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Taurus SC with 9.1% Fipronil (the same amount of a.i. as the popular Termidor SC) provides best-in-class control of termites, ants and a wide variety of other insect pests including spiders, roaches, ticks and many more. It is labeled to treat for subterranean, arborel, drywood, and dampwood termites. Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide that is undetectable to target pests, allowing them touch, ingest and spread the insecticide throughout the entire colony. For termites, Taurus SC will eliminate termite colonies in less than 90 days on average, and ant infestations can be controlled in just a few weeks.
Taurus SC is labeled for OUTDOOR USE ONLY. The only exception is for indoor spot treatments inside wall voids for termites. Please follow all label directions carefully before use.
More than two applications of Taurus SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.
The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.
0.03% 4 times/calendar year OR
0.06% 2 times/calendar year OR
0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year
These directions do NOT apply to CALIFORNIA. California may only do 2 applications a year.
CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.
|Active Ingredient:||Fipronil 9.1%|
|Target pests:||Termites, Ants (Acrobat, Argentine, Big-Headed, Carpenter, Crazy, Odorous, Pavement, Pharaoh, and Thief), Asian lady beetles, Darkling beetles, Cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, Smoky Brown), Black widow spiders, Brown recluse spiders, Cellar and Hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, Pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, European Earwigs, House Crickets, Millipedes, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Yellow Jackets|
|For use in:||OUTDOOR USE ONLY.
The only indoor use allowed is when spraying for termites or ants inside of a wall void.
|Application:||Most applications require that you mix 0.8 oz. of Taurus SC with 1 gallon of water to make a (0.06% solution).
The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures. EXCEPT for California. Please read label before use.
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label
* Taurus is safe around pets when used OUTSIDE only and mixed and applied as directed
* Taurus is not labeled for use directly on pets
|Yield:||When applied at a 0.8 fl. oz. per gallon of water:
- The 20 oz. bottle of Taurus SC will make 25 gallons of finished solution
- The 78 oz. bottle will make 100 gallons of finished solution
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, NY, CT, MN|
|Shelf Life:||5 years (approximately)|
|Time to Kill:||May take up to 90 days to kill termites depending on the colony size|
|Shipping Weight:||1.59 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Control Solutions|
How Taurus SC Works
Taurus SC Termiticide contains the same active ingredient as the popular Termidor SC, the non-repellent Fipronil. Fipronil belongs to the phenylpyrazole family of insecticides, acting primarily as a GABA inhibitor, attacking the central nervous system of target pests. Fipronil is extremely effective, yet it works slowly enough on target insect pests to take advantage of the natural food-sharing habits of social insects, particularly termites and ants. This means that the fipronil in Taurus SC spreads throughout the entire colony, killing not just those insects that come in contact with the direct spray or residual, but all the others they contact, resulting in colony elimination.
Subterranean termites, ants, cockroaches, occasional perimeter invaders
PESTS CONTROLLED: Ants (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief), Asian lady beetles, darkling beetles, Australian cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, smoky brown cockroaches, Black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, cellar spiders, hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, Pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster flies, European earwigs, House crickets, Millipedes, Paper wasps (NOT a knockdown agent), Silverfish, Yellow jackets, Subterranean termites (including Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis, Heterotermes, Coptotermes)
Taurus SC is a generic version of Termidor SC, the termiticide most widely used by professional pest control companies. Taurus SC is designed for the prevention and treatment of termite infestations, and it can be applied either pre-construction or post-construction. Taurus SC is also labeled for the outdoor perimeter control of many common invaders, most effectively for ants. Because of its efficacy and longevity, termite treatments with Taurus SC may last up to 10 years, and outdoor perimeter treatments only need to be applied twice per year. Taurus SC may also be used in structural wall voids to treat active subterranean termite and ant infestations. Taurus SC is not for general indoor use.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Fipronil 9.1%
Taurus SC Application Instructions
Always read the product label completely before use.
Outside Barrier Treatment:
The main use for Taurus SC is for protection against subterranean termite infestations. To accomplish this, an outside barrier treatment is made in the ground around the foundation of the home that will protect against termites for up to 10 years or more.
