Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Sonny from Moraga, Ca
    05/03/2013
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    Is spraying the exterior wall from the crawl space an effective method of application?
    I have subterranean termites noticed when they began to build mud tunnels inside my house at grout indentations on the floor. I have a brick patio abutting the house which may be the source of termites. I don't want to disturb the bricks and flower gardens so I thought I can spray Bora Care from the crawl space. Is this an effective way to apply Boracare and eliminate these termites? Or, do I need to spray/trench from the outside? How long will it take to notice any results?
    A

    To treat subterranean termites we always recommend to trench where you can and also treat the crawlspace. Termidor SC can be used in crawlspaces. There are complete instructions on the Termidor SC product label (page 5) on how to use the product in the crawlspace, so if a bit inadvertently goes into the crawlspace it should not pose a problem.

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  • Asked by Travis from Olympia, Wa
    02/18/2014
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    I recently got rid of terminex, what should I use as a perimeter/band treatment?
    They were using something with IMIDACLOPRID, CYFLUTHRIN 0.075%
    A
    By far our most popular liquid Termiticide is Termidor SC with Fipronil active ingredient. For termites, you want to dig a 6inx6in trench all the around the perimeter of the structure. Please see our Termidor Application instructions on the product page.  If you are wanting to use a product for general pest control Talstar is always a great product that covers many different pest and can be applied outdoors and indoors. Let us know if you have any more questions.
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  • Asked by Dave from Mt. Airy, Nc
    06/11/2014
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    Do I also need to trench-treat around all of my pressure treated deck posts/steps that are attached to house with Termidor SC also?
    A
    Termidor SC should be applied to the trench directly around the structure and in drilled holes in the concrete that is attached to the structure. You may need to remove some boards if they are close to the home to access the soil directly up against the foundation for the trenching.
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  • Asked by David from Silver Spring, Md
    06/13/2018
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    Can we trench around our raised bed vegetable garden with Termidor SC?
    A

    Termidor SC should only be applied outside within 1 foot of a house or other structure. You also should not apply Termidor SC near edible plants. We would recommend to keep Termidor applications at least 10 feet from the garden.

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  • Asked by Ralph from Eagle Lake, Fl
    10/14/2018
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    How many linear feet does a bottle of Termidor cover?
    A

    One 20 oz. bottle of Termidor SC will cover 60 linear feet of trenching.

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  • Asked by T from Arlington, Tn
    04/18/2013
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    I had the outside of my home trenched and treated with Termidor and it rained 8 hours later.
    Will effectiveness of termidor be weakened?
    A
    If the Termidor did not have a chance to dry completely it could have been effected by the rain. We recommend you contact BASF directly and ask what they recommend you do in this situation. You can reach BASF by calling 800-526-1072
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  • Asked by Tim from Vista Ca. 92084
    06/02/2014
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    Taurus SC Versus Termidor SC
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    Termidor Sc and Taurus 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.
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  • Asked by Jack from Indonesia
    05/17/2013
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    My house will be built on 9 pillars, should i put termidor only around them or all over?
    the house is a log house and the location in known for termites, pillars are half a meter high.
    A
    Termidor should be applied through trenching or drilling around each pillar or area of the house that touches the ground. You still want to trench around the entire home as well. Please be sure to apply according to the product label instructions.
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  • Asked by Jack from Nyc, Ny
    04/25/2018
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    How long does Termidor SC spray last on wood surfaces?
    A

    Termidor will last about 6 weeks at most when applied to wood surfaces.  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 Jack from Indonesia
    05/17/2013
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    can i carry termidor on a plane? (not in the hand luggage of course)
    A
    Whether or not you can carry it in your checked luggage will depend on the airport rules. You will need to check the TSA website to see if it meets their requirements for transporting it on a plane. You can also check with the manufacturer BASF at 1-800-777-8570.
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  • Asked by Frank from Marina Ca
    04/25/2018
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    Can Termidor SC be used first, then Boracare sprayed on top of it in crawlspaces?
    A

    Termidor SC is not really meant to be used as a crawl space wood treatment.  If you are going to be applying Boracare, it is not necessary to also use Termidor.  Boracare will penetrate completely into the wood and will remain active for the life of the wood.  

