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  • Asked by James
    05/24/2010
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    How long will Termidor last when sprayed outdoors for general pest control?
    I plan on applying a 0.06% solution of Termidor to the outer walls of my house and in the crawl space to control ants, spider, etc.
    A
    Termidor is only labeled to apply two times a year but may be applied more often if need be.  Typically most insecticides will last up to 3 months at the most depending on climate and weather patterns.
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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 Sharon from Gulfport,ms 39507
    05/15/2013
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    Will valuable plants at base of concrete piers die from injecting Termidor very close to plant roots?
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    The Termidor label says to not use the product within one foot of the drip line of edible plants, but does not mention ornamentals or non-edibles. To make sure your plants will be safe, please contact BASF at 1-800-777-8570.
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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 Amy from Spokane, Wa
    04/09/2012
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    We had Termidor sprayed around the outside walls of a vegetable garden box (made of wood) almost 1 year ago.
    How long do we need to wait before we can plant vegetables to eat in the garden box that was treated?
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    As long as the Termidor SC was only applied outside of the actual garden area it should not effect the soil inside the garden area. If there is a doubt if some Termidor SC got inside of the garden area you can remove the soil and replace it with fresh soil to avoid any contamination issues.
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  • Asked by Bryan from Westford, Ma
    09/27/2014
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    I would like to backfill the application trench it with fresh gravel, is this a good idea?
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    No, it is not recommended to backfill the termite trench with rock or gravel. Termidor SC is made to bind to soil molecules which allows it to last for 10 years whereas Termidor applied to porous surfaces such as roack and/or gravel will only last and remain effective for a few months.
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  • Asked by Jeff
    04/13/2010
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    Can I use Termidor SC in sandy soil near a water well?
    I have a mobile home with somewhat sandy soil under it. A non drinking well is 15 feet away. How would we self treat for termites that are present.
    A
    As long as the well is at least 15 feet away, you can use Termidor SC, which is the most widely used termite control product available by professional companies.  You should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which will explain to you exactly how you should treat your home for termites.  If you have any further questions, you can always call us at 866-581-7378.
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  • Asked by Barbara from Prairieville, La
    10/14/2011
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    How long before you can eat fruit from tree if Termidor used within 10 feet?
    We had our house treated for termites with Termidor last fall. We have two fruit trees near the house, one 3 feet away and one 7 or 8 feet away. What are the chances that the fruit is contaminated? Is Termidor systemic? Should we discard the fruit this year? Would it be safe next year?
    A
    We recommend that you contact the Termidor SC manufacturer directly since we can only give you information based on the product label. You can reach BASF at 800-526-1072
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  • Asked by Travis from Granada Hills
    08/23/2018
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    How do I apply Termidor SC if there is concrete around my house ?
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    If you are doing a trench application for termites and there is concrete surrounding the foundation, then holes will need to be drilled all around the home to properly apply the Termidor SC.  The holes need to be drilled every 10-12 inches apart, 18 inches in depth to reach the soil beneath the concrete and anywhere from 3/8 inch – ½ inch in diameter.  Please refer to our Termite Treatment Guide for a more in depth step by step on how to treat your home for subterranean termites. 

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  • Asked by London from Cincinnati
    11/25/2013
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    Recently leased a home and found that it is infested with roaches. What products do I use for indoor and outdoor treatments?
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    We recommend that you treat the inside and the outside of the home with one of our Roach Control Kits. They include an insecticide, an insect growth regulator (IGR) and a roach bait gel. Termidor SC can be applied only on the outside of the home once every six months (1 ft up and 1 ft out directly around the structure). Below are some great articles with information on the treatment for roaches that you might find extremely helpful. Please read the product labels for each product for specific application instructions. If you need additional advice, please contact us at 866.581.7378.

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/cockroach-gel-and-bait-station-placement-guide-a-44.html

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/cockroach-quick-tips-a-59.html

    http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-german-roaches-a-245.html

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  • Asked by Susie from Seminole Fl.
    08/16/2014
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    Does Termidor SC kill German roaches and how long does it stay active?
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    Termidor SC is NOT labeled for indoor pest control including for German Roaches. We recommend applying the products in our German Roach Control Kit. For more information on roach control, please check out our German Roach Article.
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  • Asked by John from Silver Spring Md 20904
    02/22/2015
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    What is your best selling product for killing ants?
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    We would really like to know what type ants you are needing to treat? We recommend you use a product called Termidor SC around the exterior of your home. Termidor is the # 1 choice for ant control around the home. Termidor is a non-repellent insecticide that works with a delayed reaction amd also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertently carry it back to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor and wipe out the colony. Termidor 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. You will need to apply Termidor SC 1-2 ft up the foundation and 1-2 ft out onto the ground, around door frames, window frames, places where cables, pipes or wires go through the wall and any other crack or crevice where the ants can gain entry into your home.
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  • Asked by Ida from Albuquerque, Nm
    05/23/2014
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    If termites are coming into a room through a vent opening, how should Termidor be applied?
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    You will need to determine what kind of termite you have for us to direct you on the best treatment method. Bora-Care is usually the preferred choice if you are dealing with Drywood Termites and if most of the wood is exposed and it is raw wood you are treating, meaning it is not painted, stained, or sealed, it is just normal wood.  Bora-Care is made only for wood, and you do not have to know exactly where the termites are for it to work which is a plus.  Bora-Care is sprayed evenly over all exposed surfaces of the wood and actually penetrates through the entire piece of wood.  When the termites in the wood try to consume the wood after it has been treated, they ingest the Bora-Care with the wood and die.  No matter where they are in the wood the Bora-Care will find them as long as you treated the exposed wood that you can see.  The other main benefit is that Bora-Care stays in the wood forever, so you will not have to worry about termites or beetles infesting the wood that you treated ever again.

