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  • Asked by Ida from Albuquerque, Nm
    05/23/2014
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    If termites are coming into a room through a vent opening, how should Termidor be applied?
    A

    You will need to determine what kind of termite you have for us to direct you on the best treatment method. Bora-Care is usually the preferred choice if you are dealing with Drywood Termites and 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.

    If you have subterranean 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 where the termites actively are 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.  If you do not know where the termites are actively infesting we do have a great article here on how to do your own inspection.

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  • Asked by Jason from Temecula, Ca
    08/01/2015
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    Will Termidor SC kill house flies?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to eradicate house flies as it should be applied in the soil for a termite treatment and only on the exterior surface (1ft up and 1 ft out) directly up against the foundation for insects that crawl on top of the soil. For more information on treating house flies, please read the article below. Please let us know if you need anything else.

     

    How to Get Rid of Flies

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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?
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    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 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 Becky from Iron Station
    06/15/2016
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    Can Termidor be used in pastures used for horse grazing?
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    No, Termidor SC is not labeled for applications on pastures or areas where horses graze. Please provide more information on the targeted pest so that we can offer an alternative product selection.

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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 Sean from Nc
    05/21/2018
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    How frequently can I use Termidor SC?
    When applying one foot up on the foundation and one foot out on the soil for outdoor insect control (not termites), what is the frequency of application/ how often?
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    You can use Termidor SC twice a year at a rate of 0.8 oz (0.06% finished solution) per gallon of water or up to 4 times a year at a rate of 0.4 oz (0.03% finished solution) per gallon of water. If you decide to use it twice a year, you can apply it on a window of 4-6 months. If you decide to use it four times a year, you can apply it every 2 months starting in March/Spring.

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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 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 Al from Paramus Nj
    06/01/2013
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    Can you use Termidor SC for carpenter ants
    Is termidor suitable against carpenter ants and what is the mixture ratio
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    Yes, Termidor will treat carpenter ants. You want to mix .80 fl oz. for each gallon of water. Please follow the label instructions as Termidor is only labeled as an ant treatment to be used above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control. And only to be applied twice a year.
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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.
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    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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