Altriset vs. Termidor
ALTRISET vs. TERMIDOR: WHICH TREATMENT IS MOST EFFECTIVE
AND BETTER FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT?

Marin Termite Control aims to be at the forefront of environmentally safer and the most effective termite solutions.
Years of experience, customer feedback and record tracking help us to provide our customers
with the most reliable treatments and with the lowest impact on the environment.


 Termidor has been used in California for both subterranean and drywood termites over 10 years and has a proven record as a reliable low-risk termiticide. Termidor is not systemic and does not affect plant life around your home.  The active ingredient “Fipronil” is found in Frontline and Fiproguard pet products for flea control. Termidor is a non-repellent termiticide (no odor, fumes, color or taste) and has a transfer effect between termites through grooming and feeding (trophallaxis). Termidor is also used against carpenter ants and other small insects around structures. We found Termidor to be the most effective and reliable product against both subterranean termites and drywood termites.



Altriset is newer and similar latest generation of termiticide using anthranilic diamides (from the Ryania genius tree) with the lowest toxicity level of all termiticides. Altriset's active ingredient “Chlorantaniliprole” is reported as having no effect on mammals (humans, pets, cattle, etc.) or bees and is not systemic with plants. Altriset is approved for subterranean termite treatments only at this time. Research is underway for drywood termites. Altriset is a non-repellent termiticide (no odor, fumes, color or taste) and has a transfer effect between termites through grooming and feeding (trophallaxis). Over the years we found Altriset to be somewhat less effective than Termidor but still more effective than other termiticides.


PROTECTION: Altriset and Termidor are both rapid acting and stop subterranean termites preventing further infestation and swarms inside structures. Depending on the size of the colony, Termidor and Altriset can eradicate an entire subterranean colony within days or weeks. Termidor and Altriset remains effective for years and provide a long lasting protection against subterranean termite infestation without any short or long-term impact on adjacent plants, nearby landscaping or the environment. That's is why Marin Termite Control will continue to provide a 5-Year warranty against re-infestation of subterranean termites with complete perimeter treatments.

RAPID/LASTING: Termites travel underground through cracks, voids and decaying roots. Studies show they branch out in multiple areas often infesting structures through multiple entry points at the perimeter of the structure and in subareas. Altriset or Termidor termiticide is injected into the soil along the perimeter foundation line of the structure to provide a complete exterior protection and in infested areas to stop termites immediately, keeping them from further damage and swarming.  Because Termidor and Altriset have no smell, taste or color, termites do not detect or avoid it. Research shows that once termites come in contact with Altriset or Termidor they transfer the effect of the product with other termites thereby passing the termiticide onto each other. This is the reason why Altriset and Termidor are so effective.

Termiticide
(Active Ingredient)
Pesticide
Label
Target
Termites
Smell/Odor
Scent/Vapor
Type of
Insecticide
Transfer
Effect
Effect on
Plants
Altriset (Chlorantiniliprole) *
None
Subterranean & Drywood
None
Non-Repellent
Yes
None
Termidor-SC (Fipronil)
Caution
Subterranean & Drywood
None
Non-Repellent
Yes
None
BoraCare/TimBor (Sodium Borate)
Caution
Drywood Only
None
Non-Repellent
No
Toxic
Optigard-ZT (Thiametoxam)
Caution
Drywood Only
None
Non-Repellent
Yes
Systemic
XT-2000 (d-Limonene) *
Caution
Drywood Only
Yes
Contact/Repellent
No
Toxic
Premise 75 (Imidacloprid)
Caution
Subterranean & Drywood
None
Non-Repellent
Yes
Systemic

ADVANTAGES: Altriset and Termidor are faster acting and longer lasting that other termiticides like Premise 75, Optigard-ZTor XT-2000 (Orange Oil) remaining effective for years. Another big advantage of Altriset and Termidor is that they do not affect plant life are not systemic and won't leach with the next rainfall. Altriset has an excellent environmental profile, no warning signs like other pesticides and it is the first and only termiticide that registered as “Reduced Risk” by the EPA.

Eliminates in less than 3 months
Halts termite feeding within hours
Provides residual effect for more than 5 years
Non-repellent materials undetected by termites
Impacts behavior of termites by enhancing grooming and communication in termite colony
Unique mode of action like no other termite control products
Excellent environment profile and with low toxicity to mamals but effective on termites
Altriset: First and still only "Reduced-Risk" termiticide

For details on Altriset from another source read Richard Spilger's blog from University of Nebraska

So your family, friends and neighbors can enjoy a termite free environment with a 5-year warranty and minimal impact on the environment and surrounding areas of your home.

We recommend periodic inspections to detect infestations early before damage occurs. So don't hesitate and call for a better, more effective and reduced-risk termite treatement.


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