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Will from San Dimas, Ca writes,
03/25/2015:

Cannot send to CA. So what should i use?

I live in CA where the Termidor Foam cannot be sold. So can I use Termidor sc instead? What do I use to inject and where do I inject the liquid SC into the wall? Will it work just as well as the foam if used correctly?

Answer:

An alternative termiticide foam that is able to be shipped to California is Premise Foam. Whenever you are treating termites, you should treat them directly by drilling a hole through the Sheetrock and into the stud or wood they are in. It will expand and fill the void so that it can contact all surfaces and then evaporate leaving behind a residual that will last several weeks. Using Termidor SC as the liquid, you would apply the same way, it would just be a liquid and not a foam. 

Depending on the type of termites you are treating for will be a big factor as well. Take a look at our Termite Control Page to help identify if you have Drywood, Dampwood or Subterranean Termites.

If you are treating for Subterranean termites you will most likely not be able to eliminate the population with just a foam in the walls as they are coming from the soil under and outside your home. Even if you could eliminate the entire population with the Premise Foam. It normally takes a full 90 days to see an entire colony destroyed and no more signs of activity. We highly recommend you look over our article and videos on "How To Do A Termite Treatment" to see how you should accurately be eliminating the termites and properly protecting your home from any future infestations. The method described in that article is going to save you time and money in the long run. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Answer last updated on: 03/25/2015

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