Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz.

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Premise Foam is a ready-to-use formulation of imidacloprid intended to kill subterranean species of termites and other wood-infesting insects.† Premise foam comes with two tips that both measure 1/8 inch.† One is a cone type tip and the other is an extension tip.† Scroll down to bottom of page to see a picture of the tips.

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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  • 33 of 34 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great product!!!
    By P. in Houston, TX on 05/02/2011
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    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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  • 23 of 23 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Very Effective
    By Daniel on 06/12/2011
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    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.

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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Premise Foam is foamtastic
    By Mark in San Diego, CA on 10/22/2011
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    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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  • 18 of 35 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Premise Foam
    By Charles in Hagerstown, MD on 06/06/2011
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    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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  • 16 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Premise Foam Termiticide
    By Rustam in Sunnyvale, CA on 08/14/2011

    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.

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  • 1 of 5 stars  Foam termiticide
    By John in San Diego CA on 09/29/2017

    Product showed up but turns out this product is not what you want for spot treatment that needs to be injected

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  • 5 of 5 stars  good product
    By Dave in indiana on 04/03/2017

    very useful tool for termite & pest control and treating wall cavities. seems to be way overpriced though.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  drywoood termites
    By Wayne in Boca Raton, Fla on 12/01/2016

    Great product. Easy application. Effective.

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  If you must Do It Yourself, this product is the best!
    By Lorraine in Dallas, TX on 04/25/2015

    There are some helpful videos on You Tube to get you started, so don't be afraid. It immediately stopped all indoor signs of termites, so now I'm going to find the right solution for the outside of my home.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Premise Foam Termiticde
    By John in Las Cruces, NM on 02/23/2015
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    When you need to get into a closed space such as behind the drywall and between the studs what better way than w/a foam. Premise Foam ex- pands 30-1 which place it in contact with all surfaces and then a few minutes time it has desolved back to a liquid covering all surfaces. I liked the tip which has a long nose and only re- quires a 1/8th hole in the drywall.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Good Products, Service & Price
    By Vance in Fullerton on 12/07/2014
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    I have now ordered several products and find the service to be Very Good. My last shipment got hung up at UPS and they had UPS send me an E-Mail explaining their delay. This was only a couple of days, but great follow-up from DMOPC. As for the Termiticide I like the way it applies as a foam that I inject into the walls. I also find that a can goes farther than I expected. As for the company I have recommended them to my friends and will continue buy from them.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Premice Foam
    By Alex in Maurice, la on 10/27/2014
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    I used the foam on a termite infestation in the ceiling of my Gallery, colony was destroyed. No more termites in the treated area. Happy camper!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Convenient applicator
    By Keith in Las Vegas, NV on 08/25/2014
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    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.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great Service
    By Dennis in LaQuinta, Calif. on 06/18/2014
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    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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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Premise foam
    By Chris in Corona, CA on 03/31/2014
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    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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12/16/2009 John

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.

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04/29/2011 Steve

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.

11 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
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12/16/2011 Dave from Rockville In

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.

9 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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08/12/2010 Brett

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.

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02/28/2011 James

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.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

01/30/2017 Susan from Tempe

QWill spraying Premise foam into a hole in the ceiling made by termites be effective?
We have had 3 termite inspections and none have gone into the attic as is a pain to get into from an outside entry. But, the only evidence of termite activity has been a mudtube from the ceiling. Knocked down once, and reformed 2 weeks later. Knocked down and not returned-understand the termites may have gone somewhere else. What's the best way to attack them? One company plans to spray Premise foam, another has mentioned BoraCare. Help!!! Thanks!!!


Premise Foam can be used to treat an active termite colony directly and works great for spot treatment. If you have seen or are seeing mud tubes, that is a sign that you are dealing with subterranean termites, which have the main portion of their nest underground and can form large colonies. The most effective way to fully treat for subterranean termites is by trenching around the exterior of the structure and applying a mixed solution of termiticide and water along the trench. Taurus SC would be a good option for this treatment method.† It uses the non repellent active ingredient Fipronil and can last for up to 10 years in the soil.

Boracare can be used on only raw/untreated wood and works great for pre construction, preventative, and curative wood applications. This will protect and treat the current wood but will not transfer throughout a termite colony which is the only way to completely eradicate it. Please take a look at our Subterranean Termite Guide for instructions and video tutorials.†

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12/11/2016 Alan from Los Altos, Ca

QCan Premise Foam Termiticide be used to do live infestation treatments?
I have installed subterranean termite bait stations around my house. In my crawl space under the house I can see the point of entry and the mud tubes moving along the wood beams and into cracks between boards of the subfloor. What is the best way to eradicate this live infestation? I have a can of Premise foam and some Bifenthrin, but I am not sure what the best approach should be. Your recommendation? I can buy additional products as needed (California restrictions).


Premise Foam Termiticide is a great product to use for spot treatments along wood beams and cracks and crevices between subflooring for a current live termite infestation. While bait stations are a good option for treatment from the outside they do not provide continuous barrier treatment. We would recommend a product like Taurus SC Termiticide as a trenching application around the entire structure to provide the best barrier treatment going forward against future termite activity.

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10/27/2016 Don from Menlo Park, Ca

QWhat company manufactures the Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz. bottle?


The Manufacturer for the†Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 Bayer.†

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08/26/2016 Elizabeth from Miami, Fl

QIs Premise Foam good for long term prevention of termites once sprayed to attic and crawl space wood?


Premise Foam Termiticide - 18 oz.†would only be used to directly treat an active infestation of termites by drilling directly into the wood they are infesting and foaming the gallery. †To get protection from future infestations you would need to use something like Boracare, which will penetrate into the wood and last for the life of the wood.

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03/30/2015 Phillip from Mt Juliet Tenn

QI'm going to be treating exterior walls, how many studs will one can of Premise Foam treat?
Need to know how many cans I need.

ATo determine how many cans you will need you will need to know the cubic feet of the area you are trying to foam.  One of Premise Foam 18 oz. can treats 1,000 cubic inches.

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03/09/2015 Joe from Atlanta, Ga

QIs Premise Foam made in the USA?

AYes, per the manufacturer, Premise Foam as well as all other Bayer Advanced products are made in various location across the U.S.

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08/29/2014 Tiffany from Irvine, Ca

QWhat can I purchase for dry wood termites for CA?
I want to purchase termidor foam for the dry wood termites observed for my wood cabinets. However, the website says this product can not be shipped/sold to California. What other product options do I have?

APremise Foam would be a great option for you. Premise Foam is a ready-to-use formulation of imidacloprid intended to kill subterranean species of termites and other wood-infesting insects. 

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11/13/2013 Yufeng from San Jose, Ca

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.

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10/10/2013 Seb from Arizona

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?


You want to inject the Premise foam into the studs of the wall by the baseboards. You may also want to perfom a perimeter trenching around the stucture and apply a termiticide like Termidor SC. Please review our article Do It Yourself Termite Control.
They may travel behind the wall voids but the main nest will not be behind it. They will most likely be using the studs as a food source and traveling up the sides of the studs. You will not foam the entire void, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. If you are seeing them along the baseboard areas, drill holes every 8-10 inches apart across the area between studs, about an inch or 2 above the baseboard. Use the same injection rate for each hole and let dry. The foam has some residual for about a month after it dissipates so if any are missed in the initial application the rest of the colony should be affected.

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09/04/2013 Tom from Az

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


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.



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