Termidor SC should be mixed with water and dispersed in a hand pump sprayer. It does not contain an attachment for a water hose on the container.
Fuse Termiticide and Termidor SC are both very good products. They both contain non-repellents so that the pests do not know they are coming in contact with it. Fuse does have two active ingredients, one of them being fipronil, which is in Termidor SC. The other is imidacloprid. Both act in the insects nervous systems, but in different locations. Imidacloprid targets post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in insects, causing over-stimulation of the insects nervous systems. Fipronil acts as a post-synaptic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibitor, also resulting in over-stimulation of the insects' nervous systems. According to the manufacturer, this product could last up to 8 years in the soil. Termidor SC lasts approximately 10 years in the soil. You will treat the same way with both products as well. FUSE is more labeled for wood infesting ants, such as carpenter ants whereas Termidor is labeled for a wider range of ants, acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief.
Termidor SC cannot be used in tree stumps but you could use another product called Dominion 2L. You can drill into the stump and then inject Dominion 2L into the stump where the termites actively are using a hand pump sprayer. You can also choose to trench around the stump and apply the product to the trench. Dominion will help to eliminate the colony below ground as well as those in the stump. Termites do not attack live, healthy trees so there is nothing that you can really do to protect the any nearby trees. They are natures recyclers so they go after dead/decaying wood more.
Termidor SC is labeled to control roaches but it is not labeled for indoor use. We would recommend that you use one of our Roach Control Kits to ensure that you have everything necessary for a complete treatment. Please also look over our Roach Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing roaches.
Termidor SC is applied in a trench and in drilled holes directly around all sides of the structure. It will take approx. 90 days to kill any active colonies depending on their size. You can apply Termidor Foam in the wall voids in the sheet rock to spot treat activity. Please read the article below for more information on treating termites.
Since termites do not usually come within 2-3 inches of the top soil, spraying the top surface of the ground with a termicide such as Termidor SC will not have any effect on Subterranean Termites. Doing a barrier soil treatment around the perimeter of home with Termidor SC will give you a 10 year barrier protection against termites. In the areas where there is dirt, dig a 6x6 inch trench pouring 4 gallons of mixed solution every 10 lineal feet (.8 fl oz per gallon of water) For your garage, porch, patios, or other contiguous slabs against the home where you cannot trench, you will drill holes to ensure the termiticide reaches the soil underneath the concrete. Using a hammer drill with a 1/2" x 18" drill bit, drill holes through the concrete about 2 to 3 inches away from the wall or foundation, and about every 10"-12" apart, only on the seam where the concrete is against the foundation. The deeper the better. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet. This works out to be a little less than half a gallon per hole. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18" long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Sometimes the ground is slow to soak up the termiticide you place in the holes. You may need to fill the holes, then go work on something else for an hour, come back and fill them again, go work on something else.....3 to 4 times to get the proper amount down the holes. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at Home Depot or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.
Please take a look at our "How to do a Termite Treatment" Article for further information.
No, Termidor SC is not labeled for scorpions.
We would recommend using Cy-Kick CS. This is a residual product that can be used indoors and outdoors for scorpions. The mixing ratio is 1-2 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
No, there is no need to mix Termidor SC with an IGR. This product is a non-repellent and insects do not know they are coming in contact with it. This is how it is spread throughout the colony.