FUSE Termiticide Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ryland from Surprise, Az
    02/04/2016
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    Which one is better between Fuse Termiticide and Termidor SC?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Dskodisp-1 from Pittsburgh, Pa
    06/03/2015
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    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
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    Please let us know if you have any specific questions about termites.
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  • Asked by Lisa from St. Petersburg, Florida
    02/27/2016
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    If I use FUSE Termiticide Insecticide in my yard is it safe for dogs?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Rick from Sachse,tx
    05/10/2014
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    Can Fuse be mixed with Bifen?
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    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.
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  • Asked by Chris from Killeen
    01/29/2015
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    I see fuse is a excellent choice for ants, but can you use if for fire ants?
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    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.
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  • Asked by Raul
    10/07/2014
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    Why does it take a lot less Fuse per gallon of water than Termidor SC?
    I've been doing pest control for almost 10 years and always used Termidor SC. However the cost of FUSE is much cheaper and also takes less per gallon? i know it does contain as much Fipronil but still how well does it work in trench treatments compared to Termidor SC?
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    Fuse Termiticide Insecticide uses the two most powerful active ingredients for Termites in one product, Fipronil (Termidor SC) and Imidacloprid (Dominion 2L). The combination of Fipronil and Imidacloprid gives this termiticide a powerful punch than if you used them separately and also allows the dilution rate to be mixed at a smaller ratio.
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  • Asked by Janet from Sun City West
    11/22/2019
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    How long does it take FUSE Termiticide Insecticide to kill a termite colony?
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    FUSE Termiticide Insecticide is a non-repellent insecticide that is undetectable to target pestes, allowing them to touch, ingest, and spread the insecticide throughout the entire colony.  Typically, it takes an average of 90 days to eliminate a termite colony.

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  • Asked by Danny from Manassas, Va
    11/14/2014
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    FUSE yields, per foot of depth question
    "When used as directed, each 27.5 oz. bottle will treat 240 linear feet."...on your description. how do you get 240? 27.5 makes 100 gals, divided by 4gal= 25x10ft section= PRODUCT YIELDS 250 lin ft, at 1 ft of depth. Does fuse only require 1 foot of depth?? A lot of termiticides explain that the depth needs to be a minimum of 4 ft of depth, or to the footer, whichever comes first.
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    With FUSE Termiticide Insecticide, you are digging a 6 by 6 inch trench around the structure and treating every 10 lineal feet with 4 gallon of solution. This is enough product to soak into the several feet into the ground. If the product is diluted properly, it will treat up to 240 lineal feet.
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  • Asked by Nick from Katy,tx
    03/25/2015
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    Can I broadcast Fuse on my lawn?
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    No, Fuse is specifically labeled to be used outdoors around homes or commercial buildings.
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  • Asked by Jeff from St Petersburg , Florida
    04/15/2019
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    If FUSE Termiticide Insecticide is only to be used on the outside, what would be recommended to use indoors? What is the shelf life of Fuse?
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    For treating active infestations indoors, you can use Fuse Foam Ready-to-Use Termiticide Insecticide to inject into the colony. Both FUSE products have a shelf life of 3-5 years when stored in a cool dry place. 

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  • Asked by Brent from Phoenix
    07/03/2018
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    When treating a home with FUSE Termiticide Insecticide, do all slabs need to be drilled?
    Customers often don't want decorative slabs or pavers to be drilled if no activity is present on that slab or area. Does the fuse label require us to still drill those attached slabs and damage the pavers/decorative slab?
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    When using FUSE Termiticide Insecticide for termite treatments, it will be applied in the same manner as other termiticides.  The idea is to create an uninterrupted barrier around the exterior foundation of your home so any termite attempting to gain access to your structure will travel through the treated soil.  So you would still need to drill through any concrete that may be interrupting the soil to foundation contact in order apply your termiticide to complete that uninterrupted barrier.

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  • Asked by Dana from Hanover
    06/05/2016
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    Will Fuse Termiticide Insecticide hurt flowers and shrubs?
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    Fuse Termiticide Insecticide should not be used directly on plants intentionally; it should be applied directly around the structure as directed on the product label. If some of the product were to drift onto ornamentals or turf, it would not harm them. Be careful to apply when conditions are calm and drift will not contact flowering plants where pollinators are present.

