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Todd from Palos Hills, Il writes

When can you plant edible plants in a treated area with Termidor SC?

We had an exterminator do a treatment on our house in the late spring of 2013. Unfortunately, the only place for a decent garden is along the side of the house. When is it ok to plant veggies and fruit? And what is a safe distance away from a treated area?


You should not plant anything edible in the same soil that was treated with Termidor SC. Termidor SC persists in soil for at least 10 years and it is not labeled to be used in places where edible plants will be grown. If you really do want to plant a vegetable garden in an area that was treated with Termidor SC, you will need to remove all of the soil and replace it with untreated soil. You should note though that if the soil is removed and it is in the termite treatment barrier zone you will be left with a hole in your termite barrier. You should keep Termidor treatments at least 10 feet away from any garden. You must keep any edible garden plants far enough away from the soil so that the roots do not enter that area. Please contact the manufacturer BASF for further instruction 800-526-1072.

Answer last updated on: 06/21/2014

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