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Nadeem writes,
07/23/2011:

Coverage Rate for Ant Control with Termidor?

For termite control the information mentions that one bottle will provide about 60 linear feet of coverage. But it does not say how much coverage will be provided for doing perimeter spraying for Ant Control. If Ant control also takes 4 bottles for average sized houses, this product will actually come out more expensive than professional services.

Answer:

Termite treatment is completely different than ant control.  Since termites enter the house from underground, Termidor has to be applied into the ground by digging trenches and applying at the rate of 4 gallons per 10 feet.  It is a lot of work and this is why termite companies charge over $1000 or more to treat a house.  When treating for ants, you only have to spray around the perimeter of the house like any other pest control spray using a hand pump sprayer.  One bottle of Termidor will make 25 gallons.  You usually only need 1 or 2 gallons to treat the outside perimeter of your home every 3 to 4 months.  So 1 bottle of Termidor will easily last you  for 2 years worth of treating....much less than a professional service for 2 years.  You mix .8 ounces per gallon of water (there is a convenient measuring device built into the bottle for easy measuring) and spray around the foundation of your home 1 foot up onto the foundation and 1 foot out onto the ground.  One application typically lasts for 3 to 4 months.  Simple as that.

Answer last updated on: 07/23/2011

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