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  • Asked by Bettdev from North Fort Myers
    02/18/2015
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    Is FUSE safe for pets?
    Is it safe for pents, inside and outside? I'd want to spray their cat tree and the carpeting.... so they'd be in contact with it daily.
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    FUSE is safe when used as directed.  It is not labeled to treat for fleas though and cannot be used inside as a broadcast or on pet items.  We recommend that you use Ultracide for the indoor treatment as it can be used on all carpeted areas, pet bedding and upholstered furniture.  Fuse is not labeled to be used on pets and should not be applied to them.
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  • Asked by Garrett from Detroit, Michigan
    07/12/2017
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    Is FUSE Termiticide restricted-use? Do I need a pesticide license in order to buy and use this product?
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    FUSE Termiticide is not restricted except in the states of New York and California.  If you do not live in one of those states, then you can purchase this product without a pesticide license as long as you are using it for your own use and property.  You do need a license when you are treating other people's property for profit.

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  • Asked by Buddy from Pa
    07/23/2014
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    Can you treat yellow jackets, wasps, or hornets on a structure or do you have to treat a certain distance away?
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    FUSE Termiticide Insecticide should NOT be used on wasps or hornet nests if they are attached to or within a structure. If you are looking to treat outdoors and you know exactly where the nests are, we would recommend Wasp-X Wasp & Hornet Spray. This product is a foam and should be appled in 1 second bursts. It will hit the nest and expand around it. If you are just looking to spray and are not sure where the nests are, we would recommend a general insecticide such as Tempo SC Ultra. You will mix 16 mL per gallon of water. This can be sprayed directly on the structure and around the perimeter of your home. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Asked by Ray from Waco,texas
    06/08/2015
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    Can you use Fuse for new construction termite pre-treatment?
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    Yes, Fuse Termiticide Insecticide can be used for new construction pre-treatment.  Please consult the product label for specific instructions. 
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  • Asked by Ben
    10/15/2018
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    Will FUSE Termiticide Insecticide work as an Exterior spray for spiders? What’s the best product indoors for spiders?
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    FUSE Termiticide Insecticide can be used around the perimeter of your home to control the listed insects. However, this product is only specifically labeled for Cellar Spiders. A better option would be Demand CSDemand CS would be a great choice for spider control as well as general insect control. Microencapsulated products like this one will hold up better outdoors, and their larger particle size makes them easier for larger insects like spiders and scorpions to pick up on their bodies. It is also a great choice for indoor spider control. Spraying Demand CS will also help to get rid of the other insects (silverfish, sow bugs aka rollie pollies and millipedes) that spiders feed on and that will help to stop new spiders from moving inside. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure.

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  • Asked by Kenneth
    04/25/2017
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    Can Nyguard Insect Growth Regulator be added to Fuse and applied together?
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    Yes, Nyguard IGR can be added to FUSE Termiticide Insecticide and tank mixed to be applied together.  Nyguard can be added to any insecticide for growth regulation as well as being applied by itself. Be sure the insects you are targeting and the areas that you need to treat are on the labels for both products. Keep in mind that FUSE is NOT labeled for flea treatment of any kind nor should it be used for broadcast application over the yard for any use.

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  • Asked by William from Norfolk
    07/17/2014
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    Is FUSE a Suspended Concentrate like Termidor SC?
    How long will it last in outdoor?
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    FUSE is a concentrate that basically combines the active ingredients of Termidor SC and Dominion 2L into 1 product.
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  • Asked by Milt
    08/21/2017
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    How much residual does FUSE Termiticide Insecticide have for outdoors?
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    FUSE Termiticide Insecticide is applied 2-8 times per year depending on the dilution rate.  Please see below: 

    Application Table for Perimeter Treatments

    Dilution

    Concentrate

    Narrow Band

    1 ft up by 1 ft out

    Wide Band

    2 ft up by 2 ft out

    0.067% 8 perimeter applications / year 4 perimeter applications / year
    0.13% 4 perimeter applications / year 2 perimeter applications / year
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