LESLIE: It’s swarm season and Irene in South Carolina is seeing the termites. What’s going on?
IRENE: Hello. Yes, several weeks ago I listened to one of your programs and you were talking about termites. You mentioned that the bait trap systems now are passé.
IRENE: And you said that there was an applicant on the market but I wasn’t quite sure what you had said; if it was Thermidor or Tomidor.
TOM: You’re close. It’s called Termidor. T-e-r-m-i-d-o-r. It’s a BASF product and it’s something that a professional pest control operator could apply for you. And basically the way these products work today is they’re undetectable, which means that once the pest control operator applies them in the soil around the house and in the foundation of the house, the termites cannot detect that this termidicide is in the soil and so what happens is they’ll pass through it, get it on their bodies and take it back to the nest and then, of course, it wipes out the entire nest. Think of it as germ warfare for bugs.
IRENE: I see.
TOM: And it works really well. It’s very effective. It’s very safe. They’ve had tests that go 10, 15 years now in effectiveness and it works great.
IRENE: And they think …
TOM: The website is called TermidorHome.com and there’s a locator there where you can find a pest control pro in your area that could do the work for you. I’ve used it in my own home and it worked very effectively.
IRENE: Now could you spell that again?
IRENE: And this has to be applied strictly by a pest control …
TOM: Absolutely. It’s not a do-it-yourself product. Yep, mm-hmm.
IRENE: Alrighty. Well, I thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT