Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Carl from Franklin, Tennessee
    07/15/2015
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    For Termidor SC, how log before or after a rain fall can I do my perimeter pour treatment?
    My trenches are dug, approximately 6" x 6". I am waiting for a dry spell, but I want to know what would be the timing that works best for treatment. Is either before or after a rainfall?
    A

    Your treatment should not be done within 24 to 48 hours of any rainfall for the best results. Your trench should be 6'' wide, 6'' deep and 10 linear feet along the structure with the Termidor. You can take a look at our site on How to Do a Termite Treatment to give you the proper application instructions for the best results.

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  • Asked by Mike from San Tan Valley, Az
    11/23/2014
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    We have termites in our palm trees, how and can we treat them?
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    Termites do not normally attack live, healthy trees so you most likely will not find any products that will work as a ground barrier around the trees.  Most people are primarily concerned with protecting the big investment, their home, and Termidor SCwould be the product to use for that.  It is only labeled to be used adjacent to the structure though.  Please take a moment to read over our article on "How to do a Termite Treatment" for complete details.

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  • Asked by Richard from Kekaha, Hi
    11/05/2013
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    Can Termidor be effective by injecting it with a needle & syringe into termite galleries in infested wood?
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    In order to inject the Termidor SC liquid into the beams you will need to drill holes every couple of inches and use a sprayer with a pinpoint stream or a straw attachment to get the application into the holes. Another option would be to use Termidor Foam which comes in a ready to use can with the small attachments to get the foam into the drilled holes. Using a needle and syringe may not offer enough product and pressure into the areas for best coverage.
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  • Asked by Rustam
    07/30/2011
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    How do I know Termidor SC is doing anything ?
    As a first time user I just put Termidor SC into an outside wall where I noticed the brown ball like termite crap close to where the wood siding butted up against the concrete. While it foamed etc., it dried up clear in about 30 minutes. Am I supposed to be able to see any residue after the foam has disappeared and how do I know it is doing anything?
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    Termidor does not leave a residue and so what you saw was normal.  Unfortunately there is no real sign that you will see to know that it is working other than the fact that you will not have any new termite activity.  If you treated correctly and the termites did come into contact with the Termidor SC, then it will work.  You have to trust that Termidor is the best termite control product for a reason.  Since it does not kill the termites right away and it allows them to take the product back under the slab where the rest of the termites are, it takes up to 90 days to kill all of the termites.  So you should not disturb the area or check to see if there is still activity until after 90 days.
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  • Asked by Belinda from Long Beach, Ca
    10/14/2013
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    Can Termidor SC be used on exterior wood?
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    Termidor SC is not a wood treatment product and will not penetrate into wood if you are trying to treat for an active infestation.  It is meant to be applied to soil.  So spraying Termidor on exterior wood 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.
    If you are looking for a long lasting product to treat or protect wood you should check out Bora-Care.
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  • Asked by Andrew from Mesa Az
    08/29/2011
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    Drilling at a 45 degree angle to gain access under the slab as well as trenching?
    I am told that I need to drill at a 45 degree angle so as to access the area behind the footer and under the slab. I am sure I can do this from inside the house with verticle holes but with carpet installed that is a no go unless I pull back the carpet which is doable. This 45 degree hole will also be done in areas where trenching is also done.
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    When using Termidor SC, drilling into the interior of a slab is NOT necessary if you are treating the outside perimeter of the home.  If you are trenching around the outside of the house and drilling through slabs attached to the house, then you do not have to drill interior slabs.  This is clearly stated on the product label.
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  • Asked by Josh
    02/09/2011
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    What is the difference in Termidor SC and Bora-Care?
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    Termidor SC is a product that is meant to be used as a soil treatment for the prevention of termites and will last for 10 years or more in this type of application. Termidor SC can also be used as a spot treatment to eliminate existing termites and will last for up to 6 weeks for this use. Bora-Care is applied to wood to eliminate and prevent termites from infesting that piece of wood for the life of the wood.
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  • Asked by Dennis from Saugus Ma
    05/29/2015
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    How long does Termidor SC take to kill the colony?
    I have carpenter ants coming and going into my house from the yard. And dust, traps and bait crystals don't seem to be working. The only thing that kills on contact is the sprays. I don't want to kill the workers if they are the ones bringing the poison into the nest. But I need to get into the nest to do the killing.
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    The amount of time it will take Termidor SC to eliminate a colony of ants will depend on how large the colony is the begin with. It could take weeks. Termidor SC 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 SC 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.
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  • Asked by Alicia from Texas
    08/10/2014
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    Does Termidor need to resprayed if it rains?
    I sprayed Termidor around the perimeter of my house yesterday to try and combat an infestation of crazy ants we have. About 8 hours later it rained. I know the Termidor was completely dry by this point but I'm wondering if the rain rendered it ineffective and if I need to respray now?
    A
    Termidor SC is rainfast after 6 hours. If you treated and it dried prior to the rainfall, you should not have to retreat.
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  • Asked by Virgil from San Antonio, Texas
    05/08/2014
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    What if trenching is not possible. Will periodic spraying keep termites at bay?
    I realize the 6x6 trenching is the recommended way, but that is not possible in some areas around my house. Only option is periodic spraying the exterior foundation, cracks and crevices.
    A
    Termidor SC can only be applied to the top of the soil when you are using it as a perimeter pest control treatment against ants and other pests.  If you are using Termidor SC to treat for active termites, or to protect your home against termites, you must apply the product into a trench.  This is because termites do not walk across the ground like other insects do, they live beneath the soil and enter your home below the grade level of the dirt.  Therefore, you must place the Termidor SC into the ground to have a chance at them coming into contact with the product.  Please read our informational article written for homeowners:  "How To Do a Termite Treatment" which will tell you how deep to dig the trench and how to properly apply Termidor around your home.  If you cannot trench the area you may consider the bait stations as an alternative.
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  • Asked by Richard from Huntsville Al 35803
    06/26/2013
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    Suppose I choose to do my own termite control. What sort of expense would I incur? My home is 1750 sq ft.
    My home is built on cinderblock with a crawl space. One company wants to drill holes in my concrete slab garage to put down chemicals. Is this really necessary?
    A
    Please take a few minutes to read our  How to Perform a Termite Treatment article so you can fully understand what to expect. Most folks who choose to do the treatment themselves can expect to spend between $200-$400 depending on the set up of their home and drill rental if necessary.
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  • Asked by Mary from St Petersburg, Fl
    11/30/2017
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    Will Termidor bind to sand too?
    I live in FL and I found the soil around my house is mostly sand.
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    Termidor SC can be used in sandy soil.  You would still do the trench and treat the sand 6" x 6" around the foundation as termites will still go through that area to get to your home if looking for food, if this is your target pest.

