|Active Ingredient:||Imidacloprid 0.05%|
|Target pests:||Subterranean termites (including Coptotermes, Heterotermes, Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis); Drywood Termites, other wood-destroying insects|
|For use in:||Exposed wooden elements in crawl spaces, basements, or attics, unexposed wooden elements inside wall or other structural voids, exterior wooden elements in decks, fencing, or siding, channels in damaged wood, spaces between wooden elements of a structure, and junctions between wood and foundations.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed|
|Yield:||One 18 oz. can treats 1,000 cubic inches|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, SC, CT|
Premise Foam is a ready-to-use formulation of imidacloprid intended to kill subterranean species of termites and other wood-infesting insects. Premise Foam is ideal for easy application directly from the bottle into voids and spaces between wooden elements where infestations are most common. Once applied, Premise Foam expands to reach hidden or difficult to treat areas, and contacts termites or other insects hidden deep within wall galleries or voids. Because of its active ingredient, imidacloprid, Premise Foam works differently from other termiticides which repel, rather than kill, termites. Termites tunneling or foraging in the spaces treated with Premise Foam will go about their usual activities without being repelled. The exposed termites then remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs. In the meantime, the exposed termites are able to spread the Premise chemical to unexposed termites by physical contact when they feed or groom the other termites, resulting in a domino death effect which wipes out more of the colony. Imidacloprid, the active ingredient in Premise Foam, is the most widely used insecticide in the world with a proven track record of success – less than one percent retreat rate. While Premise Foam is an effective method of controlling subterranean termites within voids and spaces between wooden elements above ground and other areas, it is not intended to be used as your sole source of control. For best results, this product should be used as a supplement to soil-applied termiticide (like Premise 2, or Premise 75WP), or a termite bait system registered as a sole control source.
Premise Foam comes in an 18oz. can with a nozzle connected to a flexible tube/straw, and two plastic tip attachments, shown below:
The longer tip is for foaming in wall voids through drywall, or for other hard-to-reach voids. When accessing a wall void through drywall, it may be necessary to drill a small whole through the drywall first, then insert the tip.
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23 of 24 people found this review helpful:
By P. on May 2, 2011
My house was hit with a swarm of termites in March and started right to work on my kitchen area. I did the usual trench and treatment outside, but it apparently didn't hit some of the the buggers, because just a few kept coming out at night. I discovered they had apparently gotten in and started a nest in the wall inside and I found a small leak where they were getting water. I fixed the leak and drilled several inconspicuous holes and treated the area around the nest and pumped the Premise into the wall. It killed the stragglers within one day! I haven't seen another one yet and believe me I've looked! It was cheap, fast & easy to use. I liked the little adaptors that came with it. The can holds an enormous amount. I highly recommend this to use for any termite infestations in the walls you find, in addition to the usual route. Especially if you want to cut a new infestation off cold like I did. Thanks!!!
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By Charles on June 6, 2011
I was pleased to get the foam to use in all the nooks and crannies in my basement. The foam got to where it was supposed to go and soaked into the wood but I was a little disappointed that it didn't remain as foam. Rather it broke down to a liquid and I expected it to remain a solid as does insulating foam so you would get a physical barrier as well as a chemical one. But I suppose one could apply the Premise and let it dry then caulk with a good standard caulk such as butyl.
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By Daniel on June 12, 2011
Warm weather is allowing dry wood termite colonies to survive Northern California's winters. I noticed a couple of nests in my home. Since much of the nests are concealed and nearly impossible to get to, I ordered a couple of cans of Premise. The termites are supposed to carry enough back to the nests to wipe them out. In some places I drilled 1/4" holes through my drywall so I could shoot the foam between the wall studs and into the ceiling. In case I needed a second application, I did not patch the holes. It has been 6 months since the first application. I've seen no sign that any of the termites survived. Although highly effective, the treatment is short lived. Treated areas can become infested again in a few months. I plan to spray the area with Phantom to keep new colonies from forming.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Premise Foam is foamtastic
By Mark on October 22, 2011
I used the Premise foam in July on my wood beam ceiling. Drilled 1/8" hole, sprayed. No mess. I ordered 3 cans but only used 1/2 of one can. No termite droppings since! Great stuff!!
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Premise Foam Termiticide
By Rustam on August 14, 2011
I bought the Termiticide foam and the Termidor SC. The package arrived ahead of schedule. Todate I have used the Premise Foam Termiticide only, on an exterior wall which had dry wood termites where the wood met up with the concrete base. I drilled pairs of holes just large enough for the spray nozzle to go through at a height of 1 and 2 feet above the base across a six foot width. Possibly went overboard emptying 4 cans into 6 pairs of holes and the gap between the wood and concrete at the bottom. There is no sign of any activity in that area at all after the spraying. The product is incredibly easy to apply. The only thing you have to be cognizant about is that while it foams when you apply it, it is totally invisible as soon as it dries but it is there doing it's job. Years ago I had sprayed a can into an interior wall which had signs of termites and haven't had any problem since. Plan to use the Termidor SC as added insurance around the periphery of the house.
