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Victor from Chandler, AZ asked:

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What is the difference between Termidor Foam & Premise Foam? Which one is more effective to kill termites?
What is the difference between Termidor Foam & Premise Foam? Which one is more effective to kill termites behind the wall? I have termites all over my house behind the wall, and want the effective foam to kill the little them.
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Termidor Foam and Premise Foam have two different active ingredients. 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. Termites who contact Termidor Foam transfer it to every other termite they in turn contact, in a unique process called the "Transfer Effect." And because Termidor is engineered to be slow-acting, termites have ample time to spread it throughout their entire termite population.

They are both effective products that will work to combat termites if you are treating the area directly.


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Mitch from Mesa Az. asked:

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TERMIDOR FOAM
How many feet will a can of termidor foam treat in a 2x6 wall
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Termidor Foam will equal to 20 quarts of solution. You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, 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. It 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. If you know where an active infestation is, you should indeed direct treat with the Termidor Foam. The foam will only last for about 6 weeks because it is not bonding with soil molecules. 

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Teresa from Austin, asked:

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Is it best to spray foam at ceiling line or floor level?
Termites entered back room thru ceiling. Home was spot treated by a professional. While doing cleanup, I noticed tiny pin holes in two walls in the room and a portion of the ceiling. I sealed the wall and painted. I've noticed a few pin holes near the ceiling on one wall. I've ordered some Termidor foam. The professional drilled holes at the floor. Is a good idea for me to spray the foam thru holes drilled near the ceiling line?
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We recommend that you drill directly into the stud 6in from floor and 6in from ceiling and inject the Termidor Foam into the holes. Each application will last for 6 weeks.

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Guy from United States asked:

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How do you treat a Florida carpenter ant (bull ant) that is not wood destroying?
I have Florida carpenter ants nesting in voids where my patio roof meets the main roof of my house. These ants are winged males coming out in the evening at dusk. I killed as many as I could see with Raid Ant and Roach killer, but I am sure that the nests are alive and well deep in the voids. I looked them up on the web and these ants do not destroy hard wood and prefer voids in structures or soft wood. What can I treat them with?
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If you can get to the voids where you know the ants are nesting and trailing you could use a product like Termidor Foam to expand and reach as much of the nest as possible. Once the foam dissipates it will dry and leave behind a residual for a few weeks to transfer from one ant to the next to eliminate the entire colony in the home. After eliminating the colony you will want to try and seal up as many entry points for the ants as possible for the next year.

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Max asked:

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What is the smallest injector tip provided with Termidor foam?
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There is only one injection tip that comes with Termidor Foam. The tip of the Termidor Foam is about 13 mm in length and 1 mm hole size. The hole size that the product should be applied in is 1/8" - 1/4". The holes should be drilled between 8-10 inches apart.


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suresh from chennai, India asked:

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I have found termite tubes in my wardrobe closet. How do I treat this with Termidor foam?
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When performing a spot treatment behind a wall it is very important to drill directly into the affected stud and foam into the termite galleries as well as the void on either side of the stud. You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, 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. Foam is preferred because it has the ability to expand and travel deep into the termite galleries, cracks and crevices, and wall void much better, which does provide better coverage than liquids.

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Randy from Palm Harbor , Florida asked:

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Once I eject the foam but don't use the entire can how long is Termidor Foam good for?
Shelf Life Termidor Foam after initial use . What do you do for clean up of the nozzle and hose
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Termidor Foam should have a shelf life of about 1-2 years. The nozzle and hose should just be rinsed with water after use.

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Alex from United States asked:

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Termidor Foam is it expanding like a sealing foam or is it an expanding foam that fills...
a hole and then dissipates after it fully expands
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Termidor Foam is an expanding foam that will start to disspate after if fully expands and will leave behind a residual that will continue to kill termites for about 6 weeks following the application.

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Art asked:

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Termidor FOAM contact with skin
some of the foam touch my forearm and I was not able to wash it completely off for about 10 minutes. I dont see anything on the label about how to treat the area. I washed with soap and water for about 15 minutes per the Termidor SC label.
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Yes, as long as you were able to rinse the area Termidor foam touched with soap and water for 15 minutes, there should be no harm. If you are still concerned please contact BASF 800-526-1072.

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Linda from Lodi, CA asked:

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Need an indoor localized spot treatment product for Drywood Termites.
I live in California and wanted to get the Termidore Foam for a local indoor treatment of Drywood termites. You apparently don't sell this to California. What would you recommend?
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The Alpine Ant and Termite Foam would be a fantastic option to perform spot treatments and it is for sale to California residents. Alpine Ant and Termite Foam comes from a new line of Reduced Risk Non-Repellent products which means effective pest control with a safer active ingredient. 

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John from Garden Grove, CA asked:

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Does Termidor foam work for ground holes?
I have subterranean termites around the kitchen sink. I drilled 2 ground holes near it, reaching the soil. Would using the foam work or should I use the liquid one instead?
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If you have drilled into the soil and are treating the soil under the slab then it is best to use Termidor SC. When you use Termidor SC in soil, it will last atleast 10 years.

