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Old 11-17-2012, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Duekster View Post
The reason is for it being on the hit list is because it is showing up in urban creeks and streams.

I found a few signs of it them in my house and would like to get rid of them ASAP too. I may actually call some one to help but I thought I could get some clues here. I do not have a structure licenses but a T&O
Anything applied to the soil in large quantities for termite control that is environmentally persistent and not strongly bound to soil will find its way into surface water. That is why there is so much chlordane, dieldrin, and heptachlor in the waterways in Hawaii. I have to wonder how much of the permethrin and bifenthrin that went off target and caused them to be restricted for outdoor pest control came from termite applications. An average termite treatment uses a quart or more of 7.9% bifenthrin SC per house. Where an outdoor surface application only uses an ounce or two at a time.
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