Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Paco from Okc Ok
    12/18/2011
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    Can you spray termidor sc on the stud in your walls inside the house?
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    You can spray Termidor SC on the studs but it will only stay active for 2-6 weeks and it does not penetrate the wood. Termidor SC is not meant to be used to provide long term protection for wood. Boracare is usually chosen if you need to protect the wood for long term control of wood infesting pests. Boracare penetrates into untreated wood and will eliminate current infestations of termites and it will prevent infestations of termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles and wood destroying fungus when used as directed on the Product Label.
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  • Asked by Barb from Hillsborough, Nc
    09/27/2011
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    What do you have that is safe to spray on the outside walls of a house for ants?
    I have little ants that are climbing and entering the outside walls of my house. I know I can use the sprays on the foundation. Is there something I can put on the stained wood?
    A
    We recommend using a water based insecticide such as Termidor SC. Termidor is the # 1 choice for ant control around the outside of your home. (Termidor SC is for outside use only.) Termidor is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor 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. Termidor only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants, centipedes, roaches, spiders, silverfish, wasps and many other nuisance insects.
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  • Asked by Cathie from Palmdale, California
    05/08/2014
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    Can you tell me how to find where the termite infestation in my home is?
    We came down into the living room to find it full of winged termites crawling everywhere. We could not tell where the source was and it seemed like they were coming up through the floor. We are going to do the perimeter of the house but these seem to be in the center of house and would like to make sure we get the source.
    A
    Please see our Barrier treatment page. When treating for termites using Termidor SC, you do not have know exactly where they are located. They are constantly moving inside and out. This means that they will go through the barrier and pick up the active ingredient to then transfer throughout the colony.
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  • Asked by John from Palm City, Florida
    02/09/2013
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    Application
    I don't know why I did this but instead of dinging the trench up against the foundation, I dug 6" away from it. What are your thoughts? Do i need to re-apply? The one good thing that may make this mistake ok is that the soil here in Florida is basically beach sand.
    A
    We hate to be the bearers of bad news but we definitely think you should retreat. With the subterranean termites natural feeding instincts they likely will not surface until they get right up next to the food source, which in this case is your home, which means at this point your home is largely unprotected. Sorry!
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  • Asked by Brandon from San Antonio
    03/19/2017
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    How do I use Termidor SC for a pier and beam home foundation?
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    To apply Termidor SC to a home with a pier and beam foundation, you will need to trench around each pier.  You will need to trench around any point where a support for the home touches the home.  If the piers are hollow blocks you also have to drill a hole in each pier to treat the inside space where termites could potentially travel up without hitting the treated soil around the pier.

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  • Asked by Sari
    05/17/2010
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    It rained right after we applied Termidor, do we need to re-do the application?
    We dug a trench and applied Termidor around the perimeter of our above ground pool. It unexpectedly rained about 6 hours later. The rain was a light, but continuous. Do we need to re dig the trench and do it again?
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    You should not have to re-dig and apply the Termidor if it was a light rain, even if it was continuous.  As long as you covered the trench back up after the application and it had a few hours to set you should be fine.  If the trench was not re-covered and it was left open, then it would be receommended to re-do the treatment.
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  • Asked by Tom from Omaha, Ne
    09/13/2016
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    Can I use Termidor on some old tree stumps that have termites in them?
    The old stumps are approximately 25 yards or so from the house. Some of them have termites in them. Can I use Termidor on the stumps and expect it to wipe out the colonies? The house has been inspected and is termite free at the present time.
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used out in the yard. We would recommend to use Dominion 2L which can be applied to and around the stump. Be sure to treat around your home as well to prevent. Check out our Termite Guide for all the up to date tips on Termite prevention and control. 

