Termidor SC - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by T.r. from Richmond, Va
    09/27/2015
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    Can Termidor SC be applied to soil that has growing on it?
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    Termidor SC can be applied to the soil topically (1 ft up and 1 ft out directly up against the foundation) and in a trench for termite control. There should not be any harm done to any grass sprayed.

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  • Asked by Art from Corpus Christi,texas
    01/05/2015
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    What is the best product for controlling ghost ants
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    The most effective way to get rid of ants will be to use a product that will not only kill the ants that actually come into contact with treated surfaces but will also be transferred back to the nest. There are a variety of liquid concentrates that work with a transfer effect such as Termidor SC, Taurus SC, Dominion 2L and Adonis 2F. All of these products are for use outdoors only and should be sprayed directly on or immediately adjacent to the structure for ant control (they cannot be used indoors and they cannot be broadcast sprayed outdoors and they cannot be used on edible vegetation). You can also use ant baits indoors and outdoors for ghost ant control. Ant Baits will be picked up by the foraging ants and carried back to the nesting area and shared. Most folks choose to use a combination of products. They use ant baits indoors and in sensitive areas and they use the liquid concentrates outdoors
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  • Asked by Trey from Houston
    10/28/2019
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    Can Termidor SC be applied at a rate of 0.4 oz per gallon, instead of 0.8 oz per gallon?
    Do I need to go ahead and respray at the proper dosage? I'm trying to deal with an infestation of crazy ants, aka Raspberry Ants.
    A

    Termidor SC can be sprayed twice a year at the rate of 0.8 oz per gallon of water and up to 4 times a year at the rate of 0.4 oz per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Maria
    05/06/2010
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    How do I prepare the house to treat with Termidor for subterranean termites?
    A
    You need to read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which explains exactly how to perform a termite treatment.
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  • Asked by Joe from Lake Oswego Oregon, 97035
    05/22/2013
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    Can termidor damage windows?
    Can is scratch or etch windows.? Can it be removed by window washer?
    A
    Termidor SC is a liquid that should not damage windows. Please contact  BASF at 800-544-8811 to address your specifc concerns on window damage.
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  • Asked by Harlan from Phoenix, Az
    09/28/2015
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    Termite tubes are back twice in 3 years since professional service
    Termite tubes are back twice in 3 years since professional install, The first time was in laundry room ceiling which is just inside the garage in the front of the house. - they foamed that area and it seems fine now. Now there is one tube coming up from the center expansion joint if the garage. No sighs of any tubes on any interior of exterior walls any part of the house. If this is one spot is in the center expansion joint in the garage (don't know yet) what should te be addressing. At minimum drilling inside the garage and trenching the outside. Maybe drilling center of expansion joint?- they won't re-do the whole house, just the affected area. which seems to be the front. I'm probably going to trench treat the rest of my exterior
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    If that expansion joint is the only area of activity and Termidor SC was used for the initial treatment, most professionals would just treat that area of localized activity. It is possible the termites there came from a colony deep under the soil surface where they would not have come into contact with the existing liquid barrier. You would treat the expansion joint similarly to how you would treat the foundation, using 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet, applying evenly into drilled holes. Instead of placing the holes all on one side, however, you would drill them in a zig-zag pattern along the expansion joint. Please let us know if you have further questions.

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  • Asked by Mellisa
    05/29/2015
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    I would like to apply the Termidor around my home/building but I have a pool in my backyard.
    A
    Please provide more information on how close the pool is to the home so that we can better answer your question and provide additional treatment advice.
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  • Asked by Joel from North Texas
    04/25/2012
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    Can I still use Demon WP for perimeter?
    I am probably going to be doing a Termidor treatment, but am wondering if continuing perimeter treatments of Demon will have any negative effect on the termidor treatment and vice versa. I have used demon to get rid of spiders and have had great results...no roaches/bugs at all.
    A
    When Termidor SC is used as a termite treatment it is put in a trench and then covered up with the back fill and is mainly going to effect subterranean termites. When Demon WP is used as a perimeter treatment it is applied topically and will not contact the trenching treatment at all. You can use both products around the same structure without them interfering with each other as long as you follow the product labels on each product.
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  • Asked by Chris from Pine Grove, Ca
    09/01/2015
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    For normal maintenance, how long will Termidor SC application last?
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    Termidor SC if sprayed around structure perimeters for ants and other insects can be reapplied every 6 months. If applied in a trench for Termites, it will bind with the soil and last up to 10 years. 

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  • Asked by Cndy
    10/13/2015
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    Is Termidor SC good for wood boring beetles?
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    Unfortunately,Termidor SC is not the best choice for wood boring beetles. Boracare would be the best choice for that. You can also see our article on How to Get Rid of Wood Boring Beetles as well for more information on this topic.

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  • Asked by Jennifer from Heislerville, Nj
    05/29/2017
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    Does Termidor work on controlling mosquitoes? Or does Talstar work better?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for mosquitoes nor can you use it on plants which is key when treating for them.  Talstar P would be a better option, be sure to apply to the underside of leaves of trees and bushes where adults lay during the day and if needed on the lawn for further control.

