Posts Tagged ‘termiticides’

Paul Hardy celebrated his 50th year in the pest management industry in 2011. If there is anyone who can guide us through the evolution of termite control it’s Paul. That’s why Bug Off Pest Control Center asked him to speak at the 2011 New York Pest Expo on November 11, 2011.

First and foremost, Paul reminded us that termites are still a problem. Even though they have not been swarming as much as in past decades, they are still active and are still causing damage. We need to stay on top of the newest treatment options when clients start to call again.

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Over the last decade the termite market has seen good days, and, more recently, not so good days.  According to a recent article in PCT Magazine,Trends of the Past Decade”, the termite industry benefited from improved chemicals and from the housing boom; while the housing bust has contributed to its decline.

The industry was thrilled with the introduction of non-repellent termiticides. They provided excellent results. Since termites cannot detect soil treated with a non-repellent termiticide, they tunnel into a treated zone, come into contact with the active ingredient and contaminate the rest of the colony. Fewer re-treats are also necessary. In the February 2003 issue of PCT Magazine a study was released noting a retreatment rate of only 0.7 percent when professionals used a non-repellent product.

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