Termidor SC can be applied around a mobile home if used as directed.
Yes, Termidor SC is labeled for centipedes. Keep in mind that this product is labeled for outdoor use only. You will apply at a rate of 0.8 oz per gallon of water, 1 foot up and 1 foot out around the perimeter of the structure you are treating.
Termidor Sc and Taurus SC are essentially the same product they are just made by different manufacturers. They both carry almost the exact same label and there is not any advantage to using one product over the other. There are many reasons that include: state restrictions, licensing etc that are involved with allowing products to certain states.
Termidor SC is labeled for against structures 1 ft and 1 ft out. It is safe if it had at least 24 hrs after application to dry prior to rain. We do offer products that are great for other areas on the structure for carpenter bees. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees and our Carpenter Bee Control Kit.
It would be a great benefit to add a barrier spray outside using Termidor SC.
Termidor SC does not bond to mulch the same way it bonds to the soil. When applied to the soil per label instructions, it will bond with the soil to remain effective for up to 10 years.
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.
Yes, we do ship Termidor SC to Puerto Rico. There will be shipping costs since this is outside of the continental US.
You can water 24 hours after applying Termidor SC.
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.
The trench should be filled back with the soil you removed to create it so that it can be treated and create the area termites will go through to contact the Termidor SC. It will last 10 years or more in the soil.
If you are doing a perimeter treatment and there is a basement below grade, then the recommended treatment would involve rodding in addition to the standard 6 in x 6 in trench. A professional company would use a long rod attached to a truck spray rig to inject more termiticide every 12 inches to a depth of at least 4 feet. Since a homeowner does not have those tools, you could use a hollow rod or pipe, or a long drill bit (18-24 inches) to help create space to force more termiticide into the ground, ideally at least what you would use for regular treatment, which averages about ½ gallon of solution every 12 inches.
In California, Termidor SC is only labeled to be sprayed along the foundation exterior perimeter to an area six inches up and six inches out from where the ground meets the foundation, it is not to be broadcasted over the yard. If you feel your dog was exposed to the solution before it dried, you need to contact your vet as soon as possible.
Termidor is not a wood treatment product. Timbor is a great product, but it does not penetrate or last as long as another product made by the same company called Bora-Care. Bora-Care is the best wood treatment product available because it penetrates all the way through a piece of wood where Timbor will only penetrate the outer coating. If you have older wood then you should always use Bora-Care. Bora-Care will also stay in the wood forever, preventing any new infestations for years to come.