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  • Asked by Richard from Bainbridge Ga
    05/11/2015
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    Can you use Termidor SC inside your house for flea control?
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    Termidor SC cannot be applied indoors or for flea control. We do carry an Indoor Flea Kit that will be great for this application. You will vacuum daily (discarding the bag or emptying the canister after each use) and spray once every two weeks. It is highly recommended to make a minimum of two applications indoors but may require additional applications depending on the level of fleas.

     

    Flea Treatment Information

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  • Asked by Alicia from Trinidad, West Indies
    08/07/2011
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    Can Termidor be used to treat mold crickets in your yard?
    Presently the mole crickets are cutting through roots of the flower plants in the ground.
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    Termidor is not labeled to treat mole crickets and Termidor is not allowed to be used in the yard at all.  For mole crickets we recommend Advion Insect Granules which are specifically labeled for mole crickets.
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  • Asked by Marty
    03/05/2011
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    Does Termidor SC protect against the formosan termites?
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    Yes, Termidor SC will work for Formosan termites. Formosan termites are a species of subterranean termites and Termidor SC is labeled for subterranean termites.

    How to Perform Your Own Termite Treatment

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  • Asked by Barbara from Pasadena, Ca
    07/29/2015
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    Can I use Termidor SC on a termite infested olive tree and how?
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    Termites do not 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 with Termidor SC to ensure subterranean termites to not find a food source inside of your home. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to Perform a Termite Treatment which will explain how to do the treatment in laymens terms and also explain any needed equipment. Most folks find that they only need a 5 gallon bucket and perhaps a drill in some situations. You should follow the Termidor product label and you should mix Termidor with water as specified. No special equipment is needed to diltute Termidor because it is a water based product and readily mixes with water.
     

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  • Asked by Beth from Orlando, Fl
    09/06/2011
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    Can I use Termidor on a screened porch that my pets have free access to?
    I use Termidor to make a perimeter around my house for ants, roaches, and other general insects. I spray about 3 ft. up and 3 ft. out on the ground. Can I use this the same way in a screened porch that my pets (cats) have free access to or should I use an indoor/outdoor product instead? If I use Termidor, pretty much all of the floor of the porch would be sprayed where the pets walk and sit. I use Suspend to make a perimeter inside the house and could use that instead on the screened porch.
    A
    Termidor SC should not be used in the screened porch as that is considered an "indoor use" which is prohibited on the product label (unless it is used in wall voids). We recommend that you do stick to using the Suspend SC on the screened porch.
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  • Asked by Shirley from Alexandria, Va
    04/22/2017
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    Termidor SC was mistakenly applied inside empty kitchen cabinets. What can be done to make the cabinets safe?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used inside except for spot treating active infestations.  If applied as a crack and crevice spray inside cabinets it would be recommended to thoroughly clean the area with warm soap and water or an all-purpose surface cleaner. 

