Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Joe from Lexington, Ky
    11/17/2011
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    The exterminator left some overspray of Termidor SC in our garage. Should I be concerned?
    While a professional exterminator was drilling and rodding in our garage along two walls, there were at least two holes where he left the rod on as he pulled it out, and it sprayed up our wall and on some of my tools. I'm calling them back to clean it up, but should I be worried about residue on my walls where my kids might come in contact, and the overspray on tools and a canvas bag that it might not get completely cleaned off of? Thank you.
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    Termidor SC has a half life of about 6 weeks when sprayed topically. This means that any residual will break down over time and should be gone within about 6 weeks. You should still have the pest control operator thoroughly clean the area as that is what the Termidor SC product label demands when the product has been spilled or sprayed improperly.
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  • Asked by Richard from Bainbridge Ga
    05/11/2015
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    Can you use Termidor SC inside your house for flea control?
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    Termidor SC cannot be applied indoors or for flea control. We do carry an Indoor Flea Kit that will be great for this application. You will vacuum daily (discarding the bag or emptying the canister after each use) and spray once every two weeks. It is highly recommended to make a minimum of two applications indoors but may require additional applications depending on the level of fleas.

     

    Flea Treatment Information

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  • Asked by Karin from Sharon
    04/11/2016
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    How do I treat the house on a full basement for subterranean termites?
    Read how to do outside perimeter. Do we need to drill basement floor and treat same way as outside concrete? (Established infestation.)
    A

    Yes, you can apply Termidor to drilled holes in your basement. You would drill along the inside perimeter 12 in apart. Be sure to apply 4 gallons mixed solution per 10 linear feet. The only permissible ways Termidor can be used indoors is when it is applied to drilled holes or wall voids. 

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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?
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    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 Greg from Ft Laud Fla
    10/14/2014
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    How can I tell if Termidor 2 is fresh is there a manufacture date on the bottle?
    BASF says Termidor SC has a 3 year shelf life and less if exposed to sunlight. How can I know for sure when this product was made?
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    We would recommend contacting the manufacturer directly to find out when something was made. They would better be able to assist you with what information they need off the bottle. Their phone number is 1-800-526-1072.
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  • Asked by Wilson from Pr
    06/22/2018
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    How many ounces of Termidor SC do I use in three gallons of water?
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    For most applications, Termidor SC is mixed at the rate of 0.8 oz. per gallon of water, or 2.4 oz. per 3 gallons of water.  Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.  

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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 James
    05/24/2010
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    How long will Termidor last when sprayed outdoors for general pest control?
    I plan on applying a 0.06% solution of Termidor to the outer walls of my house and in the crawl space to control ants, spider, etc.
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    Termidor is only labeled to apply two times a year but may be applied more often if need be.  Typically most insecticides will last up to 3 months at the most depending on climate and weather patterns.
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  • Asked by Adrian
    06/18/2011
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    How to do a preventive treatment of Termidor before pouring a slab?
    I am building a garage and the footer and the wall are already up. We have placed 2B crushed stone around the wall of the foundation (the initial trench of the footer was filled with stone instead of soil to help water drainage). So if I spray Termidor on the perimeter it will likely penetrate very fast. Is it OK to spray the entire surface before pouring the slab or I should only focus on the inner perimeter.
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    When building a structure you should apply Termidor to the entire area under where you are going to pour the slab.  You should apply Termidor at the rate of 1 gallon per 10 square feet.  You should apply slightly more around the perimeter edges and around any plumbing pipes or expansion joints that will be in the slab.
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  • Asked by Sharon from Gulfport,ms 39507
    05/15/2013
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    Will valuable plants at base of concrete piers die from injecting Termidor very close to plant roots?
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    The Termidor label says to not use the product within one foot of the drip line of edible plants, but does not mention ornamentals or non-edibles. To make sure your plants will be safe, please contact BASF at 1-800-777-8570.
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  • Asked by Jon from Spring Hill, Tn
    04/30/2015
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    Found some termite activity on some scrap wood in my crawl space?
    Hi, I just finished one project with your help and products and now I have a new project. I'm looking at a rental property. I have done a very detailed inspection and can find no termite activity to the structure.....both in the home and under the home look great. When I lifted the plastic moisture barrier in the crawl space, I found some termite activity on some scrap pieces of wood lying on the dirt under the plastic sheeting. I don't see any dead bodies, wings, or alive termites......just this damage to a couple scraps left by the builders (home is 13 years old). How would I approach this project? I plan to order some more Termidor and treat the soil around the home and treat the soil around the pillers in the crawl space, just as an insurance policy...anything else at this point?
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    You actually sound like you are already on the right track on knowing what to do.  You would apply in a trench with Termidor SC around the outside of the home  and around the pillars in the crawl space. Also inspect the home to ensure there is not an active infestation.  If an active infestation is located it would also be recommended to do the trench along the inside wall of the crawl space.
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  • Asked by J.j. from Dallas, Tx
    07/27/2016
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    How to apply Termidor SC into void between foundation, and soil?
    Is it possible to use a shovel to force the soil away from the foundation by wedging a shovel in between to create a gap, and then pouring the mixed Termidor SC solution into the gap instead of creating a trench? Once soaked in, pressing the soil back against the foundation?
    A

