Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ross from Anaheim, Ca
    08/30/2018
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    Is Termidor the best in hose end sprayer insecticide for the lawn and flower beds?
    Specifically for ants.
    A

    Termidor SC  should not be applied through a hose end applicator for application to the lawn and flower beds for ant control. It should only be sprayed a couple of times a year directly up against the foundation of the strucutres on the property (1 ft and 1 ft out). We would recommend using Arilon Insecticide.  It can be used around the perimeter of the home and you could expand the band around the perimeter, for example: you can spray 3 feet up on the foundation and 7 feet out. The active can also be transferred from one ant to another and can be used for direct mound treatments if necessary, as well as surfaces commonly used by ants for foraging such as outdoor edges/frames of windows, doors, utility penetrations, roof lines or eaves, and other structural edges may also be treated. In addition to exterior structural elements, outdoor nesting sites such as refuse collection areas, flower/mulch beds, adjacent tree holes, surrounding turf areas, crawl spaces, or other nest/ foraging sites, and foraging trails can be treated.

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  • Asked by Amy from Groveland, Fl
    02/18/2014
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    Does termidor kill mice
    A
    No, Termidor is not labeled for rodent control and will not kill mice or rats. Please take a look at our Mouse Control Page for safe and effective solutions to your mouse problem.
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  • Asked by Madoka
    04/23/2017
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    Is it possible to prevent ants from going inside the house by just using Termidor SC outside?
    Ants are climbing up the wall from the balcony of the lower floor (not part of our house) and they are coming in our balcony as well as inside our house through the windows. I understand that the Termidor SC kills the colony but I wanted to know if the Termidor SC will prevent the ants from coming inside the house if I spray this outside. Should I be adding other sprays such as, Talster P or Cy Kick inside the house? Will this reduce the ants coming inside the house? Also, I used Ortho Home Defense two weeks ago but will this reduce the effect of the Termidor SC? Thank you.
    A

    Termidor SC is what we call a non-repellent, which means the insects - in this case, ants - do not detect the application, plus the active ingredient kills slowly enough that the ants do not die until they've had time to pass along the active ingredient to all the other ants they contact during their regular activities. If you apply Termidor SC as directed, then any ant colonies that contact that barrier will be killed. If you are already seeing trails of ants inside your home, then we would recommend using products like those in our Indoor Ant Kit to insure those colonies are taken care of, as well. Our Ant Treatment Guide has additional tips for treating this nuisance pest.

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  • Asked by Sandy
    08/16/2010
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    I would like to know the effectiveness of Termidor SC treatment of fleas and ticks.
    Since the Frontline packaging says that it contains 9.8% or so of fipronil in measured dosages per pound that are directly applied to a dog. Is the .06% mixed concentration strong enough to kill them on the ground or on gravel?
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    Termidor SC is labeled for ticks but is not labeled for fleas. Fleas tend to live in moist shady areas out in the yard where pets or other animals spend a lot of time resting. Termidor SC however is only labeled to be used in very limited areas on or immediately next to the house or structure making it mostly ineffective for flea treatments. Termidor SC will however work well for ticks since they tend to climb walls on houses and structures where the Termidor SC can be sprayed.
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  • Asked by Anonymous from Port Charlotte,fl
    04/01/2014
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    How long is the shelf life of Termidor SC?
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    Termidor SC has a 3-5 year shelf life if stored away from extreme temperatures.
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  • Asked by Mary from Hollywood, Ca
    04/25/2018
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    My entire deck was sprayed with Termidor SC .06%. Is it safe for me and my dogs to be on it?
    A

    Dogs should not be present during application of Termidor SC and while treated areas are wet. It should not be applied to the surface of the deck or other off label areas.

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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?
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    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 Patrick from San Jose California
    01/12/2014
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    If Termidor SC was to be applied on any lawn, plants, trees, bushes. etc, would it kill them?
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    Termidor is not labeled for use on trees, plants or turf.  It is only labeled for use around your homes foundation for termites, ants, and other selected pests.  Termidor SC should have no effect on plants that are inadvertently sprayed with the product. 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 label also recommends that you remove or prune away plants, shrubs or tree branches that touch the structure. Vegetation that comes into contact with the structure may offer a route of entry for the ants allowing them to enter the structure without ever having come into contact with the treated area
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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
    A
    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 Neila from Puerto Rico
    10/04/2018
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    Can one eat fruit from trees that were treated with Termidor?
    All of our trees (avocado, mango, oranges, lemmons, breadfruit, etc) were treated with Termidor to treat for termites in some of them. Is is safe to eat the fruits right away?
    A

    Termidor SC is not labeled for use on any bearing fruit trees.  We would not recommend eating any fruit grown on the treated trees for at least 1 year.

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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?
    A
    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?
    A
    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?
    A
    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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