CONTROL OF WOOD INFESTING PESTS - DRYWOOD TERMITES AND WOOD-INFESTING BEETLES OR BORERS
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.
CONTROL OF WOOD INFESTING PESTS
- Drywood termites and wood-infesting beetles or borers (such as, but not limited to, powder post beetles, anobiid or deathwatch beetles, false powder post beetles, old house borers, wharf borers, or ambrosia or bark beetles). Galleries and structure voids can be treated with sprays, mists, or foams of a 0.05% to 0.1% PREMISE solution. Locate galleries by using visual signs (frass or pellets, blistered wood, emergence or clean out holes), the presence of live insects, mechanical sounding techniques, or listening devices (e.g., stethoscopes, acoustic emission detectors). Penetrate the gallery system by drilling holes to receive the injector tip or treatment tool. Distribute drill holes to adequately cover the gallery system. [NOTE: Avoid drilling where electrical wiring, plumbing lines, etc. are located.] Apply PREMISE solutions as a low pressure (about 20 psi) spray or by misting or, where appropriate, by foaming. It is not necessary to treat to the point where runoff is detected from adjacent holes.
[NOTE: Do not apply where electrical shock hazards exist.] Drill holes should be sealed after treatment. Also, wood surfaces can be sprayed or misted with a 0.05% to 0.1% solution or, where appropriate, use a sufficient volume of foam. For inaccessible surfaces, drill and treat the interior of structural voids. Surfaces treated may include exposed wooden surfaces in crawlspaces, basements, or attics, wooden exterior surfaces such as decks, fencing, or siding, structural voids, channels in damaged wood, in spaces between wooden members of a structure, and junctions between wood and foundations. Apply by brushing or as a coarse, low pressure (about 20 psi) spray to the wood surface; apply sufficient volume to cover the surface to the point of wetness, but avoid applying to the point of runoff. When spraying overhead in living areas, cover surfaces below the treated area with plastic sheeting or similar material. Avoid contact with treated surfaces until spray deposits have dried. Retreat as needed to maintain protection.