First, you will need to dig a 6 inches deep x 6 inches wide trench around the outside foundation wall of the home. Next, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 4 mixed gallons per every 10 lineal feet of trench. It is best to use a 5 gallon bucket and mark off the 4 gallon line, then mix 4 gallons of Taurus SC at a time and pour it in the trench. Allow the solution to soak into the soil and then replace the back-fill, making sure that the back-fill is soaked with Taurus SC as well. When you are done, you should have one contiguous in-ground barrier of Taurus SC all the way around the home.
Treating across slabs of concrete touching the house (such as a back patio or front porch) can be accomplished by using a hammer drill with a 1/2-inch drill bit. Holes are drilled through the concrete approximately 3-4 inches out from the house and every 12 inches across the concrete slab. Please see the product label for more information.
For more information please see the article: How to do a Termite Treatment.
Each 20 oz. bottle of concentrate yields 25 gallons of finished solution. Each 78 oz. bottle of concentrate yields 97 gallons of finished solution.
Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Ratios for Taurus SC
- 0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.06% a.i. – most applications, ground termite treatments, ant or other perimeter pest control.
- 1.2 fl. oz. (35 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.09% a.i. – may be used for active infestations or severe termite pressure.
- 1.6 oz. (47 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.125% a.i. – areas of dense soil that will not accept a rate of 4 gal. per 10 linear feet; only use 2 gal. per 10 linear feet per foot of depth.
- Apply at a rate of 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet for perimeter termite applications.
- Apply at a rate of 1-1.5 gallon(s) of finished solution per 10 square feet of horizontal ground that will be under concrete slabs (pre-construction).
- For perimeter pest treatments (ants, etc.), apply 2 quarts of 0.06% spray per 160 lineal feet.
Taurus SC is for use in the following areas:
Outside surfaces and along foundation of Residential, institutional, commercial and industrial buildings and utility enclosures; wall voids of listed structures; NOT for indoor use; for pre-construction and post-construction treatment for termites, including concrete structures such as patios, porches, sidewalks and foundation slabs; concrete slab (including monolithic, floating and supported concrete slabs) on ground or in basements; hollow block foundations or voids in masonry; structures with French drains and sump pumps; basement structures; crawl spaces; around bath traps and shower drains; posts, poles, and wood landscape ornamentation
Taurus SC is not for Indoor use. The only permitted use indoors is for active ant or termite infestations in wall voids only.
Treating Live Termite Infestations above ground:
To control Aerial termite colonies or Drywood Termites, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply to infested wooden members or voids. To treat inaccessible areas (for example, if the termite infestation is behind dry wall), drill and inject Taurus SC into the damaged wood of void spaces with a crack and crevice injector. Foam applications can also be made into void spaces.
Termite Control – See general directions above. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more details.
How to Use Taurus SC for Ant Control:
For outdoor control of Ants and other perimeter pests, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply using a hand-pump sprayer around the outside of the home, spraying 1 foot up the side of the house and 1 foot out from the house, all the way around the home. Also spray around any exterior openings where pests may enter such as doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house. This application should be made only twice per year, in the Spring and Fall. Taurus SC works well enough that only 2 applications per year are needed for effective control.
Also be careful to prune away vegetation including shrubs and tree branches that may be touching the side of the house. This will keep pests from using shrubs and tree branches to bypass the protective barrier you sprayed.
Taurus SC Termiticide Features
- The same amount of Fipronil as Termidor SC for less.
- Easier, faster, and more effective than termite bait stations.
- Foam applications may be made in voids for above ground termite infestations.
- Water-based suspension.
- Broad labeling for control of perimeter pests.
- Convenient tip-and-pour bottle eliminates the need for other measuring equipment.
- Do not make applications when precipitation is occurring.
- Do not treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen.
- Do not apply Taurus SC in any way that may contaminate a water source or within 5 feet of a well or cistern. Treatment within 5-10 feet of wells or cisterns must be done by backfill method only (removing the dirt to be treated and replacing it after it has been treated elsewhere or in a container such as a wheelbarrow).
- Do not treat edible vegetation or treat within one foot out from the drip line of edible plants.
- Do not exceed 2 applications per year for perimeter pests.
- Do not apply to pet quarters or to playground equipment.
