By Lee Benson
The TAEXX® system is a built-in pest control system that is installed in all McKee Homes. It helps keep pests out of your home by installing tubes in wall voids. These tubes enable the Home Team Pest Defense technicians to provide a barrier of protection for the home without having to actually place chemicals inside the living area. This system also allows Home Team to service the home on a quarterly basis without having to go inside.
By the time a homeowner notices bugs inside their home, they may already have a serious problem that is difficult to get rid of. With the TAEXX® system, pests are targeted at the point of entry, keeping them from living and breeding inside the walls of the home.
Home Team installs the tube system in the lower level exterior and interior wall void areas. Port boxes located outside the home allow the technicians to activate the system. Each port box contains a number of tubes that are installed throughout the wall voids.
The technician charges each tube with the chemical, Tempo SC, followed with a blast of compressed nitrogen, creating a vapor that treats the wall void area. It only takes one ounce of chemical per tube because Tempo SC is a super concentrate (SC). Tempo SC has over a 70% kill ratio for up to 120+ days after treatment. Pests entering the treated area are exposed to the chemical.Home Team is the only company that uses the Taexx® system.
Taexx® does not protect against termites. McKee Homes sprays a product called Bora-Care® during the rough mechanical stage to ward of those types of pests. (See blog Rough Mechanicals)
McKee Homes understands how busy our home buyers are and offer this innovative technology for those that don’t want the hassle of managing pest control themselves. The TAEXX® system makes pest control easy and convenient for homeowners, since they don’t have to be home when pest control materials are distributed inside the walls.