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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!
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    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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  • Asked by Steve from Culver City, Ca
    04/05/2016
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    Is the Termidor SC mix rate stronger for active termite infestation?
    What strength of Termidor SC would need to be mixed to treat an active infestation of termites?
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    The mix rate of Termidor is not stronger with active Termites. You will still mix at 0.8 oz per gallon of water. Please also review our Termite Guide. 

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  • Asked by James from Kernersville, Nc
    05/27/2014
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    Is there a residual effect for use of Termidor on concrete?
    I want to spot treat an area in my garage where there is a narrow space between the foundation and the concrete floor. I found termites infested in a piece of wood left unattended and and was at the junction of the wall and floor. In addition I found some tubes which were incomplete on the brick wall. Moreover, I could not detect any termites in the tubes. The only place where I could find activity was with the discarded piece of lumber.
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    Termidor SC is only labeled to be applied in the soil around the outside perimeter of structures. Or applied 1 foot up and out around the structure for ants. You could potentially drill and inject it as a spot treatment in that specific area. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you with your treatment.
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  • Asked by Omar from Houston, Texas
    12/28/2011
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    Can I apply termidor to all sides but the garage slab?
    I want to apply termidor to my house, but I don't want to drill the holes on the concrete slab of the garage. Will termidor be as effective if I just dig a trench and apply termidor to all 4 sides of my house except the concrete slab? or can I just continue the trench around the sides of the concrete slab?
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    You can do that if you choose, but it is not as effective as drilling the slab inside the garage.  This is because the garage is a separately poured slab, meaning the termites could come from deep underground and come up to the surface under the garage slab, and enter the wall where your door is going into the house untouched.  You don't have to drill every wall in the garage, just the walls that are not exterior walls, where you have living space on the other side of the garage wall and apply Termidor.  So it is a personal choice, but drilling the garage walls is the best way to protect all entry points.

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  • Asked by Sandy from Orem, Utah
    12/07/2013
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    What's an easy way to spot treat a termite infestation in a wood floor which has no access to the crawl space?
    I want to do a Termidor perimeter treatment but I want to delay the exterior treatment till spring when the ground isn't soaked from snow. Naturally, I want to do the interior spot treatment right away to avoid further damage. I thought about drilling holes above each joist and injecting Termidor Foam. The idea being that the foam won't just drop to the dirt below. Another thought is to spray liquid Termidor directly on the bottom of the floor and sides of the joists using a 360 degree wand that sprays sideways or even backward. Does such a wand exist? BTW, the hardwood floor is probably not true hardwood. I'm pretty sure it is a tongue and groove subflooring that has been finished to look nice. The termites ate through it and were exposed when we lifted a throw rug.
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    Termidor SC should be applied in a 6" by 6" trench directly around the exterior of the structure but we understand that you are waiting for the appropriate weather. It is not applied indoors. It is labeled for outdoor use only. Termidor Foam can be used indoors for a spot treatment that will kill existing termites but will only provide up to 6 weeks of treatment and does not replace the exterior trench treatment. Termidor SC or Termidor Foam will not be a wood  treatment product. We also carry a product called Jecta that can be applied into wood for spot treatments. Please refer to the product label for detailed information on the product and treatment. Please contact us at 866.581.7378 for more information on treating for termites.
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  • Asked by O. from Long Beach, Ca
    02/01/2015
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    I have termites inside my 32' sailboat, can I apply Termidor and how?
    Termites are eating the inside wood of my boat.
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    Termidor SC is really designed to be used outdoors. Boracare would be best. The interior wood pieces that are exposed will have to be stripped prior to the application if they are painted or stained. The manufacturer has told us that Boracare is not corrosive and it should not harm the interior of the fiberglass that touches the wood. For more information you may want to contact Nisus directly by calling 800-264-0870 

     

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  • Asked by Ym
    10/10/2015
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    Is it toxic if we already sprayed the Termidor SC mix inside unfinished area of the basement?
    Our ant infestation is inside of the cedar siding. The ants don't live in the ground. So it is very hard to spray outside. We sprayed the mix inside of the basement where the wood and the foundation meets and where we saw the wet rotten panel is. Is it safe to do so? Do we need to have someone remove it? Or is it safe once it is dried?
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    Termidor SC is only labeled to be used indoors for an active termite infestation. This product can only be used outdoors around the perimeter of your home for ants. We would not recommend spraying indoors for any other reason.

    We would recommend using Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide if you need a product that can be used indoors. This works the same way as Termidor SC being that it is a non-repellent product.

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  • Asked by Russell from Hartman Ark
    10/04/2019
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    Will Termidor SC pesticide sprayed around chicken houses harm chickens inside?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for use around poultry houses. 

