Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Chris from St. Augustine Fl
    06/15/2015
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    How can I treat my home for termites?
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    We would really  need to know what type of termites you have. You can find very informational articles and videos on our Termite Control page. 
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  • Asked by Rick from Houston Texas
    06/15/2015
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    Can I pre-treat a new house for termites and spiders with Termidor SC?
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    If you want to pre-treat before the slab is pured to control termites, Termidor SC would be the product of choice. Pre-slab and barrier treatments can last for up to 10 years for subterranean termite control.  For general pest control around the inside of and the outside of the house can be done with Talstar P. It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets.  It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  It will last for approximately 30 days outside in between treatments.  It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests.
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  • Asked by Wes from Louisville, Ky
    06/19/2015
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    Should I treat the perimeter of a house with Termidor while the ground is still wet from rain?
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    When applying Termidor SC whether as a Termite trench treatment or just a foundation spray, you want to do so on a dry day and when no rain is expected for 24 hours after application. 
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  • Asked by Maria from Blaine, Mn
    06/19/2015
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    Our whole yard, grass and flower bed and along driveway is filled with little brown ants. We have a dog.
    Can I spray the entire yard? Sandy soil.
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    ermidor SC is not allowed to be used anywhere other than around the foundation of the home 1-2 feet up and 1-2 feet out. It cannot be broadcast across yards or flowerbeds for any type of insect control, especially with sandy soils. If you want an insecticide that can be broadcast across the yard for ant and general insect control we would recommend something like Talstar P. Its a great general and broad use insecticide that you mix at the rate of 1oz per gallon of water.
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  • Asked by Phillip
    06/19/2015
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    Do you ship Termidor SC to australia
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    We do not offer shipping to Australia. At this time we only ship within the United States and to US territories. You should try to contact the Termidor SC manufacturer or the Dominion 2L manufacturer to see if the products are offered in your country. BASF -Termidor SC - 1-800-526-1072. Control Solutions - Dominion 2L - 1-800-424-9300
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  • Asked by Allan from Wallingford , Ct.
    06/21/2015
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    I am looking for someting that a wasp would bring back to the nest to distroy it.
    I have nesst in the gutters and behind the house siding
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    Termidor can be sprayed on the home and on the siding where wasp activity has been noticed. Termidor does not give a fast knockdown but it does transfer back to the nest to eliminate the other wasps inside the nest. You should see complete results within 1-3 weeks depedning on the size of the wasp colony when using Termidor.
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  • Asked by Darryl
    04/05/2010
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    I plan on covering the entire perimeter with Termidor SC, as well as slab to foundation drilling. Does this process have to be done at one time?
    I received three quotes for termite treatment, all three quoted spot treatment using Termidor SC. I plan on covering the entire perimeter, as well as slab to foundation drilling. Does this process have to be done at one time or can it be carried over several weeks? Thank you!
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    You definitely do not have to treat all at once.  A Termidor treatment can be spread out over a few weekends or whatever time frame you want to.  Please read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article if you have not already.  You are also welcome to call us with any specific treatment questions.  We are here to help.

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  • Asked by Charles
    04/21/2010
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    Can I use Termidor for a termite treatment if I have already used a repellent product?
    Thank you for the prompt response to my earlier question. We are using Termidor to treat for termites and plan on applying it in a six inch trench as directed. However when we first saw the presence of termites around the foundation we panicked and sprayed an over the counter repellent type of chemical around the foundation about 3 inches below grade (but only on one side of the house- where we saw the termites). Would you still suggest we wait two months to make the Termidor application or perhaps could we simply replace the soil that we remove when digging our six inch trench with fresh soil. Thank you again.
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    You would handle this situation by either removing a good portion of the soil you treated with the over the counter product and replacing it like you had suggested, or by treating everywhere else but the area you treated.  If you are going to try to replace the soil, then make sure you dig down plenty deep and remove all of the soil that may have been contacted by the over the counter product.  Don't worry, many homeowners do the same thing and call us when they realize there are better alternatives.  It should be fine.
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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 Mark
    07/13/2010
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    How much Termidor SC will be needed for a 1800sq ft log home? Can I treat by just spraying?
    I have enough Termidor SC to mix 25 gal. How far will that go, and can I buy more of the same stuff that the pros use?
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    You must find out how many lineal feet you have around the outside or your home. Unfortunately, the square footage just will not tell us how much you really have to treat. To find how many lineal you have, measure around the front, back and each side of your home. Add up the measurements and now you will have the total lineal feet. Use 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 lineal feet around the house. For Example: A home with 200 lineal feet around the foundation would require 4 bottles of Termidor SC. Most homes require at least 4 bottles. Spraying alone will not protect your home from termites. To protect your home from termite infestations, Termidor SC must be mixed with water and poured in a 6-inch deep trench that is dug around the foundation of the home. You can purchase Termidor SC on our website.
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  • Asked by Mike
    07/13/2010
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    Should I treat all the termite activity around my yard with Termidor SC?
