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  • Asked by Melissa from Elkton, Md
    09/13/2011
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    Is Termidor safe when you have a well?
    We have a well that is 210 feet under ground. Is it safe to spray Termidor in our yard?
    A
    Termidor is not labeled to spray in the yard, it is only labeled to be applied next to the house as a spray for ants or in the ground for termites.  The rule of thumb is that Termidor can be applied as long as the well is more than 10 feet away from the house.  Termidor is made to bond to soil and not run off, but only when applied as a termite treatment into the ground. Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions and precautions.
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  • Asked by Henry from Navarre, Fl
    09/05/2012
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    How do I use this product as a foam for a void?
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    In order to use Termidor SC as a foam you will need to purchase and use a foaming device such as the Chapin Poly foamer and you will need to add a foaming agent such as the Profoam Foaming Concentrate to the diluted Termidor mixture.
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  • Asked by Fe from Portland, Or
    11/17/2017
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    Can you drill and treat with Termidor inside the garage when it is raining outside?
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    Yes, you can do your indoor treatment as long as the ground is not overly saturated from the rainfall. You should not do any outdoor treatments with Termidor or other insecticides while it is raining or when the ground is saturated.

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  • Asked by Claudia from Milwaukee, Wi
    05/23/2015
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    Tomorrow is going to rain, can I apply terminator SC today.
    How long before the rain.
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    If you are applying Termidor you want to make sure there is not going to be rain for at least 24 hours after application. If you know it is going to rain within that time frame, you should wait until the rain is passed and will be sunny and dry for a day or two. This applies weather you are doing a general spray around the foundation of the home for ants and other insects, or a termite trench treatment. 
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  • Asked by Byron
    06/24/2011
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    I have carpenter ants. I know where they are entering thehouse. Can I spray Termidor inside my window frames?
    What is best application??
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used indoors or in wall voids for carpenter ants. You can use it around the outside of your window frames, door frames and any other crack or crevice where the ants could be gaining entry into your home. Termidor SC is the #1 product on the market for carpenter ants. We also carry Carpenter Ant Kit#1 and Carpenter Ant Kit#2.

    Carpenter Ant Article
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  • Asked by Allan from Wallingford , Ct.
    06/21/2015
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    I am looking for someting that a wasp would bring back to the nest to distroy it.
    I have nesst in the gutters and behind the house siding
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    Termidor can be sprayed on the home and on the siding where wasp activity has been noticed. Termidor does not give a fast knockdown but it does transfer back to the nest to eliminate the other wasps inside the nest. You should see complete results within 1-3 weeks depedning on the size of the wasp colony when using Termidor.
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  • Asked by Barbara from Wilmington, Nc
    08/28/2016
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    Can Termidor SC be attached to a hose?
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    Termidor SC should be mixed with water and dispersed in a hand pump sprayer. It does not contain an attachment for a water hose on the container.

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  • Asked by Anonymous from Decatur, Ga
    10/28/2013
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    Termidor Question
    Hello: I would like to do a termidor termite treatment to my house. I have a brick house on hollow block concrete foundation with a termite shield flashing between the concrete and brick. Trenching would be a pain in the ass. If I drill into the blocks every foot and inject 0.4 gallons of termidor solution into each hole, will this sufficienty protect my house? What tool should I use to inject the termidor, just a rgular sprayer or a foaming one?
    A
    It is very important to trench each side of the hollow blocks, even more important than drilling into each block to inject the Termidor solution. The problem is that the termites will be still be able to build tubes on the outer areas of the blocks and still access your home. Your treatments will be far more successfull if you trench and treat on either side of the hollow block. PLease let u sknow if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Joey from Florida
    03/13/2014
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    Can I apply Termidor SC to prevent termites
    I was going to order Termidor SC, I do not have termites, But I do not want them either. Whats the best way to prevent them from coming?
    A
    Yes, Termidor SC is one of our top recommendations for Termite prevention and treatment. Please see our article on Soil Barrier Treatments. Once Termidor is applied in the soil it will last up to 10 years.
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  • Asked by Ken from Roselle, Nj
    05/07/2012
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    Can I apply Termindor SC on areas that have been treated with a store bought ant control spray?
    I've sprayed around the perimeter of my home with an ant spray from a hardware store. It provided temporary protection from the ants as some of them came back. Can I apply Termidor SC on these treated areas? Or do I have to wait a couple of weeks?
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    If the ants are not being eliminated by the product you have down now and they don't seem to be avoiding the treated area there really shouldn't be a problem with applying Termidor SC right away. If you are finding some dead ants in the treated areas it would be best to wait a week or two so that the product that was already applied doesn't effect the non-repellency or the transfer factors of Termidor SC.
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  • Asked by Mark
    07/13/2010
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    How much Termidor SC will be needed for a 1800sq ft log home? Can I treat by just spraying?
    I have enough Termidor SC to mix 25 gal. How far will that go, and can I buy more of the same stuff that the pros use?
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    You must find out how many lineal feet you have around the outside or your home. Unfortunately, the square footage just will not tell us how much you really have to treat. To find how many lineal you have, measure around the front, back and each side of your home. Add up the measurements and now you will have the total lineal feet. Use 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 lineal feet around the house. For Example: A home with 200 lineal feet around the foundation would require 4 bottles of Termidor SC. Most homes require at least 4 bottles. Spraying alone will not protect your home from termites. To protect your home from termite infestations, Termidor SC must be mixed with water and poured in a 6-inch deep trench that is dug around the foundation of the home. You can purchase Termidor SC on our website.
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  • Asked by Mike from Sutton, Vt.
    04/17/2014
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    Is it better to use a non residual spray around the perimeter for carpenter ants?
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    Using a non residual spray will only allow you to kill the ants that are sprayed directly when you are applying it.  One of the best ant control products available is called Termidor.  It is a liquid that is labeled for outside perimeter application around houses.  Unlike most sprays that kill the ants and do make it back to the colony, Termidor is like a liquid bait....the ants carry it back for you and pass it around and eliminate the entire colony.  Termidor is the considered to be the best ant control product ever invented and is widely used by professional companies and it only has to be applied twice a year for ant control.
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  • Asked by Gladys from San Francisco, Ca
    11/26/2013
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    What is the best product to use for outside dry wood termites and what do I used for application, and what is your best advise to apply it?
    A
    You will want to perform a termite treatment around your structure using a product called Termidor SC. Any wood that can be removed from your property would also help. We recommend reading our 'How to Perform A Termite Treatment' article. It offers information on application, tools needed, product recommendations and other instructions.
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  • Asked by Elmer
    01/30/2017
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    Can I use Termidor SC inside my home to kill roaches?
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    Termidor SC is labeled to control roaches but it is not labeled for indoor use. We would recommend that you use one of our Roach Control Kits to ensure that you have everything necessary for a complete treatment.  Please also look over our Roach Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing roaches. 

