Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Shirley from Alexandria, Va
    04/22/2017
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    Termidor SC was mistakenly applied inside empty kitchen cabinets. What can be done to make the cabinets safe?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used inside except for spot treating active infestations.  If applied as a crack and crevice spray inside cabinets it would be recommended to thoroughly clean the area with warm soap and water or an all-purpose surface cleaner. 

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  • Asked by Sam from Perth, Western Australia
    10/25/2017
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    How many years it can Termidor SC last in soil?
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    Once Termidor SC is applied in the soil it will last up to 10 years.

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  • Asked by Samuel from Columbus, Ms
    07/09/2018
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    Is Termidor SC good for fleas?
    If so, how do I treat my dog kennel for fleas?
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    While Termidor SC will kill fleas that contact it, we do not recommend for flea control. Termidor cannot be applied to all the areas needed to treat for fleas. We recommend to treat the kennel with the indoor/outdoor flea kit. 

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  • Asked by Neila from Puerto Rico
    10/04/2018
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    Can one eat fruit from trees that were treated with Termidor?
    All of our trees (avocado, mango, oranges, lemmons, breadfruit, etc) were treated with Termidor to treat for termites in some of them. Is is safe to eat the fruits right away?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for use on any bearing fruit trees.  We would not recommend eating any fruit grown on the treated trees for at least 1 year.

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  • Asked by Essa
    07/16/2010
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    How deep should the trench be for an outside Termidor treatment?
    The basement is five feet below the grade level, and I believe on the slab. I found active termites in the basement, they are very close to the walk out door frame and in the nearby side wall. How deep should the trench be for an outside Termidor SC treatment?
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    The trench around the exterior of the house only needs to be 6 inches deep.  It is not realistic to dig a 5 foot deep trench and no company would do this either.  On the inside of the basement, it would probably be a good idea to drill through the slab of the basement along the wall that is below grade and apply Termidor SC through the slab and/or treat the termites directly in the wall where the activity is.
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  • Asked by Ruben
    08/11/2010
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    I found a black widow on my kids wooden swing set, will Termidor SC work on wood as a treatment?
    I use it on the perimeter of my house. I found a black widow with eggs in a hole on the frame of my kids wooden swing set (pre-drilled holes). I've taken care of the spider and eggs. The holes are big enough for spiders but small enough that the spider's body touches the sides of the hole. If I apply Termidor SC inside the holes as a preventive measure, will the product stick to the wood? Will it work just like it does on the foundation of my home, and would the spray (residue) on the wood kill the spiders?
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    Termidor SC is labeled for black widow spiders specifically but it cannot be used on play equipment. Termidor SC can only be used on or immediately around the foundation of a structure. We do not recommend using any type of insecticide on the play equipment. We do recommend sealing the holes so that spiders cannot nest there. You can treat the areas around the play equipment with a product such as Talstar P to keep crawling insects from making the play-set their home. Knock down any spider web as soon as you see them to discourage spiders from nesting in unwanted areas.
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  • Asked by Jay
    08/31/2010
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    My lawn has too many ants. Can I spray treat the entire lawn?
    My lawn has too many ants. Can I spray treat the entire lawn with the Termidor SC? If I can, what is the mixing ratio? Is it still 0.8 oz for every gallon of water? Thanks
    A
    No. Termidor SC can only be used on or immediately around your home. Termidor SC is not labeled for use in your yard. You may want to consider using an ant bait granule such as Advance 375A or an insecticide granule such as Talstar PL for ants in your yard.
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  • Asked by Carol
    10/13/2010
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    Preventative treatment for soffits (disregard previous!)
    I currently have drywood termites in my wood window frame. Once I remove the trim, what is the best treatment (both remedial and preventative)? Would I foam (or spray?) Bora Care on the wood, then follow with Premise or Termidor? A little confused with the different products. I will also be removing fascia from a boxed soffit and would like to treat the interior of the soffit before closing it up (no current activity)...what is the best course of treatment for prevention? Thanks!
    A
    Both Termidor and Bora-Care are good for treating dry wood termites.  They do it in different ways though.  Termidor is considered to be one of the best treatments around, however it is typically meant for subterranean termites and it is poured into the ground.  When using Termidor to treat dry wood termites, you have to drill holes into the wood and get the Termidor directly into the void where the termites are for it to work. Termidor will not penetrate through the wood, you have to get it in the right place.  Also, Termidor SC does not have any long term protection qualities in the wood.  Bora-Care is a wood treatment product and will penetrate through the wood. When applying Bora-Care you do not have to get it directly where the termites are.  You would typically just spray it on the surface of the wood and the Bora-Care will penetrate through the wood and kill the termites inside.  Also, since Bora-Care is a wood treatment product, it will stay in the wood forever and protect it forever.  The down side is that Bora-Care can only be applied to normal raw wood.  It cannot be applied to wood that has been painted, stained, or sealed.  So, if you are exposing the studs or normal wood anywhere on the house or replacing any wood then usually Bora-Care is what you want to use since it will protect the wood long term.  If you have an infestation in wood that is painted and you will not be replacing it, then typically you would drill holes into the wood and use Termidor SC.
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  • Asked by Kim
    07/12/2011
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    I have a lemon & apple trees 3 feet from the foundation where the Termidor SC will be injected.
    Will fruit from these trees ever be safe to eat? Do I need to remove the trees? Or discard the fruit from the next season?
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    Termidor SC  bonds to the soil and does not move once it is applied.  Therefore, it can be applied where a well or garden is present as long as it is more than 10 feet away from the well or garden or tree.  We would suggest not applying Termidor SC along the side of the house that is within 10 feet of the trees.  You should keep a close eye on this area of the house for termites, or you can of course always install some Termite Bait Stations in that area for monitoring activity. 

