Professional pest control experts and homeowners alike, are constantly seeking effective products that can eliminate termites. You want to present a product that can continue to be relied on by pros in particular, as they expect it to be efficient at the task at hand when they first use your product. You can have the data and assurance of the expectations of your termite treatments with Snell Scientifics testing of your termite products.
Termite Bait Matrix
In addition to lab tests in large tubs, our termite testing consists of a termite bait matrix. We have the abilities to test termite preferences and foraging activities into stations as we engineer, prototype, and test your products in the lab or field. Our team are actually primary inventors of numerous termite station patents as well as past patents.
What Chemicals Do Exterminators Use for Termites?
The smallest of gaps in the treated soil allow termites to gain entry into the building. This activity is what chemical termiticides are used to address. A traditional method in controlling subterranean termites for years is using a liquid pesticide, known as a termiticide, applied to the soil. To block all possible routes of termite entry, a chemical barrier around and beneath the structure is designed and implemented. When it comes to forming a highly efficient barrier, there are challenges. In addition to being difficult to form a barrier, it is also challenging to uniformly saturate thorough coverage. To create the barrier, hundreds of gallons of solution is injected beneath concrete slabs, the ground along the foundation, and within foundation walls. Because termites are capable of tunneling through small untreated gaps in the soil as thin as a pencil lead, quite a few chemical termite treatments have failed to correct termite problems. The early chemicals were found to be unsafe for the environment and unstable in the soil, where other more recent products have proven to be very stable in the soil and the residual effect lasted longer. Many chemicals are being manufactured that are fairly effective and have certain advantages and disadvantages in today’s market.
Bait Station Testing
To kill the termite workers in the colony is how termite baiting is designed. Once the worker termites are eliminated, the colony is starved of food and goes into a suppression phase. Without the workers being alive to feed them, incapable of feeding themselves, the queens, soldiers, and reproducers will perish having starved to death.
Wood Treatment Tests
A product designed to control termites is direct wood treatment. For subterranean termites as well as drywood termites, this application has been proven very effective. Sometimes the subterranean termite colonies occupy parts of a house, or multiple houses plus soil areas as the colonies are large and spread out. Design to protect and preserve the wood, as well as control the termites and prevent future outbreaks, products are applied directly to the wood. Direct wood treatment is more effective on drywood termites since drywood colonies are smaller and more compact. To further protect the wood from future infestations following a comprehensive inspection of all infected wood areas, wood treatments can be applied to control drywood termites.
Termite Product Testing
In order to provide our clients with factual statistics as we put your products to the test, we at Snell Scientifics run these products through detailed testing and studies as the new designs of chemicals, bait traps, and direct wood treatments are being formulated. Snell Scientifics includes comprehensive testing to offer you the detailed data you need for your products using a wide range of termiticide testing services available. Contact us to get started on your termite product testing services.