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  • Asked by Mike
    07/13/2010
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    Should I treat all the termite activity around my yard with Termidor SC?
    I had my house treated a year ago using Termidor SC, so I feel that my house is safe. However, I use a wood mulch to mix with my soil in the yard and my potted plants. Termites are quick to infest these areas. It's scary because of the close location to the house. Should I treat all of the termite activity around the yard?
    A
    If you treated your home a year ago with Termidor SC, then you should have no worries.  Termidor SC is the best there is for a reason. There will always be termites in your yard and there is not really much you can do about it.  Most companies, and I concur, that what you should really worry about is your biggest investment, your house. Let the termites eat on the mulch. If they get close to the house the Termidor SC will do the job.
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  • Asked by Mike from Murrysville, Pa
    05/13/2014
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    What is the best way to eliminate a termite infestation?
    I've lived in the house for twenty years, and used termite stakes for the last ten years along the back of the house that faces the woods. Today, I found termites swarming in the laundry of the first floor in the FRONT of the house. I don't see any dirt tubes, so I don''t know how they got in. Will Termidor SC with a trench application around the foundation kill the termites in the house? Or do I need to use foam? If I need to use foam, how is it applied?
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    Termidor SC is applied in a trench and in drilled holes directly around all sides of the structure. It will take approx. 90 days to kill any active colonies depending on their size. You can apply Termidor Foam in the wall voids in the sheet rock to spot treat activity. Please read the article below for more information on treating termites.

     

    Termite Treatment Article

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  • Asked by Paul from Freehold, Nj
    05/13/2014
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    Do I need the same amount of Termidor SC for prevention of termites (4 gallons every 10 lineal feet)?
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    Yes, you will need to apply the same amount of finished solution of Termidor SC every 10 lineal feet for prevention or treatment of termites in a trench and in drilled holes.
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  • Asked by Debbie from Sherman Oaks, Ca
    07/27/2013
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    I have a spider problem first and foremost. Can I use Termidor SC on my outdoor furniture?
    I want to spray the patio furniture (no cushions) because most of the spiders hide up under the tables and chairs. I don't know if just spraying the house is going to get enough. Can I spray on wood furniture? Outdoor resin furniture? metal/aluminum? A ping pong table? Is this safe to do? And ok with dogs?
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    Termidor will treat spiders but it can only be used around the exterior of structures to control spiders and is not labeled to be used on furniture. However most folks will use a residual product with a broader application area and a faster knockdow. Please check out our spider control kit. The spider control kit includes Cyper WP, Web Out and Cob Web Duster.  The Web Out would be the better product to use on the underside of furniture as it will help to prevent them from making their webs and will kill spiders on contact.  All products are safe to use around pets when used as directed on the product labels and as long as they are out of the area until the products dries.
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  • Asked by Keith
    09/30/2010
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    I have formosan termites in the hull of my boat. How do i kill them?
    My boat is their home; how can I kill them? They are basically in the hull with limited access can I drown them with spray? Let me know what I need to order.
    A
    The only options to kill termites in a boat is to directly treat them with Termidor SC or by fumigating.  Fumigating can only be done by a licensed professional.  If you use Termidor SC, you need to treat directly where the termites are by drilling holes into the hull.  It must contact them to be effective.
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  • Asked by Jon from Stanton, Ca
    08/04/2014
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    If my house is all slab, with very little dirt around it, how do I create trenches?
    Is there any recommended spray on products or are those not effective since termites do not appear on surfaces?
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    Since termites do not usually come within 2-3 inches of the top soil, spraying the top surface of the ground with a termicide such as Termidor SC will not have any effect on Subterranean Termites. Doing a barrier soil treatment around the perimeter of home with Termidor SC will give you a 10 year barrier protection against termites. In the areas where there is dirt, dig a 6x6 inch trench pouring 4 gallons of mixed solution every 10 lineal feet (.8 fl oz per gallon of water) For your garage, porch, patios, or other contiguous slabs against the home where you cannot trench, you will drill holes to ensure the termiticide reaches the soil underneath the concrete. Using a hammer drill with a 1/2" x 18" drill bit,  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. The deeper the better. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet.  This works out to be a little less than half a gallon per hole. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18" long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Sometimes the ground is slow to soak up the termiticide you place in the holes.  You may need to fill the holes, then go work on something else for an hour, come back and fill them again, go work on something else.....3 to 4 times to get the proper amount down the holes. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at Home Depot or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.

    Please take a look at our "How to do a Termite Treatment" Article for further information.

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