they are in it when they go touch and talk to each other they spread it around. There were studies done where they took a dead termite that was from a colony that had been killed by the stuff, dropped it into an untreated colony, and the untreated colony died from moving the body. If it’s subterranean termites (little mud tubes) then you have to treat the ground by either drilling the slab inside or trenching and soaking the ground outside or in a sub area (both if you don’t know where they are coming from). They live in the ground and only come up to eat and gather food for their colony. Drywood termites would be drilling and treating the wood since that’s where they live and eat. You aren’t supposed to be able to get it in CA without a license.

******It’s really bad for Birds, and Reptiles but safe when it’s dry.***** lso keep other pets from walking through it because they lick their paws.

Termites are smart if you spray a contact kill chemical they will seal off the area and just eat around it.

I recommend you just find a local company to inspect and treat. Seasoned local realtors will know who’s the crooks are and who is good.
 
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