Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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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.
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    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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  • Asked by Scott from Harahan, La
    05/22/2014
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    What is the best way to get Termidor SC into the pre-existing holes in concrete around foundation.
    Can I use a regular garden sprayer or will a funnel fitted into the existing holes serve the purpose. Or do I need some type of professional sprayer to insure complete coverage.
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    Good news! Applying Termidor SC into drilled holes does not require a professional sprayer. You can apply it through a funner in each hole or use a pumpo sprayer to pump the solution in.
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  • Asked by Steve from Austin, Texas
    10/04/2013
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    I am a homeowner in Texas. Is it legal for me to buy and apply Termidor around my home? Thanks, Steve
    The label on the 20 oz bottle says "For sale to, use and storage only by individuals/firms licensed or registered by the state to apply termitcide and/or general pest control products." product? I just want to be sure. Thanks, Steve
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    Some product labels do say for licensed pest professional use only but that is just the manufacturers wording and it is not law. The manufacturer would like to limit the purchase of the product to Pro's only because of course they will make more money on the products if they can only be sold to a select few. Each individual state gets to decide if a product can be used in the state and if so if they will restrict its use to professionals. On our website you will see several product that say "cannot be sold to NY, CT or other states and those are states that have restricted the use of the product by individuals. Other states do allow you to sue the product, but only on your own property. You cannot use the products to treat other peoples property for profit unless you are licensed. We are fully licensed to sell the products you see on our site and we are over seen by the department of agriculture.
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  • Asked by Humberto from Santa Ana Ca
    11/09/2014
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    Can we spray Termidor SC inside an attic?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used indoors unless you are using inside wall voids and are treating an active infestation. If you are unsure of what type of termites you are treating for, we would recommend getting them identified before doing any type of treatments.
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  • Asked by Scott from Virginia
    08/16/2011
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    What precautions do I need to take when applying Termidor SC?
    I will be applying Termidor SC by myself and I have a spray bottle and the correct mixing ready to be set up. How should I take precautions to protect myself during application. Should I wear certain clothing with face mask and head covered?
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    The best way to protect yourself when using any type of insecticide is to read and follow the product label. Page 2 of the Termidor SC product label specifically tells you what precautions need to be taken before, during and after the application. You only need to wear a face mask if you will be doing the application in a poorly ventilated or enclosed area. All other applications will require you to wear long sleeves, long pants, shoes and socks and gloves. Be sure to wash your hands after the application before you eat, drink, chew gum or use the restroom.
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  • Asked by Mark from Harvey, La
    11/10/2014
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    Does Termidor SC kill/prevent formosan termites?
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    Termidor SC will kill any termites that come into contact with the treated surfaces and will carry it back to their nests. Depending on where the termite infestation is will depend on how the Termidor will need to be applied to eliminate the colony and abide by the usage instructions on the label. 
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  • Asked by Debbie from Sherman Oaks, Ca
    07/27/2013
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    Can I spray Termidor on the bushes or around the base of the bushes that are against the back wall of the yard?
    I have a lot of spider webs and spiders living in the bushes in the back yard. They butt up to a cinder-block 'fence' around the perimeter of the back yard. Can I spray the bushes directly or can I spray the base of the cinder-block wall and ground just under the bushes? And I just want to make sure that once the spray dries, dogs can walk on the grass and roll around on it. What happens if they eat the grass even after it's dried?
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    Termidor SC can only be used on or immediately around the foundation of a structure and does not offer a fast knockdown.  When dealing with spiders most folks will use a residual product with a broader application area, like the Talstar P. It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets once dried.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests.  If you dog eats the grass that may have been sprayed, there should not be an issue as the small amount of active ingredient once diluted is not enough to harm anything larger than insects.
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  • Asked by Darren from Dupo, Il
    07/03/2015
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    Active subterranian termites in the crawlspace
    I have active subterranian termites in the crawl space. There are tubes going up the inside concrete wall of the crawl space. Should I knock the tubes down first before trenching and applying termidor sc along the crawl space wall, and can I apply termidor sc directly on the mud tubes on the concrete crawl space wall?
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    Termidor SC can be used in a crawl space. You can knock the tubes out before trenching in the area. You will dig a 6 by 6 inch trench around the crawl space and pour 4 gallons per 10 lineal feet.
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  • Asked by Mike
    04/29/2011
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    Termidor or Dominion Damage on Sprinkler Pipe?
    When trenching around the foundation before applying Termidor or Dominon, it is likely to expose the PVC sprinkler pipes. And the solution will touch directly the pipes when being applied to the trench. Will that do any damage to the pipes (for example chemical reaction between the PVC material and the liquid)? Thanks
    A
    You have nothing to worry about.  Termidor and Dominion are made to deal with dirt only and will not pose any threat at all to any pvc, copper, or metal pipes or wires in the ground.
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  • Asked by Luke from Middletown, Ct
    06/24/2015
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    Termidor for active infestation
    I have an active termite infestation. I can see the mud tubes where the termites are currently entering my house. They are in a crawl space area which I have access to, but it would be difficult to use the trench method because the space is so tight. Would it be reasonable to saturate the mud tubes and nearby soil with termidor as an immediate fix and then use bait stations around the perimeter of the house for long term treatment?
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    We would recommend doing a trench treatment around your home for an active infestation of termites.  We have a helpful article on How to Get Rid of Termites that we recommend reviewing for the best advice.

    Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the needed personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together 2 different safety kits that will make selecting correct safety gear easier for you.

