Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Jarrett from Montville,nj
    05/28/2014
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    What if don't trench around the house with Termidor SC?
    Will the treatment still serve the same purpose?
    A
    Termidor SC should be applied in a trench and drilled holes for a proper termite treatment so there is a complete barrier around the structure. If treated properly, it will last 10 years in the soil. If you are treating for ants, you will spray topically a foot up and a foot out directly up against the structure once every six months.
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  • Asked by Andy from Northern Va
    04/25/2013
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    Hand-held sprayer vs commercial one when applying Termidor SC?
    Should I be worried if I use a hand-held sprayer vs ask a pest control company to inject Termidor into the concrete slabs? Plus how would I keep track to make sure 0.4 gallon per hole is poured in?
    A
    To apply Termidor in the slabs you want to drill holes 18in deep and 12 in. apart and disperse the 4 gallons mixed solution per 10 feet into those holes. You can use any type of sprayer to inject the solution into the slab. The B&G Accuspary with termite injection tip would be very helpful when injecting the solution into the slabs.
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  • Asked by Mark from Fla
    05/07/2015
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    Can I apply Termidor to the wooden second floor of my home which is infested with termites?
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    Termidor SC should only be applied to the exterior of the structure for termite control. We recommend that after 90 days, you can apply Bora-Care to the wood on the interior of the home. For more information on termite treatments, please refer to our Termite Treatment Article. Please let us know if you need anything else.
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  • Asked by Harlan from Phoenix, Az
    09/27/2015
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    Can you double the strength of Termidor SC when treating for termites?
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    No, Regardless of what treatment you are doing Termidor SC can only be mixed at .8 fl oz. per gallon of water. Termidor SC is a non-repellent, if you mix at a stronger strength than labeled you run the risk of taking away its non-repellent properties. Always mix at .8 oz to a gallon.

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  • Asked by Mike from Florence, Sc
    09/27/2013
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    We are treating an active termite infestation with Termidor. Other than exterior trenching, what should we do?
    We've been told we have active termites under our house, which has a crawlspace foundation with concrete block piers. What should we do besides treating the exterior foundation with the Termidor SC? We've also been told that they are under the concrete steps. We have 10 rental properties and are trying to treat all of them.
    A
    If you know where the termites are active we do recommend directly treating that area. You should trench and treat around the wall inside the crawl space and trench and treat around each pier for best results. Drilling through the concrete steps to apply Termidor to the area under the steps is needed as well as many contractors hide buidling debris in these areas and termites are known to frequent this area.
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  • Asked by Robert from United States
    06/14/2013
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    When using Termidor SC, how wide should the 6" deep trench be at bottom, would V shape be OK? How far out?
    Recently purchased the product from you.
    A
    The trench around the home should be 6" deep by 6" wide right up against the foundation of the home when applying Termidor SC.
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  • Asked by Kim from United States
    04/16/2015
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    Can I place the termite liquid treatment along the foundation of my home where there is just a small gap?
    The gap is between the foundation an a cement walkway. I plan to place backer rod and sikaflex to fill the gap. Would the treatment be effective if I placed it on the opposite side of the cement walkway (side not up against house)?
    A
    We would reommend drilling through the gap or 3 inches away from the foundation of your home. Holes should be spaced 12 inches apart and drill holes should be a minimum of 6 inches deep below the cooncrete. Concrete is typically 3-4 inches in depth, therefore, you wold need to drill a total of 10-12 inches.
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  • Asked by Patrick
    05/16/2011
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    Do you add Termidor to water? How much does a 20 oz. bottle cover?
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    For Termite or ant control, mix at a rate of .80 fl oz. to each gallon of water. For Termite Control, each 20 oz bottle will make 24 gallons of solution and treats 60 lineal feet of trenching.
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  • Asked by Lauren from Bonita Springs, Fl
    10/17/2015
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    Will Termidor SC kill millipedes? Will it harm pets or plants?
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    Termidor SC can be toxic to Millipedes. When applied per label, Termidor will not harm plants. Be sure to keep all children and pets out of the treated area until dried. 

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  • Asked by Martha
    03/27/2010
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    How do I use Termidor SC to get rid of termites in my front door trim?
    My husband is having trouble on how to apply it. What is the best way to do this?
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    You can mix Termidor SC in a one gallon hand pump sprayer and apply directly as a spot treatment to the affected area.  You can do this by taking the trim off and spraying the termites directly, or by drilling a hole and spraying in the wall void.  The bigger issue though is that your home has probably not had a termite treatment recently to protect it against termites in the first place.  You should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article to learn how you can protect the rest of your home against future invasion.
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  • Asked by Clive from Encino Ca
    03/13/2013
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    How do I inject termidor SC into holes and can it be done with the undiluted material?
    and can i purchase a small amount... Dry wood termites in painted 4x4 beams with small hole showing the dust and residues coming out
    A
    Termidor SC must be diluted according to the product instructions. The smallest container it comes in is the 20 oz bottle. In order to inject the liquid into the beams you will need to drill holes every couple of inches and use a sprayer with a pinpoint stream or a straw attachment to get the application into the holes. Another option would be to use Termidor Foam which comes in a ready to use can with the small attachments to get the foam into the drilled holes.
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  • Asked by Tania from Nebraska
    01/16/2015
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    When is it safe for children to be around when using Termidor inside?
    We are drilling holes inside our house on the concrete slab and using Termidor. Is it safe for children to be around, or how long before it is safe for them?
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    No, we would NOT recommend using Termidor SC when children are around. Once the product is dry, it is safe for your children to return to the area. Termidor SC normally dries within a matter of hours depending on the temperatures outdoors.
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  • Asked by John
    01/12/2016
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    How often do you have to spray Termidor outside your house to keep termites out?
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    Termidor SC is applied as a spray once every six weeks topically up against the foundation for insects that crawl on top of the soil, such as ants. If you are trying to treat for subterranean termites, you will want to dig a trench up against the structure, and if there is concrete up against the foundation you will need to drill to apply the product. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Subterranean Termites for specific application instructions.

