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  • Asked by Matthew from Ontario, Ca
    12/02/2013
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    How can I treat my nectarine tree for termites?
    I have fruit trees in brick and cinder block planter in my backyard on the side of the house. The fruit trees trunks are spaced about five feet apart. My nectarine tree may have been damaged/decayed from other pests, but now has been infested by termites (I was told either drywood or subterranean or both). Is there a method to treat the tree without contaminating the soil or the other fruit trees with dangerous chemicals? Can I just chop down the whole tree and remove it, stump, roots, and all? Also, the tree is about 10 feet away from my house so if it is subterranean and I remove the tree, will they seek my house? If I have to use chemicals, which would you suggest and what methods should I undertake?
    A
    Termites do not attack live, healthy trees. If the tree has been damaged by termites it would be advisable to remove the tree and perform a liquid termite soil treatment with Termidor SC to ensure subterranean termites to not find a food source inside of your home. Please take a few minutes to read our article How to Perform a Termite Treatment which will explain how to do the treatment in laymens terms and also explain any needed equipment. Most folks find that they only need a 5 gallon bucket and perhaps a drill in some situations. You should follow the Termidor product label and you should mix Termidor with water as specified. No special equipment is needed to diltute Termidor because it is a water based product and readily mixes with water.
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  • Asked by Dave from Coral Springs Fl
    08/12/2013
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    Is trenching best down with wet or dry soil, hot cold weather, when bugs are present or not?
    I live in So Fla where there is sandy soil
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    Termite trenching is best done when the soil is a bit moist and when the temperatures are below 85 degrees. Having bugs present or not will have no effect on the treatment.
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  • Asked by J from Cocoa Fl
    05/19/2013
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    CAN I APPLY TERMADOR SC TO MY PALM TREE BASES(24-36 INCHES UP) AND FENCE POST
    MY DOG JUMPS ON TREESS AND POST TRYING TO CHASE SQUIRRELS AND LIZARDS. i HAVE A REAL BAD INFESTATION OF ANTS ON PRPOERT AND THERE EATING MY TEES AND FENCE POSTS
    A
    Termidor SC can only be applied around the foundation of your home or other building structure for ant control. You cannot use the product out around the trees or fences because it is not labeled for this type of application. We recommend using ant bait graules in the places where you cannot use the Termidor SC. You can see our ant bait granules here: Ant Bait Granules
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  • Asked by Jeff from Sunrise, Fl
    05/07/2013
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    an I just spray Termidor on the grass or do I need to somehow get it under the grass surface to the soil?
    For control of ants I see it's recommended to treat the ground 1-2 feet from the house. My question is, c
    A
    For ant treatment you can simply spray the areas the ants are trailing, around, and on the mound as spot treatments. You can also make a topical application around your home. There is no need to apply into the soil as you are not treating for termites.
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  • Asked by Brian from Knoxville
    05/07/2017
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    Does Termidor SC affect plants around house?
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    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 Randy from Baton Rouge
    08/16/2018
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    How many lineal feet can be treated from a full jug of Termidor when it is applied at .06% solution @ 4 gallons per 10 linear feet?
    A

    Termidor SC is diluted at 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water at the 0.06% rate and dispersed at 4 gallons of solution per 10 lineal feet. Each 20 oz bottle will treat 60 lineal feet/25 gallons of solution. The larger size, 78 oz of Taurus SC, at .06% solution will make 100 gallons and treat 240 lineal feet.

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  • Asked by A.dimaggio
    04/22/2010
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    How is Termidor SC applied and when should it be done to be effective against termites?
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    Termidor SC can be applied anytime through out the year, as long as it is not below freezing temperatures.  Termites are active all year round in many parts of the country so anytime is a good time.  As far as treatment goes, you should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which explains how a homeowner should do their own termite treatment just as good as the professionals.
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  • Asked by Bilal
    05/27/2017
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    Why can't we use Termidor SC indoors by simply spraying it on the walls or spraying it on the floor?
    A

    Termidor SC cannot be used inside for general spraying.  It is only to be used for spot treating active infestations in wall voids, wood, etc. where it would not be applied in areas of exposure, per the manufacturers instructions on the product label.  

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  • Asked by Jeremy from Englewood
    04/24/2016
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    Can I mix and apply both Termidor SC and Talstar P outside at the same time?
    I am primarily treating for ants and stink bugs.
    A

    There would be no valid reason to mix Talstar P and Termidor SC together.  This would nullify the non repellent factor of the Termidor SC.  Termidor can only be used 1-2 feet up and out around the home and around entry points for pests and would be the better product for ants, but is not labeled for stink bugs. If you are looking for a product that you can use more freely around your home for ant control as well as other insects, then the Talstar P would be the better option to stick with.

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  • Asked by Joseph from Lindenwold, Nj
    03/25/2016
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    Is Termidor SC labeled for use on deer ticks?
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    Termidor SC is only labeled for brown dog ticks. Keep in mind that Termidor SC can be used only within 1 foot of structures for general pest control.

    We would recommend checking out our Tick Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent ticks.

