FUSE Termiticide/Insecticide contains both imidacloprid and fipronil as its active ingredients. Both ingredients work by affecting the insects' nervous systems, creating a highly effective method of pest control. It is labeled for termite and perimeter pest control applications. In addition to termites, Fuse will control many other insect pests including ants, earwigs, millipedes, boxelder bugs, silverfish, and pillbugs. Please consult the label for a complete list. Fuse is non-repellant, which means that the insects cannot detect it and will readily come into contact with it. In doing so, they will receive a lethal dose of the insecticide. With insects such as termites and ants, they will also carry this lethal dose back to the colony and spread it among the other insects as well.
Fuse is not labeled to be used directly on pets
Fuse is now available in a 7.5 oz bottle. This is a convenient size for backpack, handheld sprayer and large tank applications. One bottle will make up to 25 gallons and is great for exterior perimeter pest programs.
Termites, Ants, Earwigs, Millipedes, Box Elder Bugs, Silverfish, Pillbugs and others * See label for complete list
For use in:
Commercial & Residential Outdoor Perimeters: Only around Homes or Commercial Buildings
* See label for complete list
* Indoor Treatments is Limited to Spot Treatments for Live Termite Infestations
* Not For Use Indoors for General Insect Control
* Do Not Use Directly On Pets
Termite Barrier: 27.5 oz. per 100 gallons of water for 0.067% (55 oz. per 100 gallons for 0.13%)
Insect Barrier: 0.3 - 0.6 oz. per gallon of water
* See label for complete application instructions
FUSE contains imidacloprid and fipronil. Both act in the insects’ nervous systems, but in different locations. Imidacloprid targets post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in insects, causing over-stimulation of the insects’ nervous systems. Fipronil acts as a post-synaptic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibitor, also resulting in over-stimulation of the insects’ nervous systems.
For subterranean termite control, specific treatment recommendations may differ due to regulations, treatment procedures, soil types, construction practices and other factors. The purpose of chemical soil treatment for termite control is to establish a continuous treated zone (horizontal and/or vertical) between the wood and other cellulose material in the structure and the termite colonies in the soil. The establishment of an aerial or above ground colony may require additional treatments to control the termites, as well as landscape modifications, and/or structural repairs to deny termites of a moisture source. Use a 0.067% to 0.13% dilution based on current recommendations. For a typical control situation, a 0.067% dilution is used. A 0.13% dilution may be used when a severe or persistent infestation exists.
I have used transport mikron, which is a great product and decided to give a try to FUSE, i have used it 3-4 times and is great with all kind of ants, workps good for american roaches, and seems to do a good job with german roaches
Fuse works well. I've had to sweep thousands of dead Odorous House Ants off the steps and porch several times since using it. I wish they sold it in smaller bottles. I have enough for the whole neighborhood. Unfortunately the ingredients are quite dangerous. Recent research has shown the "neonic" ingredients to kill worms, fish, frogs, as well as insects. If plants take up the poison insects drinking nectar from the flowers, like bees, will get poisoned, as well as those sucking sap or chewing leaves, so it is critical to removed plants withing 2 feet of the house. That is a lot of work! I wish there had been another way to kill the ants which were vastly multiplied this year. I have battled them for years but the colonies keep growing. This will keep them out of the house at least. Use sparingly with extreme caution. I did save about $250 compared to having the exterminator do it, but he wasn't going to do the real work of removing the plants. That was up to me.
Which one is better between Fuse Termiticide and Termidor SC?
Fuse Termiticide and Termidor SC are both very good products for termites. They both contain non-repellents so that the pests do not know they are coming in contact with it. Fuse does have two active ingredients, one of them being fipronil, which is in Termidor SC. The other is imidacloprid. Both act in the insects nervous systems, but in different locations. Imidacloprid targets post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in insects, causing over-stimulation of the insects nervous systems. Fipronil acts as a post-synaptic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibitor, also resulting in over-stimulation of the insects' nervous systems. According to the manufacturer, this product could last up to 8 years in the soil. Termidor SC lasts approximately 10 years in the soil. You will treat the same way with both products as well.
Be sure to check out our Termite Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent termites.
LSU Research shows FIPRONIL AND IMIDACLOPRID does not work.
The research results provided a threshold concentration of imidacloprid that significantly reduces the toxicity of fipronil. Even 2.3 ppm (15 ppm in the solution) imidacloprid reduced the efficacy of fipronil. The termite survival numbers in the treatment of 100 ppm fipronil plus 15 ppm imidacloprid were significantly higher than in the treatment with lower imidacloprid concentrations (100 ppm fipronil plus 5 ppm imidacloprid and fipronil alone) at 48 hours. Both fipronil (under registered name Termidor®) and imidacloprid (under registered name Premise®) are widely used in the termite control market. The results indicate that the efficacy of Termidor® may be affected by the presence of Premise® in the field. http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-07072010-144721/unrestricted/LUO_thesis.pdf
Please let us know if you have any specific questions about termites.
FUSE is a combination of 2 different non-repellent insecticides and it would not be recommended to mix a repellent product like Bifen with it as it would negate that factor and also kill off the termites faster than the FUSE would normally so it won't do as good a job in killing off the entire colony.
If I use FUSE Termiticide Insecticide in my yard is it safe for dogs?
FUSE Termiticide Insecticide is labeled as pet safe when used as directed. We advise to allow 1-2 hours before releasing any children or pest into the treated area to allow the residual to dry completely.
I see fuse is a excellent choice for ants, but can you use if for fire ants?
FUSE Termiticide is more labeled for wood infesting ants, such as carpenter ants. If you are looking for something for fire ants, we would recommend using Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. It can be broadcast across your lawn or used as a mound treatment.