Premise is water based, non-odorous and of a very low toxicity to humans, dogs, cats and other mammals. It is classified. as a low hazard Schedule 5 chemical with a “CAUTION” notation on the registered label.
Premise does NOT have an obnoxious odour or emit airborne residues or fumes, unlike commonly used solvent based termiticides.
Premise has been used by the termite control service industry, as soil treatment barrier against termites for more than five years in Australia (more than seven years in the USA) with excellent results for long term effective termite control.
Premise represents modern technology (1) it is NOT an organo-chlorine or organo-phosphate pesticide, and (2) termites cannot detect the chemical.
Premise is non-repellant to the termites. Termites can enter the Premise treated soil zone without detecting the chemical. The repellant nature of the alternative product means the termites can readily move along such a chemical barrier seeking a gap to gain entry in the building.
Premise kills the termites fast and even in soil areas of lower dose rates the research studies show, that termites will become disoriented, stop feeding, and are fatally affected termites get back to the central nest to contaminate other termites in the central nest. We have experience no significant problems with Premise in the five years of it’s extensive use in Australia.
Premise was developed, tested and is manufactured by Bayer on of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and scientific research companies.