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Mudi from Hillsboro, Or writes

I found a plum tree in my backyard infected with termites. Can I use Talstar P for treating a fruit tree?

I treat the outside of my house with Talstar P every year. But with termites within 20 feet of my house walls, I want a product that kills the termite colony. Is Talstar P the correct product or Termidor for that?

Answer:

Termidor or Talstar P cannot be used in the manner you have described and neither are labeled for use on. Termites do not normally attack live, healthy trees so you most likely will not find any products that will work as a ground barrier around the trees.  Most people are primarily concerned with protecting the big investment, their home, and Termidor would be the product to use for that.  It is only labeled to be used adjacent to the structure though.  Please take a moment to read over our article on "How to do a Termite Treatment" for complete details.

Answer last updated on: 08/12/2013

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