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Jon from Rancho Cordova Ca writes

How often to perimeter spray for ants?

Hello there are two "answers" back to back in your Q&A with conflicting information. One answer to Nadeem says to treat the perimeter every 3-4 months. Another answer to Don says every 6 months. The reason I ask is normally I only spray twice a year but it's only been 3 months since I last sprayed and with the recent rains I have a lot of ants in my house right now.


According to the product label you are only allowed to use Termidor SC once very 6 months for ant control (the only exception to this is for folks dealing with the Raspberry crazy ant of Texas and only in certain counties Texas. Those folks have received an exemption). You can alternate between products if needed. You can use Termidor SC and then alternate it with Phantom which works very much like the Termidor. By using this method you are staying within the label limits.

Answer last updated on: 12/03/2012

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