Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ron from Mesa Arizona
    05/16/2012
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    To terminate subterranean termites use; Termidor or Tengard?
    A
    Termidor is the number one product on the market for termites today and is the product of choice for subterranean termites. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony and it will last for about 10 years in the soil. Tengard can be detected by termites and they will try to avoid the treated areas and it will only eliminate the termites that come into direct contact with treated areas. Tengard will last for about 5 years in the soil.
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  • Asked by Dan from Sacramento, Ca
    11/07/2013
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    Trim around exterior post on concrete slab has termite damage.
    How should i treat the post to eliminate termite? Likely footing under the slab to support the post. Pro inspection showed no signs of termites in other areas.
    A
    To treat a post, you need to trench around the post and pour the mixed Termidor SC solution directly into the soil. Termidor binds to soil and will kill any active infestation in the post and remain in the soil for 10 years. You can also spot spray and treat the trim on the post directly.
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  • Asked by Josh
    02/09/2011
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    What is the difference in Termidor SC and Bora-Care?
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    Termidor SC is a product that is meant to be used as a soil treatment for the prevention of termites and will last for 10 years or more in this type of application. Termidor SC can also be used as a spot treatment to eliminate existing termites and will last for up to 6 weeks for this use. Bora-Care is applied to wood to eliminate and prevent termites from infesting that piece of wood for the life of the wood.
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  • Asked by Terrill from Irving, Tx
    04/10/2013
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    Can I treat with Termidor SC myself? If so how much do I need?
    On the interior wall of a room in our office I noticed three small holes with dirt piles on top of them and when I brushed the dirt off and looked closer I noticed it was termites. Our pest control rep just told me that he needed 125 gallons to treat our 3000 sq ft building and to flush our pipes, and also foam. He is quoting us $1100 for the best price he can do. Is this a job I can do myself? If so, how much product would I need to buy? Please help!
    A
    Yes, you can treat yourself. The article below will tell you how to treat yourself as well as how to calculate how much you need.

    You should perform a liquid termite treatment in the ground to get the termites where they are entering your house.  To perform a treatment just as a professional company would do, please read our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article which explains exactly how you should treat your home properly.  Doing a treatment like what is described in the article will not only take care of existing termites that you have, but it will also protect and prevent future termites from entering for about 7 years. 

    Here is a link to the article:  http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/termite-treatment-c-3_352.html

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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  • Asked by Mike from 1622 Blackgum Lane Ridgeway Sc
    08/07/2015
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    How to get rid of an Argentine ant infestation?
    My neighbor just revamped her landscaping, now I have a Argentine ant infestation.
    A

    Termidor SC is the # 1 choice for ant control around the outside of your home. Termidor is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertently carry it back to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor and wipe out the colony. Termidor only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants, centipedes, roaches, spiders, silverfish, wasps and many other nuisance insects.

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  • Asked by Thomas from Suffolk, Va
    02/21/2018
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    How often do you need to trench and treat around the home with Termidor SC?
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    As long as Termidor SC is applied according to the instructions on the product label, it will remain active in the soil and prevent termites for up to 10 years. 

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  • Asked by Mark from Tn
    05/25/2016
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    What size bottle is available for Termidor SC?
    Hi, I see the price of $50 with free shipping but no indication of the size of the Termidor container...1 gallon? Please let me know. Very interested and ready to purchase! Thanks ! Mark.
    A

    As we apologize for the inconvenience the Termidor SC is available in a 20 ounce container that can create up to 24 gallons of mixed solution. Please let us if you need anything else. 

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  • Asked by Inor
    05/09/2011
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    My house is on a crawlspace and there is an attached wooden deck that is too low to crawl under to trench..
    How would you treat this area?
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    If you are lucky enough to have the wood on the deck run parallel to the house, then you can remove 2 runs of wood running against the house, perform the trench and treat method under the porch, and then put back the wood.  If your wood decking runs perpendicular from the house, then you don't have many options.  You can trench around the perimeter of the deck and then pour some termiticide from the bucket against the house so hopefully most of it is saturated into the ground against the house.  This is of course better than not doing anything at all, but you should keep a close eye on the area.
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  • Asked by Robert
    12/19/2017
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    We have a house on slab with termite evidence in the sonatube vent under the slab. How do we treat it?
    The sona tubing is made with a wood product
    A

    For Suberreanean Termite Control, the best method to treat is by digging a trench around the exterior foundation wall. Exterior termite treatments using Termidor SC or Taurus SC will provide a 10 year barrier protection against termites. If there is visible termite damage in the walls or floors in the same area as the sonotube, we recommend directly treating that area with Termidor Foam or if you have access from the interior, directly drill through the concrete floor and slab and treat the dirt area beneath. Please refer to page 7 on the product label in the section Concrete Slab Over Soil for specific directions. 