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  • Asked by Ruben
    04/01/2010
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    Will Termidor SC kill wasps?
    I have a pesky wasp that just started flying around my kids wooden swing set. Will it damage the wood or leave a residue that can hurt my kids?
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    Yes, Termidor SC will kill wasps and it is labeled for wasps. However, Termidor SC is also labeled to only be used on a structure or immediately around the foundation of a structure. So, while it will not damage or harm the wood of the swing set it is not labeled to be used there. You can use a pyrethrin product such as Wasp Freeze to knockdown the wasps that are currently buzzing around. We do not recommend spraying anything directly onto swing sets as the children will come in repeat contact with the insecticides. Finding the wasp nest and treating it directly would be the most effective treatment. Some species of wasps can also be baited. You can set out an empty tuna fish can and see if the wasps are attracted to it. If the wasps are attracted to it, you can try baiting with our Yellow Jacket Bait Station Kit.

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  • Asked by Cristin from Quiny, Il
    05/10/2016
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    How does heavy rain affect ground treatment?
    I applied Termidor SC as ground treatment around my house. The next day it started raining and continued to rain for several days how does this affect the treatment?
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    As long as Termidor SC has time to dry and bind with the soil, the rain will not affect it. It is best to wait until you have a few days of no rain in the forecast so there is at least 24 - 36 hours time after you treat before it rains.  After that it will hold quite well to rain and weather.

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  • Asked by Ron from Lake Jackson, Tx
    05/15/2013
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    Can Termidor SC be used to kill ant beds?
    SPECIFICALLY BEDS OUT IN THE YARD NOT AGAINST TH HOUSE?
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    Yes, Termidor will treat ant beds. You can use Termidor as a spot treatment to those beds and where the ants are trailing. Termidor kills by transfer, so when the foraging ants come out and come in contact with the Termidor, they will transfer the active ingredient throughout the ant colony.
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  • Asked by Callouwien
    07/27/2013
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    How well does Termidor SC work with brown recluse spiders?
    We purchased a 100 year old home and there is a major infestation of brown recluse. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Termidor SC is labeled for brown recluse spiders but you would only be able to use the product outside.  Termidor SC does not have an immediate knockdown but instead uses a delayed reaction kill which makes it especially effective for social insects like ants, termites and certain species of wasps.  The hardest part of getting rid of the brown recluse is finding them since they like to remain hidden. Cyper WP would be a great choice for indoor and outdoor spider control. The active ingredient in Cyper WP is cypermethrin, which is known to be one of the top choices for spider control. Spraying Cyper WP will also help to get rid of the insects that spiders feed on and that will help to stop new spiders from moving in. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure.  We have included Cyper in our spider control kit, which also contains glue boards to help monitor the infestation (and help catch the spiders too).
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  • Asked by Janet
    08/02/2012
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    Approximately 1700 square foot home, how much termidor?
    Most of the the home is surrounded by cement and brick. The front lawn and backyard does touch the walls so we will trench that area. How much termidor for treating the perimeter of a 1700 square foot home? Also, do you recommend a "dam" method while trenching; sectioning off portions while waiting for Termidor to make its way into the soil?
    A
    How much termidor you need is dependant on the lineal feet around the house, not the square footage.  Each 20 oz. bottle of Termidor will treat 60 lineal feet.  So every 60 feet around your home you will need one bottle of Termidor.  Most homes need 3 to 4 bottles.  Please follow the instructions in our How To Do A Termite Treatment article.
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  • Asked by Junior
    10/06/2010
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    Termidor reads .06,.09 and .125 dilution, which concentration is standard?
    Dominion 2L also reads about 0.05% and 0.1% concentration, what determines the percentage of concentration you should use?
    A
    The standard concentration of Termidor SC for termite treatments is 0.06% or 0.80 of an ounce per gallon of water. The standard concentration for Dominion 2L for termite treatments is 0.10% or 0.60 fluid oz. per gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Ram from Manvel, Tx 77578
    01/04/2012
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    What product do you recommend to kill ghost ants inside and outside the house?
    I see ghost ants enter the house through weep holes around the house. They are also visible on the vegetation (vegetable and fruit trees) plants. Is there any product (in liquid) that can be applied inside and outside the house and the vegetation area.
    A
    The most effective way to get rid of ants will be to use a product that will not only kill the ants that actually come into contact with treated surfaces but will also be transferred back to the nest. There are a variety of liquid concentrates that work with a transfer effect such as Termidor SC, Taurus SC, Dominion 2L and Adonis 2F. All of these products are for use outdoors only and should be sprayed directly on or immediately adjacent to the structure for ant control (they cannot be used indoors and they cannot be broadcast sprayed outdoors and they cannot be used on edible vegetation). You can also use ant baits indoors and outdoors for ghost ant control. Ant Baits will be picked up by the foraging ants and carried back to the nesting area and shared. Most folks choose to use a combination of products. They use ant baits indoors and in sensitive areas and they use the liquid concentrates outdoors.
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  • Asked by John from Nora Springs, Iowa
    07/26/2015
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    How does a two inch rainfall affect Termidor SC?
    I did a perimeter application around my house. It was down for two days before we got a 2 inch downpour. Should I apply it again?
    A

