In numerous trials across the United States and around the world, Termidor® termiticide/insecticide has consistently proven to be extremely effective at eliminating termites in structures. It has also proven to be equally effective at preventing future infestations and damage. Ongoing field trials by the United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service show no signs of termite damage in concrete slab field test plots treated with Termidor® 80 WG termiticide/ insecticide at labeled rates for more than 15 years after treatment - results no other currently available termite control product can match.
Pest professionals have successfully protected over 4 million U.S. homes with Termidor termiticide/insecticide since it was introduced in 2000.
Although species vary throughout the United States, subterranean termites are the type most likely to attack your home. Their underground colonies can contain millions of termites and they may also colonize and travel through tubes above ground. But you may never see evidence of them... until a pest professional discovers they've seriously damaged your home. In fact, termites cause $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S. alone - damage not covered by most homeowners' insurance.
In their search for food (wood/cellulose) and moisture, termites will squeeze through cracks as narrow as 1/32 of an inch to enter your home! Expansion joints, foundation cracks, tiny gaps around plumbing, and service entries are all potential entry points. And once they're in, undetected termites can mean untold damage.
In some areas of the United States, formosan termites and drywood termites can pose unique problems. Formosans are especially vigorous, aggressive, and destructive subterranean termites found in the southern continental U.S. and Hawaii.
Drywood termites, found in parts of the southeast and southwest, do not require contact with the soil in order to live. In addition to damaging your home, they can seriously damage movable wooden objects like furniture as well as wood detached from your home.