Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Fred from Davie Fl 33324 And Fl 33009
    06/28/2015
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    How much product do I pour down each hole?
    DO I DRILL TO TNE DIRT THEN HOW MUCH DO I POUR INTHEHOLE WHAT SIZE IS THE HOLE
    A
    If concrete such as a carport slab or sidewalk is against the foundation in the area where you need to treat, you will be required to drill through the concrete to apply the termiticide solution to the soil. Using the hammer drill with a 1/2" x 18" concrete drill bit, drill holes every 12" into the concrete along the foundation wall.

    You are not only drilling through just the concrete here, but also as deep as you can into the dirt. The deeper the better. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet. If you drilled the holes 12 inches apart, then you would have 10 holes over 10 feet that you are trying to fill with 4 gallons. This works out to be a little less than half a gallon per hole. To fill these I would recommend using the one gallon sprayer on a "pin stream" setting so you can force the liquid down the hole and not splash it everywhere. You can also use a funnel and pour the termiticide down the holes. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18" long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Sometimes the ground is slow to soak up the termiticide you place in the holes. You may need to fill the holes, then go work on something else for an hour, come back and fill them again, go work on something else... 3 to 4 times to get the proper amount down the holes. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at a home improvement or hardware store or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.

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  • Asked by Cynthia from Wa
    10/24/2018
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    Can I just use Termidor SC to do a perimeter spray without trenching or rodding?
    My pest control company was doing perimeter spray with fipronil every 3 months with out trenching and rodding. The purpose is to prevent carpenter ants. I have read the package inserts for Taurus SC and Termidor SC. I don't see any information about this mode of application.
    A

    Termidor SC is used for both termite prevention as well as ant control.  The termite prevention requires the trenching and rodding, and is done once every 10 years.  When using it for ant control, you would spray 1 foot up the side of the structure and 1 foot out into the soil, all the way around the perimeter of the structure, along with around doors and windows.  This can be done according the following label instructions:

    • DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.  More than two applications of Taurus SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.
      • 0.03% 4 times/calendar year OR
      • 0.06% 2 times/calendar year OR
      • 0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year
    • These directions do NOT apply to CALIFORNIA. California may only do 2 applications a year.
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  • Asked by David from Carrsville, Virginia 23315 Isle Of Wight Co. Near Norfolk Va.
    05/14/2013
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    Pros are pumping Termidor solution into ground around home with 1/2 steel hollow rod hose?
    hose connected to 100 gallon pressured tank in truck. 1/2 steel rod is tee shaped and placed every foot or so in lieu of digging the 6 by 6 inch trengh around the foundation. I own 7 rental homes plus my home and farm. do you sell this independent tank and set up package or can you refer me to purchase it wholesale? Thanks
    A
    Although we can not say the company is treating your properties incorrectly, we do know that the method you mentioned is against the usage label from the manufacturer. BASF is the company who created Termidor and has VERY specific guidelines set by the company and by the EPA as to how to properly use the product to get the results intended from it. There are places all over the BASF Termidor product label, which clearly state that rodding alone is not sufficient, no matter what applicator tool used, to treat a home for termites. You can either do a 6x6 trench around the foundation, or a 6x6 trench with rodding used additionally every 12 inches through the trench at a depth not to exceed the footing of the home. We do not carry the device you are requesting, nor do we have any knowledge of a company who sells that type of apparatus. If you choose to do the treatment yourself you will need to follow the label exactly by how it should be used in a treatment to be accurately protecting your structure. By using the product inconsistent with what the label permits, you are not only potentially not protecting your home completely by leaving gaps between the holes where the termites can still get through, but also breaking federal law. If you have any questions about the treatment methods used call BASF at 1-800-777-8570. You can also refer to our How To Do A Termite Treatment article for treating your home yourself.
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  • Asked by C from Iowa, Louisiana
    05/20/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be used in the attic of a home?
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    Termidor can only be used in the attic of a home if it is being used to spot treat an active infestation within galleries in wood or within an inaccesible void that the pests are in. Otherwise Termidor is an outdoor use only product.
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  • Asked by Wilson from Pr
    06/22/2018
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    How many ounces of Termidor SC do I use in three gallons of water?
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    For most applications, Termidor SC is mixed at the rate of 0.8 oz. per gallon of water, or 2.4 oz. per 3 gallons of water.  Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.  

