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Taurus SC Termiticide

Taurus SC with 9.1% Fipronil (the same amount of a.i. as the popular Termidor SC) provides best-in-class control of termites, ants and a wide variety of other insect pests including spiders, roaches, ticks and many more. Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide that is undetectable to target pests, allowing them touch, ingest and spread the insecticide throughout the entire colony. For termites, Taurus SC will eliminate termite colonies in less than 90 days on average, and ant infestations can be controlled in just a few weeks.

Taurus SC is labeled for OUTDOOR USE ONLY.  The only exception is for indoor spot treatments inside wall voids for termites.
Please follow all label directions carefully before use.

* Taurus is not labeled for use directly on pets




How Taurus SC Works

Taurus SC Termiticide contains the same active ingredient as the popular Termidor SC, the non-repellent Fipronil. Fipronil belongs to the phenylpyrazole family of insecticides, acting primarily as a GABA inhibitor, attacking the central nervous system of target pests. Fipronil is extremely effective, yet it works slowly enough on target insect pests to take advantage of the natural food-sharing habits of social insects, particularly termites and ants. This means that the fipronil in Taurus SC spreads throughout the entire colony, killing not just those insects that come in contact with the direct spray or residual, but all the others they contact, resulting in colony elimination.

Target Pests

Subterranean termites, ants, cockroaches, occasional perimeter invaders

PESTS CONTROLLED: Ants (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief), Asian lady beetles, darkling beetles, Australian cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, smoky brown cockroaches, Black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, cellar spiders, hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, Pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster flies, European earwigs, House crickets, Millipedes, Paper wasps (NOT a knockdown agent), Silverfish, Yellow jackets, Subterranean termites (including Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis, Heterotermes, Coptotermes)

Target Uses

Taurus SC is a generic version of Termidor SC, the termiticide most widely used by professional pest control companies. Taurus SC is designed for the prevention and treatment of termite infestations, and it can be applied either pre-construction or post-construction. Taurus SC is also labeled for the outdoor perimeter control of many common invaders, most effectively for ants. Because of its efficacy and longevity, termite treatments with Taurus SC may last up to 10 years, and outdoor perimeter treatments only need to be applied twice per year. Taurus SC may also be used in structural wall voids to treat active subterranean termite and ant infestations. Taurus SC is not for general indoor use.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Fipronil 9.1%

Taurus SC Application Instructions

Always read the product label completely before use.

Outside Barrier Treatment:

The main use for Taurus SC is for protection against subterranean termite infestations. To accomplish this, an outside barrier treatment is made in the ground around the foundation of the home that will protect against termites for up to 10 years or more.

First, you will need to dig a 6 inches deep x 6 inches wide trench around the outside foundation wall of the home. Next, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 4 mixed gallons per every 10 lineal feet of trench. It is best to use a 5 gallon bucket and mark off the 4 gallon line, then mix 4 gallons of Taurus SC at a time and pour it in the trench. Allow the solution to soak into the soil and then replace the back-fill, making sure that the back-fill is soaked with Taurus SC as well. When you are done, you should have one contiguous in-ground barrier of Taurus SC all the way around the home.

Treating across slabs of concrete touching the house (such as a back patio or front porch) can be accomplished by using a hammer drill with a 1/2-inch drill bit. Holes are drilled through the concrete approximately 3-4 inches out from the house and every 12 inches across the concrete slab. Please see the product label for more information.

For more information please see the article: How to do a Termite Treatment.

Each 20 oz. bottle of concentrate yields 25 gallons of finished solution. Each 78 oz. bottle of concentrate yields 97 gallons of finished solution.

Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Ratios for Taurus SC

  • 0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.06% a.i. – most applications, ground termite treatments, ant or other perimeter pest control.
  • 1.2 fl. oz. (35 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.09% a.i. – may be used for active infestations or severe termite pressure.
  • 1.6 oz. (47 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.125% a.i. – areas of dense soil that will not accept a rate of 4 gal. per 10 linear feet; only use 2 gal. per 10 linear feet per foot of depth.
  • Apply at a rate of 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet for perimeter termite applications.
  • Apply at a rate of 1-1.5 gallon(s) of finished solution per 10 square feet of horizontal ground that will be under concrete slabs (pre-construction).
  • For perimeter pest treatments (ants, etc.), apply 2 quarts of 0.06% spray per 160 lineal feet.

Taurus SC is for use in the following areas:

Outside surfaces and along foundation of Residential, institutional, commercial and industrial buildings and utility enclosures; wall voids of listed structures; NOT for indoor use; for pre-construction and post-construction treatment for termites, including concrete structures such as patios, porches, sidewalks and foundation slabs; concrete slab (including monolithic, floating and supported concrete slabs) on ground or in basements; hollow block foundations or voids in masonry; structures with French drains and sump pumps; basement structures; crawl spaces; around bath traps and shower drains; posts, poles, and wood landscape ornamentation

Indoors

Taurus SC is not for Indoor use. The only permitted use indoors is for active ant or termite infestations in wall voids only.

