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  • Asked by Dan from Ohio
    02/01/2016
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    How many times can Termidor SC be applied per month?
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    The number of times Termidor SC is applied depends on the ratio that is used. At the .03% rate, the product can be used four times a year. The other option is to apply three times a year at the ratios of .03% twice and .06% once. We would recommend checking out the Supplemental Document for this product for any more information.
     

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  • Asked by Linda from Simpsonville, Sc
    04/11/2014
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    Have you ever heard that the trench that has to be dug around the house doesn't have to be 6" deep?
    Four months ago we hired a "professional" termite control company to apply Termidor SC to our home because we found termites and had never had a treatment done. What a big mistake! After four months, we still have termites! When they applied the termidor, they only scratched the surface of the mulch and dirt - maybe 2 inches tops. When we questioned them, they said it was not necessary to trench 6 inches and that the termidor would "sink" in. (They did use Termidor SC and not the newer product that requires less trenching.) This was only one of several problems we had with them including not trenching under our deck that runs along the entire back of our house but instead just spraying the ground (mulch) all under the deck and letting it "sink" in and not rodding right next to a known termite infestation. We wish we would have done it ourself. Now we are in a big dispute with them. Even though we still have termites, he still insists it doesn't have to be 6" deep. So, just because you hire a professional, it doesn't mean you will get a treatment done properly.
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    Termidor will "sink in" to a certain extent. Per the manufacturer of the product, it is non-negtionable that Termidor must be applied in a trench 6X6 to guarantee its effectiveness. Please let us know if you have any more questions!
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  • Asked by Luis from Miami Florida
    07/12/2019
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    What is the difference between Termidor SC and Termidor HE?
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    Termidor SC is the Suspended Concentrate, which is a liquid concentrate. Termidor HE stands for "High Efficiency" because it is the most concentrated product the manufacturer has with this active ingredient, which is more convenience for Pest Control Professionals who may be treating dozens of homes each week. You cannot purchase Termidor HE unless you have a Pest Control Operator's license, and you would need to purchase it from a local distributor in that case. We do not sell this product or other Restricted Use Pesticides. 

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  • Asked by Wayne
    09/10/2010
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    Do you have to fill the trench back in after using Termidor SC?
    I recently bought some Termidor SC from you, and I am using the trench method. How important is it to get the trench covered up after soaking? I was told it is real important to get it covered after it soaks in? I couldn't find an answer online.
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    You must fill the trench back in after using Termidor SC and the back fill should also be treated. If you leave the treated trench exposed, then it will be constantly exposed to the sun and the Termidor SC will degrade faster. Also, the termites would have to tunnel deeper than the they normally would because there would be no soil for them to travel through, which means they could travel through untreated soil. It is always important to read and follow the product label. Manufacturers do a lot of research and development so that they can tell you the most effective way to use their product. Failure to follow the instructions will no doubt give you sub par results.
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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 Bob from Mahtomedi, Mn 55115
    05/04/2012
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    I got a 20oz bottle of TERMIDOR from you for termites and notice on the label its also good for carpenter ants
    YOU RECOMMEND cARPENTER ANT KIT #2 W/dOMINION 2l AS THE BEST FOR THE APPLICATION....ARE EITHER OK FOR A PREVENTION JOB?
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    Both Termidor and Dominion work the same way and are great on ants.  We offer Dominion 2L in our carpenter ant kit mainly because it is cheaper than Termidor and many of our customers are looking for low cost alternatives.  Both products work great for carpenter ants.
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  • Asked by Ken from Brielle, New Jersey
    05/12/2015
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    I ordered some Termidor from you today. I want to apply to my front entry entrance.
    What is the best way to apply the solution in my concrete entrance? I have a large hammer drill and will drill the holes myself.
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    We recommend that you drill a hole (1/2" diameter, 18" deep) 2 inches from the foundation wall. You will drill a hole every 10-12" apart and disperse 4 gallons of the mixed solution every ten lineal feet. For 4 gallons of water, you will add 3.2 oz of Termidor SC.
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  • Asked by Sotir from Largo Fl
    06/22/2016
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    Can this Termidor SC kill or damage my bees?
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    Yes, Termidor SC is harmful to bees that come in contact with treated surfaces. To avoid bee exposure, we recommend that you follow all label instructions and perform outdoor treatments in the early morning or late evening.

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  • Asked by Elaine
    04/15/2010
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    What is the best ant killer to put around the house to keep ants from coming in?
    We have the carpenter ants and little brown ants.
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    Termidor SC is the # 1 choice for ant control around the outside of your home. Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide that 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 inadvertantly carry it back to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor SC and wipe out the colony. Termidor SC 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 J.
    05/28/2011
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    Can Termidor be applied to trees?
    Can Termidor be applied to the base of trees and knot holes that have formed from prior pruning that contain evidence of carpenter ant activity?
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    Unfortunately we can only recommend what is allowed on the product label.  Termidor is only labeled to be applied around the foundation of the house and is not supposed to be applied farther away from the foundation than 1 foot.  That being said, Termidor is not harmful to trees or plants.  We do sell Advance Carpenter Ant Granular Bait that is very popular for broadcasting in the yard and around tree trunks where carpenter ants are nesting.
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  • Asked by Tim from Christmas, Fl
    12/25/2015
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    Can you mix an IGR with Termidor SC?
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    Yes, Termidor SC can mixed with an IGR, although there are not that many applications where this would be beneficial. You would need to use an IGR that is labeled for outdoor perimeter use, such as NyGuard IGR. Be sure to check the labels on how and where to spray both products.

