Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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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 Bryce from Maricopa, Az
    11/05/2013
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    What is the procedure for drilling termite holes into post tension foundations?
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    If your slab has already been poured and the tension applied, there is no drilling that needs to be done unless you have already poured a driveway/garage/sidewalk up to the side of the foundation. Once the slab has been poured, your termite protection will be to do a trench treatment like is explained in our guide How To Do a Termite Treatment, and shown in the video both on that page and the product page for the Termidor product you use to treat with.
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  • Asked by Chris from St. Augustine Fl
    06/15/2015
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    How can I treat my home for termites?
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    We would really  need to know what type of termites you have. You can find very informational articles and videos on our Termite Control page. 
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  • Asked by Joe from Macomb Il
    11/21/2014
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    What equipment is needed to treat a house for a current termite infestation
    plan to use a termidor type product
    A
    There are a few questions we need answered first. We need to know what type of termites we are dealing with. Where exactly they are, etc. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you.
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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 Uconnland
    05/05/2011
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    Does Termidor SC treatments for ants apply the same way for spiders?
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    Yes. You can find the spider and ant instructions on product label on page 13 on the bottom right hand side of the page. Basically you will mix .80 fl oz per gallon of water and spray 1 ft up the foundation and 1ft out onto the ground, around door frames, window frames, and any other exterior crack, crevice or gap where spiders may try to gain entry. Termidor SC is an outdoor only product and should not be used on the interior of your home for spiders or ants.
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  • Asked by Erik from Boston, Ma
    04/22/2014
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    Can I use Termidor SC in MA?
    Why it can not ship to MA?
    A
    Unfortunately, we are unable to ship Termidor SC to residents in MA that do not have a pest control license. However, we can ship Termidor to a friend or family member in a non restricted state and they would be able to forward it to you in MA.
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  • Asked by C from Howell, Nj
    05/09/2013
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    Can you clarify perimeter use v. property use?
    We have an in ground pool in our backyard that has a partial mahogany deck about 4” from the ground. The deck butts up to large field stones set in the soil surrounding the rest of the perimeter of the pool. Mulch paths and beds of ornamentals landscape the pool going outward from the deck and stones. All types and sizes of ants live under the rocks and deck and are quite a nuisance when we sit on the side of the pool. I see that use of Termidor SC is limited to foundations but I’m wondering if spraying it under and around the perimeter of the rocks and deck would be appropriate, or somehow dangerous. Also, we had several 80’ trees taken down about 8 years ago. The tree service left us a large piece of one of the trees for projects that we never got to and now the wood is disintegrated; it looks like carpenter ants. Would spraying Termidor SC on and around the wood be helpful in killing the nest? The area is about 60’ from our house and removal isn’t an option. We can’t put out any type of bait since our Rottweiler will dig up and eat anything that even remotely smells like food. Don’t know what else to do. Thanks for your input.
    A
    Termidor is very limited on the areas it can be used. You are allowed for general insect control to spray only directly against a structure on your property 1-2 feet up and out. You do have the ability to drill holes directly into the dead trunk and inject termidor into the carpenter ant galleries to take care of that infestation. You will need to make sure you keep pets and children away from the treated areas until it has time to dry. If you are looking for a product that you can use more freely around your home for ant control as well as other insects, we would recommend Talstar P. It works extremely well, dries clear, is non-staining and non-irritating, and you have a much wider usage area. Talstar can be sprayed around the foundation of the home, along walkways and driveways, on ornamentals/trees/lawns for insect control as well as indoors around baseboards and crevices. It can also be used in the same method as termidor on the carpenter ant colony in the dead tree. For more information on usage rates and areas you can refer to the product label.
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  • Asked by Rick from Houston Texas
    06/15/2015
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    Can I pre-treat a new house for termites and spiders with Termidor SC?
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    If you want to pre-treat before the slab is pured to control termites, Termidor SC would be the product of choice. Pre-slab and barrier treatments can last for up to 10 years for subterranean termite control.  For general pest control around the inside of and the outside of the house can be done with Talstar P. 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.  It will last for approximately 30 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests.
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  • Asked by Kenny from Boynton Beach, Fl
    07/19/2013
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    What is the best way to use Termidor SC and Suspend SC?
    I want to spray both Termidor and suspend around the perimeter of my home but I'm not sure what the best method would be. I'm guessing to band one that goes 2ft up2ft out and another band that starts after the 2ft out and no up. But I'm not sure which one should be sprayed where .
    A
    If you are having problems with an insect like ants that you need a transfer effect for, you could use the Termidor twice a year around the foundation of your home 2 feet up and 2 feet out. After 30 to 60 days after spraying the Termidor, you could do remedial sprays with Suspend in between to keep insects at bay and out in areas of the yard where the Termidor can not be used. Or, if you are not having a heavy infestation of an insect that would need the transfer of Termidor, you should only use Suspend SC to treat your home and your lawn. You never want to spray the two in the same area or at the same time as the Suspend will take away from the non-repellancy and transfer effect of the Termidor which is what it is used for. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Susan from Manassas Va
    08/01/2013
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    Termidor to Kill houseflies
    Outside dumpster at apartment building, will this product be useful for treatment for killing the houseflies?
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled for use anywhere outdoors, except around the perimeter of structures. We recommend using a fly bait like Maxforce Fly Spot bait. This product can be sprayed or painted on the outside of the dumpsters. Flies will be attracted to the bait and die within seconds. A small spot has up to a 6-week residual to control future intruders.
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  • Asked by Tina from League City, Tx
    04/06/2016
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    Can a public building be treated with Termidor by an unlicensed applicator?
    A pest company gave my employer a bottle of Termidor SC to kill crazy ants. It was sprayed in the building on several mornings as we came into work Is this safe?
    A

    Termidor SC is only labeled to be used outside for ant control and cannot be used inside in any way for crazy ants. Products must be applied as directed on the product label. You would need to check with your local regulations regarding what an unlicensed person can legally apply to a public building in your area.

