Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Shaine from Dayton Tx
    09/17/2013
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    What can I use in my yard for crazy ants? I have almost 3 acres and and these ants are everywhere! Please help
    I am purchasing phantom for my house and termidor sc around the house. Could I use the termidor in the yard and if so how many bottles do I need for 3 acres? How many can I purchase at one time? Any info woukd be heloful!
    A
    That is great news that you are using Termidor around the outside perimeter and phantom indoors. Unfornuantly, Termidor cannot be used out in the yard. We recommend using something like Invict Blitz Ant Granules. All turf and landscaping areas of the property can treated with 4-8 oz per 1000 sq ft., or 10-20 lbs. per acre.
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  • Asked by Janice from Bribie Island Qld
    06/17/2018
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    Will Termidor kill my plants?
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    Termidor SC should not harm plants when used as directed.  Treatments should be kept within 1 foot of the foundation though.

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  • Asked by Greg from Iowa City
    05/21/2015
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    How often do I need to spray around foundation of the house with Termindor SC for carpenter ants?
    A
    Termidor SC can be applied around the foundation of the house once every six months.
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  • Asked by Frank from Lebanon, Or
    05/10/2016
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    Is it safe to use Termidor SC around the outside edge of may raised beds to treat carpenter ants?
    The raised bed is empty now but plan to plant it in about 30 days with edible plants. Carpenter ants are leaving piles of sawdust at the soil contact with 6" x 6" juniper beams
    A

    Termidor SC should only be applied outside within 1 foot of a house or other structure that we are trying to protect. You also should not apply Termidor SC near or on edible plants. The supplemental label of this product does allow for treatment of active carpenter ants in landscape timbers: in this case, the Termidor SC finished solution would need to be injected into the wood where the ants are found. A safe option for use around the outside of the raised bed would be to use a bait such as Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules.

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  • Asked by Samuel from West Virginia
    06/02/2015
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    Leaking of Termidor into the garage?
    In one of my houses, the garage foundation leaks a little water when we have hard rain. Will the trench method cause the termidor or any other product to leak into the property? I really don't want this stuff in my living space, do I?
    A
    Termidor has low solubility in water. It will bind with the soil and should not leak into your living space. 
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  • Asked by Kim from Anaheim
    07/25/2018
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    What will counteract the effects of Termidor SC?
    The dog may have ingested water after yard was sprayed.
    A

    In California, Termidor SC is only labeled to be sprayed along the foundation exterior perimeter to an area six inches up and six inches out from where the ground meets the foundation, it is not to be broadcasted over the yard. If you feel your dog was exposed to the solution before it dried, you need to contact your vet as soon as possible.

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  • Asked by Amy from Suwanee, Ga
    06/30/2015
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    How rain fast is Termidor?
    I applied Termidor for a major ant problem around the house at 8:30 pm. The next day around noon we had a torrential downpour. Do I need to reapply? How quickly should it work?
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    Termidor SC will become rain fast after it has dried. This can take up to 6 hours. As long as the treated area was dry, you should be safe. 
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  • Asked by Koa
    12/03/2010
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    Is Termidor SC or CyKick CS better for black ants and dry wood termites?
    Which product has less of an odor?
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    Cy-Kick CS is a great product, but Termidor SC is the preferred product for your situation. Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect, this means that the ants will not know that Termidor SC has been applied, and therefore cannot avoid the treated area and as they come into contact with other ants they will spread the insecticide and wipe out the colony. Termidor SC can also be used for drywood termites. It is important to remember that you must apply the product into the spaces that these termites will actually come into contact with it. That could mean that you would need to drill into the wood or possibly even foam the product into the space.We have never had a complaint about the smell of Termidor SC and the MSDS says that it is odorless.

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  • Asked by David from Gloversville, Ny
    01/21/2015
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    Advantage = fipronil +imadocloprid. Is this true?
    I read in our local paper that Advantage flea products are made with fipronil and imadocloprid. The author bought a gallon of each from you and mixed it according to instructions supplied with the product. If this is all true I am very interested in doing the same thing for my pets. I have two small dogs and four cats.
    A
    We apologize but none of the products we carry with those active ingredients are labeled to be used to make your own flea products.  We have actually been in touch with that website to have our information removed from their site as it is very misleading.  Products must be used following the instructions on the product labels. We do carry several products for use on pets for fleas though and they can be found here.
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  • Asked by Will from Scranton, Sc
    05/29/2018
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    If there is no difference between Termidor SC and Taurus SC, why would a state ban one product and not the other?
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    Termidor Sc and Taurus SC are essentially the same product they are just made by different manufacturers. They both carry almost the exact same label and there is not any advantage to using one product over the other. There are many reasons that include: state restrictions, licensing etc that are involved with allowing products to certain states.

