HOLLOW BLOCK FOUNDATION OR MASONRY VOIDS
IN-LINE-INJECTION: For the desired application rate, use the proportional injector mixing table to determine the amount of PREMISE 2 Insecticide for a given injection volume of finished emulsion.
CONVERSION KEY: 128 fl oz = 1 gal, 16 fl oz= 1 pint, 8 pints = 1 gal, 1 fl oz = 29.5 mL
It is recommended that application volumes described in the PREMISE 2 Insecticide \"DIRECTIONS FOR USE\" be used whenever possible. However, where soil conditions will not accept application of 4 gallons of PREMISE 2 Insecticide per 10 linear feet, twice the PREMISE 2 Insecticide concentration may be applied in 2 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet. For example, if 0.05% is the correct use rate to be applied in 4 gallons of water, then 2 gallons of 0.1% dilution may be used per 10 linear feet to deliver an equivalent amount of PREMISE 2 Insecticide per unit of soil.
Retreatment for subterranean termites can only be performed if there is clear evidence of reinfestation or disruption of the treated zone due to construction, excavation, or landscaping and/or evidence of the breakdown of the termiticide treated zone in the soil. These vulnerable or reinfested areas may be retreated in accordance with application techniques described in the product’s labeling. The timing and type of these retreatments will vary, depending on factors such as termite pressure, soil types, soil conditions and other factors which may reduce the effectiveness of the treated zone. Retreatment may be made as either a spot or complete treatment.
When a structure is not known to be reinfested and the treated zone is not disturbed, but where the structure was last treated five or more years ago, retreatment may be performed if, in the judgement of the applicator, it is necessary to ensure adequate protection of the structure. In determining the timing of any retreatment, the applicator should consider efficacy and/or degradation data and/or site-specific conditions and previ- ous experience that indicate a vulnerability of the structure to termite attack.
Annual retreatment of the structure is prohibited unless there is clear evidence that reinfestation or treated zone disruption has occurred. When another registered termite control product/system is used as the primary treatment for prevention or control of subterranean termites and is applied to all label-specified areas, PREMISE 2 Insecticide may be applied as a spot application in a secondary treatment to critical areas of the structure including plumbing and utility entry sites, bath traps, expansion joints, foundation cracks, the outside foundation wall, and areas of known or suspected activity at either a pre-construction or post-construction timing. These secondary treatments must be applied in amounts and concentration in accordance with label directions relevant to the treatment area(s) to receive the secondary treatment.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS
After treatment, plug and fill all holes drilled in concrete slab areas of the building with a suitable sealant. Do not apply solution until location of heat pipes, ducts, water and sewer lines and electrical conduits are known and identified. Caution must be taken to avoid puncturing and injection into these structural elements.
Do not treat within a distance of one foot out from the drip line of edible plants.
Avoid contamination of public and private water supplies.
Use anti-backflow equipment or an air gap on filling hoses.
Consult State, Federal, or local authorities for information regarding the approved treatment practices for areas in close proximity to potable water supplies.
HOLLOW BLOCK FOUNDATION OR MASONRY
- Termite activity located within hollow-block foundations or masonry voids must be treated. Spot treatment at the site(s) of termite activity must extend a minimum of 3 feet on both sides. Treat masonry voids by applying 2 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet to the lower part of the void so that it reaches the top of the footing or soil. Drill spacing in masonry voids must be at intervals not to exceed 16 inches; states may have shorter intervals so check state regulations which may apply. To maximize dispersion of treatment solution in voids, the use of foam and directional dispersion tips is encouraged. To treat structural voids above sites of termite activity in masonry, consult section(s) of the label appropriate to the element of construction, FOAM APPLICATIONS or CONTROL OF WOOD INFESTING PESTS for detailed directions on any of these treatment procedures.
- Treatment of voids in block or rubble foundation walls must be closely examined. Applicators must inspect areas of possible runoff as a precaution against application leakage in the treated areas. Some areas may not be treatable or may require mechanical alteration prior to treatment. All leaks resulting in the deposition of termiticide in locations other than those prescribed on the label must be cleaned up prior to leaving the application site (refer to Precautionary Statements). Do not allow people or pets to contact or to reoccupy the contaminated areas of the structure until the clean up is completed.