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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2003 8:16 pm 
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:( Help! I have been an organic gardener for a number of years and a subscriber to DDD for several, but didn't get the beneficial nematodes or sand barriers installed before the termites invaded. The last couple of years my time has been totally consumed with my regular job and trying to build a new company part-time, so my garden is full of organically stimulated weeds. I use a landscape company for cutting grass so the landscape doesn't get me a fine from the city.

I have been using one of the DDD advertisers for my pest control for a couple of years and have been very pleased with their work. Last month they discovered an active termite infestation. Their advertising says they use organic pest and termite control. The termite treatment proposal they gave me says they use Termidor SC Termiticide/Insecticide, and the literature on that says it is toxic to birds, fish, and aquatic invertebrates. To me that says it is definitely not an organic treatment.

Does anyone know of a treatment for active termite infestations that is organic? Or am I misunderstanding the information on this chemical termiticide?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Have you asked the pest control company about why this should be used?

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I do not know if you have been using Rid-All or not, but this is a company I have full faith in. From what I understand, there is not always a 100% environmentally friendly way to go about treating for termites, but different products vary in the way they impact the environment.
Do you have fish or birds where they will be treating for termites?
The best thing is to eliminate the problem by fixing the situation that is causing your wood to get damp. This is the reason termites invade.

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Have you asked the pest control company about why this should be used?

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Yes. They said it was much more economical (about $800 less) than an organic bait system. They also said that the degree of toxicity was about as low as it could get and still be effective. They said that once termites are into the wood in the home that beneficial nematodes, sand barriers, etc. won't work. They are more for prevention.

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I have an infestation in an out building I just moved onto my place. It was sitting on the ground where I moved it from and before I sat it back down on blocks at my place, I saw termites. I need something to kill them now. Before I set the building on it's foundation. What else should I put on the ground to keep them from establishing a colony in my yard(or whatever) and possibly moving to other buildings on my place? Can anyone help me? I still have the building up high on blocks so I can get under it to spray/coat/apply whatever I need to to kill them off. Your replies are greatly appreciated! :)


PS: There's not a Rid-All company around here.

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Orange oil will kill them on contact. For more extensive treatments inside, the low impact of choice is Termidor. Rid-All can help you with this. Ask for my friend who I use, Dewayne. (sp?) He is an honest and all aound good person. He will do you no wrong. I promise.

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Hello,
I too, have inquired about the treatment for termites. I have tried looking up Rid-All and Termidor in the phone book for their number. Could you give me the number to this company by posting it?

Thank you in advance!
leaping lizard :)


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Rid All Pest Control Inc
6812 Colfax Drive, Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 340-6969
Tell them the Dirt Doctor referred you to them so they will do the best treatment.
You will probably talk to either Patrick or Dewayne (sp?)

http://ridall.biz/

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