Termites do not detect non-repellent termiticides. If termites pass through non-repellents, they are killed by contact. Termites can detect repellent termiticides, and do not pass through treated areas. Repellents and non-repellents can be useful in drywood and subterranean termite management when used according to the label.
Find more information about pests in eXtensions Pest Management In and Around Structures Resource Area.