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How to Apply Taurus SC as a Perimeter Treatment For All States Except California

By DoMyOwn staff

Taurus SC is an outdoors-only insecticide that can maximize your pest protection when applied correctly. Please note these application instructions are for all other U.S. states except California.


Video Transcript

Once you’ve prepared your property for your perimeter pest control treatment, it’s time to apply your Taurus SC Insecticide.

The following application instructions are for all states except california.  If you are treating in California, check out our california-specific application video. For treatment in the state of California, check out our California-specific application video.

The best time to apply on a calm day, when there is no wind, and when rain is not expected for 24 hours before or after you spray. This will help maximize your perimeter pest protection.

Before getting started, put on your personal protective equipment, including long-sleeves, long pants, socks, closed-toe shoes and chemical-resistant gloves. 

In a clean sprayer, mix one 0.4 oz single dose pack of Taurus SC with water to make one gallon of finished solution.  

Start by filling your sprayer tank 1/4 to 1/3 full of water.  Then, add one 0.4oz single dose pack of Taurus SC. Add more water while agitating to make 1 gallon of finished solution. 

Depending on the amount of finished solution required to spray the perimeter of your structure, you may need to repeat this step for each gallon.

Now that you have mixed your insecticide, it is time to spray.

First, spray around the foundation. Apply a continual band up 1 foot and out 1 foot from the ground using a coarse spray.  You’ll want to be sure to apply enough spray to cover surfaces without having excessive dripping or runoff, and spray enough over any ground coverings to uniformly reach through to the soil. 

After you’ve sprayed around the foundation, apply up to an 18-inch band around window frames, around door frames, around vents, and where cables, pipes, and wires enter the structure.  

You can also spray the underside of eaves, roof overhangs, and soffits.   

Do not apply Taurus SC onto impervious surfaces like paved driveways, concrete landings, sidewalks, or patios. Structural areas located above impervious surfaces, such as garage doors over paved driveways, should also not be sprayed.
Avoid spraying into gutters, where the spray could run-off into storm drains or drainage ditches, and around wells and well houses. Do not apply this product indoors.

After you’ve finished applying your Taurus SC perimeter spray, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to clean your sprayer. 

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