    I had my house treated a year ago using Termidor SC, so I feel that my house is safe. However, I use a wood mulch to mix with my soil in the yard and my potted plants. Termites are quick to infest these areas. It's scary because of the close location to the house. Should I treat all of the termite activity around the yard?
    A
    If you treated your home a year ago with Termidor SC, then you should have no worries.  Termidor SC is the best there is for a reason. There will always be termites in your yard and there is not really much you can do about it.  Most companies, and I concur, that what you should really worry about is your biggest investment, your house. Let the termites eat on the mulch. If they get close to the house the Termidor SC will do the job.
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  • Asked by Vernon
    09/09/2010
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    Can I use Termidor SC around my house if my well is located there?
    It is 6 ft. from the house and 100' deep.
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    In the area where the well is located, you cannot use the trenching method, only the backfill method is allowed. The backfill method instructs you to trench and place the soil that was removed onto a tarp, pour 1 gallon of diluted solution per 1 cubic ft of soil, mix thoroughly, return soil to trench. The complete instructions are listed on the Termidor product label under the heading "Treatment of structure with wells or cisterns"
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  • Asked by James
    09/16/2010
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    What treatment is recommended for Crazy Raspberry Ants?
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    Termidor SC  used outdoors and Phantom used indoors have been the most effective products to control Crazy Raspberry Ants. Ant baits and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides do not seem to do an effective job controlling this ant species. Texas A&M University has done extensive research regarding these ants and you can find detailed articles on their extension website.
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  • Asked by Karen
    03/07/2011
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    Is there any conflict between using Termidor SC and Bora-Care to treat the same area?
    We have a concrete slab den that used to be a porch. We have had several incidents of termite damage over the past 20 years, despite termite treatment and annual inspections. We are now planning to have a professional company treat the foundation and slab with Termidor SC (trench and rod). We also are planning to treat the wood sill plates and plywood subfloor, as well as the top of the concrete slab, with Bora-Care. Our termite company says this should not present a conflict between the products, but we wanted to make sure, since they do not deal with Bora-Care.
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    Using Termidor SC and Bora-Care in/around the same structure is done all the time and should pose no conflict. Termidor SC and Bora-Care are superior termite control products and should offer you great results.
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  • Asked by Larry
    03/30/2011
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    How do I treat a house built off the ground?
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    You will need to trench or drill around each pier or area of the house that touches the ground and apply either Termidor SC or Dominion 2L according to the product label instructions. Termidor SC will last for about 10 years in the soil while the lower cost Dominion 2L will last approximately 7 years in the soil.
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  • Asked by Uconnland
    05/05/2011
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    Does Termidor SC treatments for ants apply the same way for spiders?
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    Yes. You can find the spider and ant instructions on product label on page 13 on the bottom right hand side of the page. Basically you will mix .80 fl oz per gallon of water and spray 1 ft up the foundation and 1ft out onto the ground, around door frames, window frames, and any other exterior crack, crevice or gap where spiders may try to gain entry. Termidor SC is an outdoor only product and should not be used on the interior of your home for spiders or ants.
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  • Asked by Inor
    05/09/2011
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    My house is on a crawlspace and there is an attached wooden deck that is too low to crawl under to trench..
    How would you treat this area?
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    If you are lucky enough to have the wood on the deck run parallel to the house, then you can remove 2 runs of wood running against the house, perform the trench and treat method under the porch, and then put back the wood.  If your wood decking runs perpendicular from the house, then you don't have many options.  You can trench around the perimeter of the deck and then pour some termiticide from the bucket against the house so hopefully most of it is saturated into the ground against the house.  This is of course better than not doing anything at all, but you should keep a close eye on the area.
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  • Asked by Eva
    05/30/2011
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    I live on a lake house, is Termidor good for spiders and webs? If not what is?
    I live in new jersey
    A
    Termidor should not be used near a body of water.  If you are located very close to the lake, or are treating spiders in a boat house, you have to be very careful because insecticides are very detrimental to aquatic life.  If you live very close to the water then you should use Eco Exempt IC3.  It is an all natural product and will kill all insects.  Best of all it is not harmful to aquatic life.
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  • Asked by C, from Smithville, Mo
    08/07/2011
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    Is there a test kit for Termidor solutions?
    I had a sample out of the tank and was wondering after a year can I get a sample of the soil and test for Termidor or rather Fipronil to see if any amount is still active?
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    There is not a soil sample test kit for homeowners use that we know of.  However, most states department of agriculture's have a way to test soil for termiticides.
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  • Asked by Ed from San Diego, Ca
    08/25/2011
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    For a 6"X6"X10' trench is the aim to coat all the walls of the trench or do I just fill the bottom?
    If the back fill isn't completely soaked with the liquid is the coating on the sides of the trench sufficient?
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    The goal is to soak the bottom of the trench so the solution sinks down into the ground along the foundation.  After the solution soaks into the ground, you should apply the solution to the backfill as you push it back into the trench so you have a complete treated barrier against the house.
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