Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Mike from Fresno, Ca
    05/23/2016
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    How often should you spray Termidor SC as a normal pest control?
    I had our house treated for termites last year an was told it is great for normal pest control. I was wondering how often I should spray it around the house for ants, spiders ect. Around the base of the house an on the stucco of the house.
    A

    Termidor SC can be applied twice a year (1 ft up and 1 ft out) up against the structure for a pest control barrier at 0.8 oz per gallon of water. It can be applied four times a year at 0.4 fl oz per gallon of water in the same area.

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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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  • Asked by Olivia from Tennessee/kentucky Border
    05/18/2014
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    Does the temperature of the water I mix termidor (or any concentrate) matter?
    Its probably a dumb question lol but the first time i mixed up some termidor I used the hose that had been sitting in the sun, and the water was just a little past lukewarm. Does it really matter what the temperature of the water is when I mix a pesticide in general? Should it be cold or warm or does it not matter? Thanks!
    A
    You are corerect, The temperature is not an issue when mixing most products and most of the time we suggest something along the lines of warm or room temperature water.
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  • Asked by Steve from Portland, Or
    05/27/2015
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    I am seeking carpenter ant control. I was told Termidor 1 foot out; 1 foot up.
    Because I have pets, I am reluctant to go one foot out/one foot up. I used to use Ficam W, which seemed to work with just a tiny band sprayed around the foundation.
    A
    Termidor SC is safe for pets if applied when they are not in the area. They can return once the treated surfaces are completely dry.
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  • Asked by Sam from Gilbert, Az
    10/11/2013
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    How do I spray Termidor after I drilled a hole in the concrete slab?
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    You can apply Termidor SC in drilled holes using funnels and pouring the finished solution into the holes. It would take you a long time if you were spraying the product in the holes.
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  • Asked by Michael from Mebane, Nc
    02/20/2017
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    Where is the best place to spray Termidor, on my brick foundation, the grass, or between the two?
    My house is on a cement/brick slab.
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    Termidor SC is applied 1 ft up and 1 ft out directly up against the foundation for a crawling insect barrier 2-4 times per year depending on the rate used (see product label for complete mixing instructions). If treating for subterranean termites, the product is applied in a 6 X 6 trench and in drilled holes up against the foundation. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Termites for more detailed information on a successful eradication program.

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  • Asked by Ed from San Diego, Ca
    08/25/2011
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    For a 6 in.X6 in.X10 ft trench it looks like 4 gallons will fill less than 1/4 of the trench. Is that correct?
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    Your aim is not to actually fill the trench. You aim is to drench the trench. You will need to spread the four gallons of diluted Termidor SC over 10 linear feet of the 6 inch x 6 inch trench.
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  • Asked by Jo
    01/26/2011
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    How long does it take for Termidor SC to work on spot treatments in wood?
    Is it safe to stay in a boat treated with injected spot treatments into the effected wood? If Termidor SC only lasts to treat the infestation for six weeks, what should the follow up treatment be in a boat and should I remove the effected wood?
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    Termidor SC does not penetrate through wood, so you cannot just spray it on wood and expect it to penetrate through to the termites.  You have to drill holes and inject the product directly into the wood.  Termidor SC is very safe and there should be no worries about being in the boat near wood that you treated with Termidor SC.  Termidor SC does not last for a long period of time on wood since it is meant to be placed into the ground.  Most of the time it is not worth the time or trouble to drill holes all over the wood and inject Termidor SC all over the boat if there are not termites there.  Most people just wait and do inspections every so often and only treat when they have an issue.
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  • Asked by Brent from Amarillo, Texas
    08/26/2012
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    I have 14 X 20 foot shed. It is 8 inches off the ground. What is the best way to treat for termitestermites.
    How should I apply the treatment for termites. They were in some scrap wood stored under the shed. I have removed the wood.
    A

    You should perform a liquid termite treatment in the ground to get the termites where they are entering the shed.  To perform a treatment just as a professional company would do, please read our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article which explains exactly how you should treat your home properly.  Doing a treatment like what is described in the article will not only take care of existing termites that you have, but it will also protect and prevent future termites from entering for about 7 years.  Even though the article talks about a home, the shed is no different.  You should dig a trench around the structure as described in the article below, as well as try to trench around individual supports under the shed if possible, if any exist.

    Here is a a link to the article:  http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/termite-treatment-c-3_352.html

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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  • Asked by George from Tempe Az
    11/20/2014
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    Can Termidor SC be applied more than 48 hours before a preconstruction slab is poured?
    What is the recommended time frame to treat preconstruction slabs with termidor SC?
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    Termidor SC needs atleast 24 hours to bond to soil before pouring a concrete slab. You should apply Termidor SC 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 Jason from Santa Maria
    05/21/2017
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    Will Termidor SC kill root aphids?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for root aphids. If you can let us know where you will be treating, we can recommend an alternative for you. 

