Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Dave from Navarre, Florida
    11/19/2017
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    Can I use PVC for dispensing Termidor SC?
    Seems archaic to dig trenches around structures to dispense termidor. Why not ram PVC into the ground every 12 inches and pour it down that way? It's consistent with the drilling method used by pros on foundations.
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    While you are correct in that injecting termiticide into the ground seems more consistent with how professionals treat with Termidor SC and similar products, keep in mind that they are also using truck-mounted power sprayers with very high pressure to forcefully inject the product into the ground. While trenching may be laborious, it is actually a better treatment because you are creating a continuous barrier around the structure rather than creating spots of injection. We always recommend trenching except where spaced applications are needed due to drilling in concrete around the home. You are still using 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet, regardless of how it's applied, and the product needs to be at least 6 inches into the soil. Keep in mind, too, that a proper treatment with Termidor is good for at least 10 years.

    Termite Prevention Article

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  • Asked by Dante
    05/28/2011
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    For perimeter ant treatment, how long before I can disturb the soil?
    I need to treat for carpenter ants, but some of my beds against the house will need some planting, new mulch, etc. Should I re-treat in spots where soil is disturbed? Or will the product still work? It will be almost impossible to just leave that 1-foot band around the house untouched.
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    When you apply Termidor for ants around the home you should apply 1 foot up onto the foundation and 1 foot out onto the soil.  Even if you do disturb some of the soil, you will still have some residual on the house if any ants are around.  Of course it will not harm anything if you retreat the areas that you disturb.  You should spray at least twice a year for ant control around the home.
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  • Asked by Thomas from Lothian
    04/03/2016
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    I have a 30 foot white pine tree that has fallen in a wind storm. When I went to remove it I found the base and stump are infested with termites
    When I went to remove it I found the base and stump are infested with termites. How should I treat this stump to kill the colony and avoid spreading to nearby trees. This is a tree lined property line of more than 30 trees.
    A

    Termidor SC cannot be used in tree stumps but you could use another product called Dominion 2L.  You can drill into the stump and then inject Dominion 2L into the stump where the termites actively are using a hand pump sprayer. You can also choose to trench around the stump and apply the product to the trench. Dominion will help to eliminate the colony below ground as well as those in the stump.  Termites do not attack live, healthy trees so there is nothing that you can really do to protect the any nearby trees.  They are natures recyclers so they go after dead/decaying wood more.  

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  • Asked by Sreenivasulu from Lewisville
    04/19/2018
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    A pest control company treated my home with Termidor SC but I can still see termite activity. Should I re-treat?
    A pest control company treated (Trench & Drill) around the perimeter of the house using Termidor SC. I'm seeing lot (100s) of fallen wings and live queen (they look black/dark brown) inside my house near the windows. I don't know how they are entering. I see them crawling a lot in pairs. The pest control company says that I need to give 2 weeks time for all of them to die. I'm tired of vacuuming them out in past 2 days. Do I need to be worried that the treatment was not done right? Do I need to force the company to retreat? Please suggest. ThanK You
    A

    If the wings are falling that is normal. Termidor SC does need time to work and should not be retreated this soon.

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  • Asked by Will from Kennebunkport, Me
    10/04/2018
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    Can Termidor SC be used on graded/sloped and decomposed granite?
    The foundation was coated with waterproof membrane.
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    It is not recommended to use Termidor SC with rock, granite, or gravel. Termidor SC is made to bind to soil molecules which allows it to last for 10 years, whereas Termidor applied to porous surfaces such as rock, granite, gravel, or other material will only last and remain effective for a few months. You should dig a trench in the soil against the foundation and/or drill through concrete to apply. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Treat for Termites for a successful application. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by Jim from Merritt Island
    06/21/2015
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    Can you spray Termidor SC in the attic for carpenter ants? I believe I have a sub colony in the attic.
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used inside for ants at all.  For inside control of carpenter ants it would be best to use our Carpenter Ant Kit.
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  • Asked by Jeff
    08/27/2015
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    Is Termidor SC for carpenter ants safe to use on live trees?
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    Termidor SC can be used to treat carpenter ants in trees or nonstructural wood per the supplemental label here.  Please be sure to follow the instructions as listed.

