Virtually all other exterminating companies are utilizing fumigation for drywood termite control. This has been the standard practice for over 60 years. In the beginning, and for a number of years thereafter, this method delivered fairly satisfactory results. However, during the past 20 to 30 years the fumigation procedure has suffered a steady decline in effectiveness due to major changes in remodeling and new construction designs and improved building materials, such as laminated plywood, sheet rock/drywall, vapor barriers, insulation, vinyl products and latex paints, etc.
The workable theory of the fumigation procedure depends on the ability of the fumigant to permeate and penetrate into all walls, ceilings and between floors. However, these improved construction materials are non-porous, making permeation and penetration by gases virtually impossible. If drywood termite colonies in the framing of these inaccessible voids cannot be contacted and exposed to the fumigants for the proper length of time (8 hours or more), they cannot possibly be eliminated.
In many cases property owners using the fumigation procedure expose themselves and neighbors to very highly toxic chemicals, suffer property damage, and still have termites. Also, fumigation does not provide any protection for the structure against yearly reoccurring attacks by swarming reproductive termites. The question is "How can a fumigation company offer a 2 year or more guarantee on a service where nothing is left in or on the structure to provent termites from coming right back"?
The Dri-Out DEHYDRATION SYSTEM® leaves nothing to chance or theory. Its patented design injects non-poisonous DRI-OUT® directly into the inaccessible voids, a termites’ natural habitat. One application of DRI-OUT® will kill annual migrating swarming reproductives on contact as they enter a structure potentially for the life of a building. By controlling drywood termite proliferation and migration, structural damage of wood framing members can be prevented permanently. Therefore, costly, ineffective, repeated applications of toxic chemicals would become totally unnecessary.
Dr. Susan Kegley, senior scientist for Pesticide Action Network, says. "Symptoms of exposure to Vikane include stinging eyes as well as nose, throat, and lung irritation. Exposure can cause fluid to collect in the lungs, a complication that can lead to serious respiratory illness. Other effects include nausea and vomiting, as well as neurological symptoms such as slurred speech, slowed gait, weakness, irritability, numbness, tremors, and seizures. Chronic neurotoxic effects observed in fumigant applicators include tremors, inability to concentrate, and reduction in cognitive skills.
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