Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Diane from United States
    03/09/2012
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    Can you stop termite treatment after some period of time?
    We had bait stations when we moved in our home 8 years ago. For 7 years we have continued to treat and there has not been one active station. Do we have to keep doing this forever or can we stop since there has been no activity. We believe originally they came due to a problem with our stucco and replaced the entire exterior the year we moved in.
    A
    Termite control is an ongoing process. Termites can move into your area at any given time and you should always protect your biggest investment, your home, from these damaging pests.
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  • Asked by Gary from Ocean Springs
    10/19/2013
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    NEW HOME FDN, have 264 lf of footings 24" wide @.8 oz per gallon i figure 4.4 bottles.
    remainder of house is 2700 sq ft. per answer on page 221 says 10 sq feet per gallon which is 250 sq feet per bottle and would be 11 bottles to treat area under slab. thanks need to order next week if this correct.
    A
    When building a structure you should apply Termidor to the entire area under where you are going to pour the slab.  You should apply Termidor at the rate of 1 gallon per 10 square feet.  You should apply slightly more around the perimeter edges and around any plumbing pipes or expansion joints that will be in the slab. Your calculations seem to be accurate based on the treatments you will perform. Please let us know if you need anything else 866.581.7378.
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  • Asked by C from Pgh, Pa
    03/19/2016
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    Can I plant a vegetbale garden in soil that has been treated with Termidor?
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    No edibles can be planted in soil or within at least 5 feet of soil treated with Termidor or any insecticide that isnt specifically labeled for use on or in a vegetable garden. If you need to plant in an area termidor was used you would need to remove the treated soil and bring in fresh soil before planting. 

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  • Asked by Billy from Milton Fl
    03/26/2015
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    My Pest Control "expert" says I need a retreatment after only 8-years. Is that true?
    I found active termites in my house shortly after I purchased it. I called in a "professional" They "trenched and drenched the outside perimeter and drilled the patio slab, front porch slab and driveway and injected. There was no drilling of the slab on the inside of the house. I have had an annual inspection since the original treatment. 8-years later, he is telling me I have to have a re-treatment in order to preserve the warranty. Sounds fishy to me.
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    While we cannot comment on the work or word of a professional, one benefit of having a company treat your home is they do provide a warranty.  What that warranty is would need to be asked of the company and any contract they may have had with you.  While Termidor SC can last in the soil for 10 years or more, it does not guarantee you won't have termites for 10 years.  The 10 year applies to the areas that you apply Termidor, it is guaranteed to stay where you put it and protect and last for 10 years. However, no termite treatment can 100% guarantee that you won't have termites because termites can enter your home in places that you cannot treat, like underneath a slab, through a plumbing pipe, or through an area you cannot get the treatment to because it is covered or inaccessible. If any of the soil was disturbed, a retreatment may need to be done.  After your home is built, it is impossible to get to every entry point.  There are always areas you cannot get to which is why you should continue to have a professional company come out every couple of years to do a professional inspection to make sure you have no areas of activity. 
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  • Asked by Greg from Apollo Beach ,fl
    02/12/2013
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    How do you treat a Moble Home (trench around all leveling blocks, tie downs , and skirting) with Termidor SC?
    A
    You will need to trench all around the skirt just like you would a homes foundation and then you will need to trench around all of the blocks that are holding the trailer up just like you would a homes piers in a crawlspace. You are on the right track!
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  • Asked by Vincent from Bayville
    04/27/2014
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    Live in New York how can I buy Termidor SC
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    We would be more than happy to ship Termidor SC to a family member or friend in a near by state.
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  • Asked by James
    09/16/2010
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    What treatment is recommended for Crazy Raspberry Ants?
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    Termidor SC  used outdoors and Phantom used indoors have been the most effective products to control Crazy Raspberry Ants. Ant baits and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides do not seem to do an effective job controlling this ant species. Texas A&M University has done extensive research regarding these ants and you can find detailed articles on their extension website.
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  • Asked by Effie from Greece
    05/24/2018
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    What are the rates of Termidor and Dominion for similar results?
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    Termidor SC (20 oz bottle makes 24 gallons of mix) is mixed at 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water and Dominion 2L (27.5 fl oz bottle makes 50 gallons of mix) is mixed at 0.6 fl oz per gallon of water. 