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  • Asked by David from Ogden,utah
    08/07/2014
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    When treating my home for termites, do I need to inject the Termidor in the basement floor around all the wall?
    I had a pest control company treat my home years ago, and they did this. I can see where all the holes are and have the means to do it.
    A
    Yes, you can apply Termidor SC to drilled holes in your basement. The only permissible ways Termidor SC can be used indoors is when it is applied to drilled holes or wall voids where there is an active termite infestion. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Staci from Hemet Ca
    06/29/2018
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    I was wondering if I have to dig a trench for a mobile home infested with drywood termites?
    The mobile home is on it's own foundation and has a huge crawl space underneath the home. But all around the home is rocks and dirt, hard to dig anything, like a trench. Would like to use Termidor SC. Thanks, Staci David
    A

    Drywood termites are all contained in a piece of wood.  They do not go back to the ground like subterranean termites.  For Termidor to work on drywood termites, you have to drill directly into the piece of wood the termites are in and inject Termidor into the wood.  Termidor does not penetrate into wood, so you have to inject it into the center.  It has to touch the termites to work, but the benefit is that it only has to contact a few termites, and then they can pass it on to the rest of the colony.  To treat for subterranean termites using Termidor, you will need to trench all around the skirt just like you would around a home's foundation, and then you will need to trench around all of the blocks that are holding the trailer up, just like you would a home's piers in a crawlspace.

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  • Asked by Porter from Katy, Tx
    07/14/2015
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    Can you use Termidor SC for ants in garden?
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    Termidor SC can ONLY be applied to outside perimeter of structures. You could use the Intice Border Patrol system to lure the ants out of the garden and to the bait. 

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  • Asked by Howard from Jasper, Alabama
    06/11/2013
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    My brick home is on a foundation with a crawl space, is 6 in trench deep enough?
    The footing is 2 ft or more below surface. Also a few years ago a pro treated my home. He drilled holes through brick joints to the foundation blocks and sprayed the holes. Should I do the same. We have no termite signs but living in Alabama I just want to be safe. Also I have a vapor barrier and dehumidifier in the crawl space. Should I treat the crawl space?
    A
    No matter whether your home sits on a slab, crawl space, or basement the 6x6 trench is all that is required around the outside of the home along with any drilling you may have to do through concrete barriers like patios and driveways. If the holes in the joints are still there you can certainly inject the product into the same holes they treating in previously as well. Inside the crawl space you would need to trench around any piers that hold up the home but the outside trench would be all that is required for the actual foundation if you are using Termidor. If you use Dominion you would have to trench the inside and the outside of the crawlspace foundation as well as the piers. The Termidor will last for 10 years to protect your home and the Dominion will last for 7 years. Please let us know if you have any other questions and you can review our article on How To Do A Termite Treatment for more tips on doing it yourself.
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  • Asked by Bri
    09/16/2014
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    How to treat Trench Backfill with Termidor?
    When using Termidor, your site mentions to let the Termidor soak in and dry, then treat the backfill separately when filling back in. However, there are others that backfill the trench when the Termidor is still wet in it (not soaked it) and mix it in when backfilling, so the backfill gets treated with the Termidor already in the trench. Is this method also acceptable?
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    After performing your trench with Termidor. Please allow a little bit of time for the product to soak into the soil. Then you can mix in the back fill with whatever Termidor is left in the trench.
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  • Asked by Eric from Orlando, Fl
    12/18/2018
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    I plan to drill holes in concrete every 12 inches to apply Termidor where I cannot trench. What is the best equipment to use?
    A

    When appling Termidor SC into drilled holes in concrete, we would recommend using a 5 gallon bucket to mix 4 gallons of mixture (3.2 fl oz per 4 gallons of water/10 ft of drilled holes), and then using funnels for pouring in drilled holes (12” apart) evenly. 

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  • Asked by Wade from Troy Alabama
    05/26/2014
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    I treated my home and it rained about 4 hrs after will I have to treat again?
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    Can you please tell us how heavy of a rain fall you received and whether you were doing a trench treatment for termites around the foundation or just spraying the foundation for general pests like ants?
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  • Asked by Orie from Baytown Tx
    07/24/2015
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    How deep does Termidor penetrate the soil?
    We want to spray the perimeter of our shop that is 25 feet from our water well that is 325 ft deep.
    A

    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.

     

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  • Asked by Tony from Lufkin, Tx 75904
    04/23/2013
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    Can I treat the area under fiberglass shower with Termidor and how long will protection last?
    I had to cut sheet rock wall to get to open area (open to ground) in slab under shower to repair drain leak. Now I want to treat the open area in slab under the shower for long term protection before I repair sheet rock. Treated area will be resealed behind sheet rock, under shower base and is not accessible unless wall is again cut, which I would prefer not to do for a long time. Also, will there be a noticeable odor from area, even thought sheet rock walls will be sealed and area is under fiberglass shower stall?
    A
    You can treat with Termidor under the shower if you are treating the soil. If you are treating the slab or any wood that is under the shower it should be treated with Boracare. Termidor does not have a strong odor so any odor left after the treatment should be gone pretty quickly.
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  • Asked by Rod from Lakeland, Fl
    10/10/2013
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    How do I treat areas where the foundation is covered by concrete?
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    We recommend that you trench the areas where there is soil and drill 10-12" apart and inject the solution into those areas. You will disperse the same amount of finished solution in the drilled holes as you would the trench, 4 gallons of solution every 10 lineal feet. For more detailed information on performing your own termite treatment, please click on the link below.

    Termite Article

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