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  • Asked by Lh from Wauchula, Florida
    05/15/2016
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    When using one of the two foaming agents that you sell along with Termidor SC, how is the foam generated?
    Is the foam generated by the chemical activity of the foaming agent when mixed with water or Termidor SC? Or is the foam generated by the activity of the pump up foamsprayer and it's nozzle?
    A

    When applying Termidor SC as a foam, it is both the chemistry of the foaming agent and the pressurized application from the foaming equipment that generate the foam, so we must have both of these components to create a foam from a liquid insecticide concentrate.

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  • Asked by Barb from New Brighton, Mn
    06/30/2018
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    Is Termidor SC harmful to bees or birds?
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    Once Termidor SC has dried, it should not be harmful to people, pets or wildlife.  It can be toxic for bees if they come in contact with treated areas once it has dried.  To lessen this risk, apply in the morning or evening when bees are least active.  Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.  

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  • Asked by Chris from Columbia Mo
    09/10/2013
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    Will perimeter trenching with fipronil be sufficient or do I need to treat the crawl space?
    I have a 20x30 wood frame building (basically a big shed) on wood posts, on a slope so that crawl space underneath varies from 0 to 18". Dirt underneath. An untreated central 2x12 beam was partially buried in soil (don't ask me, I wasn't there!) and is infested with subterranean termites which have also started on the OSB flooring and two untreated interior posts. Beam is being replaced with treated wood which will not contact the ground. Posts below the floor are treated, including the 2 in the center and a dozen perimeter posts. I will cut off all contact between untreated wood and soil. Do I need to crawl under the building and pour solution around the central posts and/or ground surface, or will a perimeter treatment around the outside be sufficient? I only want to tear up and repair this floor once! Thanks.
    A
    We would absolutely recommend doing the crawl space with Termidor by trenching around all of the piers/beams and treat just as you would around the outside.
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  • Asked by Nathan
    04/01/2011
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    Instead of making trench, is it as effective if I make holes in the ground every six inches and pour Termidor?
    A
    No, a trench is what you should do.  Drilling a hole every six inches does not ensure that you get complete coverage around your foundation.  There will be gaps in the treatment, and you do not want gaps in the treatment at all.  The goal should be a non stop barrier with no gaps around your home.  The only way to do this is to trench at least the areas that you can, which is where the ground comes up to the house.
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  • Asked by George from Port Gibson Ms.
    07/07/2013
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    I have black carpender ants in my 18 inch oak tree. Will termidor sc kill my tree when I spray from ground up?
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    Termidor is only labeled to be used around the perimeter of the structure for ant treatment. The Carpenter Ant Kit #1 consists of baits that the Carpenter Ants will eat and take back to their nest.  They will then feed the bait to the queen and the other colony members and in turn the product will kill all of the ants in the colony.  This is important because once the colony is eliminated, you will not have to battle them again.  That being said, these baits are very safe and completely harmless to trees or plant life outside.  The ants will not move to another location or to your house.  These products are a bait that the carpenter ants are attracted to and will want to eat, so it will not cause them to move away from it.  Follow the instructions on the packaging.
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  • Asked by Myungchan from La Crescenta, Ca
    07/07/2015
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    Is it effective to spray Termidor along "inside boundary of crawl space"?
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    We actually recommend, if possible, to apply Termidor in a trench inside the crawl space. You will use the same method as you do around the entire structure.

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  • Asked by Chris from Memphis, Tn
    05/07/2015
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    Should I worry about rain runoff after Termidor SC perimeter treatment?
    I plan on doing a home perimeter treatment (1 foot up and out) with Termidor SC for ant control. I have a vegetable garden that is around 11 feet away from the area being treated. The ground however slopes slightly to the garden. The Termidor will not contact the garden during spraying and I will ensure there is no chance of rain for 24 hours after treatment, but is there a possibility of contaminating the garden from rain runoff after the Termidor has dried? Thanks
    A
    We would recommend to keep Termidor applications at least 10 feet from the garden. If the application has time to dry before rainfall or watering to avoid immediate runoff, then this application should be safe.
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  • Asked by Charles from Greenwell Springs, La
    08/06/2015
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    Can Termidor SC trenching and Advance Termite Bait Stations be used in tandem?
    I've been considering trenching around the piers of my house with Termidor SC and also placing Advance bait stations (there are some areas of soil that I strongly suspect have termite activity). The two products have two different poisons - if termites come in contact with both will chemical interaction reduce the effectiveness of either one?
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    Yes! You can use Advance Bait stations and Termidor combined. The stations will help monitor and the Termidor will be a barrier. Both products will work together not against each other. Please see our article Sentricon vs Termidor for more information about these two types of treatments.

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