Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Doug
    05/24/2017
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    Can Termidor SC be used under a home with a raised foundation?
    My house has active tubes underneath. Can I break them up and pour the Termidor solution directly onto ground?
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    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.  

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  • Asked by Charlie from Sneads Ferry, North Carolina 28460
    08/02/2014
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    Will Termidor SC kill chinch bugs in my lawn?
    I have used this product to kill fire ants, and it works really good. I have a problem every year with chinch bugs in my lawn and am looking for a product to kill them.
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to be used in your lawn. We would recommend using a granular product, such as Talstar granules. Chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher applications rates will be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer. It may also be necessary to remove the thatch layer if it exceeds 1 inch in thickness to allow the Talstar to penetrate down to the soil. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Soliman from Tennessee
    07/14/2019
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    How can I dig a 6x6 trench fast when treating with Termidor SC?
    I dug a trench ith a pick axe about 80 feet out of 210 and it took me 4 hours then there was unexpected rain, so I filled the trench back up. I have a tiller that can dig a 6 inch wide trench. Can I use a tiller? All videos and information online shows only the use of manual tools to dig
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    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.

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  • Asked by Patti from Ridgeway Sc
    09/17/2013
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    Is it ok, that the exterminator used Termidor to control Argentine ants around the foundation?
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    Termidor SC is a terrific treatment for Argentine ants! The ants crawl through the treated area, not knowing that by ingesting treated materials or merely contacting the insecticide, they'll die. Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
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  • Asked by Amy from Suwanee, Ga
    06/30/2015
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    How rain fast is Termidor?
    I applied Termidor for a major ant problem around the house at 8:30 pm. The next day around noon we had a torrential downpour. Do I need to reapply? How quickly should it work?
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    Termidor SC will become rain fast after it has dried. This can take up to 6 hours. As long as the treated area was dry, you should be safe. 
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  • Asked by Ramon from Puerto Rico
    07/02/2016
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    Can Termidor SC be used to kill Plaster Bagworm?
    I already purchase Termidor for a termite problem and it work. Will termidor kill Plaster Bagworm
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    No, Termidor SC is not labeled for use for any ornamental pests, including bagworms. You can browse our Bagworm Control products here.

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  • Asked by Steve from Ostrander,mn
    08/08/2013
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    I have termites build mudtubes from cement basement floor up 7ft cement wall to wood floor - best way to treat
    Is there an above ground bait system I can put in the path of the tubes or can i spray a liquid directly on concrete and tubes. Or do i need to drill holes in floor for bait station or liquid?
    A
    Since the termites already have an active infestation baiting will not be helpful. You can direct treat the wood that is infested with product like Boracare. You can also trench and treat around the area where the mud tubes enter into the home using Termdor. You may want to give us a call for a more specific treatment program by calling 866-581-7378 M-F 9-5 EST.
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  • Asked by Jerome from Tappahannock, Va.
    03/31/2018
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    If I have a crawlspace, do I apply Termidor SC around the outside or inside of foundation?
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    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.  

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  • Asked by Sean from Susanville, Ca
    08/22/2013
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    Should I spray the INSIDE of the foundation under the house for ants?
    Ants are invading the kitchen and I believe that they are coming from underneath the house, inside on the corner of the foundation. I saw them on the outside and sprayed the perimeter of the house, but they keep coming. Should we spray in cracks under the cabinets or under the foundation in the house? If I can spray under the house, how should I dilute it?
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    It is very posssible that the main colony is in a void under the home and the main colony has yet to be effected by the application. You can reapply under the home and in the void areas to get rid of the ants once and for all.
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  • Asked by Kenneth from Aptos, Ca
    11/14/2018
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    Can you put Termidor SC in water based latex paint and then apply the paint to wood to deter termites?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Natasha from St.petersburg,fla
    10/26/2013
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    Will termidor kill bed bugs?
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    Termidor SC has never been tested for bedbugs because it cannot be used indoors. Please take a few minutes to look at our Bedbug Kits for the best product recommendations: Bedbug Kits

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  • Asked by Mary from Burney
    08/12/2015
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    Can we use Termidor SC?
    The Termite Report uses the word "Registered". Can we still use the Termidor SC?
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    Yes, as long as Termidor SC is not restricted in your state and you use it only for your property, you can use it.

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  • Asked by Amy from Groveland, Fl
    02/18/2014
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    Does termidor kill mice
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    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 Steve from Sapulpa, Ok
    09/08/2015
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    Is Termidor SC useful against smoky brown (German) roaches?
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    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.

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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?
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    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 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 Tim from Vista Ca. 92084
    06/02/2014
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    Taurus SC Versus Termidor SC
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    Termidor Sc and Taurus are essentially the same product they are just made by different manufacturers. They both carry almost the exact same label and there is not any advantage to using one product over the other.
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