Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ed
    09/24/2013
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    I just found a termite colony under my house in my crawl space? I want to use the strongest Termidor solution.
    A

    Termidor SC is a great choice for termite treatments. It lasts 10+ years in the soil if applied as directed. I have included a termite article below for additional information on treating around your structure. If you are going to be treating the wood in the crawlspace, we recommend that you apply Bora-Care if treating for drywood termites.

     

    How to Perform Your Own Termite Treatment Article

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  • Asked by Samuel from Greenwich, Nj
    10/09/2015
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    Should I use Termidor SC to treat dirt in the crawl space under my kitchen floor?
    I know that I have termites since they destroyed the joists and flooring in my kitchen, but what do I use to treat the dirt in the crawl space? I'll probably be buying Bora-Care to treat all of the wood that I can see under the crawl space.
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    If you have subterranean termites, you should perform a termite trenching treatment outside the structure and in the crawl space in accordance with our Subterranean Termite Treatment Guide with a non-repellent termiticide such as Termidor SC. Just spraying insecticide on the surface of the dirt will not help and is not an approved or appropriate use.

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  • Asked by Kay from Gulf Breeze, Florida
    01/23/2014
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    Is Termidor SC safe to apply in an opened interior wall?
    We had treated and killed a termite infestation in May, and just recently began to repair the termite damage. When we took off the drywall to begin repairs, we found a colony of living termites. Is it safe to apply termidor and cover the open wall with a plastic sheet?
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    Termidor SC is safe to apply as a spot treatment in voids. You can apply to an open wall and us a plastic sheet to cover while you are allowing the treatment to dry. You must then seal the open wall back up.
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  • Asked by Tony from St. Louis Mo
    08/17/2018
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    Can I spray Termidor SC on exposed wall studs inside a detached garage that is rarely used?
    We are trenching outside and wanted to spray the inside studs. Is this dangerous?
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    Termidor SC is only labeled for use on inside wall voids.  So that would not be the best product for your needs in this case.  I would recommend Bora Care for those exposed wall studs.

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  • Asked by Steve from Culver City, Ca
    04/05/2016
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    Is the Termidor SC mix rate stronger for active termite infestation?
    What strength of Termidor SC would need to be mixed to treat an active infestation of termites?
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    The mix rate of Termidor is not stronger with active Termites. You will still mix at 0.8 oz per gallon of water. Please also review our Termite Guide. 

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  • Asked by Raj from Lake Mary, Fl
    07/22/2016
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    Do I need a new sprayer to use Termidor SC?
    I have problem of carpenter ants and bought Termidor SC from local DIY pest store and the guy at the store told me that I would need a new sprayer dedicated to Termidor SC. Is that correct?
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    While Termidor SC is a non repellent insecticide and most others are repellent, as long as you are thoroughly rinsing the sprayer between products it should be fine.  We would recommend triple rinsing all parts of the sprayer before changing products.

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  • Asked by Virginia from United States
    03/20/2015
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    Is it possible to have termite damage and not ever see a live termite when doing repairs?
    While remodeling my laundry room and living room we found termite damage. There were no live termites only their trails and the damage in both rooms. I've got pest control to come out and treat home. My question is, is it possible for termites to damage only 2 rooms and then disappear completely? Also we had bats in our attic, but got rid of them in Sept. 2013, could the bats have eaten the termites?
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    It is very possible that there may have been a colony there at one time, or that it has moved somewhere else in the structure. You want to contact an exterminating company in your area to do an inspection. Normally, no charge. They will be able to tell you if you have termites and what species. Once we know, we can make an effective treatment plan.
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  • Asked by David from Dacula, Ga.
    04/08/2013
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    Termidor was trenched in my vegetable garden; can I use that area now or ever?
    Also, can I transfer dirt to another area as I have been using that spot for 12 years now and the soil is great. The trenched area was only 8 inches into garden; can I just plant away from that area.
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    You cannot use the soil that was treated with Termidor SC for planting edible plants. You must keep any edible garden plants far enough away from the soil so that the roots do not enter that area. You should also note that if you disturb the trenched area where the Termidor SC was applied you will be disturbing the barrier and could cause an opening for termites to cross.
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  • Asked by Sandy from Orem, Utah
    12/07/2013
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    What's an easy way to spot treat a termite infestation in a wood floor which has no access to the crawl space?
    I want to do a Termidor perimeter treatment but I want to delay the exterior treatment till spring when the ground isn't soaked from snow. Naturally, I want to do the interior spot treatment right away to avoid further damage. I thought about drilling holes above each joist and injecting Termidor Foam. The idea being that the foam won't just drop to the dirt below. Another thought is to spray liquid Termidor directly on the bottom of the floor and sides of the joists using a 360 degree wand that sprays sideways or even backward. Does such a wand exist? BTW, the hardwood floor is probably not true hardwood. I'm pretty sure it is a tongue and groove subflooring that has been finished to look nice. The termites ate through it and were exposed when we lifted a throw rug.
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    Termidor SC should be applied in a 6" by 6" trench directly around the exterior of the structure but we understand that you are waiting for the appropriate weather. It is not applied indoors. It is labeled for outdoor use only. Termidor Foam can be used indoors for a spot treatment that will kill existing termites but will only provide up to 6 weeks of treatment and does not replace the exterior trench treatment. Termidor SC or Termidor Foam will not be a wood  treatment product. We also carry a product called Jecta that can be applied into wood for spot treatments. Please refer to the product label for detailed information on the product and treatment. Please contact us at 866.581.7378 for more information on treating for termites.
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  • Asked by Plamena from Lexington
    08/17/2015
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    How do I apply Termidor SC against black widow and brown recluse spiders?
    We found black widow and brown recluse in our garage, how to I apply Termidor SC in order to be effective? Do I spray around the walls and corners or is there another way?
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    Termidor SC may be used outdoors only for spider control, per the product label. We do have a great Spider Control Kit that includes CB-80 Aerosol Insecticide for contact spraying, and Temprid SC, which can be applied indoors as a crack and crevice or spot treatment. This kit also contains glue boards, which are excellent tools for monitoring and for catching stray spiders indoors. Please see our Spider Treatment Article for more information and tips about preventing spider infestations.

