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  • Asked by Michael from Mebane, Nc
    02/20/2017
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    Where is the best place to spray Termidor, on my brick foundation, the grass, or between the two?
    My house is on a cement/brick slab.
    A

    Termidor SC is applied 1 ft up and 1 ft out directly up against the foundation for a crawling insect barrier 2-4 times per year depending on the rate used (see product label for complete mixing instructions). If treating for subterranean termites, the product is applied in a 6 X 6 trench and in drilled holes up against the foundation. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Termites for more detailed information on a successful eradication program.

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  • Asked by Ed from San Diego, Ca
    08/25/2011
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    For a 6 in.X6 in.X10 ft trench it looks like 4 gallons will fill less than 1/4 of the trench. Is that correct?
    A
    Your aim is not to actually fill the trench. You aim is to drench the trench. You will need to spread the four gallons of diluted Termidor SC over 10 linear feet of the 6 inch x 6 inch trench.
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  • Asked by Kathy from Texas
    10/11/2015
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    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.

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  • Asked by Brent from Amarillo, Texas
    08/26/2012
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    I have 14 X 20 foot shed. It is 8 inches off the ground. What is the best way to treat for termitestermites.
    How should I apply the treatment for termites. They were in some scrap wood stored under the shed. I have removed the wood.
    A

    You should perform a liquid termite treatment in the ground to get the termites where they are entering the shed.  To perform a treatment just as a professional company would do, please read our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article which explains exactly how you should treat your home properly.  Doing a treatment like what is described in the article will not only take care of existing termites that you have, but it will also protect and prevent future termites from entering for about 7 years.  Even though the article talks about a home, the shed is no different.  You should dig a trench around the structure as described in the article below, as well as try to trench around individual supports under the shed if possible, if any exist.

    Here is a a link to the article:  http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/termite-treatment-c-3_352.html

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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  • Asked by George from Tempe Az
    11/20/2014
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    Can Termidor SC be applied more than 48 hours before a preconstruction slab is poured?
    What is the recommended time frame to treat preconstruction slabs with termidor SC?
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    Termidor SC needs atleast 24 hours to bond to soil before pouring a concrete slab. You should apply Termidor SC 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 Lh from Wauchula, Florida
    05/15/2016
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    When using one of the two foaming agents that you sell along with Termidor SC, how is the foam generated?
    Is the foam generated by the chemical activity of the foaming agent when mixed with water or Termidor SC? Or is the foam generated by the activity of the pump up foamsprayer and it's nozzle?
    A

    When applying Termidor SC as a foam, it is both the chemistry of the foaming agent and the pressurized application from the foaming equipment that generate the foam, so we must have both of these components to create a foam from a liquid insecticide concentrate.

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  • Asked by Gerhard from Mountain Home, Tx
    07/25/2015
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    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.

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  • Asked by Nathan
    04/01/2011
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    Instead of making trench, is it as effective if I make holes in the ground every six inches and pour Termidor?
    A
    No, a trench is what you should do.  Drilling a hole every six inches does not ensure that you get complete coverage around your foundation.  There will be gaps in the treatment, and you do not want gaps in the treatment at all.  The goal should be a non stop barrier with no gaps around your home.  The only way to do this is to trench at least the areas that you can, which is where the ground comes up to the house.
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  • Asked by Bg from Ontario
    10/19/2018
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    Can Termidor SC be shipped to individuals without an applicator's license in California?
    A

    Termidor SC can be shipped to homeowners in California for applying as directed to their own property without having a license. You will need a license issued by the state if you plan to treat a property that you do not own or for profit.