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  • Asked by Dan from Garden Grove, Ca
    09/30/2019
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    Is Termidor SC the best for my home to kill subterranean termites?
    A

    Termidor SC is our most popular termiticide for treating and prevention of subterranean termites. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Subterranean Termites for more information on a successful application.

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  • Asked by Teresa from Boiling Springs
    05/22/2019
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    We applied Termidor SC in a trench around our house last summer. This spring I have a lot of termites in the garden.
    I have termites in my vegetable garden in my back yard. It is not near the foundation. Does this mean the treatment did not work? Do we need to retreat?
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    The trenching application of Termidor SC is for protecting your home from termites.  If you’re no longer finding evidence of termites invading your home, then the Termidor was successful.  Termites travel in all directions under the surface of the soil.  There can be multiple colonies in your yard alone.  There is no termiticide that can be used in your garden.  You can use Termite Bait Stations around your garden perimeter to help treat termites in that area.

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  • Asked by Christopher from Johannesburg, South Africa
    03/11/2019
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    DoesTermidor SC contaminate the groundwater to any extent after normal application to the foundations .
    I have a borehole 40m deep about 5m from the application site
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    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 Thom from New Port Richey,flortda
    09/28/2014
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    I get my drinking water from my well. I own a manufactured home and is Termidor SC safe to use?
    A
    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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  • Asked by Gabriel from Laredo, Tx
    05/18/2019
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    I live in south TX, will Termidor SC work for the termites down here?
    Also, today I saw a 5 inch line of holes in one of my outer walls thru the outside on the side of my house. I had a couple of old boards and moved them and saw they had a lot of termites. I killed most of them by stepping on them and took the boards to my truck to get thrown away, How can I battle the ones inside my walls?
    A

    Termidor SC is labeled for all types of termites.  How you use it is determined by the species of termites you are dealing with.  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.

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  • Asked by Dan from Fl
    03/22/2018
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    Does Termidor SC work on caterpillars?
    A

    Termidor SC should be applied up against the structure for listed crawling insects in a 1 ft by 1 ft band and in the soil for termite applications. We do offer other products for treating caterpillars including Natural Guard Spinosad Landscape and Garden Insecticide.

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  • Asked by Joelene from Stoneville, North Carolina
    12/15/2014
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    I have cockroaches inside my house what do I need to get to get rid of them and how to use this product inside
    A
    Please see our Roach Control Page. The application depends on what type of roaches you have. Please scroll to the bottom of the roach control page for your specific treatment plan. If you have more questions, just let me know!
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  • Asked by Steve from Sapulpa, Ok
    09/08/2015
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    Is Termidor SC useful against smoky brown (German) roaches?
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    We would not suggest that Termidor SC be the product of choice for eradicating German Roaches as it can only be applied to the exterior of the structure only. We do have a Roach Control Rotation A Kit that will be great to treat your home with. Please take a few moments to read our article on How to Get Rid of German Roaches. You will find some really great tips on applying the products for the best control. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by Jim
    06/01/2010
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    What is the reason that Termidor cant be used inside as a spot spray for carpenter ants?
    A
    The label of a product is the law, and the manufacturer and the EPA decided on a label that does not permit Termidor to be used indoors for ants or other insect control, only termite control.  We are not sure exactly why, but the label is the law so we cannot recommend using a product against what the label says.  We do have an excellent product to place inside the home for carpenter ants called Maxforce Carpenter ant bait gel.  It is in our carpenter ant kit and has a very high success rate. 
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  • Asked by Jonathan from San Jose Ca
    01/12/2014
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    Is Termidor SC safe to spray outdoor?
    To spray outdoor of home. What if there's plants bushes around house, can I spray along the perimeter of that?....
    A
    Termidor SC should have no effect on plants that are inadvertently sprayed with the product. It is important to read and follow the Termidor SC product label which states that you can only treat one foot up from and one foot out from where the ground meets the structure. The label also recommends that you remove or prune away plants, shrubs or tree branches that touch the structure. Vegetation that comes into contact with the structure may offer a route of entry for the ants allowing them to enter the structure without ever having come into contact with the treated area.
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