Termite Extermination

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Old 02-24-09, 10:30 AM
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Termite Extermination

I have had some termite damage in my home. The ground floor is 8 concrete block on concrete slab. It is amazing how those little critters can make their way through tiny crevasse in the concrete. As I make my repairs, I wish to treat against further termite activity. I have about gal of 75% chlordane that I plan to use, and I need to know what dilution was used (back in the day) when applied around the foundation. Any suggestions from folks who recall how it was used for termite protection would be appreciated.
 
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Old 02-24-09, 10:04 PM
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I wouldn't use it at all. 3 reasons: #1Without proper knowledge you may end up hurting yourself or others.
#2 when & if you sell "regardless" if you disclose it to the new owners,if they trace the treatment with a banned substance back to you--you are cooked and they won't even have to have any ill effects.
#3 Termidor is far superior or even wood borates..You should be able to find a company with the right equipment and training to do the job right. Yes it might cost a little but in these times of slow economics you could swing a good deal.
Check out some of these articles Termites | Pest Cemetery to see what you're up against.

Oh and take the chlordane to the landfill,they'll have a spot to put hazardest waste no questions asked.
PS.if the chlordane was stored in any kind of heat say a shed or something,it's probably no good anyway.
 
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Old 02-25-09, 11:43 AM
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Great advice from Dutch. I agree.

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Originally Posted by Dutch1962 View Post
I wouldn't use it at all.
Oh and take the chlordane to the landfill,they'll have a spot to put hazardest waste no questions asked.
PS.if the chlordane was stored in any kind of heat say a shed or something,it's probably no good anyway.
Last year I found some chemicals that were 25+ years old. Called the town dump and to my surprise they have a specialist there a few days a week to handle any
chemicals. A very easy way to get rid of the old stuff.
 
 

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