When applying Termidor SC to a home with a raised foundation, you would trench around the outside of the foundation and around each pier/post under the crawlspace. Everywhere you dig you will follow the method of digging a 6x6 trench and use 4 gallons to every 10 linear feet. Termidor needs to be trenched in order for it to be effective and cannot just be poured onto the ground.
When getting ready to treat with Termidor SC and digging a trench, you can use whatever equipment you have at your disposal as long as you’re able to safely trench the perimeter of your home. Also, when trenching and if it rains, you could use a tarp to cover up the area to protect what’s already been done.
When applying Termidor SC to a home with a raised foundation, you would trench around the outside of the foundation and around each pier/post under the crawlspace. Everywhere you dig you will follow the method of digging a 6x6 trench and use 4 gallons to every 10 linear feet.
Termidor SC cannot be mixed with paint to deter termites. It would be best applied in trench around the home for termite prevention. We have a step by step guide that will walk you through how to do your own termite trenching treatment. You can see the guide by clicking on the link here. For treating wood before you paint you would use something like Timbor or Boracare which penetrate into the wood and last for the life of the wood. Once the surface is dry after application you can then paint.
Yes, as long as Termidor SC is not restricted in your state and you use it only for your property, you can use it.
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.
We would not suggest that Termidor SC be the product of choice for eradicating German Roaches as it can only be applied to the exterior of the structure only. We do have a Roach Control Rotation A Kit that will be great to treat your home with. Please take a few moments to read our article on How to Get Rid of German Roaches. You will find some really great tips on applying the products for the best control. Please let us know if you need anything else.
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.
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.