What is the benefit to owning a Taexx system?
When HomeTeam Pest Defense services your home, the technician will inject distribution lines inside the walls with pest control materials limiting contact with your family and pets. It’s effective because the pest control materials target pests where they hide, live and breed – inside the walls. And, it’s convenient. After the initial visit, we’ll service your system from the exterior locked and patented service ports. You don’t have to be home for service.
How do I obtain the Taexx system in my home?
HomeTeam Pest Defense installs the Taexx built-in pest control system during a home’s construction. Ask your builder if they offer Taexx as a standard feature. Not all do. For homes that are already constructed, HomeTeam Pest Defense can still offer you our pest control service with our 6-Point Advantage Service.
Does the Taexx system cause moisture build up inside the walls?
No. Independent research conducted by the University of Florida concluded that, “There is more water weight from condensation after a hot shower” than results from servicing a Taexx system in a home.
Does the Taexx system control termites?
No. It is not a deterrent for termites. However, we offer other products and services that will guard against termites including our termite baiting system and termite treatments of wood and soil.
What if I have blown-in insulation?
Exterior finishes, foundation design and insulation type effect which walls Taexx is installed. Taexx is designed to meet the specific needs of each builder. The Taexx system will be installed in designated exterior or interior walls or combination of both.
Will the Taexx system clog after several treatments?
No. Independent research by University of Georgia determined that there was no apparent clogging of the apertures (holes), and none of the apertures malfunctioned during the simulated twenty-year test. The Taexx system, treatment equipment, and application techniques have been designed to work together to ensure clog-free lines for the life of the system.
What chemicals are used in the Taexx system?
The pest control materials applied through the Taexx system are registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tempo SC Ultra, manufactured by Bayer Environmental Sciences, is currently being used by HomeTeam Pest Defense technicians when servicing the Taexx system. (Product label and material data safety sheets are available upon request.)
What happens if a Taexx distribution line is cut during construction?
Typically, damaged lines are found and repaired prior to closing up the walls. In the rare instance of a cut line enclosed in a wall, HomeTeam Pest Defense technicians can detect a damaged line during treatment and mark the line at the port box to prevent further treatments of that single line. The Taexx system typically has 10-15 zones and will cover adequate pest control even if a zone is disabled.
Does the Taexx system qualify for “Green” programs?
Yes. The Florida Green Building Coalition (3 points), as well as numerous other “Green” programs, provides “Green Points” for including integrated pest management practices, specifically, precision targeting of pesticides to areas not contacted by or accessible to the occupants.
How does the Taexx system effect the air quality inside the home?
Independent research conducted by Dr. Richard Lipsey, a University of North Florida toxicologist, has determined that there is no detectable level of pest control materials in the living areas of the home following the servicing of a Taexx system.
How secure is the Taexx port box on the outside of the house?
The patented Taexx port box is tamper resistant with a locking mechanism requiring a proprietary key that is not commercially available.
I am a builder. Who do I contact if I want more information?
Each region of the country is supported by Builder Sales Representatives who can answer all your questions. You can email HomeTeam Pest Defense from the contact page or call 1-877-461-PEST (7378) to get your representative contact information.