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  • Asked by Jonathan from San Jose Ca
    12/08/2013
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    Is Termidor SC safe to spray on plants or bushes, trees etc?
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    No, Termidor SC is labeled only for application directly around the structure.
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  • Asked by Audrey from Dallas,texas
    02/02/2015
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    Ants coming in from outside?
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    Do you know the exact species? There are no known resistance species of ant to Termidor so it would work to kill any ant colony. However, Termidor can not be used in any indoor space unless you are doing a direct spot treatment in a regularly unaccessible area on the whole colony. If you see an area they are trailing you could try either Termidor Foam to use in the galleries you think they are hiding in as this form of termidor has a broader label in where it can be used; or you can try the Complete Ant Kit and use a bait that they would take back to feed to the colony. You will want to check around your home for where the ants could have come in to either seal off these areas or cut back any bushes and trees that touch the home and use a general barrier spray regularly to keep them away in the future. Talstar would be a great easy to use and safe option for a barrier spray.
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  • Asked by Joe from Dingmans Ferry, Pa
    07/25/2015
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    Is Termidor SC a product to get rid of Wasps outside the home?
    Also for spiders in the basement?
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     Termidor SC works as a perimeter treatment around the foundation only; it is not labeled for use indoors. You could use Termidor SC around the foundation and then use Talstar P for indoors, cracks and crevices, and eaves outside where the wasps may be. Be sure to make your application during the cooler times of the day when the wasps are less active. 

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  • Asked by Larry
    03/30/2011
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    How do I treat a house built off the ground?
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    You will need to trench or drill around each pier or area of the house that touches the ground and apply either Termidor SC or Dominion 2L according to the product label instructions. Termidor SC will last for about 10 years in the soil while the lower cost Dominion 2L will last approximately 7 years in the soil.
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  • Asked by Patrick from Coldwater Ms.
    10/27/2011
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    Would Termidor be suitable for bagworms on evergreen trees?
    Would the chemical be transferred form worm to worm as in the case of transference like the termites and ants do?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used in the manner you have described and it would be illegal to use it in such a way. Because Termidor SC does have the ability to be transferred from insect to insect you could potentially wipe out entire honey bee colonies by misusing the product which could be a huge problem for local farmers. The transfer effect that Termidor does have only works for social insects like ants, bees, wasps and termites. We recommend that you choose a product that lists bagworms on the product label such as Talstar P (Talstar P is the product most commonly selected by pros for bagworm control), Thuricide, Mavrik, or Permethrin SFR. Please take a few minutes to read our article Bagworm Control to learn when you should start spraying for bagworms.
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  • Asked by Marion from Duncan, Ok
    09/24/2013
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    If I am understanding correctly, I would use the Bora-Care to treat the wood inside the house. Then I would use the Termidor SC to treat the ground outside?
    A
    Termidor SC is a liquid treatment for the soil outside and will be poured in the trench first.
    Bora-Care is a wood treatment product that is great for drywood termites. Please read the article below for additional information on treating termites yourself.

    Termite Article
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  • Asked by Matthew from New Port Richey, Fl
    08/18/2018
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    Can Termidor be used around horses?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for use anywhere near grazing animals and would not be recommended. 

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  • Asked by Steve
    09/23/2011
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    Question regarding Termidor use indoors.
    A Licensed pest control professional used Termidor to eliminate ants. Besides around the foundation, he used it in the crawl space and around openings in the kitchen. Are there any problems with this type of application?
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    We cannot comment on treatments performed by pest control operators. We can tell you that the Termidor SC product label does allow applications in wall voids only indoors and there are limited applications allowed in crawlspaces. You can read pages 13-15 of the Termidor SC product label to see if the application performed by the pest control operator follows the instructions given by the manufacturer.
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  • Asked by Dave from 3772greenbrier Dr, Fairborn Ohio, 45324
    02/26/2014
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    Your concrete drilling directions indicate 2-3 inches away and then says "on the seam".
    A
    You drill holes through the concrete about 2 to 3 inches away from the wall or foundation, and about every 10"-12" apart, only on the seam where the concrete is against the foundation. You are not only drilling through just the concrete here, but also as deep as you can into the dirt.
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  • Asked by Rebecca from Rogersville, Mo
    05/06/2015
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    Can we pour Termidor SC in the hole when the post is removed?
    We have active termites in a post on our concrete porch.
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    Yes, you may drench the soil where the termite damaged post has been removed with Termidor SC. However, this will only protect that localized area and would not help protect the rest of your home from termite damage. We would recommend treating the entire perimeter of your home with Termidor SC. Please read over our Termite Treatment Guide for more information regarding protecting your home long term from destructive termites.
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  • Asked by Ed from San Diego, Ca
    08/25/2011
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    For a 6"X6"X10' trench is the aim to coat all the walls of the trench or do I just fill the bottom?
    If the back fill isn't completely soaked with the liquid is the coating on the sides of the trench sufficient?
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    The goal is to soak the bottom of the trench so the solution sinks down into the ground along the foundation.  After the solution soaks into the ground, you should apply the solution to the backfill as you push it back into the trench so you have a complete treated barrier against the house.
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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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