Termidor, Termites & Flooding

In recent weeks, South East Queensland has been battered by torrential downpours. It is, unfortunately heavy rain and flash flooding is common in our the warm and humid sunshine state. We understand that many homeowners are concerned with the effects that such downpours have on the overall effectiveness of a Chemical Termite Treatments.

BASF, Manufacturer of Termidor have recently released the following information in relation to this matter.

To help address these concerns and answer questions they may have regarding the recent floods and their termite treatment, BASF developed a simple Q&A sheet.

Click here to downlad the Termidor, termites and flooding Q&A sheet here.

Efficacy of Termidor® after heavy rain:

  • The key to the suitability of any termiticide in a wet environment is the propensity to leach through a soil profile upon a wetting event. The main measure for ability to leach is the product’s water solubility. Termidor has very low water solubility and therefore will not leach through the soil. Termidor tightly binds to organic matter in soil, which also limits its movement
  • All of these physical and chemical characteristics contribute to Termidor remaining active in the treated zones close to the foundations of the structure for as long as the soil and foundations have not been compromised or the normal time span for degradation has elapsed. This includes soils that have been located in flooded areas.

 

For more information in relation to this matter contact our office.