HOW TO KILL AND GET RID OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES ON CONCRETE SLAB
Subterranean termites live below ground and may enter the structure passing underneath the concrete slab and then enter your house to consume cellulose. To get rid of termites, use a termite treatment method, such as applying a liquid pesticide (termiticide) under the bottom slab to block this possible entry point. As a result, the chemically treated zone surrounds the perimeter of the building and makes a chemical termite barrier.
BEFORE USING THE MABI SYSTEM ON CONCRETE SLAB TO KILL TERMITES
During termiticide injection with a rod, back flow of chemical may occur from the injected hole or the adjacent holes in the concrete slab:
- Safety concerns for the pest control operator and the homeowner
- Contamination of non-targeted area
- Waste of chemical and less efficiency
HOW TO KILL TERMITES WITH THE MABI SYSTEM?
First and foremost, choose the best protocol for your company: combine your effective termiticide with the best proven practice for consistency in your treatments with the MABI injectors.
Mess free subterranean termite treatment with no time-consuming cleaning after injection
Quick with no need to patch the concrete slab with a replenish system
CONCRETE SLAB TREATMENT:
MABI SYSTEM WITHOUT BACK FLOW
Step 1 - Drill
First, drill 1/2” holes vertically through the concrete slab along the exterior or the interior of the foundation. Space holes every 12 – 18 inches maximum as per label direction. Don’t forget to drill holes around pillars, along all cracks, expansion joints, plumbing, and utility services penetrating the concrete slab. Always refer to the termiticide manufacturer’s label for proper placement of drill holes and locations.
Step 2- Install all MABI injectors
Next, insert the MABI injectors into each drilled hole in the concrete slab, using a hammer. They have been developed to keep enough pressure during and after the injection. Additionally, you can add a diffusing tube to the bottom of the MABI injector to help direct the termiticide laterally. This allows for better product diffusion or for an extension rod to reach further.
Step 3- Inject
Finally, inject the chemical (e.g. Termidor, Taurus SC, Premise, Altriset or any other labeled insecticide authorized in your state) into the concrete slab using the Mabi injectors and a spray rig. For each injection, control the injected product quantity in order to respect the chemical product manufacturer’s instructions. After treatment, MABI injectors are left inside to serve as plugs or you may choose to hide them with a suitable concrete slab sealant.
You may also choose to cover the plug with a cap for aesthetic reasons and to protect the connection head of the MABI injector. In case of reinfestation or breakdown of the termiticide treated area, you can use the same injectors without drilling again.