Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

Displaying 221 to 240 (of 915 questions)
Sort:
  • Asked by Stevie from Conway, North Caroilna
    04/20/2015
    Q
    Termidor SC for carpenter bees?
    Is Termidor SC effective in controlling carpenter bees? Planning to treat an old unpainted wood structure.
    A
    Termidor SC will kill Carpenter bees, but it really is only labeled to be applied 1ft up and out around the perimeter of the structure. Please see our Carpenter Bee Kits for the best products to use to treat for this pest.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Dan from Northeast Ohio
    08/17/2011
    Q
    Termite infested wood pile?
    I have a wood pile along a fence in my back yard that is infested with white subterranean termites. Can I apply Termidor around the wood pile in a 6"x6" trench as directed to kill the colony before disposing of the wood pile? How long will it take to work? Do you have any other suggestions for this situation? Thanks
    A
     Termidor is only labeled for use around residential and commercial structures and should not be used away from a structure.  So we are not able to recommend it as a treatment method.  Most termiticides are only labeled for use around structures.  Termidor does take up to 90 days to kill a termite colony.  It is recommended when having a wood pile to build a structure for it or place it up on blocks or on a metal stand so it does not come into contact with the ground.  That being said, a 6 x 6 inch trench would work, IF it was labeled to be used away from the house.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ju
    04/04/2016
    Q
    Can Termidor be used to treat termite infested trees? Is it safe for plants/trees?
    A

    Termites do not normally attack live, healthy trees. If the tree has been damaged by termites it would be advisable to remove the tree and perform a liquid termite soil treatment. Most people are primarily concerned with protecting the big investment, their home, and Termidor SC? would be the product to use for that.  Please take a moment to read over our article on "How to do a Termite Treatment" for complete details.  In most cases, termites out in the yard are completely normal and can be left alone.  Termidor is only labeled to be used adjacent to structures and when used as directed is safe around plants/trees that are in this area.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 7 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by David from Tacoma, Wa
    11/17/2018
    Q
    Are there any temperature restrictions with Termidor SC?
    I worked at a company that said we couldn't apply Termidor in weather under 55 degrees. That might have been a company policy. Are there any temperature restrictions beside the freezing threshold restriction, or even levels of temperature that make Termidor use more or less advantageous?
    A

    The only temperature that effects Termidor SC is when it is below freezing.  Termidor SC should not be applied if the ground is below freezing, or it will not take hold

