Premise 200 SC is the product of years of extensive research and development by Bayer Germany.
Premise 200 SC is the termiticide from Bayer that pest control operators are using. Premise 200 SC provides a complete treated zone around your house against intruding termites - a feature we call Lateral Soil Movement.
Any termiticide is less effective if there are gaps in the treated area. Lateral Soil Movement (LSM), however, helps Premise 200 SC achieve a more complete treated zone.
LSM refers to movement in all directions in the soil. Because of its moderate water solubility, imidacloprid moves with the wetting front of the soil. Then as the soil dries, it binds with the soil particles, ensuring a continuous treated zone.
An underground system of Mass Transit
Termites probe through the soil until they come in contact with a food source, a process known as "random foraging." From their colonies, these foragers can travel as far as 5.4 - 6.0 metres. Once a food source is located, they build a path to start their system of transporting the food back to the colony. In most cases, termites never expose themselves to light or open air, making their detection during feeding nearly impossible. Even in crossing over non-soil matter such as concrete, they will build tubes composed of soil particles to keep themselves protected.
Everything is then in place for a system of mass food transportation. Thousands of termites will travel back and forth from the food source to the nest, carrying with them the sustenance the colony needs to survive. Termites colonies work as interdependent units - they all rely on each other for survival. Premise 200 SC utilises this instinctive social behavior to transfer the active ingredient throughout the colony, contributing to the termites' demise.
Treated Zone Termiticide
Historically, when termites came in contact with a termiticide, they were controlled by one of two means. The termites are either killed or they were repelled. Termites that are repelled may find other untreated points of entry and attack your home.