Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Paul from Metairie, La
    06/02/2015
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    HELP... Will Spraying Termidor SC Directly on Active Drywall Termites Work
    I purchased your Termidor SC in order to trench around outdoor slab, BUT I have since discovered that I have active drywood termites already in a wall Within 1 week I noticed they ate through a 6'x8' section of an interior solid 1" thick mahogany like wood!. I also found the exterior wall seam that they entered in from. There were no tunnels from the ground, only a big tunnel in this exterior wall gap. Based on the new kick-out pellets I have seen each day for the past several days, I expect to see LIVE ACTIVE termites when I remove this interior wall. I would like to spray all of these ACTIVE termites directly as I see them, any nests, and also drill studs and inject more Termidor SC in damaged studs. AFTERWARDS, I would like to take down this TEMPORARY plywood that has been covering my wall void and replace ALL damaged wood at that time. MY QUESTION IS, How long do you think I should wait before taking down my temporary plywood wall and replacing damaged studs? I want it to be enough time for the active termites that I sprayed to have carried the Termidor SC to the other termites. Do you think a week would be long enough? Finally, I would replace the damaged studs with pressure treated wood, AND also spray on some of your BoraCare to adjacent areas of wood that was not damaged. Do you think my plan of attack is good? Please let me know ASAP I am not sure if a couple of days mater or not at this point. Anything else I should consider doing? Thanks!
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    First you want to open this area up and go ahead and treat with Termidor. Wait three months for the product to eradicate the colony and then replace the dry wall and wood. We also recommend to trench around the outside perimeter of your home to. Treating now, will help lower the chances that the termites will move to another area.
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  • Asked by Noah from Davenport, Ia
    06/22/2016
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    Does Termidor SC kill trees?
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    No, Termidor SC will not kill your tree, however, it is not labeled for use on trees or any other vegetation. This should only be used around the perimeter of your home.

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  • Asked by Alison from Vt
    08/01/2014
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    We see carpenter ants still appearing after two weeks after Termidor and now they are inside.
    We found carpenter ants digging in our second story deck. We called a pest control company that sprayed Termidor around the perimeter of our house and all over the second story deck. The skies opened and drenched everything about an hour later. The ants disappeared within a day or two. Two weeks later we are seeing ants inside our sunroom (we did not have them there before. The sunroom is built on stilts with a lattice base. The pest control company sprayed the base of the lattice but not the foundation poles or under the sunroom (which includes the actual foundation for the house). We purchased Maxforce gel bait and Advance bait and plan on putting them out once they arrive. Will the Termidor on the deck last? I've thrown several ants onto the deck? What else can I do? I really thought the Termidor would take care of everything. Should we also be spraying our lawn? I've seen winged ants outside near our house.
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    Termidor SC is a great exterior product for ants including carpenter ants. It will last for six months as a topical outdoor application but can take some time to fully eradicate as the ants carry it and transfer to other colony members. You will be able to get rid of Carpenter Ants more effectively if you can locate where they are coming from. They are the most active at night between 10AM-4AM. We do recommend treating with the Maxforce FC Carpenter Ant Bait and the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. These baits will be extremely effective. The granules should be applied when dry outside and you are not expecting any rainfall within 24 hours of application. The bait gel can be applied directly to indoor cracks and crevices once every two weeks.

     

    Carpenter Ant Control Article

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  • Asked by Scott
    09/22/2010
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    Is it ok to burn firewood that has been sprayed with Termidor SC for ant control?
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    No, you would not want to burn any wood that has been treated with Termidor SC or any other insecticide. The manufacturers do not recommend this. Any insecticide should not be breathed in, and when burned these toxins can become airborne. It would be suggested to not burn the wood.
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  • Asked by William from Medina
    08/24/2017
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    Will Termidor SC kill stink bugs?
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    Termidor SC should not be applied for treating stinkbugs. We do offer an Overwintering Kit for Stinkbugs. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Stinkbugs for a successful eradication program.