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  • Asked by George from Port Gibson Ms.
    07/07/2013
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    I have black carpender ants in my 18 inch oak tree. Will termidor sc kill my tree when I spray from ground up?
    A
    Termidor is only labeled to be used around the perimeter of the structure for ant treatment. The Carpenter Ant Kit #1 consists of baits that the Carpenter Ants will eat and take back to their nest.  They will then feed the bait to the queen and the other colony members and in turn the product will kill all of the ants in the colony.  This is important because once the colony is eliminated, you will not have to battle them again.  That being said, these baits are very safe and completely harmless to trees or plant life outside.  The ants will not move to another location or to your house.  These products are a bait that the carpenter ants are attracted to and will want to eat, so it will not cause them to move away from it.  Follow the instructions on the packaging.
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  • Asked by Myungchan from La Crescenta, Ca
    07/07/2015
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    Is it effective to spray Termidor along "inside boundary of crawl space"?
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    We actually recommend, if possible, to apply Termidor in a trench inside the crawl space. You will use the same method as you do around the entire structure.

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  • Asked by Charles from Greenwell Springs, La
    08/06/2015
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    Can Termidor SC trenching and Advance Termite Bait Stations be used in tandem?
    I've been considering trenching around the piers of my house with Termidor SC and also placing Advance bait stations (there are some areas of soil that I strongly suspect have termite activity). The two products have two different poisons - if termites come in contact with both will chemical interaction reduce the effectiveness of either one?
    A

    Yes! You can use Advance Bait stations and Termidor combined. The stations will help monitor and the Termidor will be a barrier. Both products will work together not against each other. Please see our article Sentricon vs Termidor for more information about these two types of treatments.

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  • Asked by Mark from Titusville Fl
    07/08/2013
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    My home is on a well...Can I use termidor ? Thank you
    A

    Termidor SC is not known to leech through the soil. You will need to follow the Termidor SC product label which has specific instructions for treating near a well to avoid any contamination issues:

    TREATMENT AROUND wellS OR CISTERNS: Do not contaminate wells or cisterns.
    Structures With wells/Cisterns Inside Foundations: Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of a structure can only be treated using the following techniques:
    1. Do not apply within 5 feet of any well or cistern by rodding and/or trenching or by the backfill method. Treat soil between 5 and 10 feet from the well or cistern by the backfill method only. Treatment of soil adjacent to water pipes within 3 feet of grade should only be done by the backfill method.
    a) Trench and remove soil to be treated onto heavy plastic sheeting or similar material or into a wheelbarrow.
    b) Treat the soil at the rate of 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet per foot of depth of the trench, or 1 gallon per 1.0 cubic feet of soil. Mix thoroughly into the soil taking care to contain the liquid and prevent runoff or spillage.
    c) After the treated soil has absorbed the solution, replace the soil into the trench.
    Structures With Adjacent wells/Cisterns and/or Other water Bodies: Applicators must inspect all structures with nearby water sources such as wells, cisterns, surface ponds, streams, and other bodies of water and evaluate, at a minimum, the treatment recommendations listed below prior to making an application.


    1. Prior to treatment, if feasible, expose the water pipes) coming from the well to the structure, if the pipes) enter the structure within 3 feet of grade.
    2. Prior to treatment applicators are advised to take precautions to limit the risk of applying the termiticide into subsurface drains that could empty into any bodies of water. These precautions include evaluating whether application of the termiticide to the top of the footer may result in contamination of the subsurface drain. Factors such as depth to the drain system and soil type and degree of compaction should be taken into account in determining the depth of treatment.
    3. When appropriate (i.e., on the water side of the structure), the treated backfill technique (described above) can also be used to minimize off-site movement of termiticide.