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  • Asked by James
    05/24/2010
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    How long will Termidor last when sprayed outdoors for general pest control?
    I plan on applying a 0.06% solution of Termidor to the outer walls of my house and in the crawl space to control ants, spider, etc.
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    Termidor is only labeled to apply two times a year but may be applied more often if need be.  Typically most insecticides will last up to 3 months at the most depending on climate and weather patterns.
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  • Asked by Adrian
    06/18/2011
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    How to do a preventive treatment of Termidor before pouring a slab?
    I am building a garage and the footer and the wall are already up. We have placed 2B crushed stone around the wall of the foundation (the initial trench of the footer was filled with stone instead of soil to help water drainage). So if I spray Termidor on the perimeter it will likely penetrate very fast. Is it OK to spray the entire surface before pouring the slab or I should only focus on the inner perimeter.
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    When building a structure you should apply Termidor to the entire area under where you are going to pour the slab.  You should apply Termidor at the rate of 1 gallon per 10 square feet.  You should apply slightly more around the perimeter edges and around any plumbing pipes or expansion joints that will be in the slab.
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  • Asked by Sharon from Gulfport,ms 39507
    05/15/2013
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    Will valuable plants at base of concrete piers die from injecting Termidor very close to plant roots?
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    The Termidor label says to not use the product within one foot of the drip line of edible plants, but does not mention ornamentals or non-edibles. To make sure your plants will be safe, please contact BASF at 1-800-777-8570.
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  • Asked by Jon from Spring Hill, Tn
    04/30/2015
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    Found some termite activity on some scrap wood in my crawl space?
    Hi, I just finished one project with your help and products and now I have a new project. I'm looking at a rental property. I have done a very detailed inspection and can find no termite activity to the structure.....both in the home and under the home look great. When I lifted the plastic moisture barrier in the crawl space, I found some termite activity on some scrap pieces of wood lying on the dirt under the plastic sheeting. I don't see any dead bodies, wings, or alive termites......just this damage to a couple scraps left by the builders (home is 13 years old). How would I approach this project? I plan to order some more Termidor and treat the soil around the home and treat the soil around the pillers in the crawl space, just as an insurance policy...anything else at this point?
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    You actually sound like you are already on the right track on knowing what to do.  You would apply in a trench with Termidor SC around the outside of the home  and around the pillars in the crawl space. Also inspect the home to ensure there is not an active infestation.  If an active infestation is located it would also be recommended to do the trench along the inside wall of the crawl space.
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  • Asked by Amy from Spokane, Wa
    04/09/2012
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    We had Termidor sprayed around the outside walls of a vegetable garden box (made of wood) almost 1 year ago.
    How long do we need to wait before we can plant vegetables to eat in the garden box that was treated?
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    As long as the Termidor SC was only applied outside of the actual garden area it should not effect the soil inside the garden area. If there is a doubt if some Termidor SC got inside of the garden area you can remove the soil and replace it with fresh soil to avoid any contamination issues.
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  • Asked by Stephen from Charlotte, Nc
    04/19/2015
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    Carpenter Ants but other Bugs
    I plan on using this to take care of carpenter ants, but I also have Clover Mites, Spider, and Wasp issues (I live near woods). Once I apply this as a band around home, can I later on apply a general pest control product to the areas I have spiders, mites, and wasps or do I use this product for that and apply directly to them?
    A
    Termidor SC is specifically labeled to be used around the perimeter of your home for various pests, including carpenter ants. We would recommend using a general pesticide such as Talstar P to control mites, spiders and wasps. This can be sprayed on trees, flowers, ornamentals, etc. It is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of edibles. This will work for at least 30 days outdoors.
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  • Asked by Bryan from Westford, Ma
    09/27/2014
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    I would like to backfill the application trench it with fresh gravel, is this a good idea?
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    No, it is not recommended to backfill the termite trench with rock or gravel. Termidor SC is made to bind to soil molecules which allows it to last for 10 years whereas Termidor applied to porous surfaces such as roack and/or gravel will only last and remain effective for a few months.
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  • Asked by Jeff
    04/13/2010
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    Can I use Termidor SC in sandy soil near a water well?
    I have a mobile home with somewhat sandy soil under it. A non drinking well is 15 feet away. How would we self treat for termites that are present.
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    As long as the well is at least 15 feet away, you can use Termidor SC, which is the most widely used termite control product available by professional companies.  You should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which will explain to you exactly how you should treat your home for termites.  If you have any further questions, you can always call us at 866-581-7378.
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  • Asked by Barbara from Prairieville, La
    10/14/2011
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    How long before you can eat fruit from tree if Termidor used within 10 feet?
    We had our house treated for termites with Termidor last fall. We have two fruit trees near the house, one 3 feet away and one 7 or 8 feet away. What are the chances that the fruit is contaminated? Is Termidor systemic? Should we discard the fruit this year? Would it be safe next year?
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    We recommend that you contact the Termidor SC manufacturer directly since we can only give you information based on the product label. You can reach BASF at 800-526-1072
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  • Asked by Travis from Granada Hills
    08/23/2018
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    How do I apply Termidor SC if there is concrete around my house ?
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    If you are doing a trench application for termites and there is concrete surrounding the foundation, then holes will need to be drilled all around the home to properly apply the Termidor SC.  The holes need to be drilled every 10-12 inches apart, 18 inches in depth to reach the soil beneath the concrete and anywhere from 3/8 inch – ½ inch in diameter.  Please refer to our Termite Treatment Guide for a more in depth step by step on how to treat your home for subterranean termites. 

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  • Asked by London from Cincinnati
    11/25/2013
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    Recently leased a home and found that it is infested with roaches. What products do I use for indoor and outdoor treatments?
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    We recommend that you treat the inside and the outside of the home with one of our Roach Control Kits. They include an insecticide, an insect growth regulator (IGR) and a roach bait gel. Termidor SC can be applied only on the outside of the home once every six months (1 ft up and 1 ft out directly around the structure). Below are some great articles with information on the treatment for roaches that you might find extremely helpful. Please read the product labels for each product for specific application instructions. If you need additional advice, please contact us at 866.581.7378.

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/cockroach-gel-and-bait-station-placement-guide-a-44.html

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/cockroach-quick-tips-a-59.html

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-german-roaches-a-245.html

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  • Asked by Susie from Seminole Fl.
    08/16/2014
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    Does Termidor SC kill German roaches and how long does it stay active?
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    Termidor SC is NOT labeled for indoor pest control including for German Roaches. We recommend applying the products in our German Roach Control Kit. For more information on roach control, please check out our German Roach Article.
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  • Asked by Larry from Boynton Beach, Fl
    05/13/2015
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    I have very tiny ants popping up now and then in kitchen and bath maybe other places.
    A
    We would recommend applying Termidor SC (1 ft up and 1 ft out) directly to the exterior of the home twice a year. Phantom would be a great choice for the indoor cracks and crevices. It will last inside for three months with the liquid formulation and one month for the aerosol.
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  • Asked by John from Silver Spring Md 20904
    02/22/2015
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    What is your best selling product for killing ants?
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    We would really like to know what type ants you are needing to treat? We recommend you use a product called Termidor SC around the exterior of your home. Termidor is the # 1 choice for ant control around the home. Termidor is a non-repellent insecticide that works with a delayed reaction amd also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertently carry it back to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor and wipe out the colony. Termidor only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants, centipedes, roaches, spiders, silverfish, wasps and many other nuisance insects. You will need to apply Termidor SC 1-2 ft up the foundation and 1-2 ft out onto the ground, around door frames, window frames, places where cables, pipes or wires go through the wall and any other crack or crevice where the ants can gain entry into your home.
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