Termite Control: Transfer Effect Versus Domino Effect
Why is Termidor Much Better than Premise?
Subterranean Termites swarm and take flight every spring to recreate and spread out according to well-known Entomologist Gregg Henderson. Dr. Henderson PhD is a leading expert in the area of Entomology and frequently contributes both to publications and talking engagements at market conferences as you can see from exactly how frequently his name is on the schedule in the link to the 2014 National Conference on Urban Entomology. Entomology is the study of bugs and insects in general, yet Dr. Henderson has ended up being an extremely quotable image in the business particularly with termites. He just recently led a study on the Transfer Effect versus the Domino Effect.
The "transfer effect" is the industry favorite and the reason for the study. It is the result that originates from the use of the termiticide Termidor. The "domino effect" of a termiticide, known as Premise, is a very comparable pesticide for eliminating termites. However, as Dr. Henderson and his colleagues emphasized, more pest control businesses prefer Termidor over Premise despite it being a much older termiticide. The analysts wished to know why the market didn't switch to Premise. From previous studies, they knew that Termidor was more effective. However they wished to comprehend why it was moved by termites more frequently than Premise, leading to even more fatalities.
Both kinds of termiticide are liquid-based sprays that are intended to excite the termites' nerves and then trigger the termite to pass away of over-excitation. It's kind of like giving the termites crack. They then spread out the love around the nest and an increasing number of termites are impacted by the poison. Both are basically odorless and undetectable to the termite. So the termite gets the poison and spreads it to its buddies back at the nest. Thus, the names "Transfer Effect" and "Domino Effect." Though both kinds of termiticide deal with the same physiological path, it had formerly been discovered that Termidor did spread out around the nest more and eliminate a significantly bigger part of the nest.
But why? Premise works too fast. According to the study, within 9 hours of exposure, the initially affected termites stop moving and begin "resting." Their antennae will begin to sag and they stop communicating, and they dig less. In other words, they begin to look sick. Because they look sick, the remainder of the nest stays away from them. As a result, the "domino effect" does not happen to very many in the nest.
Termidor, on the other hand, revealed more excited termite workers; they are moving more, digging more, and communicating typically. In other words, these creatures appear like they're not just healthy workers, they're the "life of the party" workers. They appear to have the most energy. This makes it easy for them to basically make friends and win over other termites. Then, after spreading out Termidor around the nest, the initially-contaminated termites go from active to dead. So yes, Termidor is much better than Premise. See the complete scientific post to read more: Transfer Effect versus Domino Effect.
Dr. Henderson concludes the post with a closing idea. These termiticides work best when placed as close to the nest as possible; near the known termite traffic locations. Certified Termidor Technicians at Magic Pest Control can provide a free termite evaluation and ensure that, if there are signs of a termite nest, Termidor is being placed properly.