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  • Controls all major termite species
  • Best-in-class control of outdoor ants
  • Protects homes for up to 10 years as in-ground termite barrier
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If you need a larger size, try Navigator SC Termiticide / Insecticide - 78 oz.

Termidor SC (the SC stands for Suspended Concentrate) is an excellent professional termite control product for killing termites and protecting your home from future infestations. In addition to its superior protection against termites, Termidor is an excellent do it yourself pest control product to have on hand as it also kills ant colonies, as well as many other insect pests. Termidor will protect your home and eliminate almost any termite problem in less than 90 days. In addition, when used as an in-ground barrier treatment, Termidor will protect your home or business for over 10 years. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony. Termidor controls all types of termites including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites.

Termidor SC is also one of the best outdoor ant control products that money can buy. An exterior above ground spray one foot up and one foot out is all you need to knock out ant colonies and carpenter ants trying to invade your home!

Want to know how to get rid of crazy rasberry ants or how to treat crazy rasberry ants?  Termidor is the answer for crazy rasberry ant control, as well as other ant species.  

Termidor SC is NOT labeled for Fire Ants.  

Please follow all label directions carefully before use.

  • Termidor SC is labeled for OUTDOOR USE ONLY.  The only exception is for indoor spot treatments inside wall voids for termites.
  • Termidor SC CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.
  • DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.  More than two applications of Termidor SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. 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
  • Termidor SC is not labeled for fire ants and cannot be used in yards for ant mound control.

California Restrictions:

  • Application Rates: 0.03% 4 times per year at no less than 60-day intervals.

  • Perimeter foundation spray band: 6 inches up x 6 inches out.
  • Do not use between November 1 and February 28.
  • Do not apply to garage doors, driveway, vertical surfaces above the driveway or garage door, or to cracks and crevices leading or adjacent to the driveway such as the expansion joint between.
  • Carpenter ant use in above ground localized areas not registered in California.
  • Wood-infesting beetle or borer uses not registered in California.
  • Carpenter ant use in trees or nonstructural wood or wood-to-ground contacts not registered in California.

Also see: How to do a termite treatment

Please Note: The Termidor SC bottle displays the amount contained as 1 pint, 4 ounces.  This is equal to 20 ounces.  

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Fipronil 9.1%
Target pests Termites, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Argentine Ants and other ant species including crazy rasberry ants (please see the label). Also labeled as an outside perimeter pest control treatment only for the following pests: Asian Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Pill Bugs, Centipedes, Cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, Smokey Brown), Crickets, Earwigs, Cluster Flies, Millipedes, Silverfish, Spiders, Brown Dog Ticks, Paper Wasps, and Yellow Jackets
* Note: Termidor is Not a Knockdown insecticide for Wasps and Yellow Jackets
For use in Outdoor Use Only
Indoor Spraying is Limited to Spot Treatments for Live Termite Infestations
* Can NOT be Used Indoors for Ant or Insect Control
* See label for complete application instructions
Application Termite control: 0.80 oz. per gallon of water
Termite Control, 20 oz. will make 25 Gallons of Solution and will Treat 60 Lineal Feet of Trenching
Termite Pre-Treatment: Use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq. ft.

Ant & General Insect Control for the Outside Perimeter:
Use 0.80 oz per gallon of water
Each 20 oz. bottle will make 24 Gallons of Solution and will Treat 16,600 sq. ft.
* Will Need to Use 1.5 gallons of solution per 1,000 sq. ft.
* See label for complete application instructions
FOR CALIFORNIA APPLICATION, see bottom description
Pet safe Yes, when used as directed on label
* Termidor is Safe around Dogs & Cats When Used OUTSIDE Only
* Do Not Use Termidor Directly On Pets
Yield For Termite Control, each 20 oz bottle will make 25 gallons of solution and treats 60 lineal feet of trenching. For termite pre-treat use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq. ft.
Formulation Professional Product
Group 2B Insecticide
CT, IN, VT - (Restricted to Licensed Applicators Only)
Special Features Non-Repellent and the Most Used Termite Control Termiticide by Professionals
Time to Kill May take up to 90 days to Kill Termites Depending on the Colony Size
Shipping Weight 1.60 lbs
Manufacturer BASF (Mfg. Number: 59021467)
UPC 804338214678
EPA Registration 7969-210


