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  • Asked by Cndy
    10/13/2015
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    Is Termidor SC good for wood boring beetles?
    A

    Unfortunately,Termidor SC is not the best choice for wood boring beetles. Boracare would be the best choice for that. You can also see our article on How to Get Rid of Wood Boring Beetles as well for more information on this topic.

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  • Asked by Jennifer from Heislerville, Nj
    05/29/2017
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    Does Termidor work on controlling mosquitoes? Or does Talstar work better?
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for mosquitoes nor can you use it on plants which is key when treating for them.  Talstar P would be a better option, be sure to apply to the underside of leaves of trees and bushes where adults lay during the day and if needed on the lawn for further control.

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  • Asked by Scott from Lawrenceville, Georgia
    06/08/2015
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    Drilling concrete and burried utilities a concern?
    Do I need to concern myself with buried water, gas, and or electrical pipes/lines when drilling 18" deep for treatment? Could my hot/cold lines be buried under garage slab or the like? Or is should there be some particular code that dictates the depth of these types of utilities coming from the home? I've got two stories on a 3 sided concrete basement. The basement exit has a small slap in the vicinity of the gas and electrical meter. Should I get it marked before trenching and slab drilling? Thanks.
    A
    If you are not sure where the utulity lines are located on your property, it is always a good idea to have them marked before drilling to apply Termidor SC or any other product.  You can call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days before you are ready to drill to have someone come out and mark your utility lines. 
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  • Asked by Billy from Kenney, Il
    07/23/2018
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    After the 6x6 perimeter trench has been treated, would it be advisable to fill the trench with rock or gravel
    Would filling the trench with rock or gravel allow for future treatments without re-digging the trench as the rock/gravel would remain permeable? Perhaps this would reduce effectiveness of the treatment as it would also allow water to access the treated soil.
    A

    The trench should be filled back with the soil you removed to create it so that it can be treated and create the area termites will go through to contact the Termidor SC.  It will last 10 years or more in the soil.

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  • Asked by Billy from Kenney Illinois
    07/23/2018
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    Brick Basement Treatment
    My home was built in 1923 and has a full basement with brick walls. I started removing some wood walls and noticed live termites where one of the wood walls was attached to the brick. The termites were entering right where the brick wall meet the concrete floor through a cracked mortar joint. This entry point is aprox 4 feet below grade. I have ordered product to do a perimeter treatment of the house. Is there anything special I need to do in addition to the standard perimeter treatment since the termites are entering the basement so far below grade?
    A

    If you are doing a perimeter treatment and there is a basement below grade, then the recommended treatment would involve rodding in addition to the standard 6 in x 6 in trench. A professional company would use a long rod attached to a truck spray rig to inject more termiticide every 12 inches to a depth of at least 4 feet. Since a homeowner does not have those tools, you could use a hollow rod or pipe, or a long drill bit (18-24 inches) to help create space to force more termiticide into the ground, ideally at least what you would use for regular treatment, which averages about ½ gallon of solution every 12 inches.

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  • Asked by Alana from Morrisonville
    03/25/2014
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    How do I do a termite barrier treatment when I have a slab on 3 sides of my home?
    How would I treat the center walls in my home?
    A
    You will need to use a hammer drill to get through the slab and into the soil. Theholes should be drilled every 10-12 inches and be about 18-24 inches deep. You will need to apply about a 1/2 gallon of the finished solution to each of the holes. On  the side without the slab surrounding the structure you will trench right up against the foundation and apply the product as directed on the product label, 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. If you are on a slab there is usually only a need to treat the center walls if you see activity. If you do have current activity you can drill into the wall and spray the colony directly with Termidor or you can foam the wall with Termidor Foam.
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  • Asked by Renee from Perth, Western Australia
    05/17/2016
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    If an Herb and Vegetable garden has been treated with Termidor how safe is soil after 2 months?
    I am looking at pulling out the existing herbs and vegetables (haven't eaten any) and replanting new ones in say 2 months time. Would the soil be safe to do this is or is there a residual left in the soil from the Termidor and if so any idea for how long I have to wait before it will be safe?
    A

    Termidor SC binds with soil and can stay in the soil up to 10 years. We highly recommend to contact the manufacturer BASF 800-526-1072 since it was applied in an off-label manner. 

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  • Asked by Steve from Paris, Il
    06/04/2013
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    I have an attached deck and cannot get under it to trench along the foundation. How should I handle this?
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    The best treatment option for this area is to just pull the boards closest to the house up and trench the dirt and then nail the boards back down. If you are unable to pull the boards up you have two other possible options. You would need to treat this as a concrete area that you will need to drill through just like a garage or driveway that might be in the way of trenching. You can try trenching all the way around the deck but you are still left with the possibility of the termites being able to come up the foundation in the untreated area under the deck. Please see the instructions for drilling holes in concrete in our How To Do A Termite Treatment guide for tips on this application.
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  • Asked by Peter
    07/20/2017
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    Will Termidor SC be effective for sod web worms?
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for treating sod webworms. The most popular product for sod webworms is Talstar. Please take a moment to look over our Sod Webworm Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing this pest.  

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  • Asked by Frank from Pennsauken Nj
    09/03/2018
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    How do I apply Termidor around a french drain?
    A

    Per the Termidor SC label: French drains eliminate water at the footing along a foundation perimeter. They are common in hollow block foundation structures to drain water seeping from the exterior perimeter or underneath the foundation. Soil must be dry before applying to sites with French drains. DO NOT rod through the slab any closer than 24 inches to the French drain to prevent Termidor SC finished dilution seepage and/or damage to the drain or the tiles. DO NOT apply Termidor SC within 5 feet of the sump pump pit and pump. To prevent drainage/seepage from the block into the drain, DO NOT drill through hollow block foundations that border the French drain.

