Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Mary from St Petersburg, Fl
    11/30/2017
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    Will Termidor bind to sand too?
    I live in FL and I found the soil around my house is mostly sand.
    A

    Termidor SC can be used in sandy soil.  You would still do the trench and treat the sand 6" x 6" around the foundation as termites will still go through that area to get to your home if looking for food, if this is your target pest.

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  • Asked by Tim
    05/03/2018
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    Can you do a termite trench while it is raining?
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    If you are applying Termidor SC you want to make sure there is not going to be rain for at least 24 hours after application. If you know it is going to rain within that time frame, you should wait until the rain is passed and will be sunny and dry for a day or two

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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 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 Stacey from Gardena, Ca
    07/14/2018
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    No soil around house to use Termidor SC
    I live in a back house and it's concrete all around the house with a small area of grass in the back. But even the grass is separated from the house with a tile patio Th at is about 2 feet distance. Does this stuff work only if put in soil? It can't be sprayed maybe up against the house directly? Thanks for any info you can provide.
    A

    Termidor SC does need to be applied directly to soil.  If you have concrete up against the foundation around the home you would need to drive every 10-12 inches through it and inject/spray ½ gallon into every hole as outlined in our Prevention guide here

    If concrete such as a carport slab or sidewalk is against the foundation in the area where you need to treat, you will be required to drill through the concrete to apply the termiticide solution to the soil. Using the hammer drill with a 1/2" x 18" concrete drill bit, drill holes every 12" into the concrete along the foundation wall.

    You are not only drilling through just the concrete here, but also as deep as you can into the dirt. The deeper the better. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet. If you drilled the holes 12 inches apart, then you would have 10 holes over 10 feet that you are trying to fill with 4 gallons. This works out to be a little less than half a gallon per hole. To fill these I would recommend using the one gallon sprayer on a "pin stream" setting so you can force the liquid down the hole and not splash it everywhere. You can also use a funnel and pour the termiticide down the holes. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18" long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Sometimes the ground is slow to soak up the termiticide you place in the holes. You may need to fill the holes, then go work on something else for an hour, come back and fill them again, go work on something else... 3 to 4 times to get the proper amount down the holes. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at a home improvement or hardware store or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.

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  • Asked by Ross from Anaheim, Ca
    08/30/2018
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    Is Termidor the best in hose end sprayer insecticide for the lawn and flower beds?
    Specifically for ants.
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    Termidor SC  should not be applied through a hose end applicator for application to the lawn and flower beds for ant control. It should only be sprayed a couple of times a year directly up against the foundation of the strucutres on the property (1 ft and 1 ft out). We would recommend using Arilon Insecticide.  It can be used around the perimeter of the home and you could expand the band around the perimeter, for example: you can spray 3 feet up on the foundation and 7 feet out. The active can also be transferred from one ant to another and can be used for direct mound treatments if necessary, as well as surfaces commonly used by ants for foraging such as outdoor edges/frames of windows, doors, utility penetrations, roof lines or eaves, and other structural edges may also be treated. In addition to exterior structural elements, outdoor nesting sites such as refuse collection areas, flower/mulch beds, adjacent tree holes, surrounding turf areas, crawl spaces, or other nest/ foraging sites, and foraging trails can be treated.

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  • Asked by Wayne
    03/25/2010
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    If I apply Termidor SC around the foundation, is there anything to spray between the sheetrock and the exterior walls? Should I have to?
    A
    If you do not currently have termite activity, then you only have to treat the outside perimeter of your home.  If your home is on a crawl space foundation, there may be a few places that you need to treat under the home.  You do not have to treat in the walls unless there is a specific place that you have termite activity already that you know about.  If so, then you can apply Termidor SC directly to the area as a spot treatment inside in addtion to all of the perimeter treatment outside.  If you have not read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article already, it will completely explain how to do the outside treatment.
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  • Asked by Jeff
    04/13/2010
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    Can I use Termidor SC in sandy soil near a water well?
    I have a mobile home with somewhat sandy soil under it. A non drinking well is 15 feet away. How would we self treat for termites that are present.
    A
    As long as the well is at least 15 feet away, you can use Termidor SC, which is the most widely used termite control product available by professional companies.  You should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which will explain to you exactly how you should treat your home for termites.  If you have any further questions, you can always call us at 866-581-7378.
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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.
    A
    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 Majid
    09/10/2010
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    How do I obtain a manufacturer signed Termidor SC product certificate?
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    You should contact the manufacturer, BASF at 843-849-7349 for certificate information.
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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 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 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 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.
    A
    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 Byron
    06/24/2011
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    I have carpenter ants. I know where they are entering thehouse. Can I spray Termidor inside my window frames?
    What is best application??
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used indoors or in wall voids for carpenter ants. You can use it around the outside of your window frames, door frames and any other crack or crevice where the ants could be gaining entry into your home. Termidor SC is the #1 product on the market for carpenter ants. We also carry Carpenter Ant Kit#1 and Carpenter Ant Kit#2.

    Carpenter Ant Article
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  • Asked by Rustam
    07/30/2011
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    How do I know Termidor SC is doing anything ?
    As a first time user I just put Termidor SC into an outside wall where I noticed the brown ball like termite crap close to where the wood siding butted up against the concrete. While it foamed etc., it dried up clear in about 30 minutes. Am I supposed to be able to see any residue after the foam has disappeared and how do I know it is doing anything?
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    Termidor does not leave a residue and so what you saw was normal.  Unfortunately there is no real sign that you will see to know that it is working other than the fact that you will not have any new termite activity.  If you treated correctly and the termites did come into contact with the Termidor SC, then it will work.  You have to trust that Termidor is the best termite control product for a reason.  Since it does not kill the termites right away and it allows them to take the product back under the slab where the rest of the termites are, it takes up to 90 days to kill all of the termites.  So you should not disturb the area or check to see if there is still activity until after 90 days.
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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 Barbara from Prairieville, La
    10/14/2011
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    How long before you can eat fruit from tree if Termidor used within 10 feet?
    We had our house treated for termites with Termidor last fall. We have two fruit trees near the house, one 3 feet away and one 7 or 8 feet away. What are the chances that the fruit is contaminated? Is Termidor systemic? Should we discard the fruit this year? Would it be safe next year?
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    We recommend that you contact the Termidor SC manufacturer directly since we can only give you information based on the product label. You can reach BASF at 800-526-1072
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  • Asked by Barry from Tucson, Az
    11/06/2011
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    Do I need to drill holes in patio slab if I can pour around the divider between patio and house slab?
    My patio slab is not part of the post-tension slab the house is built on. The divider is a black foam-like material that is loose but cannot be easily pulled out due to overhang of stucco wall directly above. I think I can pour termiticide solution in this slot around the patio perimeter without drilling holes.
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    You can do this if you choose, however the reason it is recommended to drill and close the holes is so you can prevent water from getting into the chemical that you apply.  Also, usually the crack between the patio and house slab is not large enough to pour 4 gallons per 10 lineal feet along the house.  If you did use the crack, you need to make sure you can patch it adequately as to not let water down the crack and dilute the chemical, and also you need to make sure you get the 4 gallons per 10 feet down the crack as recommended.
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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.
    A
    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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