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Termites can be beneficial insects in nature, but in your home, they can cause big problems. Termites live in colonies under-ground and work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year eating wood and wood type products, including the paper right off the sheetrock. However, termites cannot distinguish between wood in a forest, or the wood your home is made of.
Termites cause hundreds of millions of dollars damage to homes and businesses annually, more than storms and fires combined and the damaged they cause is not covered under most homeowner’s insurance policies. This make you responsible for the cost of the repairs. Termite infestations can go undetected for many years as they hide behind walls, floor coverings, and insulation. Meanwhile termites may be destroying your property from the inside out.
Damages from termites can progress undetected in exposed wood because oftentimes the outer surface of the wood can be left intact. Signs of a termite infestation most often takes the eye of a trained termite control specialist. If you suspect your home or business has termites don’t delay contacting ServTech Group for a termite inspection.
Call ServTech Group today and schedule a very thorough onsite termite inspection by one of our highly trained professionals to uncover any threats that may be hiding in your home or business. We will then develop a treatment plan to eradicate the current termite infestation and to help prevent future termite colonies from developing. Contact us today to keep your home or business safe from termites with one of our guaranteed protection plans!
Directions for use:
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Termifoam® Plus is a ready-to-use solution with insecticidal, termiticidal and fungicidal properties. This product cannot be tank mixed with other pesticide products. This product will protect only treated wood.
This product can be used for preventative treatment of wood in existing structures (before signs of infestation), for pre-treatment of wood during construction and for remedial treatment of wood infested with termites, carpenter ants and wood-boring beetle larvae, as listed below.
Termifoam® Plus is recommended for wood and cellulose materials, in accordance with the specific treatment methods described herein. This product should be applied only to treat bare wood, plywood and particle board where an intact water repellent barrier such as paint, stain or a sealer is not present. Do not apply to foam-board.
Termifoam® Plus is effective for all interior and exterior wood that will be protected from excessive rain and not in direct contact with soil. Types of wood include, but are not limited to, all types of lumber, logs and plywood. Use of this product does not substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment, but is merely a supplement.
This product is toxic to wood-destroying insects, but surface etching of treated wood by target organisms may occur. Application of Termifoam® Plus to control wood-destroying organisms must be part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy. Current Termifoam specifications and technical bulletins must be followed for all treatment methods.
Do not use to treat lumber that will contact soil or be exposed to leaching by weather.
Termifoam® Plus may be used as a solution or foam. For remedial control of organisms attacking wood, or for protection of wood against future infestations, 2 applications of the Termifoam® Plus aqueous solution are normally required.
Apply solutions by brush or spray until the wood surface is thoroughly wet, at a rate of approximately 1 gallon per 200 square feet of wood surface area. Spray evenly using a medium or coarse spray at low pressure (20-30 psi). Best results and penetration will be obtained when ambient temperatures are above 55oF. Do not spray frozen wood, painted or waterproofed surfaces.
Apply foam so that all accessible wood surfaces are covered with foam at a rate of approximately 1 gallon per 200 square feet of wood surface area. Spray evenly using a medium or coarse spray at low pressure (20-30 psi). Where possible, place foam between wood joints or abutting wood surfaces. In wall voids, inject enough foam to contact wood surfaces of studs in the wall or the target area desired. Best results and penetration will be obtained when ambient temperatures are above 55oF. Do not foam frozen wood, painted or waterproofed surfaces.
Application of Termifoam® Plus solution and foam will prevent infestation of wood termites, carpenter ants and the wood-boring beetles mentioned above. Carpenter ants do not excavate treated surfaces and the eggs of wood-boring beetles laid on treated surfaces show reduced hatch rates; those larvae that do emerge die as they bore into the treated wood.
This product can be used to treat all interior and exterior wood structural components which when utilized will be protected from rain and not in direct contact with the ground. The treatment of lumber is permanent even after cutting and finishing providing the wood is not exposed to water for a prolonged period of time or in contact with the ground.
Drilling and injecting
Application may also be by drilling and then injecting the solution or foam under pressure into sound wood or until runoff is observed from entry/exit holes of infested wood. Injection holes (approximately 1/8 inch diameter) should be drilled in the area of suspected infestation, preferably in a diamond pattern with the long axis (12-16 inches) along the grain and the short axis (4-6 inches) across. Drill holes approximately ¾ of the thickness of the beam. The solution is injected under pressure (65-70 psi) for 15-60 seconds in each hole. Please refer to Termifoam® technical bulletin for further details.
Termifoam® Plus solution and foam will penetrate dry wood down to ½ inch below treated surfaces. Established infestations of termites and carpenter ants at greater depths may be controlled by drilling and injection of Termifoam® Plus. Beetle larvae at greater depths may not be immediately controlled by surface treatment, nor even by drilling and injection, but will eventually be killed by ingesting the Termifoam® Plus treated wood as they come to the surface to pupate.
Attics, crawlspaces and basements
Spray Termifoam® Plus to all accessible wood: rafters, trusses, top-plates, ceiling joists, plywood, particleboard, flooring, sub-floor etc. This application will control an infestation even when certain parts of the gallery are not directly sprayed. This has been a very effective technique in spot treating for control of drywood termites.
Pre-treatment to wood – new construction
Spray or foam applications of Termifoam® Plus may also be made to wood during construction. Apply solution to all accessible surfaces of bare wood at a rate of approximately 1 gallon per 200 square feet of wood surface area. Application should be performed after framing and roofing are in place and before drywall and insulation are installed. Avoid spraying electrical components. Protect wood from excessive rain.
Termifoam® Plus can be applied to bare siding, trim or logs. Applications can be made by spray or pressure injection techniques. Painted or sealed wood can be treated by pressure injection or the sealing coat can be removed prior to application. Following treatment, exterior wood surfaces should be sealed. Wood should be completely dry before a sealing coat (paint, varnish or waterproofing seal) can be applied.
Termifoam® Plus can be used to treat wood decks. Prepare the deck by removing any dirt, debris or sealants that will interfere with the application and absorption of Termifoam® Plus. After the deck has dried (dry to the touch) two applications of Termifoam® Plus can then be applied to the wood. Protect any surrounding plants, ornamentals from accidental contact with the solution. Following treatment the deck should be allowed to dry before a sealing coat is applied.
Termifoam® Plus is FOR NON-FOOD USE ONLY.
This product cannot be tank mixed with other pesticide products. In the home, remove or cover exposed food, food handling surfaces, and cooking utensils. Wash thoroughly after treatment and before reuse.
Do not use in any type of food processing plant (meat, poultry, shell egg, etc.) or food handling area. DO NOT APPLY TO FOOD. Do not use in cafeterias, kitchens, bakeries, meat packing plants, food processing plants, or any type of food handling establishment.
Do not apply in classrooms when in use. Do not use in aircraft cabins. Do not apply to patient rooms in hospitals and nursing homes while occupied.
Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment but are merely a supplement. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.
When spraying overhead interior areas of homes, apartment buildings and all other dwellings, cover or protect surfaces below the area being treated with plastic sheeting or other material which can be disposed of if contamination from dripping or splashing occurs.