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  • Asked by Scott
    09/05/2010
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    How long will it take to be safe after spot treating with Termidor SC?
    I noticed subterranean termites on my window sill. They were pretty bad, so I removed the drywall inside. When I spray the studs inside with Termidor SC, do we need to leave the house to be safe. If so, how long? Should I install the drywall and insulation right after I spray? I'm also treating the outside by digging a trench and drilling holes every 10 inches like you suggest.
    A
    Termidor SC is a very safe product and widely used by professional companies inside homes every day across the country.  Termidor SC is odorless and does not have any fumes.  As long as you applied the product as directed inside the wall, you do not have to leave the home.  We always recommend leaving the room after applying any product and just allow enough time for it to dry which is usually about 30 to 45 minutes.  As far as replacing the drywall, you can do so usually after 24 hours when everything has had time to dry out.  If you replace the drywall too soon before the wall has dried, you can have moisture issues which can lead to mold.  24 hours is usually plenty of time for everything to dry out.
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  • Asked by 'd'jon' from Vista, Ca
    01/06/2015
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    Termidor: Shelf life? Solut. shelf life? Unhealthy for men if used indoor or crowl space? Protects 10 years???
    Dry wood termite activity suspected inside chimny framing; dry wood and sub t. activity spotted in the crowl spase... The house built - finaliyed in 2005... The building 'completely wrapped' with vinil siding... Ground covered up to the walls 90% around...
    A
    If stored in a cool dry area, Termidor will last 3-5 years. You want to be sure to use any mixed solutions within 24 hours of mixing. Termidor is meant to be applied indoors as spot treatment only. It is recommended to perform the same 6inx6in trench in the crawspace as around the outside perimeter. Was the solution is applied into the trench it will bond with the soil and last up to ten years. You may want to consider if possible injecting a foam like Alpine Foam into the areas where you have seen the drywood termites. Please visit our guides and tips for Termite control.
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  • Asked by Louise from Houston, Tx
    06/17/2014
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    Texas Fire Ants and Chiggers
    How effective is this product on fire ants in Texas; if so, for how long before spraying needs to be done again? Does it work well for chiggers too? Could I effectively use the Talstar P I bought from you for other pests also for chiggers and fire ants or is it better to buy this product two for these 2 pests?
    A

    Termidor SC is not a good option for fire ant control because it can only be used on or immediately next to a structure. It is not labeled to be used in the lawn.

    Talstar P (Talstar One) would be a good option for chiggers in the lawn. This can be broadcast across the yard.

    For fire ants, we would recommend a bait, Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. This can be broadcast across the lawn or applied to individual mounds.

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  • Asked by Beverly from Ventura, Ca
    11/08/2013
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    We have a mobile home with "sub" termites found by 3 professional companies only on 3 spots on one side of our
    home. We also live very close to a lake with fish and ducks. Since we can't trench on the lake side, can we just trench along the infected side and just spray under the entire coach?
    A
    With a situation such as yours, you just need to do the best you can while preventing any run-off from getting into the lake. You definitely will want to trench along the side where the temites have been spotted. Apply Termidor to as much of the soil under the coach as possible by trenching or spraying.
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  • Asked by Barry from Tucson, Az
    11/06/2011
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    Do I need to drill holes in patio slab if I can pour around the divider between patio and house slab?
    My patio slab is not part of the post-tension slab the house is built on. The divider is a black foam-like material that is loose but cannot be easily pulled out due to overhang of stucco wall directly above. I think I can pour termiticide solution in this slot around the patio perimeter without drilling holes.
    A
    You can do this if you choose, however the reason it is recommended to drill and close the holes is so you can prevent water from getting into the chemical that you apply.  Also, usually the crack between the patio and house slab is not large enough to pour 4 gallons per 10 lineal feet along the house.  If you did use the crack, you need to make sure you can patch it adequately as to not let water down the crack and dilute the chemical, and also you need to make sure you get the 4 gallons per 10 feet down the crack as recommended.
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  • Asked by Nick from Wichita, Ks
    05/29/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be used in a crawl space below the house?
    A
    Termidor SC should be applied as a trench and in drilled holes on the exterior of the house. You can also trench inside the crawl space and should around any piers also. Please refer to our How to Perform a Termite Treatment Article for more information on treating for termites. Please let us know if you need anything else. We are always happy to help!
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  • Asked by Ms
    05/10/2010
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    Is it ok to spray Termidor SC within 24 hours of expected rain?
    An exterminator wants to apply Termidor however its supposed to rain a few hours later...He says that as long as its dry for two hours..It should not compromise the effectiveness. Under the Q/A section it was suggested to spray when rain is not expected within 24 hours?
    A
    We are not the manufacturer, but it is our suggestion to not apply if it is going to rain within 24 hours.  The product does need some time to bond to the soil.  We might suggest insisting that he treat on another day when there is no rain in the forecast.
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