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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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  • Asked by Mike from Florence, Sc
    09/27/2013
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    We are treating an active termite infestation with Termidor. Other than exterior trenching, what should we do?
    We've been told we have active termites under our house, which has a crawlspace foundation with concrete block piers. What should we do besides treating the exterior foundation with the Termidor SC? We've also been told that they are under the concrete steps. We have 10 rental properties and are trying to treat all of them.
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    If you know where the termites are active we do recommend directly treating that area. You should trench and treat around the wall inside the crawl space and trench and treat around each pier for best results. Drilling through the concrete steps to apply Termidor to the area under the steps is needed as well as many contractors hide buidling debris in these areas and termites are known to frequent this area.
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  • Asked by Valarie from Laplace, Louisiana
    10/09/2013
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    Which size hole needs to be drilled for Termidor treatment in slab and why?
    I see 3/8 holes around my house already and most houses i've seen have 3/8 also. What is the benifit to a larger hole?
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    You can apply Termidor SC in a 3/8 or 1/2 inch hole. Either would be the size drill bit that you will use to drill the holes for termite treatments. The benefit of having a larger hole is that the product will be applied quicker in the hole making the solution reach the soil quicker.
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  • Asked by Richard from Kekaha, Hi
    11/05/2013
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    Can Termidor be effective by injecting it with a needle & syringe into termite galleries in infested wood?
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    In order to inject the Termidor SC 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. Using a needle and syringe may not offer enough product and pressure into the areas for best coverage.
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  • Asked by Bob from Pinellas Park,fla
    05/25/2014
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    Is termidor usable after setting around for a while and getting more yellow than white?
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    The shelf life of the Termidor SC when stored properly in a temperature stable environment out of direct sunlight is roughly 5 years. It it has been improperly stored or is older than about 5 years or so, then we would suggest getting a new bottle to ensure the product is at full strength for your needs. If it is within the 5 year date and the color has simply changed, it can be due to the active ingredients settling or just changing slightly over time.
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  • Asked by Jarrett from Montville,nj
    05/28/2014
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    What if don't trench around the house with Termidor SC?
    Will the treatment still serve the same purpose?
    A
    Termidor SC should be applied in a trench and drilled holes for a proper termite treatment so there is a complete barrier around the structure. If treated properly, it will last 10 years in the soil. If you are treating for ants, you will spray topically a foot up and a foot out directly up against the structure once every six months.
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  • Asked by Ray from Ohio
    06/01/2014
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    Can I use Termidor SC for ants around a honey bee hive?
    I would like to spray it on the ground around hive and also my home. Will it kill my bees? Is there anything better / safer to use?
    A
    We would not recommend using Termidor SC around a honey bee hive. Instead, we would recommend using Mavrik Perimeter. Mavrik Perimeter is for outdoor use and is known for its immediate control of a variety of insects including mosquitoes, ants, spiders, ticks, springtails, cockroaches and fire ants. With Mavrik Perimeter there is no lingering odor or visible residue and when dry it is non toxic and non repellent to honey bees. 
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  • Asked by Randall from Montgomery, Tx
    07/24/2014
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    Will Termidor SC kill fire ants?
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    Termidor SC is not a good option for fire ant control because it can only be used on or immediately adjacent to a structure, it is not labeled to be used out in the yard.  We recommend using a fire ant bait granule such as Advion Fire Ant Granules or Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Granules. Both of these are labeled specifically for fire ants and can be used out in the yard as a broadcast or mound treatment.
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  • Asked by Susan from Florida
    07/29/2014
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    Does Termidor SC also kill southern chinch bugs?
    I am looking for something very effective against ants and chinch bugs.
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for chinch bugs and cannot be used in a yard where this pest is found.

