What is DeterMite®?
DeterMite® is a dual action preservative, repelling termites, and if consumed, also acts as an effective insecticide.
DeterMite H2F* is designed specifically for application on internal timber framing, to provide protection from termite attack.
*Hazard class H2F is only approved for use south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
DeterMite is a water borne timber preservative, applied via a controlled spray application system directly to the surface of the timber.
DeterMite commonly has a blue dye added to the solution to allow for easy identification of the treated timber.
DeterMite H2F is suitable for H2F only. For details on what the hazard classifications are please go to the Treatment Guide page.
Important Information - DeterMite® H2F
- Job site storage - intended for interior use only - store off the ground & cover to protect from water and allow for ventilation.
- Do not burn preserved wood.
- Wear dust mask & goggles when cutting or sanding wood.
- Wear gloves when working with wood.
- Some preservative may migrate from the treated wood into soil/water or may dislodge from the treated wood surface upon contact with skin. Wash exposed skin areas thoroughly.
- Fasteners and other hardware must be compliant with building codes.
- All sawdust and construction debris should be cleaned up and disposed of after construction.
- Wash work clothes separately from other household clothing before re-use.
- Preserved wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as fresh water docks and bridges.
- Do not use preserved wood under circumstances where the preservative may become a component of food, animal feed or beehives.
- Do not use preserved wood as mulch.
- Only preserved wood that is visibly clean and free of surface residue should be used.
- If the wood becomes wet during construction, it should be allowed to dry before being covered or enclosed.
- Disposal Recommendations: Preserved wood may be disposed of in landfills or burned in commercial or industrial incinerators or boilers in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Mould growth can and does occur on the surface of many products, including untreated and treated wood, during prolonged surface exposure to excessive moisture conditions. To remove mould from the treated wood surface, wood should be allowed to dry. Typically, mild soap and water can be used to remove remaining surface mould. For more information visit www.epa.gov.