Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Scott
    09/05/2010
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    How long will it take to be safe after spot treating with Termidor SC?
    I noticed subterranean termites on my window sill. They were pretty bad, so I removed the drywall inside. When I spray the studs inside with Termidor SC, do we need to leave the house to be safe. If so, how long? Should I install the drywall and insulation right after I spray? I'm also treating the outside by digging a trench and drilling holes every 10 inches like you suggest.
    A
    Termidor SC is a very safe product and widely used by professional companies inside homes every day across the country.  Termidor SC is odorless and does not have any fumes.  As long as you applied the product as directed inside the wall, you do not have to leave the home.  We always recommend leaving the room after applying any product and just allow enough time for it to dry which is usually about 30 to 45 minutes.  As far as replacing the drywall, you can do so usually after 24 hours when everything has had time to dry out.  If you replace the drywall too soon before the wall has dried, you can have moisture issues which can lead to mold.  24 hours is usually plenty of time for everything to dry out.
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  • Asked by 'd'jon' from Vista, Ca
    01/06/2015
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    Termidor: Shelf life? Solut. shelf life? Unhealthy for men if used indoor or crowl space? Protects 10 years???
    Dry wood termite activity suspected inside chimny framing; dry wood and sub t. activity spotted in the crowl spase... The house built - finaliyed in 2005... The building 'completely wrapped' with vinil siding... Ground covered up to the walls 90% around...
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    If stored in a cool dry area, Termidor will last 3-5 years. You want to be sure to use any mixed solutions within 24 hours of mixing. Termidor is meant to be applied indoors as spot treatment only. It is recommended to perform the same 6inx6in trench in the crawspace as around the outside perimeter. Was the solution is applied into the trench it will bond with the soil and last up to ten years. You may want to consider if possible injecting a foam like Alpine Foam into the areas where you have seen the drywood termites. Please visit our guides and tips for Termite control.
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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 Louise from Houston, Tx
    06/17/2014
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    Texas Fire Ants and Chiggers
    How effective is this product on fire ants in Texas; if so, for how long before spraying needs to be done again? Does it work well for chiggers too? Could I effectively use the Talstar P I bought from you for other pests also for chiggers and fire ants or is it better to buy this product two for these 2 pests?
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    Termidor SC is not a good option for fire ant control because it can only be used on or immediately next to a structure. It is not labeled to be used in the lawn.

    Talstar P (Talstar One) would be a good option for chiggers in the lawn. This can be broadcast across the yard.

    For fire ants, we would recommend a bait, Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. This can be broadcast across the lawn or applied to individual mounds.

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  • Asked by Beverly from Ventura, Ca
    11/08/2013
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    We have a mobile home with "sub" termites found by 3 professional companies only on 3 spots on one side of our
    home. We also live very close to a lake with fish and ducks. Since we can't trench on the lake side, can we just trench along the infected side and just spray under the entire coach?
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    With a situation such as yours, you just need to do the best you can while preventing any run-off from getting into the lake. You definitely will want to trench along the side where the temites have been spotted. Apply Termidor to as much of the soil under the coach as possible by trenching or spraying.
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  • Asked by Anonymous from Denham Springs, La
    03/03/2014
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    Is Termidor SC the best termite prevention product for South Louisiana?
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    Termidor SC is the top termite product on the market. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony.
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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 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 Ms
    05/10/2010
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    Is it ok to spray Termidor SC within 24 hours of expected rain?
    An exterminator wants to apply Termidor however its supposed to rain a few hours later...He says that as long as its dry for two hours..It should not compromise the effectiveness. Under the Q/A section it was suggested to spray when rain is not expected within 24 hours?
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    We are not the manufacturer, but it is our suggestion to not apply if it is going to rain within 24 hours.  The product does need some time to bond to the soil.  We might suggest insisting that he treat on another day when there is no rain in the forecast.
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  • Asked by Carol from Owasso, Ok 74055
    12/20/2013
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    Termites in water well house. Why can't I use Termidor to kill them?
    I have a 8 X 6 wood frame water well house on a slab with plywood walls infested with termites. The actual well pump is 75 feet underground in a PVC casing. Only the well cap, the holding tank and electrical hookup is visible in the house. The well is used only for outside irrigation.
    A
    The Termidor SC product label states that you cannot use Termidor SC closer than 5 feet from a well or cistern. Please contact the manufacturer for more information, BASF 800.526.1072.
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  • Asked by Ian from Mackay, Queensland, Australia
    09/29/2011
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    Can you ship Termidor or Dominion to Australia for do it yourself application?
    Want to treat for termites, but some web-sites suggest cannot import Termidor into Australia (issues with Customs) unless a registered pest company.
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    We do not offer shipping to Australia. At this time we only ship within the United States and to US territories. You should try to contact the Termidor SC manufacturer or the Dominion 2L manufacturer to see if the products are offered in your country. BASF -Termidor SC - 1-800-526-1072. Control Solutions - Dominion 2L - 1-800-424-9300
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  • Asked by Greg from United States
    08/10/2014
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    If I have borax powder around the foundation, can I still spray over the top of it with Termidor?
    Also, at what point do I stop baiting inside if I am not seeing anymore carpenter ants? I feel like if they are gone maybe focus on on outside to keep them from coming in. Also, should I keep baiting outside with Kit #1 vs a kill and repel approach? I don't want to bait inside if it will draw more in than out or what do suggest now for prevention again since I am not seeing anymore carpenter ants inside the house for more than a week now. Can I be confident that they are gone or just regrouping?
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    No, Termidor SC cannot be sprayed on top of any type of powder/dust. If you are no longer seeing activity inside, there is no need to continue baiting. More than likely, they have taken the bait to the colony and eliminated it. You can spray Termidor SC around the perimeter of your home outdoors only. This should only be sprayed twice a year. It is likely that they have been eliminated from your lawn/home if you are no longer seeing them.
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  • Asked by David from Toms River New Jersey 08757
    04/27/2013
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    I have two questions (1) how often do i need to maintain, after the first Termidor treatment, if at all.
    The (2nd ) question How does the Termidor application stand up to LAWN Sprinkling
    A
    How would you be using the Termidor? As a general pest control application/ant application or in a trench for termite barrier protection?
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  • Asked by Kimberly
    09/02/2015
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    I trenched around the house about 10 years ago and now have spiders.
    I have seen spiders in the house and would like to retreat, I really do not want to retrench the house. Is there another way that I can retreat?
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    Termidor applied in a trench really helps to prevent pest that are traveling through the soil. It sounds like  you will need to re trench since over 10 years and then spray around the foundation 1 foot up and out with Termidor. You may also want to use apply dust like Delta Dust into wall voids for the spiders and other pest. 