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  • Asked by Janice from Bribie Island Qld
    06/17/2018
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    Will Termidor kill my plants?
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    Termidor SC should not harm plants when used as directed.  Treatments should be kept within 1 foot of the foundation though.

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  • Asked by Steve from Hillsboro, Or
    08/12/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be used in a crawlspace to control odorous sugar ants?
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    Termidor SC should only be applied to the exterior (1ft up and 1 ft out) directly up against the structure only. You will mix 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water and apply once every 6 months. For more information on treating ants, please check out our treatment article.

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  • Asked by Pete from Huntington Beach, Ca
    02/14/2017
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    Can I spray Termidor SC on my palm trees to kill spider mites?
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    Termidor SC can only be applied around the foundation of your home or other building structure for control of ants and other listed insects. You cannot use the product out on or around the trees or fences because it is not labeled for this type of application. We recommend using our most popular product for spider mites, Talstar P. Talstar P is known to have a pretty good miticide effect for these plant-infesting pests. When Talstar P is over-used the mites are known to build up a resistance to the active ingredient. The other choices would be to use a Horticultural Oil or an insecticidal soap. Both of these products work best when they make direct contact with the pest and both products are known to cause discoloration to spruce trees. The pro to using one of these products is that spider mites cannot build up a resistance to them.

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  • Asked by Koa
    12/03/2010
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    Is Termidor SC or CyKick CS better for black ants and dry wood termites?
    Which product has less of an odor?
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    Cy-Kick CS is a great product, but Termidor SC is the preferred product for your situation. Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect, this means that the ants will not know that Termidor SC has been applied, and therefore cannot avoid the treated area and as they come into contact with other ants they will spread the insecticide and wipe out the colony. Termidor SC can also be used for drywood termites. It is important to remember that you must apply the product into the spaces that these termites will actually come into contact with it. That could mean that you would need to drill into the wood or possibly even foam the product into the space.We have never had a complaint about the smell of Termidor SC and the MSDS says that it is odorless.

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  • Asked by Jason from Garden Grove, Ca
    01/15/2016
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    Does Termidor SC harm Nematodes?
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    Termidor SC is not specifically labeled to eradicate nematodes but could cause harm to them. We do not suggest using the same applicator or in the same areas.