     

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  • Asked by Paul from Metairie, La
    06/02/2015
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    Hoping to Get a Reply Before I Open Wall...Thanks!
    I left a message here very early AM on 6/2, so please excuse this second message so soon!!! I decided to wait to hear from you before I open the wall, but termites are eating my wall up so fast it is scary. I want to make sure my plan is sound. Basically I have active drywood termites in a wall. (They completely destroyed a 6 x 8 solid interior wood wall within a few days, and are still moving! I already have some of your Termidor SC (LIQUID, NOT FOAM). Since I will be taking down the indoor wood wall planks anyway where it is damaged, I thought I could just go ahead and spray the inside wall void directly with my Termidor SC liquid wherever I see the Active termites, tunnels, or other evidence. (I did not see any need to use the FOAM since I am opening my walls.) I am expecting termites to be within a 10 ft long wall area. Once I spray, I wanted to board the wall void area back up with TEMPORARY plywood for about a week just to make sure the termites had time to spread the product. After a week, I would then replace any damaged studs, and walls, and coat new good wood with your Bora Care before closing the walls back up. My feeling is that the Termidor SC liquid would spread throughout the colony perhaps better than the Boracare. This is why I wanted to use that directly on the termites that are already there before spraying the good wood with Boracare. Is my plan sound? Anything else you might suggest? THANKS!
    A
    Your plan sounds great! Yes, spot treat with Termidor let that do it's job, then 3 months later replace the wall. If you  have more questions, let is know! 
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  • Asked by Jim from Conyers, Ga
    06/11/2015
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    Would it be safe to use this product as a topical application near the edge of a vegetable garden?
    The garden is on a slight slope & I would do the "foot up & foot out" application on the side of my house, which is at the top of the slope.
    A
    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 Robin from Warsaw, Mo
    04/02/2016
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    Should you apply Termidor to your house if you have a water well 10 feet away?
    Was told that it could contaminate our water be leaching into the ground.
    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 Glen from Demarest Nj
    04/19/2018
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    What is the amount of Termidor SC needed for a basement 6 feet below grade?
    The instructions on the label say 4 gallons per 10 linear feet per foot of depth. What I understand from the formula that my basement being 6 feet below grade, I would nee to put down 4 gallons times 6 feet or 24 gallons per 10 feet, is this correct?
    A

    Typically what would be done is that you would have your regular 6 in x 6 in trench with your 4 gallons of Termidor SC solution per 10 linear feet, and then rod down to the grade (but not below) at each footer, or in the case of a continuous basement, about every 12 inches. You also can treat from the inside by drilling in the basement to treat the ground underneath it and any hollow block near the floor there.

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  • Asked by Neila from Puerto Rico
    10/04/2018
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    Can one eat fruit from trees that were treated with Termidor?
    All of our trees (avocado, mango, oranges, lemmons, breadfruit, etc) were treated with Termidor to treat for termites in some of them. Is is safe to eat the fruits right away?
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for use on any bearing fruit trees.  We would not recommend eating any fruit grown on the treated trees for at least 1 year.

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  • Asked by Brian from Tampa, Fl
    02/19/2014
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    I am about to purchase Termidor to trench treat my residence. Can I treat my attic space with the remainder?
    I have no insulation that it will get into, just raw wood.
    A
    Termidor is labeled for OUTDOOR use only.  It can only be used indoors to spot treat termite or insect activity inside wall voids.  It cannot be used indoors for pest control other than inside wall voids.
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  • Asked by Robert from Falls Church, Va
    07/03/2018
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    Is there any advantage in using FUSE rather than Termidor for ant control?
    Since both contain Fipronil, does the added ingredient, Imidaclopid, in FUSE provide any additional benefit for eliminating carpenter and other species of ants?
    A

    Fuse Termiticide and Termidor SC are both very good products. They both contain non-repellents so that the pests do not know they are coming in contact with it. Fuse does have two active ingredients, one of them being fipronil, which is in Termidor SC. The other is imidacloprid. Both act in the insects nervous systems, but in different locations. Imidacloprid targets post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in insects, causing over-stimulation of the insects nervous systems. Fipronil acts as a post-synaptic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibitor, also resulting in over-stimulation of the insects' nervous systems. According to the manufacturer, this product could last up to 8 years in the soil. Termidor SC lasts approximately 10 years in the soil. You will treat the same way with both products as well.  FUSE is more labeled for wood infesting ants, such as carpenter ants whereas Termidor is labeled for a wider range of ants, acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief.

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  • Asked by Sharmaine
    10/04/2018
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    What should I do if I mixed too much Termidor?
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    Since Termidor SC is a non repellent, overmixing could negatively effect the treatment. We recommend to either add more water or start over using the recommended rate of 0.8 oz per gallon of water.  

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  • Asked by James from Loma Linda California
    05/17/2013
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    Can Termidor SC be sprayed on the trunk of fruit trees to keep ants off?
    If it cannot be sprayed on the trunk of fruit trees, can it be sprayed on the ground around the base of fruit trees?
    A
    Termidor is not labeled for use around fruit trees. You can use Dominion 2L on non-bearing fruit trees. spraying from the base up 15 ft of the trunk.
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