Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Joseph from Oroville, Ca. 95965
    02/25/2015
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    Which is more effective for Subterranean termites? Termidor SC, or Dominion 2L ?
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    Termidor SC and Dominion 2L are both labeled for subterranean termites and will effectively kill them. The main difference between the two is the active ingredient and the amount of time it stays in the soil. Termidor SC will last about 10 years in the soil, while Dominion 2L will last about 5 years.
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  • Asked by Rene from Rio Grande City, Texas
    07/16/2013
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    How much water do I add to .80 fl.oz of Termidor?
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    You will mix .8 ounces of Termidor with 1 gallon of water. Please see the product label for full usage instructions.
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  • Asked by M from Pacifica
    05/02/2018
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    We had Termodor treatment done under our house foundation and aroind its perimeter...
    A few days after Termidor treatment around the perimeter and under the foundation, we had a trench 5 feet deep dug up along the foundation walls to install a french drain. Does that mean that we dug out the Termidor and it will not be effective?
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    Yes if the soil was disturbed, removed, or displaced after Termidor SC it could change effectiveness of barrier.

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  • Asked by Jeff
    12/23/2014
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    Does this product work on drywood termites?
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     For Termidor SC to work on Drywood termites, you have to drill directly into the piece of wood the termites are in and inject Termidor into the wood.  Termidor does not penetrate into wood, so you have to inject it into the center.  It has to touch the termites to work, but the benefit is that it only has to contact a few termites, and then they can pass it on to the rest of the colony. 

    For Drywood termite treatments on wood, we recommend applying a product called Bora-Care. This product is applied to raw wood and penetrates further than any other product.

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  • Asked by Wayne
    06/03/2014
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    Eating ants
    I like to eat ants. They taste like vinegar potato chips and are nutritious. Just had an outside application of fermidor. Is it still safe to eat?
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    We apologize it is not recommeded to eat ants that have treated with Termidor. Please contact BASF 800-526-5072 for more information.
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  • Asked by Matthew from Ontario, Ca
    12/02/2013
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    How can I treat my nectarine tree for termites?
    I have fruit trees in brick and cinder block planter in my backyard on the side of the house. The fruit trees trunks are spaced about five feet apart. My nectarine tree may have been damaged/decayed from other pests, but now has been infested by termites (I was told either drywood or subterranean or both). Is there a method to treat the tree without contaminating the soil or the other fruit trees with dangerous chemicals? Can I just chop down the whole tree and remove it, stump, roots, and all? Also, the tree is about 10 feet away from my house so if it is subterranean and I remove the tree, will they seek my house? If I have to use chemicals, which would you suggest and what methods should I undertake?
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    Termites do not attack live, healthy trees. If the tree has been damaged by termites it would be advisable to remove the tree and perform a liquid termite soil treatment with Termidor SC to ensure subterranean termites to not find a food source inside of your home. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to Perform a Termite Treatment which will explain how to do the treatment in laymens terms and also explain any needed equipment. Most folks find that they only need a 5 gallon bucket and perhaps a drill in some situations. You should follow the Termidor product label and you should mix Termidor with water as specified. No special equipment is needed to diltute Termidor because it is a water based product and readily mixes with water.
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  • Asked by Dave from Coral Springs Fl
    08/12/2013
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    Is trenching best down with wet or dry soil, hot cold weather, when bugs are present or not?
    I live in So Fla where there is sandy soil
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    Termite trenching is best done when the soil is a bit moist and when the temperatures are below 85 degrees. Having bugs present or not will have no effect on the treatment.
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  • Asked by Ed
    05/15/2014
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    Does Termidor SC kill termites too?
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    Termidor SC is an excellent professional termite control product for killing termites and protecting your home from future infestations. Termidor will protect your home and eliminate almost any termite problem in less than 90 days. In addition, when used as an in-ground barrier treatment, Termidor will protect your home or business for over 10 years. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony. Termidor controls all types of termites including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites.

     

    How to Perform a Termite Treatment Article

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  • Asked by Mary from Big River, Ca
    04/23/2015
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    What is best product to get rid of subterranean termites?
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    Termidor SC is the top termite product on the market for treatment and prevention.. Termidor SC is completely undetectable by subterranean termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony and it will last for about 10 years in the soil.  You should perform a liquid termite treatment in the ground to get the termites where they are entering your house and for furture prevention.
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  • Asked by J from Cocoa Fl
    05/19/2013
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    CAN I APPLY TERMADOR SC TO MY PALM TREE BASES(24-36 INCHES UP) AND FENCE POST
    MY DOG JUMPS ON TREESS AND POST TRYING TO CHASE SQUIRRELS AND LIZARDS. i HAVE A REAL BAD INFESTATION OF ANTS ON PRPOERT AND THERE EATING MY TEES AND FENCE POSTS
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    Termidor SC can only be applied around the foundation of your home or other building structure for ant control. You cannot use the product out around the trees or fences because it is not labeled for this type of application. We recommend using ant bait graules in the places where you cannot use the Termidor SC. You can see our ant bait granules here: Ant Bait Granules
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  • Asked by Emily from New Orleans, La
    05/22/2016
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    Can I store Termidor SC after I've mixed it with water?
    I have a 2 gallon spray container that I plan to use with Termidor, mixing the appropriate amount with water. If I don't use up the whole mixture in one use, can I store it? Is an outdoor shed appropriate?
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    Termidor SC should be used within 24 hours of mixing and should not be stored.

