Premise - the termite control product from Bayer
  Premise termiticide is used treatment of soil around a building  
     
 
Premise termiticide was released for use in the public arena in the USA more than 10 years ago – it is a non-repellant termiticide - termites cannot detect it upon initial contact - since then Premise has built a solid reputation as a reliable long term termite control product with virtually no serious problems encountered in the market place in Australia or USA.
 
 
Premise termite control termiticide from Bayer Australia applied as a complete soil treatment to AS3660 provides immediate protection from termites.
Firstly, termites are eliminated as they ingest or contact Premise in a treated soil area around the base and perimeter of a building or other timber structure.
In addition, termites can transfer the Premise chemical to other termites through social interaction and cannibalism, affecting the entire termite colony - Premise termiticide not only kills termites but can eliminate termite colonies around the building - together these attributes have proven to be highly effective termite eliminator in Australia and USA in more than 1 million homes.
 
 
  Premise ... Treated Soil Zones  
     
 

The objective is to to form a complete and continuous barrier to protect the building from a termite entry and infestation - as illustrated below - requires expert knowledge and specialised equipment:

Trench and Treat
Crawl Spaces foundation wall
Planter boxes or other parts
Trench and treat soil around external concrete slab edge
Trench and treat soil around walls and piers in the sub-floor area
Treatment of soil along / around the external perimeter
Treat cracks, expansion joints
Pipes and utility lines
Soils beneath  porches
Drill concrete floor along expansion joints and cracks, and treat soil thereunder
Drill concrete floor around pipes and treat soil thereunder
Drill concrete patio areas and treat soil area therein - a high risk termite nest location
 
     
  Premise ... Non-repellant - first and foremost  
     
  Premise works quite differently from other termiticide soil treatment products which are designed to repel or keep termites away from a treated soil area, rather than killing them.
 
Termites tunneling in higher concentration Premise treated soil areas abutting the building, are killed outright, within a few hours.
Termites tunneling in the outer reaches of a Premise (lower concentration) treated soil area, cannot detect the Premise chemical which readily sticks to the termite's body. These termites remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs.
This delayed lethal effect provides enough time for the Premise chemical to be transferred back to the central colony nest to infect other termites.

The "carrier" termites are able to readily spread the Premise chemical to other termites during regular physical contact with other termites in the colony, particularly when working together in close proximity, grooming and feeding other termites, a regular function of their daily life.
With "repellant" termiticides, any minute gap in the treated soil can be detected and exploited by the termites to gain entry in the building. This is a major short-coming of the old-fashioned termite control alternatives, far too often, with financially disastrous consequences.
Termites cannot detect the Premise chemical as it has no odour, taste or smell to the termites.
The "exposed" termites are able to readily spread the Premise chemical to "unexposed" termites during regular physical contact with other termites, particularly when working together in close proximity, grooming and feeding other termites, a regular function of their daily life.
Click here - Premise brochure PDF - You bought a House to call Home, not to feed Termites.
If you have termites in your property, we recommend you discuss the problem with the neighbors. Obviously, several homes close by each other with a Premise treated soil barrier, will greatly increase the chances of successful termite colony elimination, for the benefit all concerned, excepting the termites.
Refer to the CONSUMER ADVICE section, for tips on selecting a reliable pest controller.
 
     
  Recent termite control analysis – the biggest in USA history  
     
  Recently Bayer conducted the most extensive analysis of a termiticide effectiveness ever conducted in the history of the USA pest control industry. Click here - brochure - Premise delivers termite elimination.
In this study of actual use conditions, Bayer found more than 99% of buildings treated by Premise at full label applications required absolutely NO retreatment throughout a 5 year period following the initial treatment, with no serious re-infestation problems or failure of the product's effectiveness.
This is an outstanding result given the tenacity of termite species in the USA and wide variation in technical skills of applicators, climatic conditions, soil compositions and building construction types evident throughout the United States.
 
 
Premise Transfer Effect
Scientific testing by the US Dept of Agriculture - Forest Service - University of Hawaii - confirms the transfer effect of the Premise termiticide as applied to the soil for termite control.
Premise termiticide sticks to the absorbent skin of the termites - or ingested by worker termites - transferred to infect other termites in the colony - mutual grooming and feeding of other termites in the central colony.
 
     
  PREMISE provides for long-term on-going termite elimination  
     
 
As with any termite control program, your property always remains susceptible to future attack from new termite colonies or other established colonies in your area.
The good news for the homeowner is that the Premise soil treatment chemical will remain in place for many years even after the existing attack on your property has been eliminated.
 
 
 
  In brief, Premise treated soil zone acts on an on-going basis to prevent termite entry through a treated soil area into a building or other protected structures. Such a chemical soil zone under and around the external perimeter of a building is a wide continuous target for the foraging termites to encounter, rather than scattered bait stations around the building!  
     
  Your Premise Termite Control Program  
     
 
 finding termites
The first step in a Premise termite control program is for your termite controller to thoroughly inspect your premises in order to assess the level of infestation and the extent of the threat to your property.
Based upon this inspection, the termite controller can recommend exactly where and how the Premise soil treatment should be applied.

Premise is a lower cost-effective termite control program. The cost of a Premise program depends on the size and design of the subject building, the extent of the infestation, the risk of further attack and on-going termite activity and other environmental factors. ,
Where a complete Premise soil treatment is not practical or desired by the property owner - then we recommend the Exterra termite baiting system also be installed.
 
 
 
    termite-control-expert Ring the Experts: The success of a Premise termite control soil treatment depends heavily upon the skill and experience of the termite control specialist engaged.
Premise is only available to licensed pest controllers.
 
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