How To Apply Termidor SC - Termidor Termite Treatment (Video)

Article: How to do a Termite Treatment

How Termidor SC Works

Advanced undetectable technology
Termidor is made from a revolutionary new nonrepellent or "undetectable" chemical technology treatment. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid Termidor. Instead they contact, ingest, and share it with their nestmates. This is in sharp contrast to older liquid termite controls, which rely on repellent barriers that termites can find breaks in or avoid completely.

The "Transfer Effect"
Termites who contact Termidor 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.

Better than bait... without the wait
Baits can take years to control a termite colony. Termidor begins working immediately to wipe out termites inside and immediately surrounding your home. Termidor is the most effective and fastest at completely eliminating termite populations--up to six-times faster than bait.

Termidor for Ant Control:

Chances are that the ants in your house actually have their nest outside where they travel back and forth for food and water. So, since they live outside, it makes sense to control them there. Termidor SC can be applied above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control.

Unlike older insecticides, Termidor can't be smelled, tasted, or even felt by ants. So they crawl through the treated area, not knowing that by ingesting treated materials or merely contacting the insecticide, they'll die.

Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.

Termidor for Carpenter Ants

Many people ask us if Termidor SC can be used to treat Carpenter Ants. The answer is yes. Termidor SC is one of the most effective products on the market today for treating Carpenter Ants.

  • Termidor SC may take up to 90 days to kill termites depending on the colony size.

Termidor SC Target Pests

Termites, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Argentine Ants and other ant species including crazy rasberry ants (please see the Termidor SC Label). Also labeled as an outside perimeter pest control treatment only for the following pests: Asian Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Pill Bugs, Centipedes, Cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, Smokey Brown), Crickets, Earwigs, Cluster Flies, Millipedes, Silverfish, Spiders, Brown Dog Ticks, Paper Wasps, and Yellow Jackets.

Note: Termidor is not a knockdown insecticide for wasps and yellow jackets.

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH TERMIDOR SC: Termites; Subterranean termites including species of Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis, Heterotermes, and Coptotermes; ants (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief), beetles (Asian lady, darkling); bugs (box-elder, pill); centipedes; cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, smokey brown); house crickets; European earwigs; cluster flies; millipedes; silverfish; spiders (black widow, brown recluse, cellar, hobo); brown dog ticks; paper wasps; yellow jackets

Target Uses of Termidor SC

Termidor SC is the termiticide most widely used by professional pest control companies. It is also terrific for ant control outdoors around the perimeter of structures. Termidor SC can be used for pre-construction and post-construction termite treatments, for prevention and for active infestations. Termidor SC is also labeled for several other crawling pests as an outdoor perimeter treatment.


Termidor SC Application Instructions

  1. For Termite Control: To protect your home from future termite infestations, Termidor must be mixed with water and poured in a 6-inch deep trench that is dug around the foundation of the home. Please read below for more information.
  2. For Control of Ants and other Target Pests: Termidor is mixed at a rate of .80 fl oz. to one gallon of water in a pump sprayer and sprayed around the outside foundation of the home. For example, you would spray 1 foot up the foundation of your home, and 1 foot out onto the ground.  The treatment will last about 4-6  months, and will then need to be reapplied.

For Termite Control, each 20 oz. bottle will make 24 gallons of solution and treats 60 lineal feet of trenching. For termite pre-treatment use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq. ft.  For ant and general insect control, each 20 oz. bottle will make about 24 gallons of diluted solution and will treat approximately 16,600 sq. ft. (You will need to use approximately 1.5 gal of diluted solution per 1,000 sq. ft.)

Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Rations for Termidor SC:

 * For Termite control mix at a rate of 0.80 fl. oz. for each gallon of water used.