By Keith on August 25, 2014
The small 1/8" nozzle is great for avoiding larger holes in the areas to apply the foam. Makes patching very easy. Only drawback is the foam tended to come out from around the spray button area if there was too much back pressure against the nozzle tip. Since I was drilling into the wall cavities, it was difficult to judge when that might happen; hence, only 4.0-4.5 stars.
By Dennis on June 18, 2014
Even though I don't enjoy termites, at least when I need products to control them your Company is there with great products, service,and value. I also love your online knowledge base, ( ie. library ). I'll be back. thanks
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By Chris on March 31, 2014
As of now I have yet to see any signs of termites in the localized spot. Premise was easy to apply. The hard part was simply patching holes and painting
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By Insect on November 12, 2013
great for spot treatment and hard to get to areas works great kills the little buggers fast
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
excellent, very happy
By Suzette on April 10, 2013
The product worked exactly as advertised. I received it timely and could not be happier with the service and product. Thank you.
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Premise Termiticide review
By R on November 7, 2012
I had winged termites coming out from behind a kitchen cabinet after using an inspection camera I determined termites were in two studs and about a three foot length of the wall top frame. I bought two cans of Premise then drilled small holes into the studs and frame about every two feet to inject the foam. it went in well with very little leaking back out the only problem was one can leaked some at the valve. it has been seven months since treatmant and have had no sign of termites since treatment.
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Premise Foam Termiticide
By Karen on October 8, 2012
Though I gave it all five stars, time really will tell the story as to whether it does the job. It is very easy to use, my husband makes a small hole above the baseboard and using the applicator, puts the foam into the hole, it's expansion covers a pretty good area so we are hoping it is taking care of the termites.
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Premise Foam Termiticide
By Bobbie on September 28, 2012
We just purchased a home and termite inspection revealed a couple of "non-active" trails where a previous leak under the tub was. We decided to do our own treatment. Along with the exterior product, I purchased this foam to treat the interior under the tub. It bame with 2 nozzles- the one that shot a stream was perfect to access areas I could not reach (back behind the tub). It foamed up to cover the area and then dissolved. Great product- I think I got a better job doing it myself than hiring the termite company for over $1000! Your instructions are very thorough and a great confidence builder that I could do it!
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By Craig on September 1, 2012
I had termites in my boat. I tried a store brand from a big box hardware store with no success. Then i bought Premise Foam, so far 6 weeks later and have not seen signs of any termintes remaining in my boat. I would highly recommend this product.
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By FC on June 13, 2012
Made this purchase to combat termite attack on my wood lattice patio cover. As long as you can pin point the termite droppings and drill the hole in the right spot,,the foam will do the job. So far I treated 4 locations and the stuff worked. Can has good amount, foam does not smell bad, and nose tip that comes with the can is helpful.
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December 16, 2009John asked:
QHow long does Premise Foam remain effective when filling voids behind a furred out wall?
Is it only for an immediate solution to eliminate an active termite problem or does it remain effective for a number of years acting as a preventative for future infestations?
APremise Foam is only an immediate solution and is not a wood treatment product that will protect the wood long term. However, we do sell the most popular wood treatment product on the market and it is called Bora-Care. It is meant to treat wood only and once applied it will last and protect the wood forever. It can only be applied to raw, untreated, unpainted wood so you would have to either spray it on a raw piece of wood or inject it through drill holes or the same openings you injected the Premise Foam into.
April 29, 2011Steve asked:
QIs Premise Foam the same as expanding foam?
My house has been treated for termites. I am re-installing a raised wood floor and want to foam the outside skirt with a solid termite foam. I purchased a termite foam at HD and it was "foam" as an application but evaporated. Will this foam be similar to the "expanding foam" type material and form a barrier, somewhat insulating void fill?
APremise foam will work the same way as the foam you purchased else where. 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. We do not carry any type of solid barrier foam products.
August 12, 2010Brett asked:
QCan Premise Foam be applied to an exterior wall that has insulation without expanding and damaging the wall?
I have what appears to be an active termite tube inside the house on an exterior wall. I intend to treat the soil with the trench soaking method. If I treat the location with foam in the wall, I'm concerned the expanding foam will damage the wall by expanding in the wall where there is currently insulation in the wall.
APremise Foam will expand a little bit but it will not damage insulation or your wall. 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. However, if the termite tube is outside and you are going to trench and treat the outside wall, that method alone will take care of the termite problem.
December 16, 2011Dave from Rockville In asked:
QI have a added on family room that was treated by a company for termites.
I have an exterior wall that has damage and I recently noticed the paneling has some damage,the company that treated said their treatment took care of that but for peace of mind I would like to apply the foam.The wall in question is about four feet until it meets the patio door. Would I drill a hole on top and apply, then also one on bottom?