CALIFORNIA USE RESTRICTIONS
In all states except California, an application of the Taurus SC finished dilution may be applied to soil as a drench or by rodding around the root flare of the tree to prevent reinfestation by termites from the soil. For small trees (i.e., less than or equal to 6 inches in diameter), apply 1 gallon of Taurus SC finished dilution. For larger trees, apply 4 gallons of Taurus SC finished dilution per 10 linear feet measured as the circumference at the root flare.
Above Ground Termites and Carpenter Ants in Localized Areas Carpenter ant use in above ground localized areas not registered in California.
Carpenter bee use in localized areas not registered in California.
In addition to use restrictions stated above, applications made in California are subject to the following additional restrictions. • Do not apply Taurus SC to the garage door, driveway, vertical surfaces above the driveway and garage door, or to cracks and crevices leading or adjacent to the driveway such as the expansion joint between the garage and driveway. • Do not apply bandwidth at greater than 6 inches out and 6 inches up from where the ground meets the foundation. • Only use 0.03% dilution mixing rate. • Do not apply when rain is predicted within 48 hours postapplication or during active precipitation. • Do not re-apply at intervals less than 60 days. • Do not apply more than 4 times per year. • Do not make applications on any date between November 1 and February 28.
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88 of 91 people found this review helpful:
By Fran in Sunrise Beach, Mo on 08/21/2011
IT WORKS!!! Three days after the perimeter of my house was sprayed, no more ants! In twelve years Taurus SC is the only thing that has even touched the ant problem. Now they're gone!
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By Wally in Holland, MI USA on 06/12/2012
Taurus is a non-repelling insecticide. Following the directions for termite treatment I trenched at the perimeter of my home, sprayed and put the dirt back in. The product works great. It has been two years since I treated my property. So far no signs of harm to good insects because my flowering trees and plants are pollinating just fine. I have recommended this product to my homeowner's association.
52 of 56 people found this review helpful:
DIY Tremite control
By Zachary in Ocala, Florida on 03/20/2012
Easy to use,much cheaper than hiring a service. I treated my entire home and barn. Goodbye ants and termites.
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By Tim in Tallahassee, FL on 11/07/2011
This product is very handy to use with the squeezable pre-measured dispenser with separate cap. It allows the user to measure small amounts to apply in tight spaces when a watering can is used and only one or two gallons are needed at a time. Complete instructions are attached to the bottle so you always have them handy for reference. The same stuff the professionals use at a fraction of the cost!
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By Jim in cabot, ar on 05/23/2012
The termidor brand really works, so I hope this will to. I spray around three different houses every three months and never have ants. Before, I had them all the time no matter what I sprayed with.
By Pr in Salem Oregon on 03/16/2018
We had multiple places inside tiny odorous ants and we tried the bait traps which were controlling the population but this stuff is what really did the trick. We are happy.
By Donnie in Coats, NC on 03/16/2018
I was tired of treating individual fire ant mounds with product from Lowes only to see them pop up a few yards away. Decided to purchased the Taurus SC after some research. I used a riding mower and pull behind sprayer containing 25 gal of water and 20 oz of Taurus SC on 1/2 acre. That was three weeks ago and I have not seen a fire ant or any kind of crawling creature since. Time will tell, but so far so good. Product was delivered very fast with no issues.
Seems to work against ants
By David in Central, Florida on 03/09/2018
As title says, seems to work on Florida ants. Pleasantly surprised at speedy delivery.
By Barry in BRENHAM, Texas on 03/02/2018
Came sooner than expected and works great. Knew it would.
By Steve in Arizona on 02/23/2018
The Taurus SC is exactly what I needed and DoMyOwn had a great price. DoMyOwn was a little slow getting the order out but that was easily and quickly resolved. In the future, I will be purchasing my pest products from DoMyOwn.
By Joseph in TX on 02/23/2018
I had a leaf cutter ants problem. I used almost every product available on the market, with no luck. After using the Taurus SC, the problem disappeared. It is a very good product to get rid of the leaf cutter ants.
By Bill in Surprise on 02/09/2018
I like to use Do My Own products are easy to find and the instructions for how to use very helpful. The shipping was free, and delivery timely, i did save hundreds of dollars by doing my own termite control. Thank you!
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By Jose in Miami on 01/12/2018
Great product works like termidor but cheaper in prize.