 * For ant and general insect control around the exterior of a structure the mix rate is 0.80 fl. oz. per gallon of water.


How much Termidor should I buy?

  • One 20 oz. bottle of Termidor will make 24 gallons of finished solution and will treat approx. 60 lineal feet around your home for a termite treatment.

  • Use 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 lineal feet around the house.

Example: A home with 200 lineal feet around the foundation would require 4 bottles of Termidor. Most homes require at least 4 bottles.

Termidor 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


  • Termidor SC is for Outdoor use only. Indoor spraying is limited to spot treatments for live termite infestations. The product cannot be used indoors for ant or pest control.


Termite Control – See How to Do a Termite Treatment

Termidor is most often used as an in-ground treatment, where it is mixed and then poured in a trench around a house to create a barrier against future termite infestations. However, the product can also be applied to live termite infestations as a liquid spray, liquid dilution or as a foam application.

A professional company that would come and treat your house with Termidor would usually have either a 50 gallon or 100 gallon spray rig on the back of their truck, with a hammer drill for drilling holes in your garage concrete slab, if you have one, and slabs around your house like porches and patios. Commercial rental places, such as United Rentals, may have these products.

Most homeowners that apply Termidor themselves use a 5 gallon bucket. It takes longer, because you can only mix 5 gallons at a time, but it gets the job done. You should apply 4 gallons of Termidor every 10 lineal feet around the foundation of your home. Homeowners can estimate 4 gallons by using a 5 gallon bucket and only filling the bucket most of the way full. You will need to dig a small trench against the foundation of the home about 6 inches deep and 6 inches wide, into which you will pour the finished solution and mix it with the soil. It is also important to treat the backfill, which is the dirt that you took out of the trench laying next to it. If you just put this dirt back untreated, the termites could go through this untreated section and not be affected. You should either push the dirt back in right away to mix with the 4 gallons you put in the trench, or take a one gallon sprayer and soak the backfill dirt down before pushing it back in the trench. This will create a termite-proof barrier around your home that will last up to 10 years. Please read the label carefully when applying Termidor as it will give more detailed instructions and precautions.

Termidor SC Features

  • Most widely used termite control product by professional companies.
  • Pet safe when used as directed (Termidor is safe around pets such as dogs and cats when used OUTSIDE only and mixed and applied as directed. Termidor is not labeled for use directly on pets.
  • Convenient tip-and-pour bottle design makes measuring easy.
  • Shelf life of 5 years if stored out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
  • An in-ground termite treatment with Termidor SC last for 10+ years.
  • Easier, faster, and more effective than bait stations.
  • Controls all types of termites including subterranean, Formosan, and drywood termites.
  • The best product for invasive ant species such as crazy rasberry ants.
  • Foam applications may be made in voids for above ground termite infestations.

Extra Tips for Using Termidor SC

  • Do not make applications when precipitation is occurring.
  • Do not treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen.
  • Do not apply Termidor SC within 5 feet of a well or cistern. Treatment within 5 to 10 feet of a well or cistern 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).

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California Restrictions:

  • Application Rates: 0.03% 4 times per year at no less than 60-day intervals.

  • Perimeter foundation spray band: 6 inches up x 6 inches out.
  • Do not use between November 1 and February 28.
  • Do not apply to garage doors, driveway, vertical surfaces above the driveway or garage door, or to cracks and crevices leading or adjacent to the driveway such as the expansion joint between.
  • Carpenter ant use in above ground localized areas not registered in California.
  • Wood-infesting beetle or borer uses not registered in California.
  • Carpenter ant use in trees or nonstructural wood or wood-to-ground contacts not registered in California.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    The Writing on the Wall

    By Greg on 01/31/2010

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    As a termite sales representative for a major pest control company I saw the “writing on the wall” several years ago when Termidor first became available. Why would someone pay thousands of dollars for a termite treatment and hundreds of dollars every year to maintain a guarantee when a product so easy to use and so effective was available. Two years ago, after leaving the Company, I discovered that my house was re-infested with termites. I spot treated the area where I found the termites with Termidor purchased from Do My Own Pest Control and I placed some wood monitors in the area a few weeks later; they took no hits. This past Summer I noticed some damage on my siding and as I continued to pull off pieces I found a lot of termite damage, but no termites. Termidor works because the treatment does not have to be perfect. Get some in the area where they are active and they will carry it back to the colony. There is no need to pay for costly drilling inside your home anymore.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Knocked out my ant problem!