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  • Asked by Kim
    07/12/2011
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    I have a lemon & apple trees 3 feet from the foundation where the Termidor SC will be injected.
    Will fruit from these trees ever be safe to eat? Do I need to remove the trees? Or discard the fruit from the next season?
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    Termidor SC  bonds to the soil and does not move once it is applied.  Therefore, it can be applied where a well or garden is present as long as it is more than 10 feet away from the well or garden or tree.  We would suggest not applying Termidor SC along the side of the house that is within 10 feet of the trees.  You should keep a close eye on this area of the house for termites, or you can of course always install some Termite Bait Stations in that area for monitoring activity. 

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  • Asked by Jake from Mt. Ephraim, Nj
    05/08/2016
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    Will Termidor SC kill caterpillars?
    Every year, we usually get Eastern Tent Caterpillars around April and May. This year we are seeing a lot more and they are destroying our plants.
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for treating tent caterpillars. Please provide the name of the plants that you will be treating so that I can find an alternative solution for you. Thank you!

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  • Asked by Wayne
    03/25/2010
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    If I apply Termidor SC around the foundation, is there anything to spray between the sheetrock and the exterior walls? Should I have to?
    A
    If you do not currently have termite activity, then you only have to treat the outside perimeter of your home.  If your home is on a crawl space foundation, there may be a few places that you need to treat under the home.  You do not have to treat in the walls unless there is a specific place that you have termite activity already that you know about.  If so, then you can apply Termidor SC directly to the area as a spot treatment inside in addtion to all of the perimeter treatment outside.  If you have not read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article already, it will completely explain how to do the outside treatment.
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  • Asked by Kelci from Willacoochee, Ga
    08/05/2013
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    Is Termidor sprayed on the ground around my house effective for termite control?
    I've been mixing 1.6 oz per gallon and spraying 2 gallons per 10 linear foot around our home. It's a brick home with concrete foundation.
    A
    Spraying Termidor SC topically around your home is an ineffective way to control termites. Termidor SC needs to be applied in a trenching treatment for it to be effective. You have also been applying the product too strongly. You should use .8 fl oz per gallon of water and then use 6 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet. Please read the termite treatment guide at the following link: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-perform-termite-treatment-a-87.html
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  • Asked by Majid
    09/10/2010
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    How do I obtain a manufacturer signed Termidor SC product certificate?
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    You should contact the manufacturer, BASF at 843-849-7349 for certificate information.
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  • Asked by Charlie from Chaz61@comcast.net
    01/08/2013
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    Do you have to treat the interior of the garage if there is no activity of subterranean termites in it?
    This is in regards to a full treatment at a home structure
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    You can do that if you choose, but it is not as effective as drilling the slab inside the garage.  This is because the garage is a separately poured slab, meaning the termites could come from deep underground and come up to the surface under the garage slab, and enter the wall where your door is going into the house untouched.  You don't have to drill every wall in the garage, just the walls that are not exterior walls, where you have living space on the other side of the garage wall.  So it is a personal choice, but drilling the garage walls is the best way to protect all entry points.
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  • Asked by Cari from Houston Texas
    05/14/2013
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    Does Termidor foam work against roaches also?
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    Termidor Foam is not labeled to treat roaches. We recommend using our Roach control kit to treat roaches. Roach Control Kit #2 includes 1 packet of Demon WP Insecticide (which makes 4 gallons of finished solution) for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get 4 x 30 gram tubes of Advion Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Advion can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, 20 Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. Please find our article on roach treatment tips and prevention.
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  • Asked by Joe from Lexington, Ky
    11/17/2011
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    The exterminator left some overspray of Termidor SC in our garage. Should I be concerned?
    While a professional exterminator was drilling and rodding in our garage along two walls, there were at least two holes where he left the rod on as he pulled it out, and it sprayed up our wall and on some of my tools. I'm calling them back to clean it up, but should I be worried about residue on my walls where my kids might come in contact, and the overspray on tools and a canvas bag that it might not get completely cleaned off of? Thank you.
    A
    Termidor SC has a half life of about 6 weeks when sprayed topically. This means that any residual will break down over time and should be gone within about 6 weeks. You should still have the pest control operator thoroughly clean the area as that is what the Termidor SC product label demands when the product has been spilled or sprayed improperly.
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