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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 Robert
    03/20/2011
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    Will Termidor work when applied on stucco and concrete?
    I have a major ant problem. On 3 sides of my home a concrete sidewalk butts up to the homes stucco foundation. Can Termidor SC be applied to stucco and concrete and achieve the same results as when applied to soil? If not, can you recommend a different product? Thanks!
    A
    Termidor is the best product available for ant control.  Termidor is made to bond to any surface and will last just as long on concrete and stucco as it does on soil, which is about 3 months when applying it on all surfaces for ant control.
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  • Asked by Dori from Monroe, Ny
    03/14/2014
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    What can you recommend for an in the house termite problem.
    I would like to purchase something for both outdoor and indoor termites. Can you make a recommendation? Thanks.
    A
    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 SC into the wall stud by drilling right into the gallery where they actively are 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 Robert
    03/20/2011
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    Do I need to use a certain type of sprayer with Termidor SC?
    Can I use Termidor SC with the Chapin 1 Gallon Pump Sprayer (#20000) to spray around the perimeter of my home? Thank you.
    A
    Any hand pump sprayer will do as long as it is clean and does not have residues from other products you may have used. The Chapin 1 Gal Pump Sprayer model 20000 will do a great job for you.
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  • Asked by Lou from Denham Springs, Louisiana
    09/15/2011
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    I have severe allergies and fire ants in my kitchen.
    What can I use that will kill the ants and not be harmful to me or my food?
    A
    Chances are that the ants are coming from outside and getting inside the kitchen.  99% of the time ants are nesting outside and coming inside for food or water. The best treatment for ants outside is Termidor, hands down.  It is sort of a liquid bait when used for ants, and any ants that walk over where you spray pick up the Termidor on their bodies and bring the product back to the colony where they spread it around to all other termites, including the queen, and typically within a few days to a week all of the ants will be dead.  Termidor is used around your home like any other pest control product and is applied using a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  You should re-apply every 3 months for optimum ant control.
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  • Asked by Paul from Haslet, Tx
    04/03/2016
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    Can I apply Termidor SC direct to the soil with an injector rod at every 8 inches or so?
    Where I cannot dig a trench due to various reasons. Would the Termidor work if applied with an injection rod directly into the soil, say every 10 inches and apply a half gallon of solution at those intervals.
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    Termidor SC is best applied in the trench as this is the most continuous application method. There are places all over the BASF Termidor product label, which clearly state that rodding alone is not sufficient, no matter what applicator tool used, to treat a home for termites. You can either do a 6x6 trench around the foundation, or a 6x6 trench with rodding used additionally every 12 inches through the trench at a depth not to exceed the footing of the home. If you just cannot trench the area you may also consider the bait stations as an alternative. You can also refer to our How To Do A Termite Treatment article for treating your home yourself.

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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 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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  • Asked by David from Tacoma, Wa
    11/17/2018
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    Are there any temperature restrictions with Termidor SC?
    I worked at a company that said we couldn't apply Termidor in weather under 55 degrees. That might have been a company policy. Are there any temperature restrictions beside the freezing threshold restriction, or even levels of temperature that make Termidor use more or less advantageous?
    A

    The only temperature that effects Termidor SC is when it is below freezing.  Termidor SC should not be applied if the ground is below freezing, or it will not take hold

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  • Asked by Lauren from Pascoag , R.i.
    05/03/2014
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    Can Termidor be applied over crushed stone?
    Our home is surrounded by crushed stone and really can't be trenched. Can we pour the solution over the stone to be effective? Can we also treat our flower beds which have wood mulch and wood boards? We have noticed termites there last year. Thank You.
    A
    To effectively apply Termidor as a termite treatment,  you would need to remove the stone and then apply termidor in the soil. Termidor is not labeled for use on trees and plants.  It is only labeled for use around your homes foundation for termites, ants, and other selected pests.  For treating lawn, turf, and ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs that do not contain anything edible, you should Talstar Insecticide.
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  • Asked by Danny from Metairie, La. 70003
    07/16/2013
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    When I receive Termidor, how do I know how much of the shelf life has already been spent on your end?
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    Termidor is a high moving item so most bottles dont spend more than 1-2 weeks in our temperature stable warehouse. We are unsure how long it sits from the time it is placed in the bottle before it comes to us, but you can always contact the manufacturer with the code printed on the bottle which will tell them when it was produced. Most of the time it is no more than 6 months from time it is packaged to the time you receive it. If you want to check your batch code, contact BASF at 1-800-526-1072.
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  • Asked by Karen from Corona Del Mar, Ca
    05/19/2013
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    What is the shelf life?
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    The shelf life of Termidor Sc is generally 3-5 years. Please make sure to keep the bottle out of extreme heat to ensure the longest shelf life.
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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 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
    A

    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 William from Edgewood Md
    04/24/2015
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    I had a friend of mine use Termidor SC in my trench but he did not use enough water. Will this ruin product?
    A
    Termidor SC should be diluted with water and applied in a trench according to the product mixing instructions on the product label. It is mixed at 3.2 fl oz per 4 gallons of water per 10 lineal feet of trenching (6"x6" trench directly up against the foundation).
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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?
    A
    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 Ryan from Ca
    03/19/2014
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    Do you trench on both sides of the foundation for termites with Termidor?
    I have subs underneath my house with tubes going up the foundation and 1 post.Can I trench the outside and spot spray the underside/inside the crawl space?
    A
    With the superior technology behind Termidor, you only have to trench the outside of the foundation and around each pier/post under the crawlspace. If you were using Dominion 2L you would have to trench the inside and outside wall of the foundation and the piers/posts. You can spot spray in wall voids and you will likely want to drill into the center of the piers as well as doing the trench around them. Everywhere you dig you will follow the method of digging a 6x6 trench and use 4 gallons to every 10 linear feet. 
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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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  • Asked by Peter from Corona,ca
    05/14/2012
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    Will fruit from my fruit trees be safe to eat if I sprayed Termidor SC near them for ant control?
    The flowerbeds have fruit trees that are 1-2 ft away from the cinder-block wall. I sprayed termidor SC to the base of the cinder-block wall to get rid of the trail of ants last year. Will my fruits from these fruit trees be safe to eat? I am a little concern now that the termindor solution might seep into the roots of these fruit trees
    A
    As long as the Termidor SC application was not applied within the root-zone of the trees the fruit should be safe to eat. Termidor SC does not move through the soil and would not trans-locate anywhere, it would stay exactly where you placed it.
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  • Asked by George from Baltimore County, Md
    03/26/2012
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    I would like to do the termite treatment with Termidor.
    Am I going to need any special equipment / tools for the Termidor application? I heard the termite guy on the local radio who said that if the person who applies the product does not possess a commercial grade mixer, Termidor won't be properly mixed and as a result won't be effective at all. He also suggested that applying Termidor requires a special equipment to apply the solution deep inside the soil. I wanted to make sure that my diy Termidor treatment is going to be effective. Kindly advise on the tools, equipment necessary to complete the procedure. Thank you.
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    Termite companies do want you to believe that special equipment is needed to do a termite application because of course they want your business. 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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