    Per manufacturer, the most effective termite treatment would be digging the 6in x 6in trench around the foundation and applying Termidor SC per label. If the gap is close to the suggested trench requirements, we do not see where this would not be as effective. 

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  • Asked by Roger from Howell
    06/17/2018
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    Is Termidor safe to use around kids?
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    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 Jon from Rancho Cordova Ca
    12/03/2012
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    How often to perimeter spray for ants?
    Hello there are two "answers" back to back in your Q&A with conflicting information. One answer to Nadeem says to treat the perimeter every 3-4 months. Another answer to Don says every 6 months. The reason I ask is normally I only spray twice a year but it's only been 3 months since I last sprayed and with the recent rains I have a lot of ants in my house right now.
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    According to the product label you are only allowed to use Termidor SC once very 6 months for ant control (the only exception to this is for folks dealing with the Raspberry crazy ant of Texas and only in certain counties Texas. Those folks have received an exemption). You can alternate between products if needed. You can use Termidor SC and then alternate it with Phantom which works very much like the Termidor. By using this method you are staying within the label limits.
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  • Asked by Amy from Spokane, Wa
    04/09/2012
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    We had Termidor sprayed around the outside walls of a vegetable garden box (made of wood) almost 1 year ago.
    How long do we need to wait before we can plant vegetables to eat in the garden box that was treated?
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    As long as the Termidor SC was only applied outside of the actual garden area it should not effect the soil inside the garden area. If there is a doubt if some Termidor SC got inside of the garden area you can remove the soil and replace it with fresh soil to avoid any contamination issues.
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  • Asked by Stephen from Charlotte, Nc
    04/19/2015
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    Carpenter Ants but other Bugs
    I plan on using this to take care of carpenter ants, but I also have Clover Mites, Spider, and Wasp issues (I live near woods). Once I apply this as a band around home, can I later on apply a general pest control product to the areas I have spiders, mites, and wasps or do I use this product for that and apply directly to them?
    A
    Termidor SC is specifically labeled to be used around the perimeter of your home for various pests, including carpenter ants. We would recommend using a general pesticide such as Talstar P to control mites, spiders and wasps. This can be sprayed on trees, flowers, ornamentals, etc. It is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of edibles. This will work for at least 30 days outdoors.
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  • Asked by Koa
    12/03/2010
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    Is Termidor SC or CyKick CS better for black ants and dry wood termites?
    Which product has less of an odor?
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    Cy-Kick CS is a great product, but Termidor SC is the preferred product for your situation. Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect, this means that the ants will not know that Termidor SC has been applied, and therefore cannot avoid the treated area and as they come into contact with other ants they will spread the insecticide and wipe out the colony. Termidor SC can also be used for drywood termites. It is important to remember that you must apply the product into the spaces that these termites will actually come into contact with it. That could mean that you would need to drill into the wood or possibly even foam the product into the space.We have never had a complaint about the smell of Termidor SC and the MSDS says that it is odorless.

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  • Asked by Bryan from Westford, Ma
    09/27/2014
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    I would like to backfill the application trench it with fresh gravel, is this a good idea?
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    No, it is not recommended to backfill the termite trench with rock or gravel. Termidor SC is made to bind to soil molecules which allows it to last for 10 years whereas Termidor applied to porous surfaces such as roack and/or gravel will only last and remain effective for a few months.
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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.
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    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 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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