Dumping masses of highly toxic and long-lasting pesticides into the Earth has not worked.
There are much better alternatives, - which work!
When building, physical barriers are a brilliant alternative. Look for steel mesh, or Granitguard.
If you have a termite infestation, have a competent company determine whether the termites actually attack homes (most don't). Once that is established, they might use bait, to destroy the nest.
Most pest can be best controlled by understanding their nature and life cycles, not by indiscriminately poisoning everything.
The poisons used in Australian homes are so dangerous for human health, they are illegal in Europe and most of the USA.