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.
"Not a knock down product" means that Termidor SC will not kill wasps or other pests immediately on contact. 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 depending on the size of the wasp colony when using Termidor. Termite prevention with Termidor SC is a completely different application, however. It would be a good idea for you to take a look over our Termite Prevention Guide to see the options and the steps involved.
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.
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.
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.
Termidor SC is the # 1 choice for ant control around the outside of your home. Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide that also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor SC is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertantly carry it back to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor SC and wipe out the colony. Termidor SC only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants, centipedes, roaches, spiders, silverfish, wasps and many other nuisance insects.
When it comes to indoor ants, there are many different types of ants, you can check out our Ant Control Guide for information on identifying the particular ants you're dealing with, along with information on treatment and prevention. For treatment of most indoor ants, we would recommend our Indoor Ant Control Kit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Termidor SC lasts 10 years when applied as a trench application to the soil only. Please be advised that this product is for outdoor use only.