termite problems in the bush
Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:26 AM
I think I'll stick with DIPEL®.
Those above-mentioned termite & Ant poisons contain Premethrin:
The insecticide permethrin (in the synthetic pyrethroid family) is widely used on cotton, wheat, corn, alfalfa, and other crops. In addition, over 100 million applications are made annually in and around U.S. homes.
Permethrin, like all synthetic pyrethroids, is a neurotoxin. Symptoms include tremors, incoordination, elevated body temperature, increased aggressive behavior, and disruption of learning. Laboratory tests suggest that permethrin is more acutely toxic to children than to adults.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified permethrin as a carcinogen because it causes lung tumors in female mice and liver tumors in mice of both sexes. Permethrin inhibits the activity of the immune system in laboratory tests, and also binds to the receptors for a male sex hormone. It causes chromosome aberrations in human and hamster cells.
Permethrin is toxic to honey bees and other beneficial insects, fish, aquatic insects, crayfish, and shrimp. For many species, concentrations of less than one part per billion are lethal. Permethrin causes deformities and other developmental problems in tadpoles, and reduces the number of oxygen-carrying cells in the blood of birds.
Permethrin has been found in streams and rivers throughout the United States. It is also routinely found on produce, particularly spinach, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, and peaches.
A wide variety of insects have developed resistance to permethrin. High levels of resistance have been documented in cockroaches, head lice, and tobacco budworm.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:21 PM
I tried some DIPEL on a termite nest and it wiped them out completely.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:16 AM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:04 PM
Outdoor season is over. How did you all go with your termite control methods?
This topic is important for alot of the outdoor growers.
I tryed some of this DIPEL stuff last summer/autumn for a spot i had, and it seemed to have done the job,
am thinking bout pouring another 10litres on the ground next time i am near that way just to make sure they are completely gone
now i got a Q,
there is a pile of mulch nearby that prolly where the majority of the termite were living,
when you turn over the mulch the soil underneath it looks pretty nice, nice dark black/brown very loamy looking i didnt touch it at the time as thats where i discoverd there were termites in the area,
but with some DIPEL being poured over this pile, would it be a good idea to use this soill??? it looks great!
Got a day job, I'll dirt, water, and feed them.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:14 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:44 PM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:28 AM
5ltrs of petrol and a match?
Gets rid of the nest every time but only shorty term they will be back, fire never eliminates them completely.
the things we do as teens like accidentally burning off 120 acres
Just don't start a gnarly bushfire...........goal's not a nice place they tell me...............
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