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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!
    A

    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?
    A
    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.
    A
    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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  • Asked by David from Aurora Indiana
    05/15/2013
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    We want to treat non-treated wooden posts for termites, what is best when trenching is not a good option?
    we have a containment wall with 12x12 posts that are nontreated wood, the termites have set up home and have destroyed 5-6 posts..we would like to treat the remaining posts and are looking for the best product and method...the posts/wall is back filled on one side and a packed crushed limestone driveway on the other so trenching is not a good option
    A
    Yes, you can use Termidor to if you can drill to the site of the termites to ensure the termites will come in contact with the termiticide. A second option would be to use a wood treatment like Boracare. Boracare can be painted, sprayed, or foamed and will penetrate up to 4 inches into the wood. Please refer to the product label as to what  application and mixing ratios.
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  • Asked by Phillip
    06/19/2015
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    Do you ship Termidor SC to australia
    A
    We do not offer shipping to Australia. At this time we only ship within the United States and to US territories. You should try to contact the Termidor SC manufacturer or the Dominion 2L manufacturer to see if the products are offered in your country. BASF -Termidor SC - 1-800-526-1072. Control Solutions - Dominion 2L - 1-800-424-9300
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  • Asked by Paramjit from Merced Ca
    05/01/2013
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    does Termidor SC work for drywood termites?
    how it will cure for termite into the walls
    A
    Termidor SC will treat drywood termites. If you are treating stud walls, you want to make sure you are drilling into the stud to exactly where the termites are. When using Termidor the termites have to come directly in contact with the active ingredient. Instead of Termidor you may want to use Boracare. Boracare will penetrate up to 4in into the wood so you would most likely not have to drill into the wood.
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  • Asked by John from Granada Hills
    04/13/2016
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    Can I spray a wood fence that has termites?
    It's on top of cinder blocks.
    A

    Termidor SC works best if applied in a trench around the fence post or in this case Cinder blocks. If you want to treat the damaged areas directly then you can drill and inject Jecta

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  • Asked by Steve from Springfield, Ma
    05/22/2019
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    How long after a treatment with Termidor SC does a carpenter bee take to die?
    Sprayed a surface and carpenter bee landed on it. How long will it take for that bee to die?
    A

    Termidor SC contains an intentionally slower-acting active ingredient, so it may take several hours or longer for an insect to die after contacting a surface treated with this product. Exact timing will depend on the size and health of the insect as well as how much active ingredient it picked up. Please refer to our Carpenter Bee Treatment Guide for tips on how best to manage this pest.

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  • Asked by Jeff from Snellville, Ga
    01/19/2015
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    How to treat home with full basement, brick siding, and hollow block wall with solid cap?
    One side of basement hollow block wall is almost completely under ground (7 feet). Brick does not go underground on that side but does on the other sides. Half of the basement is finished so there is no access to the hollow block walls in that section which includes half the wall that is almost completely underground. My house was built in 1982 and at some point block walls were drilled as was the attached garage slab. I have owned for 20 years. What should my trench goal be? Should I be concerned with creating a 1-foot deep barrier or do I attempt to reach the footing 7 feet below the surface? The finished portion of basement has drop tile ceiling and every year I inspect and find no termite evidence. But we do have termites in wood pile which is 60 feet from house.
    A
    First, please review our Barrier treatment article.   You still want to trench 6inx6in all the around the perimeter. You do not have to reach the footer. In places you cannot trench you would drill every 12 in using a 18 in long 1/2 inch wide drill bit. It is fantastic that you keep up with your inspections. Unfortunantly, many areas of the U.S. are prone to termites. It is very common to find termites out in the yard. The best way to protect your home from termites would be with this barrier treatment using Termidor SC. Once in the soil Termidor will bind with it and last up to 10 years. Each 20 oz bottle will give you 60 feet of trenching.  
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  • Asked by Heather from Portland, Or
    02/13/2017
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    Is there a product we can use during the rainy season to treat ants?
    In the northwest, when it rains, it pours. It's hard for the soil to dry out enough to use Termidor SC. Is there something we can use in the rainy season? We applied a light spray of Termidor last summer, and the ants came back right when the rains started to fall! Should we have applied a heavy, saturated treatment during the summer so that it would last thru the rainy season?
    A

    A good option would be to use granules, such as Demand G Granules. They can be applied around the perimeter of your home outdoors to control ants. This product does need to be watered in for it to be activated so during the rainy season, this would be ideal until it dries up and you can use the Termidor SC.

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  • Asked by David from El Reno, Ok
    05/19/2018
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    Can I use Taurus SC or Termidor SC a day before it starts raining?
    A

    Termidor SC or Taurus SC should be applied when you are not expecting 24 hrs of rainfall after completely drying.