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joseph from brunswick georgia 31525 asked:

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Drilling 2x4 wood stud to treat for termites. What size hole do I need and what product will I need
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To treat wood studs, you want to drill a 3/8 to 1/2  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. It 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. If you know where an active infestation is, you should indeed direct treat with the Termidor Foam. The foam will only last for about 6 weeks because it is not bonding with soil molecules. An outside trench will need to be performed also. Please click on the article on how to perform your own termite treatment for additional information and tips.

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Robert from Tustin, CA asked:

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Termidor Foam vs Termidor SC?
What is the advantage of the foam vs the liquid termidor? Wouldn't spraying liquid termidor into a wall void at the top of the wall be essentially the same? If not better? Liquid termidor has a 6 month residual. Foam supposedly is good for only a few weeks. If you insert a spray nozzle into your wall and pull the trigger, all that liquid will saturate the wall and drip down covering the studs, insulation, drywall, whatever.... In fact I would think that liquid would be able to penetrate cracks and crevices better than any expanding foam.... So the drywall gets wet, big deal it will dry ... What say you?
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Termidor Foam is the preferred option over Termidor SC when treating an active infestation of termites behind a wall. When performing a spot treatment behind a wall it is very important to drill directly into the affected stud and foam into the termite galleries as well as the void on either side of the stud. You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, 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. Foam is preferred because it has the ability to expand and travel deep into the termite galleries, cracks and crevices, and wall void much better, which does provide better coverage than liquids. 

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Eugene from Coalinga Ca asked:

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How can I kill termites in one wall.
I have dry wood termites in one short wall in my home. Can I kill them myself.
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You can kill the termites yourself! The easiest and most efficient way would be to use Termidor Foam.

If there is no insulation in the wall then there's not many reasons for them to be in that wall void as the insulation would provide an area to nest. 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 wall 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 Termidor 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. f

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Ralph from cInti, OH asked:

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Tips please for use of foam in an exterior lower level (walk-out) insulated wall that is insulated
Detected active termites upon removal of baseboard; which had been damaged. Upon removal found active termites and damage to inside of baseboard and some to exterior of drywall behind it.
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If you have drywood termites, you should drill holes into the galleries and inject a product like Termidor Foam to eliminate the colony. You will only be injecting the foam into the studs and around where the activity is, not filling the entire wall void.

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Carolyn from Largo, FLA asked:

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What product would I use for indoor application under concrete floor?
We are moving the sink from the wall side of the kitchen to the island side and have to dig a trench in the concrete floor for the plumbing. We have to treat the trench for termites before we replace the concrete (with 6x6 #10 wire mesh and a vapor barrier). Not sure which Termidor to use. The trench will only be at most 8 ft long, maybe 6 inches wide...? That's a guess though.
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Termidor SC should be applied in a 6" by 6" trench directly around the exterior of the structure. It is not applied indoors. It is labeled for outdoor use only. Termidor Foam can be used indoors for a spot treatment that will kill existing termites but will only provide up to 6 weeks of treatment and does not replace the exterior trench treatment. Please contact us at 866.581.7378 for more information on treating for termites.

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Donna from Tampa, FL asked:

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Can I use the Termidor Foam inside on baseboards?
In a small area around the baseboard at my French doors I see saw dust every day. I would like to spot treat the areas where I see the saw dust.
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You can use the Termidor Foam by injecting it into the baseboard and applying behind the baseboard. You should not just apply to the exterior of the baseboard as the foam will not soak into the wood and the termites would go untreated.

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Curt from Knoxville, TN asked:

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For injecting thru baseboard into wall voids, what size hole is best? Is it better to take the black tip off
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Termidor Foam should be applied into approximately a 1/8" - 1/4" hole dispersed through the black tip on the injection tube of the can. Please let us know if you need anything else. 866.581.7378

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Woody from Franklinville, NJ asked:

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How to treat garage studs that are directly on concrete
I had to replace garage wall - Though it was water. But I now know its termites. The walls are covered with drywall - I noticed what looked like little piles of sawdust . Cut out squares on side of studs - I found a tunnel. I have been putting termite and carpenter bee spray from HD in there. It stopped - but they keep coming back. The wall is on garage blocks - treated bottom plate - then reg. wood. Wished we used all treated wood. So what can I spray into the studs ?
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You mentioned finding sawdust but you did not mention finding mud tunnels. Do you know if you have subterannean termites or drywood termites?

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Simon from Plano, Texas asked:

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How much Termidor Foam should I spray into the space between each stud? How high up the wall do I inject?
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You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, 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. It 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. If you know where an active infestation is, you should indeed direct treat with the Termidor Foam. The foam will only last for about 6 weeks because it is not bonding with soil molecules. An outside trench will need to be performed also. Please click on the article on how to perform your own termite treatment for additional information and tips.

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