Ok my turn to get some termite treatment done around the house. I had the pest control guy out to quote on getting the house treated and some old gum trees which have termites in them also. He too said the injection into the soil would not affect the bees and brought another pesticide into the equation, bifenthrin which is a repellent opposed to fipronil which, upon contact is taken back to the nest.
It was suggested that bifenthrin be used on the house and fipronil on the trees.
Thing is, is that the gums are budding, (finally) and I am concerned the poison may make its way into the blossom. I was assured it wouldn't, not systemic i think the term was. There are also bee colonies in some of the trees.
I'm not one for using poisons and understand termites are a necessary part of the ecosystem but I'm attached to the trees and if they fall my neibours house be also...
Any advice from those in the know?