Termite Treatment Drilling

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Termite treatment drilling is an important factor in protecting your house from the possible invasion of termites. Treatment drilling is used for houses or other buildings surrounded by concrete and other stone. You will need to drill into the cement and use termiticides to keep the bugs away from your facility.

Equipment needed

  • You will need a powerful hand drill. Look for a twelve volt hand drill for this project. Anything less will most likely not have enough power to propel the bit through the cement. Next you will need the proper drill bits. An ordinary bit used to screw in objects will not be strong enough. You will need a butterfly tip bit. These bits are used to catch the stone around it and push its way through the cement. Do be warned, though, that even with these bits it can be difficult to work your way through the cement. You will need to have patience. The length of the drill bit will all depend on the depth of the cement. You will need to insert the termiticides under the cement, so if you your cement is only a few inches, you will most likely be good with a bit of six inches. However, for deeper cement, and if you would rater stand than crouch, a one or two foot bit will be recommended. Additionally you will need termiticides such as Cyper TC or Dominion 2L. This can be purchased at most home improvement stores (such as Lowe's and Home Depot).

Drilling the holes

  • It will be best to drill all of the holes before you begin inserting the termiticides. This is the toughest part of the process. For adequate coverage you will need to drill a minimum of one hole every ten square feet. Make sure you get down into the ground underneath the cement, because you will need to insert an ample amount of termiticides. Continue the drilling process until you have made your way all around the building.

Injecting the Termiticides

  • Inside the hole, you will need to inject at least one gallon of the termiticide. Allow the termite treatment to settle and move onto the next hole. As long as the termiticde doesn't overflow the hole, you will be all right, even with slight spillage. Now you will need to fill in the tops of the hole. Cover the hole with reserve cement or with a screw made to fit within the width of the bit you used. It does not have to be exceptionally long (an inch will be fine) just as long as it can block and cover the hole you drilled.

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