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  • Asked by John from Addison, Tx
    04/26/2018
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    Can Termidor for Termites be applied outside when raining?
    A

    You should not apply Termidor SC if it is going to rain the same day.  It is best to wait until you have a few days of no rain in the forecast. Termidor SC is made to bond to the soil but it needs time to "set" and bond to hold up against a rain event.

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  • Asked by James from Oviedo,fl
    09/06/2013
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    Used TermiDor around the foundation of my house. Three hours later had massive down pour.
    Should I re-apply the application?
    A
    Termidor becomes rainfast aproximately 6 hours after it  has been applied. Since you had a massive downpour only 3 hours after your treatment, another application would be recomended. 
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  • Asked by Peg from Lompoc, Ca
    07/15/2018
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    What is the shelf life of Termidor?
    A

    If kept out of heat and sunlight the shelf life of Termidor SC is 3-5 years.

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  • Asked by Joe
    04/26/2011
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    How do I treat soil for termites where mole or gopher tunnels exist?
    After drilling 1/2" holes in the concrete pads which butt up to the foundation of my house, I noticed that I had drilled through some mole or gopher tunnels. If I pour Termidor into the 1/2" holes where the tunnels exist, the product will disperse into the tunnels instead of saturating the soil between the tunnels and the concrete. Any suggestions?
    A
    We think this is actually a good thing, because it is better for the Termidor to spread out underneath the slab if possible so you get better coverage.  If you drilled holes every 10 to 12 inches apart and filled them with the Termidor, then there is most likely gaps between where you drilled the holes.  If the holes go into a void area then the product will spread out.  Also, keep in mind that termites come from deep underground so when they decide they are hungry and go up towards the surface, all that matters is that they walk through the Termidor somewhere, no matter where the treated soil is.  So if you pour the product in the hole and it spreads out, in our eyes there is a better chance that the termites will walk through the Termidor then if the product was only every 10 to 12 inches apart.
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  • Asked by Mark from Southeastren Wisconsin
    07/18/2012
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    Can Termidor be used inside a upper flat to control silver fish, and centipedes?
    She has no pets, and she has access to the attic if need be, she also has half the basement with no access to the other half. Her half is empty. Should the lower tents be warned if she does use Termidor.
    A
    Termidor Sc is not labeled for any type of indoor use other than applying to wall voids. Our most popular general use product is called Talstar.  It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer and it can be applied in cracks and crevices indoors where these insects harbor.
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  • Asked by David from Tacoma, Wa
    11/17/2018
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    Are there any temperature restrictions with Termidor SC?
    I worked at a company that said we couldn't apply Termidor in weather under 55 degrees. That might have been a company policy. Are there any temperature restrictions beside the freezing threshold restriction, or even levels of temperature that make Termidor use more or less advantageous?
    A

    The only temperature that effects Termidor SC is when it is below freezing.  Termidor SC should not be applied if the ground is below freezing, or it will not take hold