Taurus SC Termiticide
By Larry in Bonifay, Florida on 12/08/2017
This is a good product at a reasonable price.
By Ken in Baytown, texas on 12/08/2017
They have great prices, and fast delivery.
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11/02/2011 Mike from Reno, Nevada
QWhat is the difference between Taurus SC and Termidor SC?
ATaurus SC is the generic version of Termidor SC. They both share the same active ingredient at the same concentration and pretty much the same label. The main difference is the manufacturer.
02/02/2012 Rob from Tucson, Az
QCan public/DIY users buy any size volume containers of Taurus?
You note that Termidor only allows 20oz bottles to be sold to DIYers; does the generic Taurus have any limitations on sales?
ANo, Taurus does not have any restrictions. Homeowners can buy both the 20 oz. bottles and the 78 oz. bottles.
08/25/2013 Trina from Lahoma, Ok
QHow many gallons will one container of Taurus make. Please list both the 20 oz and the 78oz?
AThe 20 oz. bottle of Taurus SC will make 25 gallons of finished solution.
The 78 oz. bottle will make 100 gallons of finished solution.
11/29/2014 Mandi from Peoria
QCan I use Gravel/crushed rock for the backfill after treatment?
After digging the trench and treating the whole house for termites can i use crushed rock/gravel foe the backfill? For ease of future treatments instead of digging the trench again in 5-10 years couldn't we just pour through the gravel?
AYou do not want to use grave/crushed rock as your backfill after a termite treatment. Termidor does not bond to rock, it bonds to soil, so if you fill in the trench with gravel, the termidor will not stick to it and it will leave you with a 6x6 area of completely unprotected surface that the termites could pass through to get directly to your home. We understand that the digging of the trench is a pain, but it must be done each time and it must be backfilled with dirt, and the dirt that is backfilled must be treated as well if you want your home properly and completely protected.
04/08/2013 Kathy from Houston, Tx
QIs Taurus SC as effective on termites as it is on ants?
I just came across termites in the garage which is connected to the house. I NEED to know that this product will absolutely lambaste these critters!!! I've read rave reviews about ants...can I look for the same with termites? HELP, PLEASE!!!!
AFipronil, the active ingredient in Taurus, is known to be the best product on the market for termite control. Be sure to read the product label to make sure you are doing the treatment correctly. Our instructions, How to do a Termite Treatment can also be very helpful for homeowners.
03/16/2018 Patrick from Wilson Nc
QSpray volume of Taurus SC Termiticide
When treating for ants how far should 1 gallon of solution go? Can you apply at low volume of mixed properly?
A One finished gallon of Taurus SC Termiticide should cover approx 1000 sqft. It should only be applied with a pump or backpack sprayer.
One finished gallon of Taurus SC Termiticide should cover approx 1000 sqft. It should only be applied with a pump or backpack sprayer.
03/02/2018 Judi from Kalamazoo, Mi
QIs Taurus SC Termiticide liquid or powder
02/24/2018 Alan from Orlando, Fl
QCan Taurus SC be used more than twice per year if using the 0.06% dilution rate?
We live in Florida and the raining season is upon us. Once it begins to warm up during spring/summer it rains almost every other day. Obviously the product should be applied at least 24 hrs before a rain but what happens if it is constantly raining over the summer season? We've only used this as recommended at 0.06% dilution and have done a total of two applications so far about 5 months apart. We did one last fall right as the temps were dropping and again last week as the weather warms up. It is now consistently 85 degrees here in Orlando and I'm afraid the heat and upcoming rain will diminish the product's effectiveness. Should we be using the 0.04% dilution rate instead to allow for 4 applications per year? Will this percent still be effective on the ants?
A You may make up to 4 applications a year with Taurus SC if you make a 0.03% finished dilution (0.4 oz per gallon of water). The application will still be effective as long as it's applied 24 hours before rain.
You may make up to 4 applications a year with Taurus SC if you make a 0.03% finished dilution (0.4 oz per gallon of water). The application will still be effective as long as it's applied 24 hours before rain.
02/14/2018 Herb from Ft. Mill, Sc
QIf I am doing a termite trench application with Taurus SC, is it necessary to trench along both the inside and outside of the crawlspace, or can I just treat the outside?
A Trenching along the interior wall of the crawl space with Taurus SC is not necessary unless trenching along the exterior wall isn't possible.