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Alyssa
    04/19/2010
    Q
    How far away from a body of water should you be to safely treat with Termidor SC?
    A
    The exact distance you need to be from a body of water is not specified on the Termidor SC product label. When using Termidor SC, it is the applicators responsibility to make absolutely sure that runoff or overspray cannot enter a body water. You can help ensure this by not using Termidor SC on windy or rainy days or on embankments near the water. The Termidor SC product label states that you cannot use Termidor SC closer than 5 feet from a well or cistern and we feel that same guideline should be followed for other bodies of water as well.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Essa
    07/16/2010
    Q
    How deep should the trench be for an outside Termidor treatment?
    The basement is five feet below the grade level, and I believe on the slab. I found active termites in the basement, they are very close to the walk out door frame and in the nearby side wall. How deep should the trench be for an outside Termidor SC treatment?
    A
    The trench around the exterior of the house only needs to be 6 inches deep.  It is not realistic to dig a 5 foot deep trench and no company would do this either.  On the inside of the basement, it would probably be a good idea to drill through the slab of the basement along the wall that is below grade and apply Termidor SC through the slab and/or treat the termites directly in the wall where the activity is.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bob from Pinellas Park,fla
    05/25/2014
    Q
    Is termidor usable after setting around for a while and getting more yellow than white?
    A
    The shelf life of the Termidor SC when stored properly in a temperature stable environment out of direct sunlight is roughly 5 years. It it has been improperly stored or is older than about 5 years or so, then we would suggest getting a new bottle to ensure the product is at full strength for your needs. If it is within the 5 year date and the color has simply changed, it can be due to the active ingredients settling or just changing slightly over time.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Arno from Stratford N.j.
    07/29/2013
    Q
    If your house has termites should you put Termidor SC all around the house or just where they are found?
    A
    If you have termites in your home, we recommend doing the liquid treatment as outlined in the "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article and then inside the home where you know you have the termites you will treat them directly by injecting the Termidor into the wall or cutting a hole into the wall and spraying on the wood or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Randall from Montgomery, Tx
    07/24/2014
    Q
    Will Termidor SC kill fire ants?
    A
    Termidor SC is not a good option for fire ant control because it can only be used on or immediately adjacent to a structure, it is not labeled to be used out in the yard.  We recommend using a fire ant bait granule such as Advion Fire Ant Granules or Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Granules. Both of these are labeled specifically for fire ants and can be used out in the yard as a broadcast or mound treatment.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Valarie from Laplace, Louisiana
    10/09/2013
    Q
    Which size hole needs to be drilled for Termidor treatment in slab and why?
    I see 3/8 holes around my house already and most houses i've seen have 3/8 also. What is the benifit to a larger hole?
    A
    You can apply Termidor SC in a 3/8 or 1/2 inch hole. Either would be the size drill bit that you will use to drill the holes for termite treatments. The benefit of having a larger hole is that the product will be applied quicker in the hole making the solution reach the soil quicker.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bob from Dana Point, California
    10/24/2011
    Q
    Can I spray Termidor on fascia and exposed wood siding?
    I have replaced most of the more damaged fascia, but there are some additional areas that can be repaired with filler. This includes some shiplap wood under eaves. I am in Southern California and my house is mostly stucco, with wood fascia and exposes eaves. Do I need to drill holes in wood or will surface spray be okay?
    A
    Termidor is not a wood treatment product and will not penetrate into wood.  It is meant to be applied to soil.  So spraying Termidor on fascia boards or any other surface will not do much.  If you are trying to take care of termites in wood, then you have to drill holes into the wood and inject the Termidor directly.  It has to come into contact with the termites in the wood to be effective.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Billy from Conway, Arkansas
    05/16/2015
    Q
    I have brick veneer on my house and there is about a 6 to 8 inch gap to the foundation.
    A
    You will need to dig one long continuous trench that is 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep right up against the foundation of your home. You will then mark the trench off in 10 ft segments. For every 10 feet of trench you will then apply 4 gallons of diluted Termidor SC. This is how all professional companies apply the product and this is how the product label specifies applying the product. Please read our How to Perform a Termite Treatment Article for more information, helpful tips and videos. Please let us know if you need anything else.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Scott
    09/16/2014
    Q
    How would you use this product for a yellow jacket nest or a nest in wall or attic void?
    A
    When using Termidor SC to treat yellow jackets, mix .8fl oz of Termidor SC per gallon of water and treat ONLY the exterior points of the home where you have located the yellow jacket nest. Treat using a low-pressure coarse banded surface spray up to 18 inches in
    width around doors, windows, vents, pipes or any other exterior openings and/or with a crack and crevice injection tip into foundation cracks or drilled holes where listed pests could enter the structure. Inside the home, we recommend using an insecticide dust such as Tempo 1%. You will want to drill holes into walls to access nest and apply dust with a bellow duster such as the B&G Bulb Duster. Termidor SC is a non repellent and will transfer through the colony very effectively.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Carol
    10/13/2010
    Q
    Preventative treatment for soffits (disregard previous!)
    I currently have drywood termites in my wood window frame. Once I remove the trim, what is the best treatment (both remedial and preventative)? Would I foam (or spray?) Bora Care on the wood, then follow with Premise or Termidor? A little confused with the different products. I will also be removing fascia from a boxed soffit and would like to treat the interior of the soffit before closing it up (no current activity)...what is the best course of treatment for prevention? Thanks!
    A
    Both Termidor and Bora-Care are good for treating dry wood termites.  They do it in different ways though.  Termidor is considered to be one of the best treatments around, however it is typically meant for subterranean termites and it is poured into the ground.  When using Termidor to treat dry wood termites, you have to drill holes into the wood and get the Termidor directly into the void where the termites are for it to work. Termidor will not penetrate through the wood, you have to get it in the right place.  Also, Termidor SC does not have any long term protection qualities in the wood.  Bora-Care is a wood treatment product and will penetrate through the wood. When applying Bora-Care you do not have to get it directly where the termites are.  You would typically just spray it on the surface of the wood and the Bora-Care will penetrate through the wood and kill the termites inside.  Also, since Bora-Care is a wood treatment product, it will stay in the wood forever and protect it forever.  The down side is that Bora-Care can only be applied to normal raw wood.  It cannot be applied to wood that has been painted, stained, or sealed.  So, if you are exposing the studs or normal wood anywhere on the house or replacing any wood then usually Bora-Care is what you want to use since it will protect the wood long term.  If you have an infestation in wood that is painted and you will not be replacing it, then typically you would drill holes into the wood and use Termidor SC.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    4 of 4 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by John from Palm City, Florida
    01/31/2013
    Q
    Once the 6" deep x 6" wide trench is dug, what is the pour rate per foot?
    I would like to know once the trench is dug, how much and how is it applied in the trench? Lets say if I have a ten foot trench, how much liquid should be used within that measurement?
    A
    The usage rate is 4 gallons of solution for every 10 ft of trench. Be sure to read our Liquid Termite Treatment article for full directions.
    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kathy from Texas
    10/11/2015
    Q
    Can I do partial treatment with Termidor SC?
    My husband did the trench method. He said he was so tired that he replaced back the untreated soil and sprayed it with Termidor SC the next day and it rained a few hours after he did the spray. Is it still okay if he did it that way? And one more thing, he only sprayed on the front of our house with the landscaped area and did not do trenching. Is it also fine that way too?
    A