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  • Asked by Brian from Knoxville
    05/07/2017
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    Does Termidor SC affect plants around house?
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    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 Jackie from Cincinnati
    05/04/2015
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    Do I need to drill through a step into my house or through the patio attached to the step and treat with Termidor SC?
    Exiting my house, there is one step and then a patio. Should the step or patio be drilled incrementally to treat for termites? This is the back door and faces the southwest. Thank you.
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    Yes, you should drill a hole 2" from the foundation wall (1/2" in diameter/18" deep) every 10-12" apart. You will be dispursing the same amount of finished soultion in the drilled holes as you will the trench around the structure. Termidor SC will be mixed at 3.2 oz per 4 gallons of water per 10 lineal feet (in trench or drilled holes). Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by A.dimaggio
    04/22/2010
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    How is Termidor SC applied and when should it be done to be effective against termites?
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    Termidor SC can be applied anytime through out the year, as long as it is not below freezing temperatures.  Termites are active all year round in many parts of the country so anytime is a good time.  As far as treatment goes, you should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which explains how a homeowner should do their own termite treatment just as good as the professionals.
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  • Asked by Dmb from Nc
    04/18/2012
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    Can you mix Termidor SC with Cy-Kick?
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    You cannot mix Termidor SC with Cy-Kick Cs nor would you want to. Termidor SC is a non-repellent product that works with a delayed reaction time and a transfer effect. Termidor SC also has a very limited label that only allows you to use it on or immediately adjacent to a structure. Cy-Kick CS on the other hand is a broadly labeled synthetic pyrethroid that will kill the insects that walk over treated surfaces. If you mix the two together you will be losing the non-repellent factor and transfer effect of the Termidor SC and you will be severely limiting the places you can spray the CY-Kick CS. Termidor SC is not labeled to be tank mixed with other products.
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  • Asked by Bilal
    05/27/2017
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    Why can't we use Termidor SC indoors by simply spraying it on the walls or spraying it on the floor?
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    Termidor SC cannot be used inside for general spraying.  It is only to be used for spot treating active infestations in wall voids, wood, etc. where it would not be applied in areas of exposure, per the manufacturers instructions on the product label.  

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  • Asked by Philip from Marion, Ohio
    03/23/2012
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    I just purchased Termidor for Outside barrier for Ants and other Bugs and Demand for Interior
    I was wondering about chemical usage. I have recently purchased demand and termidor. Termidor for outside use around the foundation and Demand for inside use and outside used around windows and roof peaks and around doors. Is this the way these chemicals should be used or could I use Termidor for all of my spraying on the outside of the house structure? I am trying to control ants and carpenter ants and also waterbug roaches. I have also bought the Carpenter ant package #1 and Drione powder for where I know that I have seen a nest in the yard.
    A
    You should use the Termidor SC all around the immediate exterior of your home, 1-2 ft up the foundation and 1-2 ft out onto the ground, around door frames, window frames, places where cables, pipes or wires go through the wall and any other crack or crevice where the ants can gain entry into your home. Do not spray Demand in the same exact area where you have applied the Termidor SC or you will make the Termidor Sc less effective. You can use the Demand SC in the indoor locations you mentioned.
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  • Asked by James from Angier, Nc
    03/25/2016
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    Can I drill the slab and pour Termidor SC in the holes to treat the problem?
    I have a flying infestation of termites in my garage.
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    Yes, you can drill into the slab and apply product.When performing a termite treatment and treating concrete slabs, the holes should be drilled about 2-3 inches away from the house, and 10 inches apart.  Typically a 1/2 inch drill bit is used.  You can fill the holes using a funnel or a one gallon hand pump sprayer with the nozzle turned so the sprayer shoots out a pinstream.  You are supposed to apply 4 gallons per 10 feet in the drill holes as well as the trench.  This is very hard to do.  Usually you would just fill the holes and then come back 30 minutes later after the soil beneath the slab has soaked up the product and fill the holes up again.  Do this 3 times and then patch the holes or use our Trebor Plugs

    We would also recommend doing a trench around the entire structure. You will dig a 6 by 6 inch trench and pour 4 gallons of solution per 10 lineal feet. This can be done with Termidor SC as well. 

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  • Asked by Jeremy from Englewood
    04/24/2016
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    Can I mix and apply both Termidor SC and Talstar P outside at the same time?
    I am primarily treating for ants and stink bugs.
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    There would be no valid reason to mix Talstar P and Termidor SC together.  This would nullify the non repellent factor of the Termidor SC.  Termidor can only be used 1-2 feet up and out around the home and around entry points for pests and would be the better product for ants, but is not labeled for stink bugs. If you are looking for a product that you can use more freely around your home for ant control as well as other insects, then the Talstar P would be the better option to stick with.

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  • Asked by Joseph from Lindenwold, Nj
    03/25/2016
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    Is Termidor SC labeled for use on deer ticks?
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    Termidor SC is only labeled for brown dog ticks. Keep in mind that Termidor SC can be used only within 1 foot of structures for general pest control.

    We would recommend checking out our Tick Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent ticks.

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