Bug Doctor Minute; Tubes in the slab

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.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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