Trenching along the interior wall of the crawl space with Taurus SC is not necessary unless trenching along the exterior wall isn't possible.
01/28/2018 Steve from Riverton, Ut
QHow long does Taurus SC last outside if it is power-sprayed along a foundation?
A Taurus SC has a residual when used on the surface around the foundation of the home of roughly 30-60 days outdoors depending on weather and elements that affect it over time. Due to the reach a product like Taurus has through an insect population with its transfer technology, you may notice the insect population not build back up as quickly and take longer than the 60 days to start seeing new signs of pests even though the residual of the product has been broken down by then. Keep in mind that Taurus SC can be applied 1 foot out from the foundation and 1 foot up using a low-pressure hand or backpack sprayer, per the product label.
Taurus SC has a residual when used on the surface around the foundation of the home of roughly 30-60 days outdoors depending on weather and elements that affect it over time. Due to the reach a product like Taurus has through an insect population with its transfer technology, you may notice the insect population not build back up as quickly and take longer than the 60 days to start seeing new signs of pests even though the residual of the product has been broken down by then. Keep in mind that Taurus SC can be applied 1 foot out from the foundation and 1 foot up using a low-pressure hand or backpack sprayer, per the product label.
01/27/2018 Denver from Morganton, Nc
QHow many ounces of Taurus SC termiticide does it take to treat a 20 foot by 30 foot pad?
A If you are doing a pre-slab soil treatment, you would use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq ft. So for a 20 x 30 area which is 600 sq ft, you would need 60 gallons of finished solution, or 48 ounces of Taurus SC. Each 20 oz bottle of Taurus will do 25 gallons of finished solution. You could purchase one 78 oz bottle which will do close to 100 gallons of solution. If you are trenching around an already existing slab, that would come out to roughly 100 lineal feet of 6 in x 6 in trench; each 20 oz bottle does 60 lineal feet.
If you are doing a pre-slab soil treatment, you would use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq ft. So for a 20 x 30 area which is 600 sq ft, you would need 60 gallons of finished solution, or 48 ounces of Taurus SC. Each 20 oz bottle of Taurus will do 25 gallons of finished solution. You could purchase one 78 oz bottle which will do close to 100 gallons of solution. If you are trenching around an already existing slab, that would come out to roughly 100 lineal feet of 6 in x 6 in trench; each 20 oz bottle does 60 lineal feet.
01/11/2018 Robert from Siler City, Nc
QWhen using Taurus SC as a trenching treatment for termites, does the inside foundation need to be trenched as well?
A If you are referring to treating under a crawl space and trenching with Taurus SC Termiticide, it would only be recommended to trench along the inside wall if you have an active infestation. However, you should trench around any pillars/piers in this area as part of a preventative application.
If you are referring to treating under a crawl space and trenching with Taurus SC Termiticide, it would only be recommended to trench along the inside wall if you have an active infestation. However, you should trench around any pillars/piers in this area as part of a preventative application.
12/21/2017 Terry from Pikeville, Ky
QCan I use Taurus SC on dogs for fleas? If so, how do I mix it?
A Taurus SC Termiticide should NOT be used on pets or used to treat fleas inside or outside the home. It is an exterior product for treating termites and other listed pests/applications against the structure. We do offer products for Indoor, Outdoor and Pet Flea Control. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Fleas for a successful eradication program.
Taurus SC Termiticide should NOT be used on pets or used to treat fleas inside or outside the home. It is an exterior product for treating termites and other listed pests/applications against the structure. We do offer products for Indoor, Outdoor and Pet Flea Control. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Fleas for a successful eradication program.
12/15/2017 Brian from Destin, Fl
QWould it be legal to mix Taurus and Dominion at the same concentrations found in FUSE to treat for ants?
11/24/2017 Charles from Greensboro, Maryland
QCan I spray the interior foundation wall of a crawl space as a termite treatment with Taurus SC Termiticide along with a trench along the exterior of the foundation?
A Taurus SC Termiticide can be used indoors to treat active termite colonies only as a spot treatment; it cannot be used as a general preventative spray for termites.
Taurus SC Termiticide can be used indoors to treat active termite colonies only as a spot treatment; it cannot be used as a general preventative spray for termites.