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  • Asked by Scott from Lawrenceville, Georgia
    06/08/2015
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    Drilling concrete and burried utilities a concern?
    Do I need to concern myself with buried water, gas, and or electrical pipes/lines when drilling 18" deep for treatment? Could my hot/cold lines be buried under garage slab or the like? Or is should there be some particular code that dictates the depth of these types of utilities coming from the home? I've got two stories on a 3 sided concrete basement. The basement exit has a small slap in the vicinity of the gas and electrical meter. Should I get it marked before trenching and slab drilling? Thanks.
    A
    If you are not sure where the utulity lines are located on your property, it is always a good idea to have them marked before drilling to apply Termidor SC or any other product.  You can call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days before you are ready to drill to have someone come out and mark your utility lines. 
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  • Asked by Billy from Kenney, Il
    07/23/2018
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    After the 6x6 perimeter trench has been treated, would it be advisable to fill the trench with rock or gravel
    Would filling the trench with rock or gravel allow for future treatments without re-digging the trench as the rock/gravel would remain permeable? Perhaps this would reduce effectiveness of the treatment as it would also allow water to access the treated soil.
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Billy from Kenney Illinois
    07/23/2018
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    Brick Basement Treatment
    My home was built in 1923 and has a full basement with brick walls. I started removing some wood walls and noticed live termites where one of the wood walls was attached to the brick. The termites were entering right where the brick wall meet the concrete floor through a cracked mortar joint. This entry point is aprox 4 feet below grade. I have ordered product to do a perimeter treatment of the house. Is there anything special I need to do in addition to the standard perimeter treatment since the termites are entering the basement so far below grade?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by Alana from Morrisonville
    03/25/2014
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    How do I do a termite barrier treatment when I have a slab on 3 sides of my home?
    How would I treat the center walls in my home?
    A
    You will need to use a hammer drill to get through the slab and into the soil. Theholes should be drilled every 10-12 inches and be about 18-24 inches deep. You will need to apply about a 1/2 gallon of the finished solution to each of the holes. On  the side without the slab surrounding the structure you will trench right up against the foundation and apply the product as directed on the product label, 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. If you are on a slab there is usually only a need to treat the center walls if you see activity. If you do have current activity you can drill into the wall and spray the colony directly with Termidor or you can foam the wall with Termidor Foam.
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  • Asked by Renee from Perth, Western Australia
    05/17/2016
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    If an Herb and Vegetable garden has been treated with Termidor how safe is soil after 2 months?
    I am looking at pulling out the existing herbs and vegetables (haven't eaten any) and replanting new ones in say 2 months time. Would the soil be safe to do this is or is there a residual left in the soil from the Termidor and if so any idea for how long I have to wait before it will be safe?
    A

    Termidor SC binds with soil and can stay in the soil up to 10 years. We highly recommend to contact the manufacturer BASF 800-526-1072 since it was applied in an off-label manner. 

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  • Asked by Steve from Paris, Il
    06/04/2013
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    I have an attached deck and cannot get under it to trench along the foundation. How should I handle this?
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    The best treatment option for this area is to just pull the boards closest to the house up and trench the dirt and then nail the boards back down. If you are unable to pull the boards up you have two other possible options. You would need to treat this as a concrete area that you will need to drill through just like a garage or driveway that might be in the way of trenching. You can try trenching all the way around the deck but you are still left with the possibility of the termites being able to come up the foundation in the untreated area under the deck. Please see the instructions for drilling holes in concrete in our How To Do A Termite Treatment guide for tips on this application.
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  • Asked by Peter
    07/20/2017
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    Will Termidor SC be effective for sod web worms?
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    Termidor SC is not labeled for treating sod webworms. The most popular product for sod webworms is Talstar. Please take a moment to look over our Sod Webworm Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing this pest.  

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  • Asked by Frank from Pennsauken Nj
    09/03/2018
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    How do I apply Termidor around a french drain?
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    Per the Termidor SC label: French drains eliminate water at the footing along a foundation perimeter. They are common in hollow block foundation structures to drain water seeping from the exterior perimeter or underneath the foundation. Soil must be dry before applying to sites with French drains. DO NOT rod through the slab any closer than 24 inches to the French drain to prevent Termidor SC finished dilution seepage and/or damage to the drain or the tiles. DO NOT apply Termidor SC within 5 feet of the sump pump pit and pump. To prevent drainage/seepage from the block into the drain, DO NOT drill through hollow block foundations that border the French drain.

    Once French drains have been identified and located, apply a 0.06%, 0.09%, or 0.125% Termidor SC finished dilution as follows:

    1. Unplug the sump pump. Inspect sump pump pit for water. If no water is present, the treatment can be made provided the sump pump remains unplugged, or

    2. if water is in the sump pump pit, unplug the sump pump and remove four cups of water from the sump pump pit. Mark the water level. Wait 10 minutes and check the water level in the sump pump pit again. If the water level has risen, there is too much seepage to perform the treatment at this time. If the water level does not rise, make the treatment provided the sump pump remains unplugged.

    During application, check the sump pump pit every few minutes for the presence of Termidor SC finished dilution. If detected, stop treatment immediately and remove the contents of the sump pump pit before plugging in the sump pump again. Either apply the removed sump pump pit contents to a labeled site or dispose of the removed contents as directed by this label in the Pesticide Disposal section.

    Note: For structures with French drains located adjacent to the outside of the foundation, refer to the Structures with Adjacent Wells/Cisterns and/or Other Water Bodies section of this label.

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  • Asked by Mark from Niceville, Fl
    07/09/2013
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    I treated perimeter with Termidor SC 2 or 3 years ago .06% concentration, when next treatment?
    A
    We are assuming you are asking when you will need to treat again. With Termidor SC, if you did the trench treatment properly around the foundation of your home, it will protect your home and last for at least 10 years in the soil. Retreatment will not need to be done for at least another 8 years. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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