Along the lines of building a better mouse trap termite technicians have been waiting for a new approach to termite control for quite some time. With advent of Termidor and other non-repellants the way of the hammer drill and messy termite work has been going by the wayside at breakneck speed. In years gone by there were only one or two choices when it came to termite control but now the savvy technician has many in which to choose from and each one can give him an advantage in the particular situation he’s faced with or help him overcome certain obstacles cleanly and efficiently.
Tubes in the slab has only come about in the past decade or so, shortly after its cousin tubes in the wall. Both systems have their advantages but there are also some misconceptions on just how far they cover a structure and what promises can be made. With as sophisticated as the tubes systems look and sound from the lips of the commissioned salesman both have limits. These delivery tools seem to be shrouded in a mysterious cloud more than anything and at times it seems as if the technician servicing the tubes knows only slightly more than the customer. Spend a minute with me as I explain the tubes in the slab system and how it works and some of the benefits and misnomers of this modern approach at termite work. If you are planning on building a new home perhaps this will help you make a better decision on installing the tubes or if you have it already you may finally get your answers of what this system does.