    Once French drains have been identified and located, apply a 0.06%, 0.09%, or 0.125% Termidor SC finished dilution as follows:

    1. Unplug the sump pump. Inspect sump pump pit for water. If no water is present, the treatment can be made provided the sump pump remains unplugged, or

    2. if water is in the sump pump pit, unplug the sump pump and remove four cups of water from the sump pump pit. Mark the water level. Wait 10 minutes and check the water level in the sump pump pit again. If the water level has risen, there is too much seepage to perform the treatment at this time. If the water level does not rise, make the treatment provided the sump pump remains unplugged.

    During application, check the sump pump pit every few minutes for the presence of Termidor SC finished dilution. If detected, stop treatment immediately and remove the contents of the sump pump pit before plugging in the sump pump again. Either apply the removed sump pump pit contents to a labeled site or dispose of the removed contents as directed by this label in the Pesticide Disposal section.

    Note: For structures with French drains located adjacent to the outside of the foundation, refer to the Structures with Adjacent Wells/Cisterns and/or Other Water Bodies section of this label.

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  • Asked by Mark from Niceville, Fl
    07/09/2013
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    I treated perimeter with Termidor SC 2 or 3 years ago .06% concentration, when next treatment?
    A
    We are assuming you are asking when you will need to treat again. With Termidor SC, if you did the trench treatment properly around the foundation of your home, it will protect your home and last for at least 10 years in the soil. Retreatment will not need to be done for at least another 8 years. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Donnis
    03/25/2014
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    Can I order termite preventive treatment from Do My Own & it be as effective as the commercial guys?
    Can I do the liquid treatment for termites, I see you have the same name brand of treatment that the professionals use; I'm not sure if it's the same strength? I have seen the videos on the site before of how to do it.
    A

    Yes, we are here to provide you with the same products the pros use, but for less. We are so happy you were able to review our How To videos.  Termidor SC once put into the soil will last up to ten years.

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  • Asked by Bri from Rensselaer
    05/17/2018
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    Why cant you sell Termidor to NY?
    A

    Termidor SC is only able to be purchased by licensed professionals in the state of NY. We do have a link to New York products that are permissible for us to ship. 

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  • Asked by Whitney from Morgan City. La.
    01/29/2020
    Q
    Is Termidor SC good for roaches also?
    A

    Termidor is labeled to control roaches but it’s not labeled to be used indoors. Please take a look at our Roach Control Guide for information on how to control roaches. We also have Roach Kits that have the products you need to do a roach treatment indoors. 

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  • Asked by Eugene from Houston, Texas
    06/04/2013
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    Do I need to have Termidor applied inside the house with perimeter treatment ?
    Right now I do not have termites, it's all preventive. By inside the house I mean foam around pipes, under the sink, etc.
    A
    Termidor is only labeled to be used inside for spot treatments. You can use Termidor as a preventative outdoors and a generally residual insecticide like talstar for indoor perimeter treatment for all different types of insects.
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  • Asked by Chelinh from Baton Rouge, La
    06/17/2014
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    Can Termidor be applied along concrete walk ways, patios, and drive ways that are paved against house walls?
    A
    Termidor SC should only be applied a foot up and a foot out directly up against the structure for a topical barrier and in the soil (6" by 6" trench and/or drilled holes in concrete) for termite control/prevention. It cannot be applied as a broadcast or on walk ways, patios or inside the structure.
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  • Asked by Michael from Baton Rouge,la.
    06/27/2014
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    How much Termidor SC concentrate will you use to make 1 gallon?
    A
    You will use 0.8 fl. oz. of Termidor SC in 1 gallon of water. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Marjorie from Summit, Nj
    03/24/2015
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    Does Termidor kill young rhododendrons near house?
    Using a direct injection unit, Termidor SC was injected at the perimeter of the base of the brick exterior of a new kitchen addition on 11/5/2014 using the trench/soil injection method. Three young rhododendrons were planted about 2 feet away from the house. They did not survive the winter. Could the Termidor be responsible for killing these perennials?
    A
    It is highly unlikely the Termidor killed the rhododendrons. Now, if they were young, the injection or disruption of the soil may have caused distress on the plant. 
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  • Asked by Helen
    11/04/2010
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    How long is Termidor effective indoors when applied as a spot treatment indoors?
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    Termidor SC can only be used to spot treat for termites in wall voids indoors. When used properly Termidor SC will last for about 6 weeks in wall voids. If you want a longer lasting product for termites in wall voids, Bora-Care would be a good choice.
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  • Asked by Glenn from Frankfort, Ky
    04/26/2012
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    Can Termidor be used for Brown Recluse spiders in a storage shed. How should it be applied ?
    I have seen Brown Recluse spiders in my storage shed in my back yard. Would Termidor be the proper product and how should it be applied to the shed and the wood under the shed.
    A
    Termidor SC can only be used around the exterior of structures to control spiders. We recommend you use Demon WP on the interior of your shed to control Brown recluse spiders. Demon WP does a fantastic job killing just about any spider that comes into contact with treated surfaces. Demon WP will also kill most other insects which will eliminate the spiders food source and make your home and property a less favorable hunting ground. Demon WP does not offer an instant knockdown and it can take several hours to a day for spiders to die after they come into contact with the dry residual. Please take a few minutes to read our article Brown Recluse Spider Control to learn how to make your property less favorable to this pest.
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