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  • Asked by Larry from Beavercreek, Oh
    05/28/2013
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    Is this safe to use if you live over your well?
    My well is 75 ft deep and is located @10-12 feet from the corner of my house. Will this eventually get down to the water level and contaminate the water? Should I stay so many feet away from the pipe? The directions say just 3 feet.
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    The Termidor label states that you should stay a minimum of 5 feet from any well or cistern you are treating near. Termidor is a soil bonding product so once you place the product in the soil/trench and it dries, it is going to stay where you put it for at least the next 10 years. It does not get washed away by rain once it has dried and bonded. On average the most the product will penetrate down through the soil when trenching, is 6 feet directly down from the area where it was poured.
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  • Asked by Steve from Apache Junction, Az
    01/11/2014
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    Building a new shed with steel floor joists (size 8x16). There is granite on the soil.
    What would be the correct way to treat underneath the shed for termites?
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    You should treat the entire area before they set the joists and before the granite is put down.  This is called a pre-treat.  You should apply the product at a rate of 1 gallon per 10 square feet.  Some of our customers also use a 5 gallon bucket and pour the 5 gallons over 50 square foot sections which will be much faster than using a hand pump sprayer which comes out slowly.  It is very important to apply more around the perimeter edges.  Since this is the more likely entry point of termites you want to make sure you treat more heavily around that area.
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  • Asked by Kim from Anderson Sc
    09/12/2014
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    How many ounces would I used of Termidor SC to pre-treat 50 linear feet ? Also, how many gallons of water use?
    The area is 10 X 15 X 10 X 15
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    One bottle of Termidor SC will treat 60 lineal feet. You will mix 0.8 fl. oz. per gallon of water. You should apply the product at a rate of 1 gallon per 10 sq. ft. Some of our customers also use a 5 gallon bucket and pour the 5 gallons over 50 square foot sections which will be much faster than using a hand pump sprayer which comes out slowly. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Stephanie from Ypsilanti, Mi
    03/15/2015
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    Optimal weather conditions for spraying?
    What weather conditions are optimal for spraying Termidor SC outdoors? I live in Michigan and we are just coming out of winter, with a mix of 40s and 50 degree days. Should we wait until it warms up considerably more? Our ground is not yet thawed compeltely, either, is this a problem?
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    For best  Termidor SC application, you want to wait until the ground has thawed. Possibly waiting until  temps reach above 55 degrees. 
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  • Asked by Ross from Anaheim, Ca
    08/30/2018
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    Is Termidor the best in hose end sprayer insecticide for the lawn and flower beds?
    Specifically for ants.
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    Termidor SC  should not be applied through a hose end applicator for application to the lawn and flower beds for ant control. It should only be sprayed a couple of times a year directly up against the foundation of the strucutres on the property (1 ft and 1 ft out). We would recommend using Arilon Insecticide.  It can be used around the perimeter of the home and you could expand the band around the perimeter, for example: you can spray 3 feet up on the foundation and 7 feet out. The active can also be transferred from one ant to another and can be used for direct mound treatments if necessary, as well as surfaces commonly used by ants for foraging such as outdoor edges/frames of windows, doors, utility penetrations, roof lines or eaves, and other structural edges may also be treated. In addition to exterior structural elements, outdoor nesting sites such as refuse collection areas, flower/mulch beds, adjacent tree holes, surrounding turf areas, crawl spaces, or other nest/ foraging sites, and foraging trails can be treated.

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  • Asked by Ben from Fremont Ca
    05/16/2013
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    I have several fruit trees about 4-5 ft around house which was treated with Termidor five months ago.
    Is it save to eat the fruits?
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    Termidor is not labeled for use in or around edibles. Please contact the manufacturer BASF for further instruction 800-526-1072.
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  • Asked by Izak from Ep Tx
    04/16/2014
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    Can Termidor SC be used as a "frame up" treatment, before drywall is put up
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    Termidor SC when applied to wood would only last about 90 days and would not be used as pre-treatment for wood. 

    Bora-Care is usually the preferred choice for pre-treating wood that is exposed and it is raw wood you are treating, meaning it is not painted, stained, or sealed, it is just normal wood.  Bora-Care is made only for wood.  Bora-Care is sprayed evenly over all exposed surfaces of the wood and actually penetrates through the entire piece of wood.  For frame up, you would apply to the bottom 2 feet of wood.

    We also have a great article here about Barrier and Soil Treatments for termites that might be helpful.

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  • Asked by Sandy
    08/16/2010
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    I would like to know the effectiveness of Termidor SC treatment of fleas and ticks.
    Since the Frontline packaging says that it contains 9.8% or so of fipronil in measured dosages per pound that are directly applied to a dog. Is the .06% mixed concentration strong enough to kill them on the ground or on gravel?
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    Termidor SC is labeled for ticks but is not labeled for fleas. Fleas tend to live in moist shady areas out in the yard where pets or other animals spend a lot of time resting. Termidor SC however is only labeled to be used in very limited areas on or immediately next to the house or structure making it mostly ineffective for flea treatments. Termidor SC will however work well for ticks since they tend to climb walls on houses and structures where the Termidor SC can be sprayed.
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  • Asked by Colby from Maiden N.c.
    06/08/2013
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    how far away does terrmidor sc have to be from well
    1600 square foot home
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    According to the Termidor label you cannot apply Termidor within 5 feet of a well or cistern.
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  • Asked by Anonymous from Port Charlotte,fl
    04/01/2014
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    How long is the shelf life of Termidor SC?
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    Termidor SC has a 3-5 year shelf life if stored away from extreme temperatures.
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