    By Charles on 08/29/2008

    First, I was impressed with just the bottle. Termidor SC is designed so you can pour exactly the right amount of mix with no trouble. Second, I have had a chronic carpenter ant problem for years. It costs a minimum of $200 for a professional to do 1 treatment, or $350 for a year. For about $70 total and 20 minutes of my time, I knocked out the ant problem. I have enough left over for at least three years. All the ants running up and down and inside my house walls disappeared in a couple of hours. There are dead ants everywhere outdoors, with a couple staggering around in circles.

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    764 of 788 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Most effective

    By Mike on 11/12/2008

    As a Termite and Pest Control professional, NOTHING beats Termidor SC. By far the most effective and safe termiticide on the market.  Do not trust anything else to protect your home!

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    612 of 648 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Termites Eating My Pool Liner.... NO MORE!

    By Chip on 09/21/2009

    I couldn't figure out why my above ground pool was losing water. I hired a professional "leak buster" outfit to help me find the source. It turned out there wasn't one hole in my liner, there were thousands of tiny holes caused by moisture seeking subterranean termites! I tried treating the issue myself with some Home Depot bait stakes. That liner lasted 1 season before the pool started losing water again. I somehow found this site and started to research this Termidor stuff. I bought a jug and a pump sprayer. Since the lining needed replaced (again) I got all set up. When the old lining was removed, I soaked the sand base with my sprayer filled with the Termidor solution. I replaced the liner. Then, I sprayed the outside base of the pool and let the solution roll down the sides through the gravel. Since I had about 12 bait stake holes, I pumped them full of the diluted solution as well. I used the entire bottle on my pool. It's been two full seasons since I treated with Termidor and needless to say, I am thrilled. Not even a hint of termites! If I were to ever install a pool again, I would treat with Termidor as a preventative measure. I had no idea termites hunted for water in swimming pools. I highly recommend this product and this website!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    I am sold!

    By Myron on 09/03/2008

    An excellent product. I do maintenance for our church and school and use Termidor SC for ant control. I was spraying or using granules every week. This product has sold me on a true ant control product that you only have to use every once in awhile. This product will save you money because of time and labor involved in normal products.

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    335 of 364 people found this review helpful

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i have 2 inactive termite tunnels can spray or have to drill. 1in crawl space& garage.

1company want to drill put in ground crawl space &garage;&one; company wants to spray.the spray is affordable. the drilling is very high but want to work.


We recommend doing a complete Termite Barrier Treatment if you are seeing signs of termite activity. Using Termidor SC will give you a 10 year barrier treatment against subterreanean termites. Termidor SC is applied in a trench and in drilled holes directly around all sides of the structure. It will take approx. 90 days to kill any active colonies depending on their size. You can apply Termidor Foam in the wall voids in the sheet rock to spot treat activity. Where there is concrete you will need to drill directly into the slab. This includes patios and garages. Please read the article below for more information on treating termites.

How to Perform a Termite Treatment

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Can you clarify perimeter use v. property use?

We have an in ground pool in our backyard that has a partial mahogany deck about 4” from the ground. The deck butts up to large field stones set in the soil surrounding the rest of the perimeter of the pool. Mulch paths and beds of ornamentals landscape the pool going outward from the deck and stones. All types and sizes of ants live under the rocks and deck and are quite a nuisance when we sit on the side of the pool. I see that use of Termidor SC is limited to foundations but I'm wondering if spraying it under and around the perimeter of the rocks and deck would be appropriate, or somehow dangerous. Also, we had several 80' trees taken down about 8 years ago. The tree service left us a large piece of one of the trees for projects that we never got to and now the wood is disintegrated; it looks like carpenter ants. Would spraying Termidor SC on and around the wood be helpful in killing the nest? The area is about 60' from our house and removal isn't an option. We can't put out any type of bait since our Rottweiler will dig up and eat anything that even remotely smells like food. Don't know what else to do. Thanks for your input.

