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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!
    A

    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
    A

    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?
    A
    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.
    A
    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?
    A

    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?
    A

    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 Fred from Davie Fl 33324 And Fl 33009
    06/28/2015
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    How much product do I pour down each hole?
    DO I DRILL TO TNE DIRT THEN HOW MUCH DO I POUR INTHEHOLE WHAT SIZE IS THE HOLE
    A
    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 Cynthia from Wa
    10/24/2018
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    Can I just use Termidor SC to do a perimeter spray without trenching or rodding?
    My pest control company was doing perimeter spray with fipronil every 3 months with out trenching and rodding. The purpose is to prevent carpenter ants. I have read the package inserts for Taurus SC and Termidor SC. I don't see any information about this mode of application.
    A

    Termidor SC is used for both termite prevention as well as ant control.  The termite prevention requires the trenching and rodding, and is done once every 10 years.  When using it for ant control, you would spray 1 foot up the side of the structure and 1 foot out into the soil, all the way around the perimeter of the structure, along with around doors and windows.  This can be done according the following label instructions:

    • DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.  More than two applications of Taurus SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.
      • 0.03% 4 times/calendar year OR
      • 0.06% 2 times/calendar year OR
      • 0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year
    • These directions do NOT apply to CALIFORNIA. California may only do 2 applications a year.
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  • Asked by Effie from Greece
    05/24/2018
    Q
    What are the rates of Termidor and Dominion for similar results?
    A

    Termidor SC (20 oz bottle makes 24 gallons of mix) is mixed at 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water and Dominion 2L (27.5 fl oz bottle makes 50 gallons of mix) is mixed at 0.6 fl oz per gallon of water. 

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  • Asked by David from Carrsville, Virginia 23315 Isle Of Wight Co. Near Norfolk Va.
    05/14/2013
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    Pros are pumping Termidor solution into ground around home with 1/2 steel hollow rod hose?
    hose connected to 100 gallon pressured tank in truck. 1/2 steel rod is tee shaped and placed every foot or so in lieu of digging the 6 by 6 inch trengh around the foundation. I own 7 rental homes plus my home and farm. do you sell this independent tank and set up package or can you refer me to purchase it wholesale? Thanks
    A
    Although we can not say the company is treating your properties incorrectly, we do know that the method you mentioned is against the usage label from the manufacturer. BASF is the company who created Termidor and has VERY specific guidelines set by the company and by the EPA as to how to properly use the product to get the results intended from it. There are places all over the BASF Termidor product label, which clearly state that rodding alone is not sufficient, no matter what applicator tool used, to treat a home for termites. You can either do a 6x6 trench around the foundation, or a 6x6 trench with rodding used additionally every 12 inches through the trench at a depth not to exceed the footing of the home. We do not carry the device you are requesting, nor do we have any knowledge of a company who sells that type of apparatus. If you choose to do the treatment yourself you will need to follow the label exactly by how it should be used in a treatment to be accurately protecting your structure. By using the product inconsistent with what the label permits, you are not only potentially not protecting your home completely by leaving gaps between the holes where the termites can still get through, but also breaking federal law. If you have any questions about the treatment methods used call BASF at 1-800-777-8570. You can also refer to our How To Do A Termite Treatment article for treating your home yourself.
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  • Asked by C from Iowa, Louisiana
    05/20/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be used in the attic of a home?
    A
    Termidor can only be used in the attic of a home if it is being used to spot treat an active infestation within galleries in wood or within an inaccesible void that the pests are in. Otherwise Termidor is an outdoor use only product.
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  • Asked by Jeremy from Virginia Beach, Va
    10/11/2018
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    How much Termidor SC should be applied around piers?
    A

    Everywhere you dig, you will follow the method of digging a 6x6 trench and use 4 gallons finished Termidor SC solution to every 10 linear feet, so it depends on the dimensions around the piers.

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  • Asked by Dawn from Monclova, Ohio
    09/10/2014
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    Did a trench treatment for termites. Stormed the rest of the day. Will this ruin the effectiveness of Termidor
    Termites found around the frame of a vinyl clad basement window. 6 - 8 inch deep trench dug, out 6 feet on either side of the window. Back filled the trench. Two hours later the rain started and continued all day. Should I treat again? How will this alter termidor's effectiveness?
    A
    Since you were able to add the back fill before the rain, your Termidor Termite barrier should be fine. You may want to re spray the perimeter 2 feet up and out in 6 months. Please call us at 866-581-7378 with any questions.
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  • Asked by Ken from Saratoga Springs, Ny
    03/31/2016
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    What is an equivalent to Termidor SC that can be shipped to New York State?
    I am looking for the best pesticide for spraying around the perimeter of the house to eliminate ants in upstate NY.
    A

    Unfortunately, there really is not a product that has the same active ingredient as Termidor SC for ant control that we are able to ship to New York.  An excellent non-repellent insecticide for ant control in New York is Arilon Insecticide.

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  • Asked by Anthony from Kankakee, Illinois
    06/06/2013
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    will this stuff kill wood boring beetles and whats the difference between this and Bora-Care
    A
    The Termidor is going to kill some of the population if you directly inject it into the holes and galleries they are eating away, but Boracare is the better product to use. Termidor is not a wood treatment product and is primarily used for soil treatments for subterranean termites. Boracare is specifically formulated for wood and to last for the life of the wood. For Boracare you would mix it at a 1:1 ratio for the active infestation and spray or paint it onto all of the raw natural wood surfaces where you have activity. The Boracare will penetrate into the wood and kill any existing insects, as well as protect it from any future infestations. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Emily from Central Texas
    06/20/2014
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    When applying Termidor SC for ant control is it a good idea to dampen the soil prior to treatment?
    or water it in after treatment?
    A
    According to the label, you should not apply Termidor SC when precipitation is occuring or treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen. It is best to wait until you have a few days of no rain in the forecast so there is at least 24 - 36 hours time after you treat before it rains.  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 Marshal from Lake Charles, La
    05/01/2019
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    Should I wear some type of mask when using Termidor SC ?
    Is it safe to breathe any fumes that come from mixing it?
    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. You only need to wear a face mask if you will be doing the application in a poorly ventilated or enclosed area. All other applications will require you to wear long sleeves, long pants, shoes and socks and gloves. Be sure to wash your hands after the application before you eat, drink, chew gum or use the restroom.

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