    Spraying Termidor SC on the surface of soil is not going to offer a protective barrier like the trench and will only work for the general pests that contact the soil surface. Termidor binds to the soil that it is applied to and needs to be used in a trench 6 x 6 inches to offer the best protection. It also does not move through the soil after rain. Termites do not actually contact the surface so it would be best to go back and complete the trench in those areas that have not been done.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Danny from Elkin, Nc
    09/10/2016
    Q
    How far apart do I drill holes in concrete slab to apply Termidor SC?
    A

    The holes should be 2" from the foundation wall and 10-12" apart. You will apply the finished solution at 4 gallons every 10 lineal feet. You will mix 0.8 fl oz of Termidor SC per gallon in a 5 gallon bucket (4 gallons of water and 3.2 fl oz of Termidor SC).

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Ed from Philadelphia, Pa
    09/26/2015
    Q
    Will Termidor SC kill lawn grubs?
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for grubs but we do offer products that are effective. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Grubs for the best results.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Lh from Wauchula, Florida
    05/15/2016
    Q
    Does Termidor SC work in sandy soil applications with the trenching method?
    The sandy soil in my area Of Florida is hydrophobic and does not absorb water or chemicals. Will one of the two foaming agents that you sell for use with Termidor SC Act as a surfactant or wetting agent? Will either of these two foaming Products disrupt the non repellent nature of the Termidor? Or is there another wetting agent that you would recommend?
    A

    Termidor SC has soil binding molecules in it that will allow it to bind to any soil regardless of the density. It is not labeled to be used with a foaming agent in the trenching method. 

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 3 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Gerhard from Mountain Home, Tx
    07/25/2015
    Q
    Will Termidor SC kill fire ants if spot-treating the mounds?
    Can I spot treat the fire ant mounds?
    A

    Termidor SC cannot be used to treat fire ants or their mounds. We recommend that you treat the individual mounds (as well as a broadcast) with Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. It will take approximately 1.5-2 lbs per acre and 2-5 TBSP per mound. Please see our Fire Ant Pest Guide for more information and tips about treating for this pest.

    Was this answer helpful to you?   Yes No
    3 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
Displaying 221 to 240 (of 915 questions)