We recommend that a heat treat or a fumigation
be followed with a residual treatment, chemically treating accessible
subarea and/or attic framing with a 15% solution of Tim-bor and
Bora-Care. This type of residual treatment will help deter possible
Thermal Pest Eradication or "Heat"
is one of the most effective, chemical free treatment options available
today. The effectiveness is based on the fact that drywood termites
and wood destroying beetles die when core temperatures in the treatment
area(s) reach 130 degrees and is maintained for 3 hours. Target
areas are contained with tarps, heat sensitive items are protected
or removed and rising temperatures from the propane heaters are
monitored with state of the art digital probes. A typical treatment
area is an attic, subarea or garage and normally takes 4 to 6 hours
to set up and complete for a local treatment. This is less than
one day and requires no customer move out, no bagging of food or
medicines, and no time consuming pre-job utility procedure. This
does not leave a residue.
There is also an approved Secondary substandard
control measure. Surface treat and drill and treat visibly infested
wood with Bora-Care/Termidor/Premise/ProFoam
Platinum. This includes injecting the finished walls adjacent
to the visible infestation. The holes drilled in the walls are around
¼" in diameter and are caulked to seal after the treatment
has been completed. The foam carries the termiticide to the wood
members in the wall void which absorbs the product and eradicates
the drywood termites and protects against future infestations. The
attic and subarea should also be treated with 15% solution of Tim-bor/Bora-Care.
This is considered a local treatment.