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  • Asked by Alicia from Trinidad, West Indies
    08/07/2011
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    Can Termidor be used to treat mold crickets in your yard?
    Presently the mole crickets are cutting through roots of the flower plants in the ground.
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    Termidor is not labeled to treat mole crickets and Termidor is not allowed to be used in the yard at all.  For mole crickets we recommend Advion Insect Granules which are specifically labeled for mole crickets.
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  • Asked by Dan from Northeast Ohio
    08/17/2011
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    Termite infested wood pile?
    I have a wood pile along a fence in my back yard that is infested with white subterranean termites. Can I apply Termidor around the wood pile in a 6"x6" trench as directed to kill the colony before disposing of the wood pile? How long will it take to work? Do you have any other suggestions for this situation? Thanks
    A
     Termidor is only labeled for use around residential and commercial structures and should not be used away from a structure.  So we are not able to recommend it as a treatment method.  Most termiticides are only labeled for use around structures.  Termidor does take up to 90 days to kill a termite colony.  It is recommended when having a wood pile to build a structure for it or place it up on blocks or on a metal stand so it does not come into contact with the ground.  That being said, a 6 x 6 inch trench would work, IF it was labeled to be used away from the house.
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  • Asked by Beth from Orlando, Fl
    09/06/2011
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    Can I use Termidor on a screened porch that my pets have free access to?
    I use Termidor to make a perimeter around my house for ants, roaches, and other general insects. I spray about 3 ft. up and 3 ft. out on the ground. Can I use this the same way in a screened porch that my pets (cats) have free access to or should I use an indoor/outdoor product instead? If I use Termidor, pretty much all of the floor of the porch would be sprayed where the pets walk and sit. I use Suspend to make a perimeter inside the house and could use that instead on the screened porch.
    A
    Termidor SC should not be used in the screened porch as that is considered an "indoor use" which is prohibited on the product label (unless it is used in wall voids). We recommend that you do stick to using the Suspend SC on the screened porch.
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  • Asked by Bob from Dana Point, California
    10/24/2011
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    Can I spray Termidor on fascia and exposed wood siding?
    I have replaced most of the more damaged fascia, but there are some additional areas that can be repaired with filler. This includes some shiplap wood under eaves. I am in Southern California and my house is mostly stucco, with wood fascia and exposes eaves. Do I need to drill holes in wood or will surface spray be okay?
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    Termidor is not a wood treatment product and will not penetrate into wood.  It is meant to be applied to soil.  So spraying Termidor on fascia boards or any other surface will not do much.  If you are trying to take care of termites in wood, then you have to drill holes into the wood and inject the Termidor directly.  It has to come into contact with the termites in the wood to be effective.
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  • Asked by John from Palm City, Florida
    01/31/2013
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    Once the 6" deep x 6" wide trench is dug, what is the pour rate per foot?
    I would like to know once the trench is dug, how much and how is it applied in the trench? Lets say if I have a ten foot trench, how much liquid should be used within that measurement?
    A
    The usage rate is 4 gallons of solution for every 10 ft of trench. Be sure to read our Liquid Termite Treatment article for full directions.
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  • Asked by Clive from Encino Ca
    03/13/2013
