Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Marcus from Las Vegas, Nv
    08/23/2014
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    Identifying the foundation of a typical house
    I am trying to understand the basics of identifying the foundation perimeter of a typical single family house. Here in the desert, houses are built primarily from wood and stucco, and almost all newer houses seem to be constructed in a similar way. One area I find confusing is the recess that is commonly created for the front entrance. In most houses I see around here, if one is standing at the front entrance, one is standing under the roof. Should termite treatment be applied around this recess or should it hug the exterior walls of the house as well as the front entrance door as closely as possible? In the case of an attached garage, I have read in the Q&A that it usually does not sit on top of the main foundation, but is just like a concrete slab patio, so one should drill holes along the walls that have living space behind it. However, all the attached garages I see around here are marked with the imprint "Tension Slab - Do not Penetrate". Doesn't that mean that one should not drill anywhere on the garage floor?
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    No matter how the house is constructed, the perspective area of treatment against the foundation should be treated either drilling into the attached concrete or trenched in the soil. It is recommended to drill into the concrete floor of an attached garage along the attached walls adjacent to the interior of the structure and across the garage floor where it meets a concrete driveway. The objective is to make sure all areas around the structure are properly treated so that when termites enter they will come into contact with the product that you apply.
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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
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    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 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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  • Asked by Kevin from Billings Montana
    03/26/2014
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    Do termites come up from underneath your slab? If so than why is 6 in deep enough for your trench?
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    In the majority of houses and structures the wood termites would be seeking is water damaged wood and is typically located around window and door casings or exterior walls where water may have breached. The 6x6 trench is flooded with solution that actually gets quite deep in the soil. As the termites are searching for food they typically come nearer to the surface of the soil and are very likely to pass through the treated area. Since the most likely place for termites to find the moisture ridden wood is on the exterior, they would normally contact the treated areas (aka trenched areas).  That being said, it is still possible for termites to come up underneath slabs if the water damaged wood is contained in say an interior bathroom. This is the exact reason it is recommended that your home be inspected for termites every two years.
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  • Asked by James from Greenville, Nc
    05/09/2014
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    Best way to treat termite infestation in Trees
    3 to 5 trees are infested with termites. Some of the trees are very large. What product should I use and how should I apply treatment.
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    Termites do not normally attack live, healthy trees so you most likely will not find any products that will work as a ground barrier around the trees.  Most people are primarily concerned with protecting the big investment, their home, and Termidor SC would be the product to use for that.  It is only labeled to be used adjacent to the structure though.  Please take a moment to read over our article on "How to do a Termite Treatment" for complete details.
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  • Asked by Scott
    07/12/2011
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    How does Termidor work outside for ants with wood siding and decking?
    I recently found carpenter ants in a void in one of my walls. I know they are getting in via damaged wood on the outside of my house (which will be fixed by the end of the month). My home has a cement foundation but a wooden deck that runs right up to the house, which also has wood siding. I plan to spray Termidor on the wood walls and decking outside to hopefully kill the ants inside as well as outside. How long can I expect Termidor to remain on the wood if it is not made to bond to wood? And should I spot check parts of my inside of my house to make sure I get the ones trapped in from the repairs.
    A
    You can expect Termidor SC to last for at most 6 weeks when it is applied as directed on the product label for a carpenter ant treatment. Six weeks is all most ant infestations will require for elimination with Termidor SC. You should spot check several weeks after the Termidor SC application to make sure the ants are gone.
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  • Asked by Lee from Garden Grove, Ca
    04/12/2014
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    Is it normal that Termidor is very slowly absorbed by soil in drilled holes for spot treatments?
    I want to do a spot treatment near the toilet. I have already drilled to the soil. Using a funnel and a small tube, I have poured termidor sc. However, the liquid goes down the soil so slow. Do you have any suggestions?
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    It is very normal for Termidor to be very slowly absorbed by the soil as the soil has been compacted by the weight of the structure. You can use a longer drill bit to help make the hole larger to aid in quicker absorption by the soil. As long as th ecorrect amount of solution is being absorbed, you will have treatment success.
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  • Asked by Andew from Los Angeles, Ca
    02/25/2017
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    How do I treat a tree with termites in it?
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    Termidor SC is a great option for fire ants inside of a tree. There are two options that you have when applying this product. It can either be done as a drench around the tree or you will inject the product directly into the termite cartons. The rate is 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water.

    Please check out the Supplemental Document that explains how to do treatments. 

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  • Asked by Greg from Peoria, Il
    04/29/2016
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    Will Termidor control spiders?
    but you would only be able to use the product outside. Termidor SC does not have an immediate knockdown but instead uses a delayed reaction kill which makes it especially effective for social insects like ants, termites and certain species of wasps - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/termidor-sc-p-184.html?keywords=spider&search_for=questions#questions
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    Termidor SC will treat spiders but you would only be able to use the product outside.  Termidor SC does not have an immediate knockdown but instead uses a delayed reaction kill which makes it especially effective for social insects like ants, termites and certain species of wasps.  Most folks will use a residual product with a broader application area. Please check out our spider control kit for a better option.

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