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  • Asked by John from Ca
    11/22/2015
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    Can you mix Termidor SC and Timbor together? Will it harm anything?
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    Termidor SC and Timbor are used for two different purposes. Termidor SC is generally a ground treatment, while Timbor is used to treat wood directly. Mixing two insecticides together could potentially cause a resistance with pests. It would basically be like doubling up on a product, and that is unnecessary. Moreover, Termidor is only labeled for spot application to wood where there are active termite infestations; it cannot be broadcast over the wood and would not be absorbed into it the way Timbor will. It is recommended that you follow the label when using any professional products.

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  • Asked by Dennis
    05/02/2011
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    Does Termidor SC affect painted/stained wood surfaces?
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    Termidor SC is a water-based product and should not damage any surface that water itself wouldn't damage.
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  • Asked by Gordon from Brunswick Ga.
    03/04/2014
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    My brick home has holes in the mortar from previous termite treatment. Can I use these same holes to retreat with Termidor SC? Also, do you sell a hose end sprayer for this purpose?
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    If the holes are at least 10-12" apart you can use the same holes to apply a termiticide such as Termidor SC. We do carry hose end sprayers but we do not recommend that you apply the product with this application. It will be much easier to place inexpensive funnels in the holes and pour the finished solution in. If you have additional questions on treating for termites, please contact us at 866.581.7378 M-F 9-5 PM EST.
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  • Asked by John from Va
    04/27/2012
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    Termidor in crawl space with block wall
    I had a major termite company treat my house years ago with Termidor. The way they treated it was inside the crawl space they drilled holes in the center of each lower cinder block, then went around and injected the chemical in each block. No trenching was done anywhere. I wish to redo an application myself for prevention as it has been many years now. Is this a proper way to treat the perimeter, and if I redo this myself want kind of volume would I want to put in each block ?
    A

    We would highly suggest trenching and treating instead of only treating inside the cinder block wall.  Termidor is meant to bond to soil and be applied into the ground.  It will not last very long just treating into the cinder block walls.  Cinder blocks are also very porous, so they will soak up a lot of the termidor and you might get a few months of protection instead of 10 years when applying it into the ground. 

    You should follow the instructions as outlined in our How To Do A Termite Treatment article to treat the exterior and underside of your crawl space. 

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  • Asked by Alley
    10/01/2015
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    If Taurus SC is the same as Termidor SC why pay more?
    A

    It is completely up to what you prefer, some people are more infatuated with the name brand product Termidor SC but they are the same product and work in the same manner so it is completely left to what you prefer to go with.

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  • Asked by Colin from Bloomington, In
    04/01/2013
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    Is it safe to use Termidor SC on an area where my chickens scratch and eat bugs? I don't want to poison them.
    This is for an active termite treatment, for trench treating around the house. I may use a different brand because we can't get termidor here.
    A
    The chickens will need to be kept of the area during the application and for about 6-8 hours until the surface is completely dry. Once dried there should not be any issues for the chickens.
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  • Asked by Bill from St. Petersburg
    06/10/2014
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    Is Termidor SC a concentrate? How much square foot per bottle?
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    Termidor SC is a liquid termiticide that comes in a 20 oz concentrated bottle that makes 24 gallons of finished solution. The square footage per bottle will depend on how you are using it. If you are diluting it to be used as a general insect barrier spray around your foundation, then each gallon you mix up at the .8 ounce rate will cover roughly 1000 sq/ft. So you are looking at a total of 20,000 sq/ft for the whole bottle. If you are doing a termite trench treatment, each 20 ounce bottle will cover 60 lineal feet. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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  • Asked by Mike from El Paso, Tx
    10/21/2015
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    Can Termidor SC kill german roaches?
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    As Termidor SC is labeled roaches outside only. We would advise using Demon WP as a residual spray and to look at our How to Get Rid of German Roaches Guide that provides excellent information on how to treat for german roaches and gives instructions on what products to use and how to apply them.

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  • Asked by Randal from Tampa, Fl
    05/22/2014
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    i found out i have wood termites up in my attic and they are beginning to swarm i was given a estimate to tent
    my house would about $1100.00 can I use termidor and what would be the best way to apply it up in the attic just for a stop gap measure until I can afford the tenting process. thank you.
    A
    Since you have drywood termites in your attic it would be highly recommended that you go with a product called Bora Care. Bora Care is a wood preservative used to treat active wood destroying insects and prevent them from reinfesting treated wood in the future. BoraCare can be sprayed or painted on the wood in the attic and will penetrate the entire piece of wood and erradicate an active infestion. The great thing about Bora Care is that it is natural, last for the entire life of the wood (never goes away), and dries completely clear. Termidor would not be recommended because it doesn't penetrate wood and injections directly into the affected wood would be neccessary for treatment and it doesn't last very long.
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