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  • Asked by Mark from Knoxville, Tn
    09/10/2019
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    Why can Termidor SC "not to be used in voids with rigid insulation?" Does it react with the foam board?
    Specifically looking to treat between the Unfaced Polystyrene rigid board and the foundation.
    A

    We reached out to the manufacturer BASF for an official answer on this verbiage on the Termidor SC label. Here is what they stated. 

    “Not using termiticides in voids with Rigid foam insulation” is EPA required language that dates back to times when soil termiticides contained organic solvents/adjuvants which helped them remain in solution long enough to be applied but also damaged rigid foam insulation (think DDT, Heptachlor, Chlordane, or Dursban times; e.g. Pre-Termidor products from the 1950’s through 1990’s).  In 1996, the EPA mandated that the language be on all liquid termiticide labels moving forward (regardless of whether the product contained solvents or emulsifiers or not).  Termidor products do not contain any caustic emulsifiers or solvents that would damage/ “eat up” the rigid foam board (as the 80WG, SC, HE lines are all water soluble).”

    This also applies to the generic equivalent on the market under the branding Taurus SC. If you are needing to foam into the foundation void area where there is foam rigid board, they recommend using the Termidor Foam Aerosol as this labeling does not have that verbiage and restriction on it for use. 

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  • Asked by Jeff from Mi
    07/06/2016
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    After mixing a gallon of Termidor, can it be used at a later date for spot treatments ? If so, for how long ?
    A

    The manufacturer of Termidor SC recommends that you use the diluted solution within 24 hours. The longer the product sits in a solution the less effective it will become. Also, leaving chemicals or even just plain water in a hand pump sprayer can cause the seals and gaskets to breakdown. This will eventually require you to purchase a repair kit for the sprayer or even a whole new sprayer much faster than someone that had properly maintained their sprayer.

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  • Asked by Fred from Warren, Mi
    09/13/2015
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    What should I use to get rid of subterranean termites in my garage?
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    We recommend that you trench and drill and apply Termidor SC for subterranean termites in the garage and around the structure. If treated properly, it will eradicate colonies within 90 days and bind to the soil and offer 10 years worth of protection. You will want to measure the lineal feet around the structure to determine how much product you will need to purchase for the application. Please take a few moments to review our article and videos on How to Get Rid of Termites prior to treating. For the garage, you will come out 2 inches from the foundation wall and drill a hole every 10-12" apart. You will apply 4 gallons (every 10 lineal feet) of mixed solution into the holes.

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  • Asked by Alex from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
    09/26/2013
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    What is the best product for a barrier treatment for ants in FL?
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    We would recommend applying Termidor SC on the outside of the structure 1 ft up and 1 ft out once every six months as a barrier. Termidor SC also acts as a liquid bait so it will transfer back to the colony and spread throughout the colony. Talstar P (Talstar One) can be applied in other areas around your property where you are not treating with the Termidor SC. Talstar P can be applied monthly outdoors and every 3 months inside cracks and crevices. We also carry a Complete Ant Kit that works very well for ants. It offers them a sweet feeding bait and a protein granular that they consume and share amongst each other.
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  • Asked by Brandi from Gonzales Louisiana
    05/28/2015
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    I noticed a termite line in between windows of a home. Is Termidor SC a good product to treat this?
    It is on the interior of the home where I noticed the lines that look very similar to ant beds. My husband and I own our own business remodeling foreclosed homes and I've seen numerous amount of termites and termite indications before to know what it is. However when I told my grandfather that is what it was and to call a pest control company. The pest control company after looking for maybe 5 minutes on a nearly 2500 sq ft house determined he didn't see any termites and there was no need for worry. However I pointed out to him the spot I first noticed and it's when he said oh this gives me concern and then wanted to have my grandpa pay 1500.00 for a treatment. I said NO! My grandfather assumes I talked the man into saying he has them however I'm positive it is what I saw. So, he's wanting to do a self treatment however we are not sure which product to use considering we are not sure which type of termites he has. Termidor SC or Domininon 2L....please give me your suggestions so we can go from here and purchase. THANKS in advance for your much needed expertise in this matter.
    A
    Termidor SC and Dominion 2L are both great options for termite treatments. The main difference between them is that Termidor SC can last up to 10 years in the soil, while Dominion 2L lasts about 5 years. You will still dig a 6 by 6 inch trench around the structure you are treating. You will pour 4 gallons of solution per 10 lineal feet. Also, make sure that you treat the dirt that you dug up as well.
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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 Lucille from Holiday
    04/26/2016
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    Can I use Termidor on my lawn for fleas too? Is it safe for my dogs?
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    Termidor is not labeled for use on turf.  It is only labeled for use around your homes foundation for termites, ants, and other selected pests. It is important to read and follow the Termidor SC product label? which states that you can only treat one foot up from and one foot out from where the ground meets the structure. The animals need to be out of the area while the product is being applied and they should not come back into the area until it is dry. Since Termidor is a non-repellent product you would not want to apply anything repellant as it will null that affect.  For flea and tick control outside you can use the Outdoor Flea Kit

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  • Asked by Sheila from Toledo, Oh.
    05/16/2012
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    Is Termidor safe for outside garden beds with flowers, shrubs,trees?
    I have rose bushes,tulips,greenery coverage, etc.
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    Termidor is not labeled for use on trees and plants.  It is only labeled for use around your homes foundation for termites, ants, and other selected pests.  For treating lawn, turf, and ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs that do not contain anything edible, you should Talstar Insecticide.
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