    If you have subterranean termites in your home, we recommend doing the liquid treatment as outlined in the "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article and then inside the home where you know you have the termites you will treat them directly by injecting the Termidor into the wall where the termites actively are or cutting a hole into the wall and spraying on the wood or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.  If you do not know where the termites are actively infesting we do have a great article here on how to do your own inspection.

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  • Asked by Jason from Temecula, Ca
    08/01/2015
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    Will Termidor SC kill house flies?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled to eradicate house flies as it should be applied in the soil for a termite treatment and only on the exterior surface (1ft up and 1 ft out) directly up against the foundation for insects that crawl on top of the soil. For more information on treating house flies, please read the article below. Please let us know if you need anything else.

     

    How to Get Rid of Flies

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  • Asked by Dan from Northeast Ohio
    08/17/2011
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    Termite infested wood pile?
    I have a wood pile along a fence in my back yard that is infested with white subterranean termites. Can I apply Termidor around the wood pile in a 6"x6" trench as directed to kill the colony before disposing of the wood pile? How long will it take to work? Do you have any other suggestions for this situation? Thanks
    A
     Termidor is only labeled for use around residential and commercial structures and should not be used away from a structure.  So we are not able to recommend it as a treatment method.  Most termiticides are only labeled for use around structures.  Termidor does take up to 90 days to kill a termite colony.  It is recommended when having a wood pile to build a structure for it or place it up on blocks or on a metal stand so it does not come into contact with the ground.  That being said, a 6 x 6 inch trench would work, IF it was labeled to be used away from the house.
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  • Asked by Tony from Terrytown, La.
    05/30/2016
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    Why does Termidor SC last longer than Taurus SC?
    Termidor says 10 years and Taurus says 5yrs(appx)
    A

    Termidor SC is said to last longer simply do to research. Termidor has been on the market longer and has proven to last 10 years. Taurus has not been on the market long enough to prove that. 

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  • Asked by Robert
    03/20/2011
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    Will Termidor work when applied on stucco and concrete?
    I have a major ant problem. On 3 sides of my home a concrete sidewalk butts up to the homes stucco foundation. Can Termidor SC be applied to stucco and concrete and achieve the same results as when applied to soil? If not, can you recommend a different product? Thanks!
    A
    Termidor is the best product available for ant control.  Termidor is made to bond to any surface and will last just as long on concrete and stucco as it does on soil, which is about 3 months when applying it on all surfaces for ant control.
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  • Asked by Dori from Monroe, Ny
    03/14/2014
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    What can you recommend for an in the house termite problem.
    I would like to purchase something for both outdoor and indoor termites. Can you make a recommendation? Thanks.
    A
    If you have termites in your home, we recommend doing the liquid treatment as outlined in the "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article and then inside the home where you know you have the termites you will treat them directly by injecting the Termidor SC into the wall stud by drilling right into the gallery where they actively are or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.
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  • Asked by Robert
    03/20/2011
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    Do I need to use a certain type of sprayer with Termidor SC?
    Can I use Termidor SC with the Chapin 1 Gallon Pump Sprayer (#20000) to spray around the perimeter of my home? Thank you.
    A
    Any hand pump sprayer will do as long as it is clean and does not have residues from other products you may have used. The Chapin 1 Gal Pump Sprayer model 20000 will do a great job for you.
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  • Asked by Lou from Denham Springs, Louisiana
    09/15/2011
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    I have severe allergies and fire ants in my kitchen.
    What can I use that will kill the ants and not be harmful to me or my food?
    A
    Chances are that the ants are coming from outside and getting inside the kitchen.  99% of the time ants are nesting outside and coming inside for food or water. The best treatment for ants outside is Termidor, hands down.  It is sort of a liquid bait when used for ants, and any ants that walk over where you spray pick up the Termidor on their bodies and bring the product back to the colony where they spread it around to all other termites, including the queen, and typically within a few days to a week all of the ants will be dead.  Termidor is used around your home like any other pest control product and is applied using a one gallon hand pump sprayer.  You should re-apply every 3 months for optimum ant control.
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