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  • Asked by Ken from Saratoga Springs, Ny
    03/31/2016
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    What is an equivalent to Termidor SC that can be shipped to New York State?
    I am looking for the best pesticide for spraying around the perimeter of the house to eliminate ants in upstate NY.
    A

    Unfortunately, there really is not a product that has the same active ingredient as Termidor SC for ant control that we are able to ship to New York.  An excellent non-repellent insecticide for ant control in New York is Arilon Insecticide.

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  • Asked by Adrian
    06/18/2011
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    How to do a preventive treatment of Termidor before pouring a slab?
    I am building a garage and the footer and the wall are already up. We have placed 2B crushed stone around the wall of the foundation (the initial trench of the footer was filled with stone instead of soil to help water drainage). So if I spray Termidor on the perimeter it will likely penetrate very fast. Is it OK to spray the entire surface before pouring the slab or I should only focus on the inner perimeter.
    A
    When building a structure you should apply Termidor to the entire area under where you are going to pour the slab.  You should apply Termidor at the rate of 1 gallon per 10 square feet.  You should apply slightly more around the perimeter edges and around any plumbing pipes or expansion joints that will be in the slab.
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  • Asked by Anthony from Kankakee, Illinois
    06/06/2013
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    will this stuff kill wood boring beetles and whats the difference between this and Bora-Care
    A
    The Termidor is going to kill some of the population if you directly inject it into the holes and galleries they are eating away, but Boracare is the better product to use. Termidor is not a wood treatment product and is primarily used for soil treatments for subterranean termites. Boracare is specifically formulated for wood and to last for the life of the wood. For Boracare you would mix it at a 1:1 ratio for the active infestation and spray or paint it onto all of the raw natural wood surfaces where you have activity. The Boracare will penetrate into the wood and kill any existing insects, as well as protect it from any future infestations. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Jon from Spring Hill, Tn
    04/30/2015
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    Found some termite activity on some scrap wood in my crawl space?
    Hi, I just finished one project with your help and products and now I have a new project. I'm looking at a rental property. I have done a very detailed inspection and can find no termite activity to the structure.....both in the home and under the home look great. When I lifted the plastic moisture barrier in the crawl space, I found some termite activity on some scrap pieces of wood lying on the dirt under the plastic sheeting. I don't see any dead bodies, wings, or alive termites......just this damage to a couple scraps left by the builders (home is 13 years old). How would I approach this project? I plan to order some more Termidor and treat the soil around the home and treat the soil around the pillers in the crawl space, just as an insurance policy...anything else at this point?
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    You actually sound like you are already on the right track on knowing what to do.  You would apply in a trench with Termidor SC around the outside of the home  and around the pillars in the crawl space. Also inspect the home to ensure there is not an active infestation.  If an active infestation is located it would also be recommended to do the trench along the inside wall of the crawl space.
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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 J.j. from Dallas, Tx
    07/27/2016
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    How to apply Termidor SC into void between foundation, and soil?
    Is it possible to use a shovel to force the soil away from the foundation by wedging a shovel in between to create a gap, and then pouring the mixed Termidor SC solution into the gap instead of creating a trench? Once soaked in, pressing the soil back against the foundation?
    A

    Per manufacturer, the most effective termite treatment would be digging the 6in x 6in trench around the foundation and applying Termidor SC per label. If the gap is close to the suggested trench requirements, we do not see where this would not be as effective. 

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  • Asked by Ivette
    10/24/2013
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    Can you use Termidor Sc inside your house for roaches?
    It's for my mom's house they told me to use Termidor SC to eliminate the roaches inside the house. Thanks.
    A
    Termidor SC is not labeled for indoor use. To treat roaches indoors we would recommend using one of our roach control kits. Please see our Roach control page. We highly recommend using a roach bair gel like Maxforce Fc Magnum and then a crack and crevice spray like Demon Wp indoors and out.
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  • Asked by Roger from Howell
    06/17/2018
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    Is Termidor safe to use around kids?
    A

