Premise Foam Termiticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by John
    12/16/2009
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    How long does Premise Foam remain effective when filling voids behind a furred out wall?
    Is it only for an immediate solution to eliminate an active termite problem or does it remain effective for a number of years acting as a preventative for future infestations?
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    Premise Foam is only an immediate solution and is not a wood treatment product that will protect the wood long term.  However, we do sell the most popular wood treatment product on the market and it is called Bora-Care.  It is meant to treat wood only and once applied it will last and protect the wood forever.  It can only be applied to raw, untreated, unpainted wood so you would have to either spray it on a raw piece of wood or inject it through drill holes or the same openings you injected the Premise Foam into.
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  • Asked by Steve
    04/29/2011
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    Is Premise Foam the same as expanding foam?
    My house has been treated for termites. I am re-installing a raised wood floor and want to foam the outside skirt with a solid termite foam. I purchased a termite foam at HD and it was "foam" as an application but evaporated. Will this foam be similar to the "expanding foam" type material and form a barrier, somewhat insulating void fill?
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    Premise foam will work the same way as the foam you purchased else where. It will expand and fill the void so that it can contact all surfaces and then evaporate leaving behind a residual that will last several weeks. We do not carry any type of solid barrier foam products.
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  • Asked by Dave from Rockville In
    12/16/2011
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    I have a added on family room that was treated by a company for termites.
    I have an exterior wall that has damage and I recently noticed the paneling has some damage,the company that treated said their treatment took care of that but for peace of mind I would like to apply the foam.The wall in question is about four feet until it meets the patio door. Would I drill a hole on top and apply, then also one on bottom?
    A
    When using Premise Foam for termites, you need to understand that this product is not a wood treatment product.  It will not penetrate through wood, so you should not just foam in the wall void.  This product needs to touch the termites, and the termites are inside the wood.  You need to drill directly into the damaged wood and foam directly into the wood, not the void.  This product should be foamed directly into the wood where termite activity exists.  The foam will fill the tunnels the termites have eaten away and will affect the termites it comes into contact with and they in turn will pass the product on to other termites they touch before they die.
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  • Asked by Brett
    08/12/2010
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    Can Premise Foam be applied to an exterior wall that has insulation without expanding and damaging the wall?
    I have what appears to be an active termite tube inside the house on an exterior wall. I intend to treat the soil with the trench soaking method. If I treat the location with foam in the wall, I'm concerned the expanding foam will damage the wall by expanding in the wall where there is currently insulation in the wall.
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    Premise Foam will expand a little bit but it will not damage insulation or your wall.  Whenever you are treating termites, you should treat them directly by drilling a hole through the Sheetrock and into the stud or wood they are in. However, if the termite tube is outside and you are going to trench and treat the outside wall, that method alone will take care of the termite problem.
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  • Asked by James
    02/28/2011
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    Does Premise Foam damage existing paint?
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    When used as directed on the product label Premise Foam Termiticide should not have an effect on paint. Since the manufacturer cannot test it on every type of paint, we still recommend that you test it on an inconspicuous area to be sure.
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  • Asked by Kent
    03/05/2011
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    I have a termite problem located on the ceiling of our bathrooms. The ceiling is apparently wet.
    Do you have any product that can be injected as powder through a drill hole?
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    There is not a powder that is really good for termites.  However, if you know where in the ceiling they are located, then Premise Foam would be a great option.  It comes in an easy to use aerosol can and all you need to do is drill holes directly into the area of activity.  In addition to treating with Premise Foam, you need to find a way to stop the moisture that is causing the ceiling to feel wet as termites are attracted to areas of moisture. Treating with the foam will not replace a soil treatment for termites around the structure. Please read the article, 'How to Do a Termite Treatment'.
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  • Asked by Chris from Pembroke Pines. Fla
    02/11/2013
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    If Premise Foam is put on top of an 1/2 inch thick wood would it soak or penetrate the wood?
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    Premise foam will not soak into or move through wood. Boracare is the only product that will penetrate into unfinished, unstained, unpainted wood.
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  • Asked by Joe
    07/26/2011
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    How to treat formosan termites in my boat?
    I have formosan termites in the cabin of my boat, they are attacking the particle board under the formica, at present I use "suspend SC around the house, will this work and if so how is the best way to administer?
    A
    The most popular product that we have for treating termites in boats or other areas that are not easy to reach is Premise Foam.  You have to drill a hole into the damaged piece of wood and treat it directly.  The Premise Foam is considered better for termites because the foam will expand which gets you better coverage area inside the wood.  Also, Premise foam is a non-repellent product meaning the termites can pass it around to other termites which Suspend will also not do.
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  • Asked by Seb from Arizona
    10/10/2013
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    Do we apply the foam directly into the source of an indoor mud tube formation?
    We discovered a mud tube coming from a small gap in our tile grout, right next to the baseboards. It's practically coming out from the floor. Where do we drill to inject the foam?
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    You want to inject the Premise foam into the studs of the wall by the baseboards. You may also want to perfom a perimeter trenching around the stucture and apply a termiticide like Termidor SC. Please review our article Do It Yourself Termite Control.
    They may travel behind the wall voids but the main nest will not be behind it. They will most likely be using the studs as a food source and traveling up the sides of the studs. You will not foam the entire void, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. If you are seeing them along the baseboard areas, drill holes every 8-10 inches apart across the area between studs, about an inch or 2 above the baseboard. Use the same injection rate for each hole and let dry. The foam has some residual for about a month after it dissipates so if any are missed in the initial application the rest of the colony should be affected.
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  • Asked by Yufeng from San Jose, Ca
    11/13/2013
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    How long does it take Premise foam to control termites?
    There are termite mud tubes on the baseboard of our laundry room. I applied 3 cans of Premise foam though drilled holes to the drywalls and stubs. It has been a week, but I still see termite activities in the mud tubes. I plan to replace the baseboard and the quarter round. Should I apply more Premise foam or just wait?
    A
    It sounds like you may be dealing with subterranean termites. If this is the case, you will most likely not be able to eliminate the population with just a foam in the walls as they are coming from the soil under and outside your home. Even if you could eliminate the entire population with the Premise Foam. It normally takes a full 90 days to see an entire colony destroyed and no more signs of activity. We highly recommend you look over our article and videos on "How To Do A Termite Treatment" to see how you should accurately be eliminating the termites and properly protecting your home from any future infestations. The method described in that article is going to save you time and money in the long run. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Nate from San Jose, Ca
    06/27/2017
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    Is the Premise Foam Termiticide the same as Termidor Foam in its strength and the termites which it is able to target?
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    Termidor Foam and Premise Foam have two different active ingredients. Because of its active ingredient, imidacloprid, Premise Foam works differently from other termiticides which repel, rather than kill, termites. Termites tunneling or foraging in the spaces treated with Premise Foam will go about their usual activities without being repelled. The exposed termites then remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs. In the meantime, the exposed termites are able to spread the Premise chemical to unexposed termites by physical contact when they feed or groom the other termites, resulting in a domino death effect which wipes out more of the colony. Termites who contact Termidor Foam transfer it to every other termite they in turn contact, in a unique process called the "Transfer Effect." And because Termidor is engineered to be slow-acting, termites have ample time to spread it throughout their entire termite population.

