all begins with fipronil. Fipronil is the active
ingredient in Termidor, and it works quite differently
from other termiticide active ingredients. It also
manages termite colonies in 3 months or less (that's
significantly faster than the best bait system).
don't know it's there
termiticides are repellents. This means that they
keep termites away from a treated area, rather than
if there's a gap in the treatment - maybe someone digs up
a flowerbed and breaks the line of defense - the repellent
effect fails and the termites get through. It
happens frequently, and your only recourse is to have your
is non-repellent. Termites can't smell it, see it or
feel it. Since they don't know it's there, they
forage freely in a treated area. The '100%
effective' results begin here.
individual termites two ways
and like other leading liquid termiticides, Termidor is
lethal to termites when they ingest it (since they don't
know it's there, they ingest it readily). Second,
and unlike all other termiticides, Termidor is lethal by
contact. This means that termites don't even have to
ingest it to die from its effects.