Exterminating termite is not an easy feat. Whether the treatments are done by yourself or by the professional, there are always chemicals involved in it. To do the best termite treatment, there is no harm in knowing what kinds of chemicals used to kill termites. This article will provide you some information related to the common chemical used for termite treatments.
The following lists are chemicals or active ingredients that commonly used to kill termites.
Hexaflumuron is termiticide commonly used for toxins in termite baiting system. This chemical used to kill termites works in a slow process. This chemical is acting as an insect growth inhibitor that later on, will disrupt termite ability to shed its exoskeleton and continue to grow. This chemical is specially designed for a termite baiting system.
As workers termite feed on hexaflumuron, they will carry the poison to the colony and spread them. Eventually, once enough termites have fed the chemical, the poison concentration will be high enough to reach the queen and kill the colony. This chemical is considered as much more environmentally friendly.
Imidacloropid is a synthetic insecticide made from nicotine. It is commonly used for underground termite chemical treatment. It works by contact or ingestion. The chemical is slow-acting, which allows termites in contact to transfer the toxin to other termites. When it finally reaches the queen, it will kill the entire colony.
The chemical binds to nicotinic receptors in the nervous system. The bind of imidacloprid is irreversible because the immune system can’t break the poison effect and turn it into a fatal process for termites. This will lead them to die. The Imidacloropid is a chemical used to kill termites, and it is deadly.
The most commonly used chemical in much liquid control product is Fipronil. You can find it in Termidor. This specially designed chemical will disrupt the central nervous system of termites. A high concentration of Fipronil on termites can kill it easily. It is highly effective as barrier treatments both during known infestation and also as preventative measurements around homes. The chemical is applied underground by dissolved it in water.
This active ingredient is commonly used as a spray that applied during new home construction. Most of the termite control company, use borate at their pre-construction prevention anti-termite treatments. It will be applied in the soil under the foundation by spray it around the whole ground surface. You can also make this chemical used to kill termites, using borax powder and dilute it with water.
D-limonene is not a synthetic chemical, but it is a natural ingredient that you can find from orange peel. Some of the department stores also sell the D-limonene that effective in killing termite. It is also common to use it for garden maintenance. It is applied by mixing it with water and spray it in the infested area.
Hopefully, this article can help you know more about the termiticide active ingredients. For the best applications of those ingredients, you need help from the professional termite exterminator. You can contact us to find more offers and information about termite treatments.