drywood termites in mobile home

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I live in a mobile home that has drywood termites. How do I treat without tenting? My walls are 3 inches thick with insulation.

If you review our TERMITE CONTROL article, you’ll learn drywood termites are usually localized and unlike subterranean termites, one can eradicate nests by doing localized treatments with products like BORACARE or PREMISE FOAM. In other words, you don’t have to treat the soil around the structure to get the nest because it will almost always be above ground.

But to be successful, it’s important to isolate the activity and then treat all the wood where you believe they’re active. Only then will you insure the main nest area is effectively treated and once the treatment penetrates the wood in which they’re nesting and feeding, they’ll surely die.

So if they’re on one side of the home, I’d try to surface treat the area with the Boracare first. Next, I’d try inject the wall space with  Foam to insure good coverage where they could be nesting as well. Now whether you use Premise Foam or get a Foaming Tool and inject Boracare using won’t matter. The only difference is that if you feel you need to treat a large area, get the Boracare and foaming tool. This way you’ll have plenty to do the job and it will prove more cost effective compared to using a lot of Foam cans which are really best for small, specific areas.

Wall Void Treating: http://www.termites-swarming.com/termite-control#termites_in_wall_voids

Boracare:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/boracare-gal

Premise Foam: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/premise-foam-18-oz

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