Broad waist Beaded antennae Similar wing size Constricted waist Elbowed antennae Dissimilar wing size Termite Queen Chemical Treatments Repellents: mostly used as pretreatments (before pad is poured) Talstar - bifenthrin Demon – cypermethrin Various others – permethrin
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Treatment Process – Drilling, Ditching and Foaming.
concrete pads up against the foundation, like in patios,
entry ways and garages, holes need to be drilled to the
soil and treated.
and treat with termiticide.
bathroom water lines and any suspicious outside
Exterra – diflubenzuron (chitin synthesis inhibitor)
Recruit II – hexaflumuron
Subterfuge – hydramethylnon (can be placed in
ground without monitoring – check at one month
and then every three months.
Firstline - sulfuramid (intended for above ground)
Firstline GT – in ground in specific areas
Advanced Compressed Termite Bait – has a TIC
on top (diflubenzuron)
University of Florida
Photos: University of Florida
Edited by David Shibles, Polk County Extension
Entomology And Nematology Department
Copyright University of Florida 2000
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