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  • Asked by Yanny from Miami, Fl
    02/11/2016
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    Do I have to use mask to spray Termidor SC indoors?
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    Termidor SC should only be applied to exterior listed areas on the product label. We do recommend that you wear safety gear. We carry a Basic Safety Kit that offers the protection equipment for applications outdoors.
     

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  • Asked by Mike from Stuart, Fl
    03/23/2018
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    Is it legal to treat tree stumps with Termidor SC?
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    Termidor SC is only labeled to be applied immediately around a structure and cannot be used to treat tree stumps.  You may want to consider using a product like Dominion 2L instead.    

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  • Asked by Will from Baltimore Maryland
    04/19/2013
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    Can I use Termidor SC within my basement floor?
    I had two professionals come out to give me a quote for termites and they threw out $1300 dollars wow...So I want to try it myself my question is can I use the product within my basement floor? the professionals said that they were going to drill inside and outside where they thought it needed. I've read that you shouldn't use it inside the house.
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    Yes, you can apply Termidor to drilled holes in your basement. The only permissible ways Termidor can be used indoors is when it is applied to drilled holes or wall voids.
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  • Asked by Johnna from Ky
    05/17/2013
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    A "professional" sprayed Termidor all over my yard and all around my son's play area and swing set.
    After reading these q&a's I am very concerned! He did it for ants and ticks. What do I do now to insure my 4 yr old, dog and unborn child are safe while we are outside.
    A
    As you stated the product label specifically states to not spray Termidor on play sets. As a general rule, once the product has dried it is safe for children and pets to be around. If you are concerned about any possible problems, please contact BASF at 1-800-777-8570
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  • Asked by Anonymous from Spotsylvania, Va
    05/29/2013
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    Will having termites cause a failed home inspection?
    We have the house for sale. Will this cause us to fail our inspection? The home is in VA.
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    Most homes for sale to require a pass of termite inspection or a current termite treatment. Please contact your Local Cooperative Extension Office to pin down what the requirements are in your area.

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  • Asked by Thomas from Memphis
    03/23/2017
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    Can I use Termidor SC to treat my brick house wood subfloors and crawl space?
    I believe the termites are traveling in my tree roots because under my house looks like a lot of termite mounds with a lot of damage. Should I spray inside or outside of the house.
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    While you can use Termidor SC to treat voids in your subfloor, we would recommend to use Boracare instead because it can be applied to raw wood, be absorbed and last the lifetime of the wood. You can use Termidor SC in your crawl space if there's soil, you can trench around the piers to protect your home.

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  • Asked by Norm from Yachats, Or
    12/09/2017
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    Can Termidor SC be used effectively for carpet beetle larvae under cabinets and in wall voids?
    I have some of this on hand and have been using suspend but they are persistent even though I have removed all visible items that they can be supported by. They seem to be coming from under the cabinets. I have drilled the toe kicks and sprayed with the Suspend 2 weeks ago slowing the infestation down but they are still crawling out from the closed in area under the cabinets. Thank You, Norm
    A

    No, Termidor SC is not labeld for Carpet Beetles and can only be used indoors for active termite treatments. Adult carpet beetles are most commonly found outside so if you have not treated outside or inspected for areas where they could be nesting, we recommend treating there as well. They feed on pollen and nectar, but lay eggs in bird, rodent, bee, or wasp nests or old spider webs to give the larvae an abundant food source. Clearing these away from your home, along with checking near highly pollinating plants near your house and checking cut flowers for the beetles before bringing them inside. 

    To access the area under the cabinets you can also use Delta Dust and apply with a bellow hand duster to the cracks and crevices under the cabinets and inside the closed area underneath. You only need a light coating but this will last 6-8 months in undisturbed areas. As the carpet beetle larvae hatch and/or crawl out of the cabinet area, they will come in contact with the dust. This would give better results then spraying inside with the Suspend SC.

