Subterranean termites live below ground and may enter the structure passing underneath the concrete slab. The termite treatment method is to apply a liquid pesticide (termiticide) to block this possible entry point.
During the injection with a rod, backflow of chemical may occur from the injected hole or the adjacent holes:
- Safety concern for the Pest Control Operator and the home-owner
- Waste of chemical and less efficiency
The MABI system is multifunctional
During the injection, it avoids spilling, splashing or back flow of chemical, increases the effectiveness of the product and limits regulatory exposure and environmental contamination. After the injection, it can serve as a cork to seal the drilled holes. Later, you will be able to use the same MABI injectors with no need for new drilling.
Concrete slab treatment: Mabi system without back flow
Drill holes of 1/2” vertically through the slab along the exterior or the interior of the foundation 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 slab. Always refer to the manufacturer’s termiticide label for proper placement of drill down holes and locations.
MABI injectors are inserted into each drilled hole, using a hammer. They have been developed to keep enough pressure during and after the injection. You can adapt at the bottom of the MABI injector a diffusing tube that helps direct the termiticide laterally to get better dispersement or an extension rod to reach further.
The chemical is injected with low pressure with a gun and a pump. 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 and do not use them again. But more likely, you can decide to add a cap for aesthetic reason and to protect the connection head of the MABI injector. In case of clear evidence of reinfestation or breakdown of the termiticide treated area you will be able to use the same injectors with no need for new drilling.
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The methods are given for information purposes only. Always refer to local legislation and to the chemical manufacturer’s label before starting any job. Always wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required and official approved for chemical handling, including gloves, coverall, respirator and protective eyewear.