Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Pat from St. Petersburg, Fla
    10/29/2014
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    I have an upstairs garage apartment. One of the walls has dirt, other walls have cement.
    The cement butts right up to the walls of the garage. What would be he best way to treat dry and sub. termites.
    A
    We would recommend doing a perimeter treatment around the structure if it is possible. You will dig a 6 by 6 inch trench around the garage. You will use 4 gallons of Termidor SC per 10 lineal feet. For drywood termites, you will need to treat the exact area where they are. You would need to drill holes into the structure where they were found and inject it into the wood directly. Also, if you know where the actual termites are, Termidor SC is only limited to the area where the active infestation is.
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  • Asked by Joe from Jacksonville. Fl
    08/25/2014
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    Can Termidor SC be applied to a trench past the foundation hedges?
    Most of my foundations perimeter is covered by hedges which make it impossible to dig a trench at the foundation line. Can I did a perimeter trench along the outside of the bushes and apply Termidor SC?
    A
    No, Termidor SC cannot be applied past the foundation hedges. The label recommends that you remove or prune away plants, shrubs or tree branches that touch the structure. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Tony from Brisbane, Australia
    05/09/2014
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    I have concrete paths around the house perimeter which have a gap between them and house bricks. Instead of
    Drilling a hundred holes, can I pour termidor solution into this crack?
    A
    In order for Termidor to reach the termites, you realy want to apply it into the soil. Please see Barrier termite treatment.
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  • Asked by Jim from Ohio
    03/17/2019
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    I see that Termidor is recommended for outdoor use only, but can this be used for indoor while under construction?
    The house is framed and bricked only. Can this be sprayed in the interior wall cavities and attic space prior drywall or insulation?
    A

    Termidor SC would only be applied inside if using to spot treat an active infestation per the product label.  It cannot be used for prevention inside.

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  • Asked by Mike from United States
    04/28/2013
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    We are building a new house and want to do our own pest control, what is the best product to use?
    We would like to do our own pest control for new construction and want to prep the ground before hand and then control pests ongoing while the construction is going on. We are searching for the best pest control product to do this.
    A
    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 60 to 90 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 David from Clifton, Il
    09/15/2015
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    Treating a hollow block foundation for termites with Termidor?
    Do I need to drill a hole in each hollow section of the block and treat with Termidor?? I've treated inside and out of this block already with Termidor. But I think the termites came up through the block!!
    A

    You do not have to treat all of the hollow block walls, only the bottom 2 where the termites could come through the soil with Termidor SC.

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  • Asked by Vernon
    09/09/2010
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    Can I use Termidor SC around my house if my well is located there?
    It is 6 ft. from the house and 100' deep.
    A
    In the area where the well is located, you cannot use the trenching method, only the backfill method is allowed. The backfill method instructs you to trench and place the soil that was removed onto a tarp, pour 1 gallon of diluted solution per 1 cubic ft of soil, mix thoroughly, return soil to trench. The complete instructions are listed on the Termidor product label under the heading "Treatment of structure with wells or cisterns"
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  • Asked by Dwight from Houston,tx
    09/15/2015
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    Can this product be used with a hose type dial sprayer?
    A

    We do not advise using a hose sprayer for application as the label recommends to be applied with a hand pump sprayer.

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  • Asked by Fred from Kissimmee, Fl
    09/29/2013
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    How long is Termidor effective when sprayed on exterior surfaces to control ants, etc.?
    A
    Termidor will last up to 6 weeks when used for ant control.
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  • Asked by Per from East, Nj
    05/19/2015
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    Can Termidor treat Birch Borer
    Can Termidor be used to treat birch borer (flatbread borer) in living birch trees
    A
    Termidor Sc cannot be used to treat Birch borer. For Birch Borer Youc an use Merit. You will dilute the 1.6 oz pack in at least 10 gallons of water and pour the dilution around the base of the tree. You will need to use 1.6 oz (1 packet) MERIT 75 WSP per 24 to 48 inches of trunk diameter. 
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  • Asked by David from Macon, Ga
    02/24/2017
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    How do I treat areas with Termidor if I can't trench?
    I've dug a trench around the house as directed by the instructions. I've come to the point around my house where I know my underground power lines come into the house. Digging a trench doesn't seem advisable. How would you go about covering your full house in this case? Thanks
    A

    In the areas where you cannot treat with a liquid treatment such as Termidor, we would advise using a termite bait station such as the  such as the HexPro Termite Baiting station. This will help you keep areas that cannot be treated with the liquid treatment monitiored.