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  • Asked by Damon from Clemmons Nc
    08/28/2014
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    I have an old house with a single brick foundation the has has some termite damage
    I have not found any active but had some major damage and want to be sure it is taken care of. My Dad owned a pest control Company and it was one of his homes so it may have been treated but I want to make sure. I understand the bucket treatment at the rate of 5 Gl per 10 foot but we had a spray rig and a 55 gallon drum. How can I treat the under side of the foundation with out the rig? What is the best chemical witht he longest residual on the market today. I have not used since it was Dursban TC and I have had trouble with my home treated with that
    A
    We would recommend Termidor SC which will stay in the soil up to 10 years.  For your specific application we think it best to speak with BASF 800-526-1072 the manufacturer. They will be able to give you the best application recommendations.
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  • Asked by Kate from Carlsbad, Ca
    11/10/2015
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    We have a very high decorative wood structure at our entryway which is infested in areas with termites. How can I kill those termites?
    The wood beam footings are in cement and not soil.
    A

    Termidor SC will not penetrate through the wood nor is it a wood treatment product. We do carry Bora-Care that can be applied to raw wood only (nothing that contains paint, stain or a sealant in anyway). Jecta is a great option to inject into treated wood.

    Drywood Termites

    Subterranean Termites

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  • Asked by Dean from Texas
    01/26/2017
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    If I can see where the termites are entering, why is it necessary to trench with Termidor SC?
    A

    We recommend trenching with Termidor SC because it binds to the soil and creates a continuous barrier. Most members of termite colonies remain hidden and there are often multiple colonies, so if you only treat one area where you visibly see them, there is no way to ensure that all the termites will encounter the amount of Fipronil needed to eliminate a colony. While Termidor does have a transfer effect, the idea is to create a barrier and as the termites travel through the treatment, they will absorb enough of the active chemical used in the treatment and then die.

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  • Asked by Tony from Wichita Ks
    03/10/2014
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    After Termidor is mixed, how many gallons would one use around a house that is 150 Linear feet
    A
    Each 20 oz bottle Termidor will treat 60 lineal feet of trenching. So, to treat 150 Lineal feet of trenching you need at least 3 bottles. Please see our Barrier and Soil Treatment page.
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  • Asked by Terry
    09/26/2014
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    How far should water well be from house being treated with Termidor?
    A
    You should not apply Termidor SC within 5 feet of any well or cistern. However, soil between 5 and 10 feet from a well or cistern should ONLY be treated by the backfill method for subterranean termites.
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  • Asked by Steve from Myrtle Beach, Sc
    04/10/2012
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    If Talstar is sprayed over Termidor, does it deactivate the Termidor?
    After my pc guy wrapped my house with Termidor for ants, I was told that I wasn't supposed to spray Talstar (mosquito treatment) on top of the Termidor because it would render the Termidor treatment useless. Why would this happen?
    A
    Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide. This means that ants and other insects cannot tell that it is there and they will readily walk over treated areas. Termidor SC also has a delayed reaction time and a transfer effect which allows the ants time to get back to the colony and spread it around before they succumb to the effects of the product. Talstar P on the other hand is synthetic pyrethroid which many sensitive insects such as ants can detect. Ants may avoid the areas treated with Talstar and those ants that do cross over treated areas are the only ones that will be killed by the product. Talstar P does not have a transfer effect so it will not be transferred back to the colony. While the Termidor SC will not actually be deactivated by Talstar P, it will be much less effective if it is over-sprayed with Talstar P. You can spray Talstar P on your trees, bushes and lawn for mosquito control as long as you are not actually overlapping the areas where Termidor SC was applied.
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  • Asked by Bob from Baton Rouge, La
    05/10/2016
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    Can I add soil around slab treated with Termidor?
    The ground is sinking around my slab and I need to add soil you can see under slab a little bit. Can I add soil around slab treated with Termidor? Will this affect the barrier the pest control company dug a trench around my house and treated with Termidor? Do I have to retrench or can I just add soil treated in a wheelbarrow with Termidor?
    A

    Anytime you are adding soil on top of soil that was previously treated with Termidor SC, you need to be sure to also treat that new soil so it is still protected.   We recommend applying the Termidor SC in a trench with the soil that is and will be directly up against the foundation of the treated structure. Please refer to the termite treatment article for full instructions on treatment

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  • Asked by Tara from Rochester
    07/11/2016
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    Do I need to remove rocks and weed fabric before applying Termidor for small carpenter ants?
    I have found a colony of small carpenter ants under my weed fabric and landscape rock. Do I need to remove that before applying termidor or can I spray over the rocks and weed fabric?
    A

    When using Termidor SC for ant control, you want to make sure the ants are contacting the treated area. If they are traveling on top of the rock and fabric topical application is fine. If not, you would need to take the material back and then apply and replace. 

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