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  • Asked by Gabriele from Sarasota Florida
    02/10/2014
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    Does it help with fire ant mounts in Florida?
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    Termidor is not labeled to be used to control Fire Ant Mounds and should not be used further than 3 feet away from a structure. We recommend using Talstar P (liquid) or Talstar XTRA (granule) instead. When treating Fire Ants it is best to perform both broadcast and mound treatments. Please be sure to read the product label for complete use instructions.
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  • Asked by Diana from Concord, California
    09/02/2013
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    Is it possible to eliminate an already present termite problem or are most products more of a preventative?
    We have been told we have subterranean termites. Professionals are quoting $2,000 for treatment. I've been told by big box stores that it is a waste of time to try to solve the problem myself. Also, are any products, prophylactic or otherwise, safe to use around small dogs?
    A
    You can absolutely do a active termite treatment yourself with the same products you would use as a preventative, and at a fraction of the cost of hiring a company. If you have subterranean termites, you will want to follow the instructions in our guide How To Do A Termite Treatment. On this same page, you will see a video on how to perform the treatment so that you fully understand what you will need to do to eliminate any current termites and prevent new ones from infesting the home. As long as you use the products according to our instructions and the label, and keep pets away from the area while you are doing the treatment and until the top of the soil has dried, it is completely safe. Pets and people can resume normal activity in the treated areas once all product has had time to dry which normally takes a couple of hours.
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  • Asked by Robert from Winston-salem, Nv
    06/06/2013
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    I have Cement patio in rear of home and driveway on side of home. Do I need to did trenches at soil edge?
    Patio is 12 ft wide and driveway is 20+ ft wide.
    A
    When you have any concrete against the home that prevents you from trenching across it, you have to drill holes ever 12 inches apart and treat each hole with roughly 1/2 to 1 gallon of mixed solution. Each hole should be drilled with a bit that is roughly 1/2 wide and 18 inches long. Please review the Termidor Product Label and our article How To Do A Termite Treatment for all the proper techniques for a home owner to treat this area. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Paul from Ocean Springs, Ms
    01/04/2014
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    Is Termidor SC the same product my local professional uses?
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    Yes, the Termidor we carry is the same version the exterminators use to treat homes. 
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  • Asked by Donna from Kansas City, Mo
    05/24/2017
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    Which is better in treating severe Termites, Talstar P or Termidor SC?
    how many gallons I need if I need to treat 1400 sqft of house. Please indicate for both products
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    Termidor SC is better than Talstar as it promotes a transfer kill eradicate the colony and will last for up to ten years in the soil. Please see our Termite Guide. The Square footage is not important in a trench treatment. Linear feet is most important.  One 20oz bottle will cover 60 linear feet of trenching.

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  • Asked by Matthew from Doylestown, Pa
    04/17/2018
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    Is it a problem if our community association is putting mulch down the day after Termidor SC is sprayed around our house for ants?
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    Termidor is designed to bind to the treated soil for longterm residual, so you would not have to worry about the application breaking down more quickly. The concern would be that your barrier is covered up with untreated organic material, thereby limiting insect control. We do suggest that mulch or similar groundcover be kept at least 12 inches from the foundation, so if this application is done accordingly, then your Termidor barrier would remain intact and effective.

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  • Asked by Karen
    03/07/2011
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    Is there any conflict between using Termidor SC and Bora-Care to treat the same area?
    We have a concrete slab den that used to be a porch. We have had several incidents of termite damage over the past 20 years, despite termite treatment and annual inspections. We are now planning to have a professional company treat the foundation and slab with Termidor SC (trench and rod). We also are planning to treat the wood sill plates and plywood subfloor, as well as the top of the concrete slab, with Bora-Care. Our termite company says this should not present a conflict between the products, but we wanted to make sure, since they do not deal with Bora-Care.
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    Using Termidor SC and Bora-Care in/around the same structure is done all the time and should pose no conflict. Termidor SC and Bora-Care are superior termite control products and should offer you great results.
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  • Asked by David from Honolulu, Hi
    05/31/2014
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    Best concentration levels for Termidor SC
    I see by the instructions i can get .06, .09 or .125%. Why have different levels of concentration? Wouldn't I want the most concentrated to be the most effective.
    A
    Yes, when using Termidor SC there are different concentration levels to use depending on what you are treating. If treating for termites you want to use .8 oz Termidor SC per gallon water. Please let us know if you have any more questions.
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  • Asked by Jenn from Athens, Ga
    06/08/2012
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    Am I required to keep pest control on my house?
    My pest control company told me I have to keep pest control on my house, or I won't ever be able to sell it (without proof of constant pest control) but it is expensive and they never find termite activity. I know that is always subject to change, but isn't there a way I can do it myself and not suffer the consequences if I decide to sell? Thank you!
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    We cannot answer that question for you.  You are definitely not required, however, if your state requires a termite letter at the time of closing, only professional companies can issue these letters and if you do not have an active contract with a company you will usually be forced to pay a large sum to have your house treated to get a clearance letter.  You should call your state Department of Agriculture which is usually the department that manages pest control companies and ask if your state is one that requires a termite closing letter when selling a house. 

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  • Asked by Darryl
    04/05/2010
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    I plan on covering the entire perimeter with Termidor SC, as well as slab to foundation drilling. Does this process have to be done at one time?
    I received three quotes for termite treatment, all three quoted spot treatment using Termidor SC. I plan on covering the entire perimeter, as well as slab to foundation drilling. Does this process have to be done at one time or can it be carried over several weeks? Thank you!
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    You definitely do not have to treat all at once.  A Termidor treatment can be spread out over a few weekends or whatever time frame you want to.  Please read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article if you have not already.  You are also welcome to call us with any specific treatment questions.  We are here to help.

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  • Asked by Wes from Louisville, Ky
    06/19/2015
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    Should I treat the perimeter of a house with Termidor while the ground is still wet from rain?
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    When applying Termidor SC whether as a Termite trench treatment or just a foundation spray, you want to do so on a dry day and when no rain is expected for 24 hours after application. 
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  • Asked by Maria from Blaine, Mn
    06/19/2015
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    Our whole yard, grass and flower bed and along driveway is filled with little brown ants. We have a dog.
    Can I spray the entire yard? Sandy soil.
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    ermidor SC is not allowed to be used anywhere other than around the foundation of the home 1-2 feet up and 1-2 feet out. It cannot be broadcast across yards or flowerbeds for any type of insect control, especially with sandy soils. If you want an insecticide that can be broadcast across the yard for ant and general insect control we would recommend something like Talstar P. Its a great general and broad use insecticide that you mix at the rate of 1oz per gallon of water.
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