Termites play a vital role in nature to recycle dead, decaying trees. But they can’t tell the difference between a dead tree and the lumber in your home.
Termites tunnel from their home in soil in a constant search for food. If they come across your home’s foundation while foraging, they’ll follow any cracks or crevices into your home. They may even enter through wood in direct contact with soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground level to where the house’s wood frame begins.
Termites can enter your home through expansion joints and utility and plumbing openings in the foundation. Termites are small typically less than one-half inch long. All they need is an opening 1/32-inch wide to squeeze into your home. Chances are, you won’t actually see termites, and you may never see termites swarming because the swarm usually lasts less than an hour. More likely, you’ll see the telltale signs of swarming the sudden appearance of winged termites (alates or swarmer’s) or small, Lacey wings in piles or the mud tunnels that termites build. The time needed before serious termite damage occurs depends on the species, colony size, wood condition and moisture level, and time of year. Under ideal conditions, a termite colony with 250,000 worker termites can eat about 20 feet of a 2-inch-by-4-inch board per year. If you find evidence of an infestation, there’s no need to panic. Its unlikely termite damage will get much worse from the time you first discover termites to the time your home is treated. Still, stopping termite destruction sooner rather than later is important if you want to avoid costly damage and repairs. Today, you can Stop worrying about termites and how to get rid of them. Effective treatments are available to eliminate any existing termite infestations and to protect your home against future invasions. Sharda 75w/p termite control product from Kaufmann provides immediate protection for your home. Sharda 75w/p is a non-repellent treatment that is applied to soil to create a protective treated zone between termites and the wood in your home. Its unique chemistry binds to soil and won’t wash away. Because Sharda 75w/p is non-repelling, termites cannot detect it in the soil and they unknowingly enter the Treated zone. While in the Treated zone, termites ingest or come into contact with Sharda 75w/p transfer it to other termites in the colony and then die.
Imidacloprid PCO Termiticide
Sharda 75w/p Termiticide products provide professional-grade, long-lasting and effective termite control. Sharda 75W/p can be used to do an in-ground perimeter treatment around a home’s foundation and floor to prevent termite infestation or for treating localized areas of known subterranean termite activity. It is also excellent for controlling dry wood and damp wood termites, borers and other wood-infesting insects in and around basements, attics, crawl spaces, voids, and damaged woodpiles.
Sharda 75w/p Works differently from other Termiticide products that are designed to simply repel or keep termites away from the treated soil area without Killing them. Sharda 75w/p termiticide creates an undetectable “Treated zone” around the home where termites unknowingly eat treated cellulose or tunnel into the treated soil. The exposed termites then remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs. In the meantime, the exposed termites are able to spread the Sharda 75w/p chemical to unexposed termites by
physical contact when they feed or groom other termites, resulting in the domino death effect which wipes out more of the colony. Imidacloprid, the active ingredient in Sharda 75w/p is the most widely used insecticide in the world with a proven track record of success less than a one percent retreat rate. The active ingredient in Sharda 75w/p is commonly used in consumer products for both people and pets. Sharda 75w/p has no odor and remains in the soil for years after. To prepare the spray mixture to add the required amount of product into the spray tank while filling with water to the desired level. operate the agitator/ iron rot while mixing.
Method Of Application, Pre-Construction Treatment: Foundation stage:
All the bottom surface and sides of excavation of column pits, wall trenches and basements shall be treated with Sharda 75w/p emulsion with a regulated pressure sprayer.
The top surface of the sub-grade prepared for laying flooring shall be treated. The junction of walls and floors shall be treated by forming and flooding channels with Sharda 75w/p Emulsion.
When the construction of the building premises is complete, outer parameters of the building shall be treated by injecting Sharda 75w/p solutions in the holes made with iron rods (a foot apart). The measurement of the treated soil, in this case, will be taken at 5sft X external parameters of the wall.
Post construction treatment Drilling :
Holes along inside of the entire wall in a room will be drilled. At the completion of the injection of Sharda 75w/p solution, the holes will be closed & sealed with matching colored cement. The room will be mobbed clean & reported to the customer as ready.
12-15 mm dia holes to be drilled one and a half feet apart along inside and outside in order to develop an outer and inner barrier against further termite entry of all the walls. The holes will be deep enough to reach the soil underneath the floors
Tips for Use :
1: Before beginning treatment, determine the location of underground utility lines, the main water line shut-off valve, and if there is radiant heat or sub-slab air ducts.
2: In heavy clay soils, rod holes should be spaced 3-4 inches apart. In lighter and sandy soils, rod holes can be spaced 6-8 inches apart.
3: where the soil is heavy Sharda 75w/p can be applied by reducing hole spacing, or by increasing the concentrations of Sharda 75w/p two-fold in half the volume.
4: Houses that have large settlement voids or sand fill should be treated by long rodding underneath the slab.
5: Technicians should determine if air ducts in slabs are a perimeter system or a radial system before drilling and treating. Perimeter systems that run along the foundation can complicate treatment
6: Ducts made of cardboard, or that have rushed out, should be sealed, and a recommendation should be made to the homeowner to install an alternate system.
7: Foaming void areas in an effective way to obtain complete coverage.
8: Do not treat soil beneath structures that contain cisterns or wells. Consult state and local specifications for recommended distances of wells from the treated area
9: A bora scope is a useful tool for determining what is located beneath a slab or behind a foundation wall.