BASF termiticide sets new industry benchmark
What is responsible for more damage to houses each year than fires, floods or storms and often not covered by general insurance policies? Termites – and one in every three unprotected Australian homes is estimated to be affected.
A new advancement in technology is now increasing protection of one of our biggest investments, with the arrival of Termidor HE in Australia.
Recognised as Australia’s best termite treatmen for the last 15 years, Termidor has kept over 300,000 Australian homes protected from termites without a single product failure.
Now, new Termidor HE is taking that best available protection to a new, higher level of security and convenience that it is backed by a $2 million guarantee (when applied through an accredited pest control company).
A new generation termiticide from BASF, Termidor HE, will provide enhanced coverage with lower impact to the properties where treatment is being applied. Termidor HE has received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority and is approved for use throughout Australia.
Termidor HE has the addition of a BASF proprietary advanced polymer technology that temporarily boosts the transport of the active ingredient into the soil, dispersing it more evenly through the soil, creating an enhanced protection zone whilst also allowing for reduced trench depths excavated and wider drill hole spacings when drilling through concrete or tiles.
“Termidor HE is truly an industry breakthrough that provides enhanced coverage and reduces site disturbance, yet still delivers the unmatched protection of Termidor,” said Dr. David Elmouttie Technical Specialist, BASF Professional and Specialty Solutions
The new technology requires, on average, 30% shallower trenches, and provides flexible drill hole spacings up to 450mm apart. The flexible drill hole spacing helps minimise damage to costly landscaping, paving and tiled areas.
The newly released Termidor HE formulation has provided time savings and the advantages of a premium offering for pest controller Aaron Bonney, of POD’S Pest in Townsville, Queensland.
Mr Bonney said termite control was a major part of their business and they had utilised the existing Termidor SC formulation with great success in many homes and businesses across the local region.
“There was a high standard set with Termidor SC and when they announced Termidor HE we were really interested in trying it,” he said. “We can give our customers an option with less drill holes and many people will go for that.”
He said one particular client had termites in his property but waited six months for Termidor HE to be released to have less drill holes around the exterior.
“There were large ceramic tiles for 80 metres around the perimeter.Â We were able to drill through the mortar and protect the valuable tiles. I’m reluctant to drill through tiles so this was a great option to avoid doing that and keep the home owner happy.”
Termidor products are a major part of the solution to getting rid of termites and keeping them away on a long-term basis.
Take the termite risk test or find your local accredited Pest Controller at www.termidor.com.au/