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 go up into your house to consume cellulose. The termite treatment method is used to ged rid of termites by applying a liquid pesticide (termiticide) under the bottom slab to block this possible entry point. The chemically treated zone surrounds the perimeter of the building and makes a termite chemical barrier.
BEFORE USING THE MABI SYSTEM ON CONCRETE SLAB TO KILL TERMITES
During the termiticide injection with a rod, back flow of chemical may occur from the injected hole or the adjacent holes in the concrete slab:
- Safety concern for the Pest Control Operator and the home-owner
- Contamination of non-targeted area
- Waste of chemical and less efficiency
HOW TO KILL TERMITES WITH THE MABI SYSTEM?
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.
Neat subterranean termite treatment with no time-consuming cleaning after injection
Quick with no need of patching the concrete slab with a replenish system
CONCRETE SLAB TREATMENT:
MABI SYSTEM WITHOUT BACK FLOW
Step 1 - Drill
Firstly, drill holes of 1/2” vertically through the concrete slab along the exterior or the interior of the foundation. It should be spaced every 12 or 18 inches maximum as per label direction. Drill holes around pillars, along all cracks, expansion joints, plumbing, utility services penetrating the concrete slab. Always refer to the manufacturer’s termiticide label for proper placement of drill down holes and locations.
Step 2- Install all MABI injectors
Then, 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. Furthermore, you can adapt at the bottom of the MABI injector a diffusing tube that helps direct the termiticide laterally. It helps to get better dispersal or an extension rod to reach further.
Step 3- Inject
Finally, inject the chemical, for example Termidor, Taurus SC, Premise, Altriset or any other brand labelled for this pest in your state, with a spray rig through the Mabi injectors in the concrete slab. For each injection, the injected product quantity should be controlled in order to respect the manufacturer’s chemical product instructions. After the injection, MABI injectors are left inside the holes and serve as plugs. You can hide them with a suitable sealant for concrete slab and do not use them again.
You can decide to add a cap for aesthetic reason 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.