    They are both effective products that will work to combat termites if you are treating the area directly.

     

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  • Asked by Chris from Pembroke Pines. Fla
    04/27/2013
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    Please give clear instructions on how to drill into a 4" dividing concrete wall 2 apply premise foam?
    I'm replacing my bottom kitchen cabinet that is destroyed by dry wood termites. This wall divides the bath from the kitchen. I've done my exterior with Dominion 2L last month.
    A

    It would be much easier to answer your question in person over the phone as there are some questions I would like to ask you about your situation.  Treating for termites is very specific and everyone’s situation is usually a little different. 

    Please feel free to call me at your convenience at 866-581-7378 ext. 303.  I am in my office Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm.  I look forward to speaking with you. 

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  • Asked by Carola from Pittsburgh, Pa
    04/27/2017
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    Is Premise Foam Termiticide also effective for carpenter bees?
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    Unfortunatly, no Premise Foam Termiticide is not labeled for carpenter bees.  Consider using out Carpenter Bee Control Kit if you are in need of treating for carpenter bees. 

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  • Asked by Elizabeth from Miami, Fl
    08/26/2016
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    Is Premise Foam good for long term prevention of termites once sprayed to attic and crawl space wood?
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    Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz. would only be used to directly treat an active infestation of termites by drilling directly into the wood they are infesting and foaming the gallery.  To get protection from future infestations you would need to use something like Boracare, which will penetrate into the wood and last for the life of the wood.

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  • Asked by Tiffany from Irvine, Ca
    08/29/2014
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    What can I purchase for dry wood termites for CA?
    I want to purchase termidor foam for the dry wood termites observed for my wood cabinets. However, the website says this product can not be shipped/sold to California. What other product options do I have?
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    Premise Foam would be a great option for you. Premise Foam is a ready-to-use formulation of imidacloprid intended to kill subterranean species of termites and other wood-infesting insects. 
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  • Asked by Tom from Az
    09/04/2013
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    Where to apply premise foam - subterranean termites
    I noticed some termite tubes in my bathroom, in the shower (where the wall meets the ceiling). Should I apply the premise here (as I would have to drill through the shower to apply the material lower). I also have access to the other side of the wall, in the adjacent room to the shower, and can apply it from there but i'm sure there is insulation present in the wall. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks
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    To better advise you I need to know if your home is on a slab, or if you have a crawl space or if you are on a basement. The treatment method will vary based on this information. Please email me back with the information, and I can answer the question for you.

     

    Thanks,

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  • Asked by David from Carlsbad, Ca.
    05/05/2013
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    Can I get a new Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz. applicator cap and tube assembly?
    My can of Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz. is practically new and when I went to use it foam exploded out of a crack at connection between the flexible tube and rigid plastic trigger cap tube. It shot all over my hands arms and clothes. How can I get a replacement cap and hose assembly? Thanks --Dave
    A
    We actually do not have extra caps and assembly pieces. You can contact the manufacturer Bayer by calling 800-331-2867 and they should be able to help you get the pieces you need.
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  • Asked by Wulf from Jupiter, Fl
    04/29/2019
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    What can be used for termites on a boat?
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    The most popular product that we have for treating termites in boats or other areas that are not easy to reach is Premise Foam.  You have to drill a hole into the damaged piece of wood and treat it directly.  The Premise Foam is considered better for termites because the foam will expand which gets you better coverage area inside the wood.  Also, Premise foam is a non-repellent product meaning the termites can pass it around to other termites

     

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  • Asked by Wendell from West Palm Beach, Fl
    03/04/2019
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    Do you have a treatment for termites on a boat?
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    The most popular product that we have for treating termites in boats or other areas that are not easy to reach is Premise Foam.  You have to drill a hole into the damaged piece of wood and treat it directly.  The Premise Foam is considered better for termites because the foam will expand which gets you better coverage area inside the wood.  Also, Premise foam is a non-repellent product meaning the termites can pass it around to other termites

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  • Asked by Joe from Atlanta, Ga
    03/09/2015
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    Is Premise Foam made in the USA?
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    Yes, per the manufacturer, Premise Foam as well as all other Bayer Advanced products are made in various location across the U.S.
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