10 Termite Scams: Consumer Beware

#4.  Kills on Contact

 

 

A company using a product that "kills on contact" can only kill the termites that come directly in contact with the poison. Unfortunately, when termites die they emit a pheromone that serves as a warning agent to the other termites to avoid that area. As a result, some termites die, but the colony moves further into the wood and remains alive. If too many termites are killed, the colony will respond by making multiple queens to speed reproduction.

To avoid this problem, Foamigation™ uses a non-repellant, slow acting, chemical to eliminate the entire colony.