Termidor SC can only be applied outside around the foundation 1 to 2 feet up and out for general pest control but you would not treat on porous surfaces such as a driveway.. We do have a guide here that can help for getting rid of millipedes. For areas further out in the yard and around the perimeter edges of the driveway you can use something like Talstar P.
When drilling holes for application of Termidor, you will need to come out 2-3 inches from the foundation and drill holes every 12" into the concrete along the foundation wall.
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.
Termidor SC cannot be applied on the grass in the lawn for treating any insects including fire ants. It is labeled for applications up against the structure for other ant species and crawling insects as well as in the soil for termite applications. It is not labeled for treating fire ants. We do carry products that can be applied for control of fire ants. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Fire Ants for more details.
Termidor SC, when used as directed, is safe to use with people inside the home and you do not have to evacuate anyone from the premises. It should be perfectly safe for a pregnant woman since you will be treating outside.
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.
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.
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.
As long as you keep pets/children out of the area while you treat and until the Termidor SC application has had time to completely dry or settle it is safe for pets and people to return and resume normal activity. Typically after 4-6 hours. Please be sure to read the product label to get complete information on the needed personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together 2 different safety kits that will make selecting correct safety gear easier for you.
Yes, we do ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico. There will be shipping costs since this is outside of the continental US.
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.