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February 22, 2008

:053 Non-Toxic Termite Control 2


Suggested Review – :051

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:053 Tip: Dry wood termites build their nests inside the wood in buildings. They have traditionally been killed by tenting the building and fumigating with pesticides. Non-toxic methods of dry wood termite control include electrocution, freezing, baking and microwaving. All of these techniques require special equipment. 


Additional Information

To find non-toxic termite control methods in your area look for companies that use one of these alternatives.

The “electro-gun” is used to electrocute termites in their tunnels. Etex Limited, PO. Box 33160, Las Vegas, NV 89133 (702) 332-3966. Will direct consumers to the nearest KO using their Electro-Gun for controlling drywood termites and wood boring beetles.

“Isothermics” is a system of killing termites by raising the temperature of the building to a level higher than the insect can tolerate. Isothermics, PO Box 6981, Orange, CA 92613 (714)974-0951. Licenses and distributes heat tents.

Tallon pest control companies kill termites by freezing them with liquid nitrogen.

Tallon (800) 300-2653.


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  1. […] Non-Toxic Termite Control 2 Published in March 18th, 2008 Posted by in Pests Diane Jacobs wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt1:5:10:053 Tip: Dry wood termites […]

    Pingback by :053 Non-Toxic Termite Control 2 | Pest Identification — March 18, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

  2. To kill termites the old-fashioned way usually involved tenting the whole structure and then injecting a poisonous substance in high concentration for a long enough period of time that most of the termites were dead. Re-occupancy usually involved cleaning all the surfaces (most people are uncomfortable leaving the residues of the poisons on surfaces they use even though some pest control companies claim it is safe to do so). This deadly process was required every four or five years in some areas.

    Call AZEX to learn more about how Thermal Treatments are specifically effective for drywood termite control. There is never an obligation for your call for information, 1-877-445-2847.

    Comment by Grant — May 7, 2008 @ 8:05 pm

  3. Great info. I learned a lot of new things here…

    Drywood Termites

    Comment by Mike — July 25, 2008 @ 7:09 am

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