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Old 03-16-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Pretreatments For Termites


Do most of you do pretreatments for termites when building? If so, what is your treatment of choice? Liquid Chemical or a Termite Baiting System. If you don't do pretreats, is there a reason why?
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I can’t sell a new home without a certified pretreatment letter.

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Our inspector will not let you pour a drop of concrete unless he sees a green tag somewhere saying the ground was pretreated.

Being that it has always been that way, it leads me to believe it is code.
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Our inspector will not let you pour a drop of concrete unless he sees a green tag somewhere saying the ground was pretreated.

Being that it has always been that way, it leads me to believe it is code.
It is in the Building Code. A soil treatment is the only accepted method for termite pretreatments. Although, I look for that to change some day.
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It is in the Building Code. A soil treatment is the only accepted method for termite pretreatments. Although, I look for that to change some day.
I knew it was code but my post was kinda on the smart a$$ side.

What do you believe is going to be put in place of the soil treatment?
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I knew it was code but my post was kinda on the smart a$$ side.

What do you believe is going to be put in place of the soil treatment?
Oh IDK, eventually I think the tree huggers will convince the feds to restrict the use of liquid termiticides, therefore leading to more bait station applications along with borate wood treatments.

Remember Chloridane? Good product. They should have just restricted the sale of it to only licensed applicator instead of selling it to every warm body that had $10.00. It was a 100 year termite protection product when used appropriately. Problem was they were selling it to any and everyone. Then the morons would go out and spray trees and everything else they could spray. And many killed themselves. It was mean/bad stuff. But effective and safe when used appropriately.

But those days are over.
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In Kansas we don't have it as a code or law that you have to a pretreatment. But most contractors have them done. I do remember working with Chloridane! It was taken off the market in 1987. Then we used Dursban TC and it was also taken off the market. The chemical we use now only have a life of approximately 5 years.. which is sad when you look back at how long the others lasted. But I understand that they don't want things lasting in the soil that long for environmental/water reason...
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In Kansas we don't have it as a code or law that you have to a pretreatment. But most contractors have them done. I do remember working with Chloridane! It was taken off the market in 1987. Then we used Dursban TC and it was also taken off the market. The chemical we use now only have a life of approximately 5 years.. which is sad when you look back at how long the others lasted. But I understand that they don't want things lasting in the soil that long for environmental/water reason...
Do you post-treatments &/or pre-treats?
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We do both post treatments & pre treatments.

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