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  • Asked by Paul
    04/26/2011
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    I mixed 1 gallon of Termidor SC 3 weeks ago in my pump sprayer. Will it still be effective?
    A
    It should still be effective, but you should shake your sprayer very well to agitate the product and make sure it mixes well in case any of the active ingredient has settled at the bottom.  In the future, it is usually recommended that you only mix what you plan on using because the products are not supposed to be left in a sprayer for long periods of time.
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  • Asked by Jim from Sydney,nsw
    04/17/2012
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    Can the termidor liquid applied into wood as if we apply the termidor dust?
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    Termidor can be applied into wood directly through a drill hole.  It is used this way all of the time to treat drywood termites.  Since Termidor will not penetrate into wood on its own, the key is that you have to drill directly where the activity is and inject the Termidor into the wood.
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  • Asked by Roger
    04/27/2011
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    What should be done after 10 years since termite application?
    My house was treated with Termidor when it was built 10 years ago. I do not have termites. Should Termidor be reapplied around the perimeter only or will plugs in the concrete areas be required. The home is in Arizona.
    A
    Yes, you should re-apply Termidor so you do not have any termites issues down the road.  The Termidor is most likely no longer strong enough to protect your house so a new barrier should be applied.  To perform a termite treatment on a house that is already built, you should follow our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article on our website.
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  • Asked by Robert
    07/17/2010
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    Is it necessary for a professional to trench 6X6 for Termidor SC protection or can he use his pressure sprayer?
    For protection purposes, a professional "ditched" about 2 to 3 inches around the foundation and applied Termidor SC. There is no evidence that the solution penetrated anywhere close to 6 inches deep or 6 inches wide. Would you consider this adequate protection?
    A
    We cannot comment on any work your pest control operator has done. We can tell you that the Termidor SC product label does recommend trenching 6 inches deep and 6 inches across. Please take a few minutes to read through the label. If you are still unsure you can contact BASF, the Termidor SC manufacturer at 1-877-TERMIDOR.
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  • Asked by Joe from Charleston Wv
    07/30/2013
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    If you sprayed your yard with Termidor SC will it kill your grass?
    A
    Termidor SC should not have an effect on your lawn but please be aware that this product can only be used on or immediately adjacent to a structure, it is not labeled to be used out in the yard.
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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 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 Lee from Sumrall, Ms
    08/07/2014
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    How much Termidor SC do you add to one gallon of water when foaming? I've heard .80 oz and 20oz.
    It makes 25 gallons if finished foam so I would think 20 oz. just want to make sure I'm doing it right.
    A
    Yes, you will mix .80 fl. oz. of Termidor SC per gallon of water. Also, you will need to add ProFoam Foaming Concentrate. To Achieve Low Expansion - ½ to 1 ½ oz. Pro-Foam per gal. of pesticide. To Achieve High Expansion - 1 ½ to 6 oz. Pro-Foam per gal. of pesticide. You will also need a foaming device such as Chapin Professional Poly Foamer. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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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 John from Apopka, Fl
    03/18/2014
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    How often should I spray termidor as a carpenter ant barrier?
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    Termidor SC can only be sprayed twice a year around the home. While the product does not last 6 months under the outdoor elements, it will do a great job of keeping the insects at bay for a while from its initial transfer effect. If you need to spray more than twice a year for any reason you can substitute between your Termidor sprays with a general insecticide like Talstar P. 
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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
    A
    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 Marcus from Diamond Springs Ca
    04/07/2014
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    If treated on the out side of the house is the inside safe?
    A
    We woul really like to know what you are treating with. If you used a product like Termidor, it is safe for folks inside the home. Just keep people and pets out of the treated area until dried.
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  • Asked by Cowboydoug from St. George, Utah
    07/20/2012
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    I'm remodeling & have bare floors, do I drill every 10-12" inside or drill & trench outside
    Yes I said the R word... I have the entire house gutted and lucky me, I find old termite activity so I replaced a lot of wood. During the demo I discovered only 2 live termites but that's 2 to many. I called my bug guy & he tells me he would drill every 12"s on the interior slab & then juice it with Termidor. After he told me how much & after I picked myself up off the floor & after I threw him out (kidding) I decided to look for an alternative. Now that I am in this forum I am learning about trenching for the first time... So my question is... Is it better to drill lots of holes in the slab or trench & rod? With my big hammer drill I can punch holes pretty darn quick but from my rough measurements it adds up to over 400 Holy moly's ... Even at the ridiculous rate of 1 hole a minute, (that's Superman speed) I would be at it a while. All that said... Is drilling the slab the preferred method over trenching in my situation? According to my figures 4 gallons over 10' = about 50 ounces per hole... Gosh... I get to have all the fun... Help!
    A
    No, you do not have to drill all of those holes.  You should not ever have to drill the interior of a slab unless you know there is termite activity coming through a crack in the slab.  You should follow the instructions in our How To Do A Termite Treatment article which explains exactly what to do, mainly placing a protective perimeter around the outside by trenching.
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