Termidor is very limited on the areas it can be used. You are allowed for general insect control to spray only directly against a structure on your property 1-2 feet up and out. You do have the ability to drill holes directly into the dead trunk and inject termidor into the carpenter ant galleries to take care of that infestation. You will need to make sure you keep pets and children away from the treated areas until it has time to dry. If you are looking for a product that you can use more freely around your home for ant control as well as other insects, we would recommend Talstar P. It works extremely well, dries clear, is non-staining and non-irritating, and you have a much wider usage area. Talstar can be sprayed around the foundation of the home, along walkways and driveways, on ornamentals/trees/lawns for insect control as well as indoors around baseboards and crevices. It can also be used in the same method as termidor on the carpenter ant colony in the dead tree. For more information on usage rates and areas you can refer to the product label.

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How can I use Termidor SC when I have a slate patio against the house 10ft by 15ft.

So you can't remove slate and side view of said patio connects to concrete steps and the makeup of said patio looks like rock/concrete. I notice subterranean terminated along side surface of patio. Will drill down through top of patio through slate reach the intended termites?


To treat areas with Termidor SC that have a soil to foundation interruption such as a patio, you would drill holes in the patio using a ½ diameter concrete drill bit that is 18-24 inches long.  The holes will be drilled every 12 inches and filled at a rate of 4 gallons of finished solution every 10 feet, just like you were doing in the trench.

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How do I eliminate the ants on my property?

I have a problem with ants on my property. I believe they are Argentine ants. I see them in lines on the concrete, on the lawn edging, on the fence, and now they are pushing up dirt in my flower beds that have decorative rock. Can I spray away from my house (where most of the ants are) or should I only spray it at the foundation?


Termidor SC is only labeled to be used around a structure and cannot be sprayed further than 6 inches from it, in California. Arilon Insecticide can be used around the perimeter of the home and you could expand the band around the perimeter, for example: you can spray 3 feet up on the foundation and 7 feet out. The active can also be transferred from one ant to another and can be used for direct mound treatments if necessary, as well as surfaces commonly used by ants for foraging such as outdoor edges/frames of windows, doors, utility penetrations, roof lines or eaves, and other structural edges may also be treated. In addition to exterior structural elements, outdoor nesting sites such as refuse collection areas, flower/mulch beds, adjacent tree holes, surrounding turf areas, crawl spaces, or other nest/ foraging sites, and foraging trails can be treated.

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How to treat for termites in Arizona. Different ground cover around home

The majority of the perimeter of my home is rock over dirt. I have a landscaped area in my backyard with pavers going up to the foundation of the house. How do i treat this type of area?? Also, in my front yard there is a walk way going to the front door. Since i obviously can't dig up the concrete, do I treat on the outer side of the concrete walkway which is away from the foundation?? What about my garage and driveway areas? Thank you very much.


The answer to this question is also in our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article. You will want to use the Termidor product. For your concrete areas against the home, you will need to get the termiticide underneath the concrete against the foundation. To do this you will need a hammer drill with a 1/2" x 18" drill bit. You drill holes throughout the concrete about 3-4 inches away from the wall or foundation, and about every 10"-12" apart. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet. To fill these I would recommend using the one gallon sprayer on a "pin stream" setting so you can force the liquid down the hole and not splash it everywhere. You can also use a funnel and pour the termiticide down the holes. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18" long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at Home Depot or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.

As for your areas with rock over dirt, again - you need to get the termiticide product down into the soil to be most effective. We recommend digging a 6in x 6in trench to pour the solution into the ground.

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