Termite pretreat rods are critical tool for the termite application. When it comes to termite pretreatment rods, some applicators try to save money by making their own termite tools out of metal or pvc pipe. See photo:
Sometimes it's worth trying to save a little money on termite tools sometimes it is not. In this case, it is not.
With the homemade tool, (crushed aluminum pipe), the termiticide application pattern is irregular. An irregular pattern means extra work to ensure good coverage, as well as wasted chemical when the tech goes over already-treated areas to fill in gaps. Extra work and wasted chemical reduced profit on the job.
A better way to do it can be seen in this photo:
This is the termite pretreat rods we build for our clients. The tool is designed to be ergonomically easy to use and to put down a perfect pattern, which saves chemical and money.
We use a aluminum wand, which is sturdy yet light weight. We also use a 45° brass elbow to make the tool easy to use and handle. The brass spraying systems tip creates a perfect pattern.
Additional fittings such as quick disconnects and shut off valves can be added for your specific need. We can build the tool in ½”, ¾” and 1” sizes. The pretreat wands run from $119 to $199 depending on size and features. You will save the purchase price on your first pretreat.
In this case is clearly worth spending a little bit more money up front save money on every single termite job. Check out all our termite tools at www.qspray.com/termite-central