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  • Asked by Jordan from Il
    04/12/2016
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    How do apply Termidor in a crawl space?
    Crawl Space
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    Inside the crawl space you would need to trench around any piers that hold up the home but the outside trench would be all that is required for the actual foundation if you are using Termidor. The Termidor will last for 10 years to protect your home. Please take a moment to look thru our pest control guide for termite treatment. 

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  • Asked by John
    05/28/2016
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    It rained 30 minutes after application of Termidor SC, do I need to reapply?
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    Depending on how heavy the rain was will depend on if you will need to reapply. If the rain was only light and you had just completed a Termidor treatment in a trench for termite prevention then you should be fine. If it was a heavy rain for a long period of time then you may need to reapply. If you were using the Termidor to spray around the perimeter of your home for ants and general insects, then you will likely need to reapply it on a day when no rain is expected for at least 24 hours. 

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  • Asked by Chuck from Billings Mo
    07/11/2015
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    Can I mix/spray Termidor SC in the same equipment that I use for Talstar P?
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    If the equipment has been tripled rinsed and the nozzle and wand have been rinsed out, you can use them in the same sprayer just not at the same time. Termidor SC is a non-repellent insecticide. This means the insects cannot tell that it is there and they will readily walk over treated areas. Termidor SC also has a delayed reaction time and a transfer effect which allows them time to get back to the colony and spread it around before they succumb to the effects of the product. Talstar P on the other hand is synthetic pyrethroid which many sensitive insects such as ants can detect. Insects may avoid the areas treated with Talstar and those that do cross over treated areas are the only ones that will be killed by the product. Talstar P does not have a transfer effect so it will not be transferred back to the colony. While the Termidor SC will not actually be deactivated by Talstar P, it will be much less effective if it is over-sprayed with Talstar P. You can spray Talstar P on your trees, bushes and lawn for mosquito control as long as you are not actually overlapping the areas where Termidor SC was applied.

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  • Asked by Will from Mobile
    05/01/2019
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    How do I use Termidor SC for a pier and beam home foundation?
    A

    To apply Termidor SC to a home with a pier and beam foundation, you will need to trench around each pier.  You will need to trench around any point where a support for the home touches the home.  If the piers are hollow blocks you also have to drill a hole in each pier to treat the inside space where termites could potentially travel up without hitting the treated soil around the pier.

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  • Asked by Ruben
    08/11/2010
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    I found a black widow on my kids wooden swing set, will Termidor SC work on wood as a treatment?
    I use it on the perimeter of my house. I found a black widow with eggs in a hole on the frame of my kids wooden swing set (pre-drilled holes). I’ve taken care of the spider and eggs. The holes are big enough for spiders but small enough that the spider’s body touches the sides of the hole. If I apply Termidor SC inside the holes as a preventive measure, will the product stick to the wood? Will it work just like it does on the foundation of my home, and would the spray (residue) on the wood kill the spiders?
    A
    Termidor SC is labeled for black widow spiders specifically but it cannot be used on play equipment. Termidor SC can only be used on or immediately around the foundation of a structure. We do not recommend using any type of insecticide on the play equipment. We do recommend sealing the holes so that spiders cannot nest there. You can treat the areas around the play equipment with a product such as Talstar P to keep crawling insects from making the play-set their home. Knock down any spider web as soon as you see them to discourage spiders from nesting in unwanted areas.
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  • Asked by Ray from Ohio
    06/01/2014
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    Can I use Termidor SC for ants around a honey bee hive?
    I would like to spray it on the ground around hive and also my home. Will it kill my bees? Is there anything better / safer to use?
    A
    We would not recommend using Termidor SC around a honey bee hive. Instead, we would recommend using Mavrik Perimeter. Mavrik Perimeter is for outdoor use and is known for its immediate control of a variety of insects including mosquitoes, ants, spiders, ticks, springtails, cockroaches and fire ants. With Mavrik Perimeter there is no lingering odor or visible residue and when dry it is non toxic and non repellent to honey bees. 
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  • Asked by Stevie from Conway, North Caroilna
    04/20/2015
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    Termidor SC for carpenter bees?
    Is Termidor SC effective in controlling carpenter bees? Planning to treat an old unpainted wood structure.
    A
    Termidor SC will kill Carpenter bees, but it really is only labeled to be applied 1ft up and out around the perimeter of the structure. Please see our Carpenter Bee Kits for the best products to use to treat for this pest.
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