    Bifen IT is one of our most popular products for Chinch Bug Control. The key is to use lots of water to carry the Bifen IT down to the thatch layer underneath the grass, where the chinch bugs do the most damage. Please read the product label for proper application instructions.
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  • Asked by Scott
    09/16/2014
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    How would you use this product for a yellow jacket nest or a nest in wall or attic void?
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    When using Termidor SC to treat yellow jackets, mix .8fl oz of Termidor SC per gallon of water and treat ONLY the exterior points of the home where you have located the yellow jacket nest. Treat using a low-pressure coarse banded surface spray up to 18 inches in
    width around doors, windows, vents, pipes or any other exterior openings and/or with a crack and crevice injection tip into foundation cracks or drilled holes where listed pests could enter the structure. Inside the home, we recommend using an insecticide dust such as Tempo 1%. You will want to drill holes into walls to access nest and apply dust with a bellow duster such as the B&G Bulb Duster. Termidor SC is a non repellent and will transfer through the colony very effectively.
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  • Asked by Thom from New Port Richey,florida
    09/28/2014
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    I have a well. How safe is Termidor SC to use around well water?
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    Do not apply Termidor SC within 5 feet of a well or cistern. Treatment within 5 to 10 feet of a well or cistern must be done by backfill method only (removing the dirt to be treated and replacing it after it has been treated elsewhere or in a container such as a wheelbarrow).
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  • Asked by Marcus from San Diego, Ca
    10/23/2014
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    Does Termidor kill grubs?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to control grubs and is also not allowed to be used in the yard for any pest. If you are having a problem with grubs in your yard you would either use a product like Dylox Granules if the infestation is current, or use a product like Merit Granules in the spring to prevent grubs from being a problem throughout the year. This time of year is not a good time to treat for grubs as they will be going deeper into the soil soon and will no longer be feeding on your lawn. They must be feeding actively in order for either the Dylox or the Merit to work and most people only see very limited and partial control when trying to treat for grubs this time of year. You can follow the instructions on the product labels to see how to apply the products to your property.
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  • Asked by Tania from Nebraska
    01/16/2015
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    When is it safe for children to be around when using Termidor inside?
    We are drilling holes inside our house on the concrete slab and using Termidor. Is it safe for children to be around, or how long before it is safe for them?
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    No, we would NOT recommend using Termidor SC when children are around. Once the product is dry, it is safe for your children to return to the area. Termidor SC normally dries within a matter of hours depending on the temperatures outdoors.
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  • Asked by Kim from United States
    04/16/2015
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    Can I place the termite liquid treatment along the foundation of my home where there is just a small gap?
    The gap is between the foundation an a cement walkway. I plan to place backer rod and sikaflex to fill the gap. Would the treatment be effective if I placed it on the opposite side of the cement walkway (side not up against house)?
    A
    We would reommend drilling through the gap or 3 inches away from the foundation of your home. Holes should be spaced 12 inches apart and drill holes should be a minimum of 6 inches deep below the cooncrete. Concrete is typically 3-4 inches in depth, therefore, you wold need to drill a total of 10-12 inches.
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  • Asked by Billy from Conway, Arkansas
    05/16/2015
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    I have brick veneer on my house and there is about a 6 to 8 inch gap to the foundation.
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    You will need to dig one long continuous trench that is 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep right up against the foundation of your home. You will then mark the trench off in 10 ft segments. For every 10 feet of trench you will then apply 4 gallons of diluted Termidor SC. This is how all professional companies apply the product and this is how the product label specifies applying the product. Please read our How to Perform a Termite Treatment Article for more information, helpful tips and videos. Please let us know if you need anything else.
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  • Asked by Mike from Cullman, Al
    05/16/2015
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    Will Termidor kill and get rid of brown recluse infestations?
    What is the best way to get rid of brown recluse?
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    Termidor will kill brown recluse, but may not be able to be sprayed where you need to treat the brown recluse. Cyper WSP would be the best product to use fro brown recluse spiders. 
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  • Asked by Nick from Wichita, Ks
    05/29/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be used in a crawl space below the house?
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    Termidor SC should be applied as a trench and in drilled holes on the exterior of the house. You can also trench inside the crawl space and should around any piers also. Please refer to our How to Perform a Termite Treatment Article for more information on treating for termites. Please let us know if you need anything else. We are always happy to help!
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  • Asked by Myles from Statwn Island Ny
    06/14/2015
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    Can Termidor be used to treat springtails?
    I want to treat my springtail problem with trenching the dirt and drilling the concrete adjacent to my house. Is Termidor the best insecticide to use? Thanks
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled for springtails. We would recommend using a general insecticide such as Talstar P. You will mix 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Joe from Charleston Wv
    07/30/2013
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    If you sprayed your yard with Termidor SC will it kill your grass?
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    Termidor SC should not have an effect on your lawn but please be aware that this product can only be used on or immediately adjacent to a structure, it is not labeled to be used out in the yard.
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  • Asked by Brian from Los Angeles
    09/06/2013
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    What are the best treatment for dry wood termites on stained decks & fencing?
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    Both Termidor SC (fipronil for termites) and Bora-Care will work, but Bora-Care is typically the better one to use for this situation. Termidor SC is not a wood treatment product, so for it to work you have to drill holes EXACTLY where the termites are and it has to touch the termites to work.  If you miss where they are, it will not work.  Also, Termidor SC does not really have any residual in the wood, so after you treat inside the wood with Termidor SC and it dries, that wood is exposed for future termite and beetle infestations.

    Termidor: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/termidor-sc-p-184.html

    Bora-Care is usually the preferred choice if most of the wood is exposed and it is raw wood you are treating, meaning it is not painted, stained, or sealed, it is just normal wood.  Bora-Care is made only for wood, and you do not have to know exactly where the termites are for it to work which is a plus.  Bora-Care is sprayed evenly over all exposed surfaces of the wood and actually penetrates through the entire piece of wood.  When the termites in the wood try to consume the wood after it has been treated, they ingest the Bora-Care with the wood and die.  No matter where they are in the wood the Bora-Care will find them as long as you treated the exposed wood that you can see.  The other main benefit is that Bora-Care stays in the wood forever, so you will not have to worry about termites or beetles infesting the wood that you treated ever again.

    Bora-Care:  http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/boracare-p-100.html

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