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  • Asked by Cory from Bloomington,in
    09/07/2014
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    Per feet of Depth
    You say to treat using 4 gallons per 10 ft of trench but the label states using 4 gallons per 10 ft per foot of depth. You state one bottle will treat 60 lineal feet. So does that mean if you have 3ft of depth per 60 ft that you would need 3 bottles per 60 ft?
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    With Termidor SC, you will dig a 6 inch by 6 inch trench around the structure of your home. The depth of the trench will be 6 inches. When mixing Termidor SC, you will use .8 fl. oz. per gallon of water. You will use 4 gallons of solution per 10 lineal feet. One bottle treats 60 lineal feet that way. Three bottles of Termidor SC will treat 180 lineal feet. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Bill from Ok
    12/26/2013
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    How do the trenching instructions change for the case where the top of the foundation footer is only 4 inches
    Below grade? Also, the top of the shallow footer extends out from the house about 12 inches. So, following the standard instructions, I'd be pouring the liquid entirely on top of concrete!
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    If the footer is right below the dirt level, within 6 inches, and it comes out 12 inches, then you should make your trench out where the footer ends.  In other words, instead of digging a 6 inch trench directly against the structure, you will move the trench away from the house where you can dig down past the footer.  You should still treat the soil in between the trench and the house (where the soil sits on top of the footer) by just drenching the soil if you can. 

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  • Asked by Deno from Bradley, Illinois
    05/13/2013
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    I am doing a subterranean termite treatment - can I use Termidor HE and Termidor SC?
    After finding a huge sub. Termite infestation in my crawl space, can I use Termidor HE in the areas that access is extremely difficult and the Termidor SC in the areas that have much easier access? Also, should I spray the bottoms of my sub-floors or any exposed wood with the borax (? name) wood treatment then after both treatments (Termidor,bare wood treatment) should I spread the termite granules across the entire crawl space to or is this a over kill!!?? I am doing the trenching and drilling around the Perimeter according to the Termidor (HE, SC) specs. call for!! Thanks for your help!!! Deno
    A
    We do not carry the Termidor HE so we are not familiar with how it compares to the Termidor SC and whether you can use the two products together. Trenching and drilling around the perimeter of the foundation, trenching and drilling any piers under the crawlspace, and spot treating in wall voids with Termidor SC is our best recommendation. If you would like to give extra protection to the exposed sub floors you could do a life long protection on those areas with the Boracare. The Boracare would be mixed at a 1:1 ratio for any active infestations, and a 5:1 ratio for preventative only. Mix it with hot water and spray or paint it onto any raw wood surface for protection for the life of the wood. Please let us know if you have any further questions! You can also review our article on How To Do A Termite Treatment.
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  • Asked by Nam from Gilbert, Az
    10/17/2013
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    How many bottles of Termidor SC do I need to treat my house?
    Hi, I have 1550 sq ft house. I want to use a .09 solution. Approximately how many bottles of the termidor SC 20 oz bottle do I need? Thanks
    A
    You must find out how many lineal feet you have around the outside or your home. Unfortunately, the square footage just will not tell us how much you really have to treat. To find how many lineal you have, measure around the front, back and each side of your home. Add up the measurements and now you will have the total lineal feet. Use 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 lineal feet around the house. For Example: A home with 200 lineal feet around the foundation would require 4 bottles of Termidor SC. Most homes require at least 4 bottles. For Termite control Termidor SC is mixed at a rate of .80 fl oz. for each gallon of water used and each 20 oz bottle will make 24 gallons of solution and treats 60 lineal feet of trenching.
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  • Asked by Chris from Houston
    01/12/2015
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    My house was treated for termites and ants with Termidor SC 2 years ago. I 'm very allergic to this material.
    They sprayed the outside perimeter and inside kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Is there some substance I can use to neutralize Termidor? Even when I air out the house, enough remains to cause upper respiratory irritation. Thanks for your help.
    A
    Termidor SC is only labeled to applied indoors as a spot treatment. The application you are describing is off label. Please contact BASF for further assistance.
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  • Asked by Michael from Connecticut
    05/18/2016
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    How do you treat areas for termites that are decked against the home at ground level?
    we have a deck in the suspected area that is 10 inches off the ground with no access underneat making it impossible to trench
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    You can either drill into the deck to get to the soil underneath, or you may need to remove the plank or two closest to the structure so be able to treat the soil.

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