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  • Asked by Clayton from Arlington, Tx
    11/14/2015
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    If I am using Termidor SC outside my perimeter for ants, can I still use a typical indoor repellent?
    Need to know whether indoor repellents like bifenthrin (Ortho home defense or the like) will adversely affect my outdoor non-repellent.
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    While Bifenthrin can show repellent qualities to some insects, it is not considered a "repellent". You can use Bifenthrin based products indoors. It will not pose a threat to your Termidor Treatment outdoors. You do not want to apply these types of products in the same area, as in on top of one another.

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  • Asked by James from Angier, Nc
    03/25/2016
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    Can I drill the slab and pour Termidor SC in the holes to treat the problem?
    I have a flying infestation of termites in my garage.
    A

    Yes, you can drill into the slab and apply product.When performing a termite treatment and treating concrete slabs, the holes should be drilled about 2-3 inches away from the house, and 10 inches apart.  Typically a 1/2 inch drill bit is used.  You can fill the holes using a funnel or a one gallon hand pump sprayer with the nozzle turned so the sprayer shoots out a pinstream.  You are supposed to apply 4 gallons per 10 feet in the drill holes as well as the trench.  This is very hard to do.  Usually you would just fill the holes and then come back 30 minutes later after the soil beneath the slab has soaked up the product and fill the holes up again.  Do this 3 times and then patch the holes or use our Trebor Plugs

    We would also recommend doing a trench around the entire structure. You will dig a 6 by 6 inch trench and pour 4 gallons of solution per 10 lineal feet. This can be done with Termidor SC as well. 

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  • Asked by Greg from Peoria, Il
    04/29/2016
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    Will Termidor control 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 - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/termidor-sc-p-184.html?keywords=spider&search_for=questions#questions
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    Termidor SC will treat 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.  Most folks will use a residual product with a broader application area. Please check out our spider control kit for a better option.

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  • Asked by Craig from Villa Rica, Ga
    08/21/2016
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    How can I tell how old my 20 oz. bottle of Termidor SC is?
    These are the only numbers that I can find printed on the bottle other than the standard labeling: 59021467 13 122 3122SL01F1 04782 HOLD to approve
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    BASF uses a unique set of numbers to match up that product, when it was made, what lot it was a part of and how many were in that lot. Below you will see an example of a Termidor SC bottle and how it is broken down. The batch numbers can vary in location on BASF products from just above the label on a bottle, to the bottom of a container or can, as well as on the sides of case containers or?boxes.

    Starting with the first row. The first set of numbers normally starting in 59- ex: 59021467 is BASF's article number for the product.

    The second set- ex: 13, indicates the year in which the product was produced. For this can that would mean it was produced in the year 2013

    The third set- ex: 122, indicates the numerical day of the year that the product was produced. So it was manufacturer on the 122th day of the year of 2013. This comes out to show it was produced on May 2nd 2013.

    The bottom row of numbers indicates the batch information. The first set- ex: 3122SL01F1, indicates the actual batch/lot number for the manufacturer. The second set- ex:04782 indicates the container count of each batch.

    Hope this helps!

     

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  • Asked by Per from Central, Nj
    06/11/2018
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    Will Termidor uptake into plants and affect pollinators or other insects?
    I plan to do a termite treatment around the house foundation were I have plants with flowers within a minimum of 2 ft of the treatment area. Once Termidor has dried and bound to the soil, will Termidor continue to uptake into the plant and harm the pollinator insects such at bees?
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    Termidor SC contains fipronil, which is not well absorbed by plants when it is applied to the soil.  If fipronil does get into plants, it can partially break down, reducing any risk of translocating. According to the maufacturer, it is best to not apply Termidor within one foot of the drip line of edibles but does not mention ornamentals. 

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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?
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    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 Barb from New Brighton, Mn
    06/30/2018
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    Is Termidor SC harmful to bees or birds?
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    Once Termidor SC has dried, it should not be harmful to people, pets or wildlife.  It can be toxic for bees if they come in contact with treated areas once it has dried.  To lessen this risk, apply in the morning or evening when bees are least active.  Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.  

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  • Asked by Peg from Lompoc, Ca
    07/15/2018
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    What is the shelf life of Termidor?
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    If kept out of heat and sunlight the shelf life of Termidor SC is 3-5 years.

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  • Asked by Randy from Colorado Springs, Co
    08/04/2018
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    Can you ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico?
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    Yes, we do ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico. There will be shipping costs since this is outside of the continental US.

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  • Asked by Rita from San Diego, Ca
    05/20/2019
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    Can Termidor SC be used in the attic and in California?
    I live in Southern California, my home has drywood termite. What is the dose I should use to kill drywood termite in attic?
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    Termidor SC can be shipped to California but it cannot be used for indoor applications. Since you have drywood termites in the attic, the most recommended product for your situation would be Bora-Care. Bora-Care is applied to raw wood for termite control and it will penetrate the entire piece of wood and erradicate an active infestation as well as preserve it. 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 Mark from Knoxville, Tn
    09/10/2019
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    Why can Termidor SC "not to be used in voids with rigid insulation?" Does it react with the foam board?
    Specifically looking to treat between the Unfaced Polystyrene rigid board and the foundation.
    A

    We reached out to the manufacturer BASF for an official answer on this verbiage on the Termidor SC label. Here is what they stated. 