    You can view the How to Treat for Termites Page for step by step instructions on how to perform a trench treatment. 

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  • Asked by George from Hackensack, Nj
    04/05/2015
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    What can I use to spot treat termite activity inside a crawl space?
    I saw a few swarmers in there. The area gas a concrete slab. It looks as if they are coming in from the edge of the slab, but I am not 100% sure
    A

    To treat a concrete slab, you will come 2-3 inches off the wall and drill holes 10-12 inches apart using an 18in-24in drill bit. Using a 5 gallon bucket, mix 4 gallons of mixed solution (.8 fl oz of Termidor SC per gallon of water) and pour the 4 gallons of mixed solution in the drilled holes for 10 linear feet. Usually each hole will take approx 1/2 gallon of solution. It is easier to use a funnel to pour the solution into the holes. If there is a crawl space at any point, dig a 6x6 inch deep trench around any post or cinder blocks in the crawlspace and pour the Termidor SC mixture into that soil.

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  • Asked by Syd from Phila., Pa.
    05/22/2013
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    HOW DEEP SHOULD HOLES BE & HOW MUCH MIXED TERMIDOR SOLUTION PER HOLE !!! ???
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    When drilling through a slab you should use a 1/2 sized drill bit 18in long and the holes should be no more than 12 inches apart.  Just like outside, you should apply 4 gallons of Termidor per 10 lineal feet inside.  So if you have 10 holes over 10 feet and need to apply 4 gallons over those 10 holes, it works out to be just a little bit under 1/2 gallon per hole.
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  • Asked by Michelle from Montezuma, In
    05/07/2014
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    Do you recommend or sell a termite tape/sealant?
    We are replacing a damaged sill plate. It was recommended that we add a termite tape. We've bought other products from you before. Thank you
    A
    We do not sell a termite tape. We do sell Termidor SC which can be applied to the sill plate. Please see Barrier Termite treatments.
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  • Asked by Susan from Florida
    07/29/2014
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    Does Termidor SC also kill southern chinch bugs?
    I am looking for something very effective against ants and chinch bugs.
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled for chinch bugs and cannot be used in a yard where this pest is found.

    Bifen IT is one of our most popular products for Chinch Bug Control. The key is to use lots of water to carry the Bifen IT down to the thatch layer underneath the grass, where the chinch bugs do the most damage. Please read the product label for proper application instructions.
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  • Asked by James from Valrico,fl
    04/25/2012
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    Can I spray Termidor SC around my garden?
    A
    Termidor SC cannot be used in a garden or on edible vegetation. Termidor SC can only be used on or immediately adjacent (within 1-2 ft) to a structure.
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  • Asked by Phillip from Hitchcock,texas
    06/27/2014
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    Can I put Termidor SC around fruit trees?
    A
    Termidor SC is ONLY labeled to be used around the outside perimeter of structures. What are you wanting to treat the fruit trees for? Please visit our Fruit Tree and Vegetable Garden page.
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  • Asked by James from Ky
    07/09/2013
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    Can I spot treat on wood with Termidor SC?
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled to be applied anywhere, but along the outside perimeter of a structure. Now, if you have an infected area in for example a stud wall you can drill directly into the stud and inject Termidor. Please refer to the product label for application instructions.
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  • Asked by Long from Winnetka,ca
    08/23/2014
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    Foam version - Boracare vs Termidor
    Is it possible to make a foam version of Termidor 80 WG? What kind of equipment to use for that? Should I use Boracare for the wall over Termidor since Boracare has lifetime protection?
    A

    Yes, Termidor 80 WG can be used as a foam. However, Termidor 80 WG is a restricted use product. It can only be purchased by a licensed pest control operator.   You will use a Poly Foamer sprayer and ProFoam Foaming Concentrate. We would recommend using Termidor SC. Termidor SC should not be used indoors unless there is an active infestation and you know exactly where it is. You would treat the area directly.

    Boracare can be used when treating the remainder of structural wood in a 5:1 solution. Concentrate application in areas susceptible to attack, to include all sills, plates, floor joists, piers, girders and subfloors. Treat all exterior wood including siding, facias, soffits, eaves, roofing, porches, decks and railing. If Boracare is the sole preventative treatment for subterranean termites, a 1:1 solution must be used.

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  • Asked by Eric from Harvest
    06/25/2018
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    Does Termidor kill grubs?
    Also is it safe to spray on flowers, trees and shrubs.
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for grubs and can only be applied within 1 foot of a structure.  Please take a moment to review our Grub Control Guide for more information.  

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  • Asked by Anonymous from Denham Springs, La
    03/03/2014
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    Is Termidor SC the best termite prevention product for South Louisiana?
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    Termidor SC is the top termite product on the market. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony.
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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?
    A
    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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