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Ruben writes,

I found a black widow on my kids wooden swing set, will Termidor SC work on wood as a treatment?

I use it on the perimeter of my house. I found a black widow with eggs in a hole on the frame of my kids wooden swing set (pre-drilled holes). Iíve taken care of the spider and eggs. The holes are big enough for spiders but small enough that the spiderís body touches the sides of the hole. If I apply Termidor SC inside the holes as a preventive measure, will the product stick to the wood? Will it work just like it does on the foundation of my home, and would the spray (residue) on the wood kill the spiders?


Termidor SC is labeled for black widow spiders specifically but it cannot be used on play equipment. Termidor SC can only be used on or immediately around the foundation of a structure. We do not recommend using any type of insecticide on the play equipment. We do recommend sealing the holes so that spiders cannot nest there. You can treat the areas around the play equipment with a product such as Talstar P to keep crawling insects from making the play-set their home. Knock down any spider web as soon as you see them to discourage spiders from nesting in unwanted areas.

Answer last updated on: 08/11/2010

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