Termidor SC starts to work within a few days of termites contacting a treated area but if you suspect an active infestation you will need to search and locate exactly where in the home they are infesting and spot treat the gallery directly. Otherwise there is no real way to know if the Termidor in a trench is working. Trenching is only part of protection and treatment for subterranean termites but if you are dealing with drywood, it would not have any effect on the termites since they would never have gone through the treated soil.
Termidor SC is safe to store indoors kept away from children and pets. The shelf life is 3-5 years.
Termidor SC cannot be used away from the foundation of the home/structure unless you are direct treating a carton nest as defined by the Termidor product label. It is not allowed to be used as a trench treatment, drench, or spray on or around a tree out on the property for control of any pest. A better option would be to use a product like Talstar P around the base of the tree if you are concerned there could be termites or other insects in that vicinity. Talstar would safe to use on the tree and would eliminate any insects on the tree, and any that pass through treated soil as well.
Si usted esta encontando termitas en la madera, Termidor SC no es el producto que recomendariamos. Termidor SC debe ser mezclado con agua y distribuido en una zanja de 6 pulgadas de profundidad que se cava alrededor de la base de la casa, o rociado 1 pie arriba y 1 pie havia fuera contra la estructura.
Bora-Care suele ser la opción preferida si la mayor parte de la madera está expuesta y es la madera cruda que está tratando, lo que significa que no está pintado, manchado o sellado, es sólo madera normal. Bora-Care se hace sólo para la madera, y usted no tiene que saber exactamente donde las termitas son para que funcione, que es una ventaja. Bora-Care se pulveriza uniformemente sobre todas las superficies expuestas de la madera y realmente penetra a través de toda la pieza de madera. Cuando las termitas de la madera tratan de consumir la madera después de haber sido tratada, ingieren el Bora-Care con la madera y mueren. No importa dónde estén en el bosque, Bora-Care los encontrará siempre y cuando trate la madera expuesta que puede ver. El otro beneficio principal es que Bora-Care se queda en la madera para siempre, por lo que no tendrá que preocuparse por termitas o escarabajos infestando la madera que trató de nuevo.
Yes, you would still apply Termidor SC or whatever termiticide you are using in the 6 in x 6 in trench at the standard rate of 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. Where you would apply additional product would be where there are footers, where you would use a termite rod or hollow tube to apply additional product from grade to the top of the footing. Per page 7 of the product label:
When the footing is more than 4 feet below grade, the applicator has the option to either (1) trench and rod to a minimum depth of 4 feet into the trench along the foundation walls or (2) trench alone along the foundation walls to a minimum depth of 4 feet. The actual depth of treatment will vary depending on soil type, degree of compaction, and location of termite activity. When the top of the footing is exposed, the applicator must treat the soil adjacent to the footing to a depth of 4 feet but not to exceed the bottom of the footing. DO NOT treat a structure below the bottom of the footing.
Drywood termites are all contained in a piece of wood. They do not go back to the ground like subterranean termites. So if you did a trench with Termidor it will not treat the Dry wood termites. Please see our Drywood Termite Control Page.
Rodding under the slab of a house from the exterior is a complex and detailed process that we do not recommend attempting yourself. We recommend that you contact a local reputable termite company for an inspection and estimate for something like this. If you have termites in the home, then you can spot treat where there are active termites using a ready-to-use termiticide foam such as Termidor Foam which will transfer throughout the rest of that termite colony.
Due to the high water table and potential for regular flooding in the state of Louisiana, most of the soil termiticides such as Termidor SC are not for use in the soil in that state. This means only unique and safer formulations that wont get into the water are allowed, or bait stations in instances where liquids are not the preferred option. The two main termiticides that are not restricted to soil use in Louisana are Altriset and Phantom. Altriset is what most customers use due to its newer formulation and safety for the environment, along with its great termite control abilities. If you feel trenching is not going to be what you would like to do, we do carry Termite Bait Stations as a great alternative home protection option. The guide linked here is extremely helpful and goes through step by step instructions as well as "How to" videos for both treating with a liquid termiticide as well as installing bait stations.