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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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Louis from Montross, Virginia asked:

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I have a fine powder and winged insects on my window sills
I believe I have an infestation of either carpenter ants or drywood termites. Do I need a professional? What is the procedure to do it myself? Is CS Demand the right product to use?
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You can treat this infestation yourself using a product such as Termidor Foam. You will need to drill into the infested area and apply the foam. Termidor FOAM expands rapidly creating a dry foam that can be applied in the voids, harborages, galleries, and nests where insects are found. The foam generated has an expansion ratio of 30:1. In about 5 seconds 1 oz. of product becomes approximately 1 quart of foam.

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mark from phoenix asked:

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foaming in walls
yes i just did a termidor perimeter treatment found one live tube on stem-wall i'm worried about whats going on inside my interior walls if there's cracks in foundation haven't seen anything in here should i make a preemptive strike i saw where the foam only lasts 6 weeks but i don't see why it should degrade in wall with no rain or moisture on it. i had pro,s shoot premise in around water lines about five years ago but i was thinking maybe i should have more coverage thank-you mark greenland
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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. This bonding makes the active ingredient last for many years vs several weeks. Premise does only give you about 5 years of coverage.

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Matt from Surprise, Arizona asked:

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If I see a termite tube should I shoot Termidor FOAM there or find the studs and drill a new centered hole
found termite tubes in a closet in the center of a one story slab house.
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You want to inject the Termidor foam into the studs. You 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.

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Rhonda from Kansas City, MO asked:

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Can the Termidor Foam be injected into the holes in a live tree for carpenter ants?
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Termidor Foam will treat for carpenter ants if injected into the bored holes. However, since you are treating a live tree we recommend using Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. We have had lots of customers use this product in live trees with carpenter ants and have had much success.

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John from Tucson, AZ asked:

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Does the Termidor Foam come with the required actuator?
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Yes, the Termidor Foam comes with all parts (including actuator) required to operate and foam into any void where there is an active infestation. No other parts are required to be purchased in order to utilize this product.

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