Termidor SC can be applied twice a year (1 ft up and 1 ft out) up against the structure for a pest control barrier at 0.8 oz per gallon of water. It can be applied four times a year at 0.4 fl oz per gallon of water in the same area.
Yes, we do ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico. There will be shipping costs since this is outside of the continental US.
Termidor SC would be used to directly spot treat the active infestation by drilling into the infested wood and spraying into the gallery directly. You would also want to apply in a trench around the home. 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.
You will want to give adequate time for the herbicide to dry and absorb into the plants you are treating with it before using another product over top. This will help to make sure there are no compatibility issues between the two products as well as to ensure the insecticide application does not wash away any of the herbicide you applied. Termidor SC should be applied only to the ground 1 foot out from the foundation and 1 foot up onto the structure.
When applied in a 6x6 inch trench/drilled holes, Termidor SC will cover 60 feet of trenching/drilled holes (10-12" apart).
Termidor SC can be used for ant treatment if it is within 1 foot of a structure. Per the product label, you cannot use Termidor SC farther out in yards or around ornamentals outside of that range. A better product to use around pavers would be a dual-active product such as Temprid FX Insecticide. You can treat around the perimeter of the homes, plus treat where there are ant trails around the pavers. The product label also allows you to apply Temprid FX much more frequently than Termidor (only 2-4 times per year, depending on the rate used).
Once Termidor SC has dried, it should not be harmful to people, pets or wildlife. It can be toxic for bees if they come in contact with treated areas once it has dried. To lessen this risk, apply in the morning or evening when bees are least active. Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.
Yes, you can use the same sprayer to apply both products. Please remember you should NOT apply Demand CS in the areas where you apply Termidor SC. You will want to make sure that you throughly wash your sprayer between uses.
Termidor is not a wood treatment product. Timbor is a great product, but it does not penetrate or last as long as another product made by the same company called Bora-Care. Bora-Care is the best wood treatment product available because it penetrates all the way through a piece of wood where Timbor will only penetrate the outer coating. If you have older wood then you should always use Bora-Care. Bora-Care will also stay in the wood forever, preventing any new infestations for years to come.
There is no need to panic. We would recommend using Termidor which is one of the best termiticides on the market and is the treatment of choice with professional companies. For the activity you have inside, you would drill a hole or tear out a piece of sheetrock and treat directly into the wall void with some Termidor in a one gallon sprayer. For the outside treatment, you would apply Termidor around the perimeter of the structure according to the guidelines in our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article. This is the best way to protect your home.