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  • Asked by Kevin from Billings Montana
    04/08/2014
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    Why are you not to exceed the bottom of the footing with Termidor SC
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    Termidor SC is only labeled to be applied one foot up and out. There are many factors as why Termidor SC cannot be applied and higher. For example, drifting. Please be sure ot consult the product label prior to application.
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  • Asked by Nick from Fl
    07/16/2019
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    Is Termidor labeled for midges in the lawn?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for midges and cannot be broadcast on the lawn.  Onslaught would be a better option.  

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  • Asked by Charles from Lafitte, La.
    10/14/2019
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    How often should Termidor be applied for perimeter pest control?
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    You can use Termidor SC for the listed pests twice a year at a rate of 0.8 oz (0.06% finished solution) per gallon of water or up to 4 times a year at a rate of 0.4 oz (0.03% finished solution) per gallon of water, sprayed 1 to 2 feet up the foundation and out on the ground.

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  • Asked by Don
    05/02/2011
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    What's your opinion on the best approach for termite control, the Bait Systems, Termiticide liquid, or both?
    A
    The most superior treatment hands down for termites is a liquid foundation treatment.  This is because the point of the treatment is to completely surround your home.  You should follow the instructions as outlined in our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article.
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  • Asked by Mike from Fresno, Ca
    05/23/2016
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    How often should you spray Termidor SC as a normal pest control?
    I had our house treated for termites last year an was told it is great for normal pest control. I was wondering how often I should spray it around the house for ants, spiders ect. Around the base of the house an on the stucco of the house.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Virginia from Hampton, Va
    10/27/2011
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    Do I have to drill and treat the wall where the attached garage meets the house?
    House is on slab with attached garage. Also wondering about wood deck directly up against house. Do I treat around deck or have to remove boards up against house so I can treat soil directly against concrete slab?
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    The goal is to treat against the foundation around the entire house.  So yes, you should drill the slab in the garage just as if it was a patio slab up against the foundation.  Also, if you are lucky enough to have the boards on your deck running parallel to the house, then you should remove the first 2 or 3 runs so you can trench the ground beneath the deck up against the house.  This does mean a little extra work, but it is the right way to treat your home for termites. Termidor would be a great product to apply.
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  • Asked by Richard from Richmond
    06/20/2018
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    Do you ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico?
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    Yes, we do ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico. There will be shipping costs since this is outside of the continental US.

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  • Asked by Cary from Richardson, Tx
    07/11/2018
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    Soaking the foundation
    I need run a series of soaker hoses around my house to adequately soak the foundation asap, however, i did just notice a bit of termite infestation in one area of my house. What is my best course of action here?
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    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.
     

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  • Asked by Ralph from Eagle Lake, Fl, 33839
    06/05/2015
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    I am a do-it-yourselfer. What applicator should I purchase to apply termidor HE to the soil.
    I will purchase termidor HE and will make the application myself. I know the product must be inserted into the soil. I need to know the name(s) of the appliance used to insert the termidor into the soil, so I can purchase this appliance. Any and all info you can share with me will be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance, Ralph Boswell.
    A
    We apologize we do not sell the Termidor HE. We do sell Termidor SC and will be happy to offer you our recommendations for Termite treatments. Please visit our Termite Barrier page. 
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  • Asked by Gary from Oregon
    05/08/2017
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    If I use Termidor as an ant barrier spray and later use weed/moss killer over it, will the Termidor still be effective?
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    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.

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