    It is not necessary to make a re-application of Termidor SC if it was treated 48 hours prior to rainfall and had a chance to completely dry.

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  • Asked by Bryce from Maricopa, Az
    11/06/2013
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    Termite treatment
    My question continues to be unanswered. I fully understand the process of treatment for termites. But you are saying in order to get proper coverage, I need to treat the ground FULLY around my home?? So if I have pavers in my back yard up to the foundation of my home, I will need to drill thru them to get the product into the soil?? My house is 4 years old. As I said previously, I have post tension slab, so I cannot drill directly into the foundation.
    A
    If the slab is already there, you have to do the 6 inch wide by 6 inch deep trench directly against the side of the slab in the soil ALL the way around the home. If there are pavers that can be moved, move them, trench and replace. If they can not be moved drill through them with a 1/2 inch by 18 inch drill bit every foot a part and use roughly 1/2 to 1 gallon of solution per hole. You do NOT drill into the foundation, you drill through pavers if they cant be moved, driveways or sidewalks that may be poured up against the slab and trench anywhere soil comes up to the slab directly. If this still does not make sense, please call me at 866-581-7378 ext 325 for me to try and explain it on the phone as i do not know how to better explain it than through what i have already said, the video i suggested you watch, and the "How To" guide i suggested you read.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Indianapolis, In
    03/07/2013
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    Are there alternatives to Termidor since you can't ship to my state?
    It says that Termidor SC is not allowed to be shipped to Indiana. Can you recommend something just as good that can be shipped to Indiana? I was told that it’s an excellent barrier for ants around the home, which I have a problem with. I’ve also been told that licensed exterminators can use it in Indiana but it’s not available for home consumers and I really don’t want to pay the high cost they charge and just do it myself. Any suggestions are appreciated.
    A
    Taurus SC is basically the same product as Termidor SC it's just made by a different manufacturer. The Taurus SC manufacturer has registered their product for sale in Indiana. Both products contain the same active ingredient and both have pretty much the same instruction label for ant control.
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  • Asked by Sam
    02/09/2011
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    Can Termidor be used inside a house?
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    Termidor SC is for outdoor use only. Termidor SC can only be used indoors if you are spot treating termite activity inside the house.  You cannot use Termidor SC indoors as a pest control application or to treat ants.
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  • Asked by Mark
    04/04/2011
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    Will Fipronil products work on spiders?
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    The only Fipronil product that will work on spiders is Termidor SC. Most other fipronil products are in bait formulations which spiders will not eat. You should note that Termidor SC will not offer a fast knock down of spiders and can be used outdoors only.
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  • Asked by Barbara
    04/04/2011
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    How deep does the trench need to be when I use Termidor SC for a termite prevention treatment?
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    Your trench will need to be six inches deep and six inches wide for a termite prevention treatment.
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