    Adding Gentrol IGR (insect growth regulator) will also stop the growth of the immature stages of the carpet beetle and can be mixed in right along with your Suspend SC in a 1 gallon pump sprayer. Mix 1oz Gentrol with 1 oz of Supsend SC with 1 gallon of water. 

    Spray along the floorboards under the cabinets, closets, corners, etc and let it completely dry. After the liquid has dried, come back and apply the Delta Dust. We have a great video here that will show you how to apply to wall voids and hard to reach areas. 

    Carpet Beetle Pest Control Article

    Vacuuming is cruicial to eradicate the carpet beetles. Use crack and crevice attachements to get deep into the baseboards, grooves and other areas where lint, dust, pet hairs, etc will build up. 

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  • Asked by Felix from Houston, Tx
    08/11/2013
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    How do I get rid of crazy ants?
    They are in my yard, starting to get in my home.
    A
    Termidor SC is one of the best products known to work on the crazy ant. According to the product label you are only allowed to use Termidor SC once very 6 months for ant control (the only exception to this is for folks dealing with the Raspberry crazy ant of Texas and only in certain counties of Texas. Those folks have received an exemption). You can alternate between products if needed. You can use Termidor SC and then alternate it with Phantom which works very much like the Termidor. By using this method you are staying within the label limits. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Zoraya from San Juan, Pr
    08/11/2013
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    Is the Termidor SC properties affected or reduced with the use of another product for fleas and ticks?
    I use Termidor for termites and I need some product to kill and control ticks and fleas around the patio and premises where my pets stay. What product do you recommend for those pests in my pets; shampoos, dips, etc.?
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    Since Termidor is a non-repellant product you would not want to apply anything repellant as it will null that affect.  For flea and tick control outside you can use the Outdoor/Indoor Flea Kit.  This kit contains Onslaught which is a broad spectrum insecticide which can be used as a broadcast spray for both indoor and outdoor infestations. The kit also contains Martins IGR which will help break the breeding cycle of the fleas for long term control.  Both products work great for fleas and ticks.  We do carry several products that are labeled for flea and tick control on pets, you can find them here.  Our most popular product is the PetCor Flea Spray.  Petcor Flea Spray contains Precor IGR, another type of insect growth regulator.
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  • Asked by Nadinetravis from Citrus Springs, Fl
    05/17/2013
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    Will Termidor kill Huntsman spiders?
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    Termidor will treat spiders. However we most folks will use a residual product with a broader application area. Please check out our spider control kit. The spider control kit includes Cyper Wp, Web out and cob web duster.
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  • Asked by Misty from Goodlettsville,tn
    06/12/2012
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    What do I need to use just for preventative temite control?
    We built our house 5 years ago and had it treated for termites then. We haven't done anything since then. What should we use for preventative termite control?
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    Termidor SC (or Taurus SC the generic of Termidor SC) is our most popular choice for a termite preventative. Termidor will protect your home and eliminate almost any termite problem in less than 90 days. In addition, when used as an in-ground barrier treatment, Termidor will protect your home for over 10 years. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony. Termidor controls all types of termites including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to do a termite treatment to learn how to perform your own barrier treatment.
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  • Asked by Matt from Ca
    04/04/2013
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    I work for a termite company in CA. They try to make me treat in the rain. What is the law in CA?
    I know the label stats "do not treat while precipitation is occurring" however my company who will remain annoymus is trying to say as long as the soil is protected by the eves of the house is okay to treat.. please let me know I don't want to break the law and risk having my Branch 2 and 3 revoked. and plus a fine or jail time.
    A
    The law varies greatly in each state and we are located in Georgia and are unfamiliar with the law in California. You should contact the department of agriculture in your state and ask for their expertise on this law.
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  • Asked by Rick from Niceville, Fl
    07/23/2014
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    How is Termidor SC applied for spot treatment?
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    Could you please provide more information on what insect and area that you wish to treat? We will be able to provide more detailed information that will fit your needs.
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