    “Not using termiticides in voids with Rigid foam insulation” is EPA required language that dates back to times when soil termiticides contained organic solvents/adjuvants which helped them remain in solution long enough to be applied but also damaged rigid foam insulation (think DDT, Heptachlor, Chlordane, or Dursban times; e.g. Pre-Termidor products from the 1950’s through 1990’s).  In 1996, the EPA mandated that the language be on all liquid termiticide labels moving forward (regardless of whether the product contained solvents or emulsifiers or not).  Termidor products do not contain any caustic emulsifiers or solvents that would damage/ “eat up” the rigid foam board (as the 80WG, SC, HE lines are all water soluble).”

    This also applies to the generic equivalent on the market under the branding Taurus SC. If you are needing to foam into the foundation void area where there is foam rigid board, they recommend using the Termidor Foam Aerosol as this labeling does not have that verbiage and restriction on it for use. 

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  • Asked by Gerhard from Mountain Home, Tx
    07/25/2015
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    Will Termidor SC kill fire ants if spot-treating the mounds?
    Can I spot treat the fire ant mounds?
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    Termidor SC cannot be used to treat fire ants or their mounds. We recommend that you treat the individual mounds (as well as a broadcast) with Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. It will take approximately 1.5-2 lbs per acre and 2-5 TBSP per mound. Please see our Fire Ant Pest Guide for more information and tips about treating for this pest.

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  • Asked by Barbara from Pasadena, Ca
    07/29/2015
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    Can I use Termidor SC on a termite infested olive tree and how?
    A

    Termites do not attack live, healthy trees. If the tree has been damaged by termites it would be advisable to remove the tree and perform a liquid termite soil treatment with Termidor SC to ensure subterranean termites to not find a food source inside of your home. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to Perform a Termite Treatment which will explain how to do the treatment in laymens terms and also explain any needed equipment. Most folks find that they only need a 5 gallon bucket and perhaps a drill in some situations. You should follow the Termidor product label and you should mix Termidor with water as specified. No special equipment is needed to diltute Termidor because it is a water based product and readily mixes with water.
     

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  • Asked by Kathy from Texas
    10/11/2015
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    Can I do partial treatment with Termidor SC?
    My husband did the trench method. He said he was so tired that he replaced back the untreated soil and sprayed it with Termidor SC the next day and it rained a few hours after he did the spray. Is it still okay if he did it that way? And one more thing, he only sprayed on the front of our house with the landscaped area and did not do trenching. Is it also fine that way too?
    A

    Spraying Termidor SC on the surface of soil is not going to offer a protective barrier like the trench and will only work for the general pests that contact the soil surface. Termidor binds to the soil that it is applied to and needs to be used in a trench 6 x 6 inches to offer the best protection. It also does not move through the soil after rain. Termites do not actually contact the surface so it would be best to go back and complete the trench in those areas that have not been done.

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  • Asked by John
    01/12/2016
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    How often do you have to spray Termidor outside your house to keep termites out?
    A

    Termidor SC is applied as a spray once every six weeks topically up against the foundation for insects that crawl on top of the soil, such as ants. If you are trying to treat for subterranean termites, you will want to dig a trench up against the structure, and if there is concrete up against the foundation you will need to drill to apply the product. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Subterranean Termites for specific application instructions.

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  • Asked by Jordan from Il
    04/12/2016
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    How do apply Termidor in a crawl space?
    Crawl Space
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    Inside the crawl space you would need to trench around any piers that hold up the home but the outside trench would be all that is required for the actual foundation if you are using Termidor. The Termidor will last for 10 years to protect your home. Please take a moment to look thru our pest control guide for termite treatment. 

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  • Asked by Jake from Mt. Ephraim, Nj
    05/08/2016
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    Will Termidor SC kill caterpillars?
    Every year, we usually get Eastern Tent Caterpillars around April and May. This year we are seeing a lot more and they are destroying our plants.
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for treating tent caterpillars. Please provide the name of the plants that you will be treating so that I can find an alternative solution for you. Thank you!

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  • Asked by John
    05/28/2016
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    It rained 30 minutes after application of Termidor SC, do I need to reapply?
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    Depending on how heavy the rain was will depend on if you will need to reapply. If the rain was only light and you had just completed a Termidor treatment in a trench for termite prevention then you should be fine. If it was a heavy rain for a long period of time then you may need to reapply. If you were using the Termidor to spray around the perimeter of your home for ants and general insects, then you will likely need to reapply it on a day when no rain is expected for at least 24 hours. 

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  • Asked by Tony from Terrytown, La.
    05/30/2016
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    Why does Termidor SC last longer than Taurus SC?
    Termidor says 10 years and Taurus says 5yrs(appx)
    A

    Termidor SC is said to last longer simply do to research. Termidor has been on the market longer and has proven to last 10 years. Taurus has not been on the market long enough to prove that. 

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  • Asked by Chris from Atlanta Georgia
    06/01/2016
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    Are bait stations necessary if you do the termiticide treatment?
    How often do you have to retreat w/ termiticide treatment procedure.
    A

    Termite bait systems are not required with Termiticide applications. You can use the bait systems as monitor if you wish. If you apply Termidor SC correctly in a trench, it will last and prevent for up to 10 years. 

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