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    How do I inject termidor SC into holes and can it be done with the undiluted material?
    and can i purchase a small amount... Dry wood termites in painted 4x4 beams with small hole showing the dust and residues coming out
    A
    Termidor SC must be diluted according to the product instructions. The smallest container it comes in is the 20 oz bottle. In order to inject the liquid into the beams you will need to drill holes every couple of inches and use a sprayer with a pinpoint stream or a straw attachment to get the application into the holes. Another option would be to use Termidor Foam which comes in a ready to use can with the small attachments to get the foam into the drilled holes.
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  • Asked by Cari from Houston Texas
    05/14/2013
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    Does Termidor foam work against roaches also?
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    Termidor Foam is not labeled to treat roaches. We recommend using our Roach control kit to treat roaches. Roach Control Kit #2 includes 1 packet of Demon WP Insecticide (which makes 4 gallons of finished solution) for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get 4 x 30 gram tubes of Advion Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Advion can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, 20 Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. Please find our article on roach treatment tips and prevention.
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  • Asked by Nick from Detroit, Mi
    07/25/2013
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    Accidentally sprayed Termidor near tomato plant, should I discard the plant?
    I was spraying the perimeter of my house and accidentally sprayed some Termidor on a section of my deck that is about 3 ft from a Tomato plant. I don't think it got in the soil unless there was some over spray.
    A
    If there is a doubt if some Termidor SC got to the soil of the garden area you can remove the soil and replace it with fresh soil to avoid any contamination issues.  Any tomatos that you suspect have been over sprayed would need to be discarded.
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  • Asked by Arno from Stratford N.j.
    07/29/2013
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    If your house has termites should you put Termidor SC all around the house or just where they are found?
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    If you have termites in your home, we recommend doing the liquid treatment as outlined in the "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article and then inside the home where you know you have the termites you will treat them directly by injecting the Termidor into the wall or cutting a hole into the wall and spraying on the wood or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.
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  • Asked by Mark from Lake Jackson, Tx
    08/01/2013
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    Do you sale Termidor SC in larger containers? Maybe a 1 to 2 gallon size.
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    Yes, we do sell Termidor SC in 78oz bottles. This is restricted and only allowed to be purchased by licensed Pest Pros. We require a copy of Pest Operators License and Drivers License, before purchase.
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  • Asked by Kelci from Willacoochee, Ga
    08/05/2013
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    Is Termidor sprayed on the ground around my house effective for termite control?
    I've been mixing 1.6 oz per gallon and spraying 2 gallons per 10 linear foot around our home. It's a brick home with concrete foundation.
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    Spraying Termidor SC topically around your home is an ineffective way to control termites. Termidor SC needs to be applied in a trenching treatment for it to be effective. You have also been applying the product too strongly. You should use .8 fl oz per gallon of water and then use 6 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet. Please read the termite treatment guide at the following link: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-perform-termite-treatment-a-87.html
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