What solutions are available for termites?

There are two approaches for treating termite infestations: spot treatment and whole-structure treatment. Spot treatments (such as orange oil and other chemical liquids and powders) must come into direct contact with the pests they are attempting to kill. This means that a pest management professional would literally have to find every hidden termite colony in a home and completely cover it with the chemical for spot treatments to be effective. And, because drywood termites hide inside wood, often in inaccessible areas of the home, this task is nearly impossible. So, spot treatments may offer only temporary or partial results.


Are both types of termite protection equally effective?

Of the two types of treatment – spot or whole-structure – only whole-structure fumigation is proven to eliminate all drywood termite infestations. Among whole-structure treatments, only Vikane® gas fumigant has been trusted for over half a century of practical use  in more than 2 million structures. Vikane is the only brand of whole-structure fumigant developed, tested, and made in the U.S.A.

Moreover, Vikane can only be administered by highly trained, licensed fumigators who practice the highest standards demanded by Dow AgroSciences – the manufacturer of Vikane gas fumigant and a recognized leader in pest management solutions – and state authorities. These fumigation specialists are backed by the support of Dow AgroSciences, and an extensive network of distributor partners specializing in Vikane.


A large public structure tented and ready for fumigation

Asking for Vikane® gas fumigant is the only way to ensure you are getting the quality, effectiveness, and care your home deserves.


Dow AgroSciences and environmental stewardship

Dow AgroSciences is committed to developing environmentally responsible products. Vikane gas fumigant causes no ozone depletion. That's why the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Dow AgroSciences the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award in 2002 for ProFume® gas fumigant, which contains the same active ingredient as Vikane.