AWhen using Premise Foam for termites, you need to understand that this product is not a wood treatment product. It will not penetrate through wood, so you should not just foam in the wall void. This product needs to touch the termites, and the termites are inside the wood. You need to drill directly into the damaged wood and foam directly into the wood, not the void. This product should be foamed directly into the wood where termite activity exists. The foam will fill the tunnels the termites have eaten away and will affect the termites it comes into contact with and they in turn will pass the product on to other termites they touch before they die.
February 28, 2011James asked:
QDoes Premise Foam damage existing paint?
AWhen used as directed on the product label Premise Foam Termiticide should not have an effect on paint. Since the manufacturer cannot test it on every type of paint, we still recommend that you test it on an inconspicuous area to be sure.
March 5, 2011Kent asked:
QI have a termite problem located on the ceiling of our bathrooms. The ceiling is apparently wet.
Do you have any product that can be injected as powder through a drill hole?
AThere is not a powder that is really good for termites. However, if you know where in the ceiling they are located, then Premise Foam would be a great option. It comes in an easy to use aerosol can and all you need to do is drill holes directly into the area of activity. In addition to treating with Premise Foam, you need to find a way to stop the moisture that is causing the ceiling to feel wet as termites are attracted to areas of moisture. Treating with the foam will not replace a soil treatment for termites around the structure. Please read the article, 'How to Do a Termite Treatment'.
February 11, 2013Chris from Pembroke Pines. Fla asked:
QIf Premise Foam is put on top of an 1/2 inch thick wood would it soak or penetrate the wood?
APremise foam will not soak into or move through wood. Boracare is the only product that will penetrate into unfinished, unstained, unpainted wood.
July 26, 2011Joe asked:
QHow to treat formosan termites in my boat?
I have formosan termites in the cabin of my boat, they are attacking the particle board under the formica, at present I use "suspend SC around the house, will this work and if so how is the best way to administer?
AThe most popular product that we have for treating termites in boats or other areas that are not easy to reach is Premise Foam. You have to drill a hole into the damaged piece of wood and treat it directly. The Premise Foam is considered better for termites because the foam will expand which gets you better coverage area inside the wood. Also, Premise foam is a non-repellent product meaning the termites can pass it around to other termites which Suspend will also not do.
October 10, 2013Seb from Arizona asked:
QDo we apply the foam directly into the source of an indoor mud tube formation?
We discovered a mud tube coming from a small gap in our tile grout, right next to the baseboards. It's practically coming out from the floor. Where do we drill to inject the foam?
April 27, 2013Chris from Pembroke Pines. Fla asked:
QPlease give clear instructions on how to drill into a 4" dividing concrete wall 2 apply premise foam?
I'm replacing my bottom kitchen cabinet that is destroyed by dry wood termites. This wall divides the bath from the kitchen. I've done my exterior with Dominion 2L last month.
A It would be much easier to answer your question in person over the phone as there are some questions I would like to ask you about your situation. Treating for termites is very specific and everyone’s situation is usually a little different. Please feel free to call me at your convenience at 866-581-7378 ext. 303. I am in my office Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm. I look forward to speaking with you.
It would be much easier to answer your question in person over the phone as there are some questions I would like to ask you about your situation. Treating for termites is very specific and everyone’s situation is usually a little different.
Please feel free to call me at your convenience at 866-581-7378 ext. 303. I am in my office Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm. I look forward to speaking with you.
September 4, 2013Tom from Az asked:
QWhere to apply premise foam - subterranean termites
I noticed some termite tubes in my bathroom, in the shower (where the wall meets the ceiling). Should I apply the premise here (as I would have to drill through the shower to apply the material lower). I also have access to the other side of the wall, in the adjacent room to the shower, and can apply it from there but i'm sure there is insulation present in the wall. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks
A To better advise you I need to know if your home is on a slab, or if you have a crawl space or if you are on a basement. The treatment method will vary based on this information. Please email me back with the information, and I can answer the question for you. Thanks,
To better advise you I need to know if your home is on a slab, or if you have a crawl space or if you are on a basement. The treatment method will vary based on this information. Please email me back with the information, and I can answer the question for you.
May 5, 2013David from Carlsbad, Ca. asked:
QCan I get a new Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz. applicator cap and tube assembly?
My can of Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz. is practically new and when I went to use it foam exploded out of a crack at connection between the flexible tube and rigid plastic trigger cap tube. It shot all over my hands arms and clothes. How can I get a replacement cap and hose assembly? Thanks --Dave
AWe actually do not have extra caps and assembly pieces. You can contact the manufacturer Bayer by calling 800-331-2867 and they should be able to help you get the pieces you need.
November 13, 2013Yufeng from San Jose, Ca asked:
QHow long does it take Premise foam to control termites?
There are termite mud tubes on the baseboard of our laundry room. I applied 3 cans of Premise foam though drilled holes to the drywalls and stubs. It has been a week, but I still see termite activities in the mud tubes. I plan to replace the baseboard and the quarter round. Should I apply more Premise foam or just wait?
AIt sounds like you may be dealing with subterranean termites. If this is the case, 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.