TERMITE – AN INTRODUCTION
Termites also popularly known as “white ants” which are pale brown to white, have no construction between thorax and abdomen and have beaded antennae. A termite colony consists of the termite queen, soldiers and workers.
On the basis of their habit, termites are divided into two types, namely subterranean and non subterranean termite; it is the subterranean termites (generally ground-dwelling or requiring contact with the soil or some constant source of moisture) which are a major cause of concern for humans.
The best way to stop termites from destroying homes is by applying termiquit in the soil around the structure.
REASON TO CHOOSE AS TERMITICIDE
• It has a lethal action on termite
• It has ability to spread in the all direction of soil by process called as “Lateral soil movement” which depend on soil moisture ensuring through soil coverage with no gaps whereas vertical soil movement in case of Chlorpyriphos.
• It is odorless, low toxic and water based formulation.
• It dosage is very low i.e.2.1 ml in 1 litre of water with comparison to high dose of chlorpyriphos 20 % EC i.e. 50 ml in 1 litre of water / or Bifenthrin 2.5 Ec 20 ml in 1 Ltr. of water.
• It creates a Non-detectable barrier so that termite cannot detect and get exposed to lethal dose of the product whereas other conventional termiticide created detectable barrier which termite can easily detect that burrier and avoide treated zone and look for gaps in the barrier to enter.
• It LD50 value is 450 mg/kg and where as chlorpyriphos LD 50 is 135 mg/kg so TERMIQUIT is very low toxic than chlorpyriphos.
• It remains intact for a longer time than other conventional termiticide which make It cost effective in the long term.
• It can be applied in both pre and post construction treatment.