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  • Asked by Mike from Waukegan, Il
    04/17/2015
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    What's the definition of "extreme temperatures" in regards to shelf life?
    I have a bottle I ordered last year which has been opened and then stored in my basement. This past winter in the Midwest got a bit cold for stretches, below 0 for a few days at a time. My basement is allegedly heated, and was cold, but never got cold enough to freeze pipes or anything along those lines. The Termidor still appears milky white in it's bottle. Is there a cause for concern this bottle of Termidor may not be good anymore?
    A
    We recommend storing insecticide cocentrates such as Termidor SC out of direct sunlight and in temperatures no less than 45 degrees nd no higher than 85 degrees. 
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  • Asked by Tony
    07/15/2017
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    Can Termidor SC be use on trees, lawns, outside plants, and inside home on baseboards to kill black ants?
    A

    Termidor SC can only be applied one foot up and one foot out directly around the exterior of a structure 2-4 times per year or in a trench for termites. It should NOT be applied indoors or to trees, plants or lawns.

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  • Asked by Broderick from Texas
    04/13/2013
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    When digging the trench rod how deep do you dig and how far from the house?
    A
    The trench will need to be right up against the foundation and should be 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep. Be sure to take a moment to read over our termite application article for some great application tips: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-perform-termite-treatment-a-87.html
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  • Asked by Ken from Choctaw, Ok
    05/24/2013
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    I have my carpet removed and found termites.
    I want to drill holes on the interior slab of the home and treat it there; can Termidor be used for that? I will be filling in the holes that I make with floor leveler before I put an engineered wood floor over it. Thanks.
    A
    You can absolutely do a drill treatment through the slab to get to the current activity you see. You will want to use Termidor at the rate of .8 ounces per gallon of water and use between 1/2 and 1 gallon of solution per hole you drill. To further protect your home from subterranean termites we suggest you also do the trenching method around the foundation of the home as well. You can see further details for drilling instructions on the Termidor product label.
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  • Asked by Jeff from Monroe, Nj
    04/28/2016
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    Can I use Termidor SC as a spot treatment?
    I have walkout basement and I am sure the termites come from front yard of house, can I just do Termidor SC spot treatment front side foundation only? thanks...
    A

    Unfortunately, for Termidor SC to be used as an effective barrier for your home against subterranean termites you would need to use it around the entire perimeter of the structure using the trenching method. 

    Please see the termite treatment video attached for more detailed instructions.

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  • Asked by Tom from Eatontown, Nj
    04/28/2016
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    Can Termidor SC be used to treat carpenter bees?
    A

    Termidor SC will kill carpenter bees, but it really is only labeled to be applied 1 foot up and 1 foot out around the perimeter of a structure. It would be better to use our Carpenter Bee Control Kit instead. 

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  • Asked by Adam from Olivet, Mi
    01/24/2017
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    I have 4 bottles of Termidor SC that froze during the winter in my garage, Can I still use them?
    A

    Insecticides should not be exposed to extreme temperatures such as freezing or over heating or left for prolonged periods of time in direct sunlight. In the case of Termidor SC, after it has thawed at room temperature if it goes back into a solution (the way it looked at the time of purchase) it should be fine to use. However, if it appears discolored or if the consistency of the product has changed it should be discarded and replaced. 

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  • Asked by Michelle from Ocean Springs, Ms
    04/26/2014
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    How do I know how much to buy?
    I see that you mix it with water, but how do I know how much to buy to treat my house?
    A
    One 20 oz bottle of Termidor SC will make 25 gallons of solution and will treat 60 linear feet of trench.
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  • Asked by Raul from Miami, Fl
    08/05/2018
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    Can I use Termidior SC on the drywood termites in the wood on my outdoor terrace?
    A

     For Termidor SC to work on Drywood termites, you have to drill directly into the piece of wood the termites are in and inject Termidor into the wood.  Termidor does not penetrate into wood, so you have to inject it into the center.  It has to touch the termites to work, but the benefit is that it only has to contact a few termites, and then they can pass it on to the rest of the colony. 

    For Drywood termite treatments on wood, we recommend applying a product called Bora-Care. This product is applied to raw wood and penetrates further than any other product.

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