1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

February 22, 2008

:053 Non-Toxic Termite Control 2

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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. 

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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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