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  • Asked by Pat from Omaha, Ne.
    05/05/2014
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    Can you use Termidor and Sentricon together for the treatment of termites, or do they work against each other?
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    Termidor SC will be applied in drilled holes and in a trench. The best protection for your home would be a dual treatment with a liquid non-repellent and a bait.
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  • Asked by Peggy
    01/26/2011
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    Will Termidor SC kill subterranean termites in the ground?
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    Yes. Termidor SC is non-repellent product, which means that the termites cannot sense the product and therefore cannot avoid treated areas. Once the termite passes through the treated area, it inadvertently picks up small particles of the Termidor SC on the hairs of its body and carries it back to the colony. Through normal social interaction such as grooming and feeding the infected termite spreads the Termidor SC to its colony mates. After a short period of time, the termites start to die.
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  • Asked by Tanya from Fresno, Ca
    01/05/2012
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    How can we treat carpenter ants nesting inside our walls?
    We have carpenter ants nesting in our walls in our kitchen and dining room. The baseboards are currently off, as we are tiling the rooms. Could Termidor SC be used in the opening between the floor and baseboards to eliminate the carpenter ants in their nests? What other products could work effectively?
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    You can use Termidor SC indoors for carpenter ants in wall voids only. You cannot spray the baseboards or anywhere else in your home. You will need to spray directly into the wall void by drilling small holes in the wall. Other products that work effectively indoors would be Phantom Aerosol or carpenter ant baits like Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel or Advance Carpenter Ant Bait both of which are sold in our Carpenter Ant Bait Kit #1.
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  • Asked by Martin from Sarasota, Florida
    06/27/2016
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    Will Termidor SC kill and help prevent mosquitos?
    A friend recommended the product and said it help reduce his mosquito population but I can't find anything about it. As much stuff as the label says it will kill I can't imagine that it wouldn't but I would like to know.
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for mosquito control in addition to not be able to apply in lawn areas for treatment. We suggest looking into our terrific guide provided on how to get rid of mosquitoes that further instruct you on what items to use as well as instructional videos on how to do a proper treatment for elimination. 

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  • Asked by Pola from Alice Tx, 78332
    03/28/2012
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    How long does it take for Termidor SC to dry?
    Like when u have under your house sprayed with termidor
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    Termidor SC is a water based product and it will dry in the same amount of time as it would take water to dry. If Termidor SC is applied under your home it can take several hours to dry because the ventilation is usually poor and the sun cannot reach the area.
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  • Asked by Bruce from Orinda, Ca (near Sf).
    03/26/2013
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    Do you have advice for getting rid of difficult to access honey bee nests?
    We have a 40' long solar structure and honey bees have now made up nests between 2 X 6 structural members which has roofing on the top side and plywood underneath. The bees enter from the far side between the roofing which happens to be 20 ft. in the air and not easy to get to. I have drilled 1/4" holes thru the plywood on the underside and attached 6 ft. lengths of vinyl tubing thru which I have attempted to spray off the shelf insecticides and also a strong detergent solution. Even tried ammonia. But to no avail. Much as we love the bees we have leak repairs to be done and need new roofing and no one will go near. The bees also now sting children also. There are about 20 sections between the 2 x 6's and we must have at least 6 hives. My recent thought has been to fumigate then remove the plywood to remove the nests, but the bees have to be done-in somehow first. Your suggestions please, and thanks!
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    Honey bees are in steep decline and the law dictates they should only be killed after a bee keeper has been consulted and cannot help safely remove the colony. You can locate local bee keepers by contacting your local cooperative extension office. We are not sure what a solar structure is but if you can somehow get close to the exterior entrance the bees are using you can apply a product such as Termidor SC. Termidor is a non-repellent and will be transferred from bee to bee and will typically take about a week to two weeks to control a colony.
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  • Asked by William from Ormond Beach, Florida
    09/26/2011
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    What are alternative uses of Termidor?
    Is Termidor, when diluted with 1 part Termidor, 1 part Alcohol, and 1 part water, usable as a flea and tick treatment on dogs, cats, etc. applied to the back of the animals? Other than a termite, ant and wood ant, what are the other uses of Termidor?
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    There are no alternative used for Termidor.  Termidor is not labeled for use on pets and should not under any circumstances be used than for any uses on the product label.  It is illegal to use a product other than what is stated on the product label.  Termidor is labeled for termites, ants, and other invading insects and is only allowed to be applied as a perimeter barrier around your home.
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  • Asked by Laryy from Rushville, Il
    07/08/2015
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    How much Termidor SC do I apply to each hole in a cement block foundation a termite application?
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    When treating a block foundation with Termidor SC, you should drill a hole in each void so there would be 2 holes per block.  The holes should be no more than 18 inches high.  Usually, you want to drill on the second row of blocks high from the ground.  In addition to drilling the holes, you should also trench and treat the outside foundation wall and the inside foundation wall if you have a crawl space.  After drilling the holes, you are supposed to apply 2 gallons of solution per 10 lineal feet into the blocks.  For filling trenches and drill holes going vertically into slabs, you should apply 4 gallons per 10 lineal feet.  Please let us know if you have any further questions. Click on the link below for more information on treating termites.

    How To Perform A Termite Treatment

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  • Asked by Dave
    04/07/2011
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    Treating crawl space with Termidor SC?
    I'm getting ready to encapsulate my crawl space. Should I put a barrier down around the perimeter inside or just do the exterior? I don't want to later wish I would have done the crawl space before it's too late
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    We agree with you...we would absolutely recommend doing the crawl space with Termidor by trenching the inside perimeter and around all of the piers, and treat just as you would around the outside.  Once your crawl space is encapsulated you will not be able to treat again.  This also greatly limits inspections of the crawl space for termites in the future so we recommend keeping a close eye upstairs in the living space on the first floor for any activity.
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