Stomach Poisons

Firstline TM and Spectracide

Sulfluramid works by killing the termites directly as a stomach poison. The termites feed on the toxicant and die within 60 - 90 days. Sulflurimid is a very slow acting poison that is thought to actually kill the tiny protozoa in the worker termites gut. This tiny protozoa converts the wood that the termite eats into a source of sugar. The termite then excretes a wood pellet (frass). When the protozoa dies, the worker termite, not being able to digest it's food, dies of starvation.

Back to Termites