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How to use Termite Foam - Termite Foam Treatment

By DoMyOwn staff

Termite foams are a great way to control a termite infestation. It can be very difficult to get inside wall voids to kill and destroy termite galleries. In this video, we will show you how to properly apply termite foams just like the pros!

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Directly treat an active infestation if you can locate the indoor nesting area. We recommend you use a non-repellent product to directly treat the nest. Using a product that is  not detectable will allow the termites to pick up the product on their bodies and transfer it to other termites within the colony. Non-repellent products come in three forms - concentrated liquids, aerosol sprays and ready to use foams. What you choose is usually going to be based on the location of the infestation and personal preference. 

Step 1: Drill the Holes

In order to apply the product, drilling a hole or holes may be required to gain access to the area where you suspect an infestation.  You may need to drill into drywall to apply the product inside a wall void or directly into infested wood to treat termite galleries. When drilling into drywall, it is recommended that you drill holes about 18 inches up from the floor and in between each stud around the infested area. When drilling directly into wood it is recommended that you drill small holes every 3-4 inches until you find a spot where the drill bit does not meet resistance. This will indicate you have hit the termite gallery and where you should start applying the product.

Step 2: Apply the Product

Apply the product directly into the drilled holes according to the product label. 

Step 3. Wait!

It is important to be patient when using a non-repellent product as they can take up to 90 days to eliminate the existing termites. 

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