The shelf life of Termidor Sc is generally 3-5 years. Please make sure to keep the bottle out of extreme heat to ensure the longest shelf life. Be sure to use any mixed solution within 24 hours of mixing.
Termidor SC is the Suspended Concentrate, which is a liquid concentrate. Termidor HE stands for "High Efficiency" because it is the most concentrated product the manufacturer has with this active ingredient, which is more convenience for Pest Control Professionals who may be treating dozens of homes each week. You cannot purchase Termidor HE unless you have a Pest Control Operator's license, and you would need to purchase it from a local distributor in that case. We do not sell this product or other Restricted Use Pesticides.
Termidor SC is labeled to be sprayed twice a year a at .80 oz per gallon, or 4 times a year at .40 oz per gallon. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Termidor SC is not known to leech through the soil. You will need to follow the Termidor SC product label which has specific instructions for treating near a well to avoid any contamination issues:
TREATMENT AROUND WELLS OR CISTERNS: Do not contaminate wells or cisterns.
Structures With Wells/Cisterns Inside Foundations: Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of a structure can only be treated using the following techniques:
1. Do not apply within 5 feet of any well or cistern by rodding and/or trenching or by the backfill method. Treat soil between 5 and 10 feet from the well or cistern by the backfill method only. Treatment of soil adjacent to water pipes within 3 feet of grade should only be done by the backfill method.
a) Trench and remove soil to be treated onto heavy plastic sheeting or similar material or into a wheelbarrow.
b) Treat the soil at the rate of 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet per foot of depth of the trench, or 1 gallon per 1.0 cubic feet of soil. Mix thoroughly into the soil taking care to contain the liquid and prevent runoff or spillage.
c) After the treated soil has absorbed the solution, replace the soil into the trench.
Structures With Adjacent Wells/Cisterns and/or Other Water Bodies: Applicators must inspect all structures with nearby water sources such as wells, cisterns, surface ponds, streams, and other bodies of water and evaluate, at a minimum, the treatment recommendations listed below prior to making an application.
1. Prior to treatment, if feasible, expose the water pipes) coming from the well to the structure, if the pipes) enter the structure within 3 feet of grade.
2. Prior to treatment applicators are advised to take precautions to limit the risk of applying the termiticide into subsurface drains that could empty into any bodies of water. These precautions include evaluating whether application of the termiticide to the top of the footer may result in contamination of the subsurface drain. Factors such as depth to the drain system and soil type and degree of compaction should be taken into account in determining the depth of treatment.
3. When appropriate (i.e., on the water side of the structure), the treated backfill technique (described above) can also be used to minimize off-site movement of termiticide.
Termidor is the best product for termite treatments, hands down. It is odorless, and not only that, but it is made to bond to the soil and it will not run off or leach through the soil, so it is perfect for treatments in wet conditions. on a crawl space house, you would trench and treat around the exterior of the structure, and you also need to trench and treat around the piers under the crawl space. As long as you are using Termidor, you are not required to treat the inside perimeter or inside the hollow block, but of course if you want to you can.
Unfortunately, Termidor SC is only labeled to be used up against a structure. Therefore, we do not recommend you use it on firewood, or anyother inseccticide if you would be using the firewood for burning.
Termidor SC is NOT labeled for indoor general pest control. The Termidor SC product label only allows indoor applications to wall voids (behind sheetrock), unfinished attics, unfinished basements, and crawlspaces. Termidor SC could be harmful if used in violation of the product label. We would recommend using Phantom indoors for non repellent ant control.