    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 Jon from Rancho Cordova Ca
    12/03/2012
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    How often to perimeter spray for ants?
    Hello there are two "answers" back to back in your Q&A with conflicting information. One answer to Nadeem says to treat the perimeter every 3-4 months. Another answer to Don says every 6 months. The reason I ask is normally I only spray twice a year but it's only been 3 months since I last sprayed and with the recent rains I have a lot of ants in my house right now.
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    According to the product label you are only allowed to use Termidor SC once very 6 months for ant control (the only exception to this is for folks dealing with the Raspberry crazy ant of Texas and only in certain counties Texas. Those folks have received an exemption). You can alternate between products if needed. You can use Termidor SC and then alternate it with Phantom which works very much like the Termidor. By using this method you are staying within the label limits.
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  • Asked by Aavo from Herndon, Va
    05/15/2013
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    Can the Termidor mixture be poured on the ground instead of using the 6" trench method?
    A
    You want to pour the Termidor mixed solution into the 6inx6in trench to allow it to bind soil and  provide treatment for up 10 years. If you pour it on top it will be unable to bind with the soil and treat the termites in the part of the soil they roam. Please let us know if  you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Paul from Metairie, La
    06/02/2015
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    HELP... Will Spraying Termidor SC Directly on Active Drywall Termites Work
    I purchased your Termidor SC in order to trench around outdoor slab, BUT I have since discovered that I have active drywood termites already in a wall Within 1 week I noticed they ate through a 6'x8' section of an interior solid 1" thick mahogany like wood!. I also found the exterior wall seam that they entered in from. There were no tunnels from the ground, only a big tunnel in this exterior wall gap. Based on the new kick-out pellets I have seen each day for the past several days, I expect to see LIVE ACTIVE termites when I remove this interior wall. I would like to spray all of these ACTIVE termites directly as I see them, any nests, and also drill studs and inject more Termidor SC in damaged studs. AFTERWARDS, I would like to take down this TEMPORARY plywood that has been covering my wall void and replace ALL damaged wood at that time. MY QUESTION IS, How long do you think I should wait before taking down my temporary plywood wall and replacing damaged studs? I want it to be enough time for the active termites that I sprayed to have carried the Termidor SC to the other termites. Do you think a week would be long enough? Finally, I would replace the damaged studs with pressure treated wood, AND also spray on some of your BoraCare to adjacent areas of wood that was not damaged. Do you think my plan of attack is good? Please let me know ASAP I am not sure if a couple of days mater or not at this point. Anything else I should consider doing? Thanks!
    A
    First you want to open this area up and go ahead and treat with Termidor. Wait three months for the product to eradicate the colony and then replace the dry wall and wood. We also recommend to trench around the outside perimeter of your home to. Treating now, will help lower the chances that the termites will move to another area.
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  • Asked by Stephen from Charlotte, Nc
    04/19/2015
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    Carpenter Ants but other Bugs
    I plan on using this to take care of carpenter ants, but I also have Clover Mites, Spider, and Wasp issues (I live near woods). Once I apply this as a band around home, can I later on apply a general pest control product to the areas I have spiders, mites, and wasps or do I use this product for that and apply directly to them?
    A
    Termidor SC is specifically labeled to be used around the perimeter of your home for various pests, including carpenter ants. We would recommend using a general pesticide such as Talstar P to control mites, spiders and wasps. This can be sprayed on trees, flowers, ornamentals, etc. It is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of edibles. This will work for at least 30 days outdoors.
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  • Asked by Scott
    09/22/2010
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    Is it ok to burn firewood that has been sprayed with Termidor SC for ant control?
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    No, you would not want to burn any wood that has been treated with Termidor SC or any other insecticide. The manufacturers do not recommend this. Any insecticide should not be breathed in, and when burned these toxins can become airborne. It would be suggested to not burn the wood.
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  • Asked by William from Medina
    08/24/2017
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    Will Termidor SC kill stink bugs?
    A

    Termidor SC should not be applied for treating stinkbugs. We do offer an Overwintering Kit for Stinkbugs. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Stinkbugs for a successful eradication program.

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  • Asked by Steve from Hillsboro, Or
    08/12/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be used in a crawlspace to control odorous sugar ants?
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    Termidor SC should only be applied to the exterior (1ft up and 1 ft out) directly up against the structure only. You will mix 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water and apply once every 6 months. For more information on treating ants, please check out our treatment article.

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