Treating Live Termite Infestations above ground:

To control Aerial termite colonies or Drywood Termites, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply to infested wooden members or voids. To treat inaccessible areas (for example, if the termite infestation is behind dry wall), drill and inject Taurus SC into the damaged wood of void spaces with a crack and crevice injector. Foam applications can also be made into void spaces.

Outdoors

Termite Control – See general directions above. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more details.

How to Use Taurus SC for Ant Control:

For outdoor control of Ants and other perimeter pests, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply using a hand-pump sprayer around the outside of the home, spraying 1 foot up the side of the house and 1 foot out from the house, all the way around the home. Also spray around any exterior openings where pests may enter such as doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house. This application should be made only twice per year, in the Spring and Fall. Taurus SC works well enough that only 2 applications per year are needed for effective control.

Also be careful to prune away vegetation including shrubs and tree branches that may be touching the side of the house. This will keep pests from using shrubs and tree branches to bypass the protective barrier you sprayed.

Taurus SC Termiticide Features

  • The same amount of Fipronil as Termidor SC for less.
  • Easier, faster, and more effective than termite bait stations.
  • Foam applications may be made in voids for above ground termite infestations.
  • Water-based suspension.
  • Broad labeling for control of perimeter pests.
  • Convenient tip-and-pour bottle eliminates the need for other measuring equipment.

Extra Tips

  • Do not make applications when precipitation is occurring.
  • Do not treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen.
  • Do not apply Taurus SC in any way that may contaminate a water source or within 5 feet of a well or cistern. Treatment within 5-10 feet of wells or cisterns must be done by backfill method only (removing the dirt to be treated and replacing it after it has been treated elsewhere or in a container such as a wheelbarrow).
  • Do not treat edible vegetation or treat within one foot out from the drip line of edible plants.
  • Do not exceed 2 applications per year for perimeter pests.
  • Do not apply to pet quarters or to playground equipment.

Compare to: Termidor SC

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  • 44 of 47 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  ANTS
    By Fran in Sunrise Beach, Mo on 08/21/2011
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    IT WORKS!!! Three days after the perimeter of my house was sprayed, no more ants! In twelve years Taurus SC is the only thing that has even touched the ant problem. Now they're gone!

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  • 42 of 43 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC
    By Wally in Holland, MI USA on 06/12/2012

    Taurus is a non-repelling insecticide. Following the directions for termite treatment I trenched at the perimeter of my home, sprayed and put the dirt back in. The product works great. It has been two years since I treated my property. So far no signs of harm to good insects because my flowering trees and plants are pollinating just fine. I have recommended this product to my homeowner's association.

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  • 32 of 35 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent product
    By Tim in Tallahassee, FL on 11/07/2011

    This product is very handy to use with the squeezable pre-measured dispenser with separate cap. It allows the user to measure small amounts to apply in tight spaces when a watering can is used and only one or two gallons are needed at a time. Complete instructions are attached to the bottle so you always have them handy for reference. The same stuff the professionals use at a fraction of the cost!

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  • 27 of 29 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  DIY Tremite control
    By Zachary in Ocala, Florida on 03/20/2012

    Easy to use,much cheaper than hiring a service. I treated my entire home and barn. Goodbye ants and termites.

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  • 23 of 26 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Outstanding
    By Jim in cabot, ar on 05/23/2012
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    The termidor brand really works, so I hope this will to. I spray around three different houses every three months and never have ants. Before, I had them all the time no matter what I sprayed with.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC
    By Sandra in Orange, Texas on 12/03/2016

    We used the product to get rid of the termites that showed up in the wall of the back shed. Since putting it out we have been watching the area and have not seen any more termites. We also used the remainder of the product to do a treatment around our house so that they wouldn't go from the shed to the house.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Great Prices
    By Craig in Toccoa, GA on 12/03/2016

    Product worked well for us, good instructions, however glad we bought the large bottle as we needed more than I thought.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Texas
    By Woody in Rosharon on 11/29/2016

    Works great

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great service
    By Alan in Easley on 11/28/2016

    Helpful service and fast shipping. Taurus SC is the best pest control product Ive ever used.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Man oh man!
    By Wall-e in Lakewood, CA on 11/28/2016

    I've tried all the store brands insecticide but this one beats them all! Spray this to the ant colony within 1 day all ants are out/dead...they usually comeback in a few days if I used the store brand but this one takes the cake!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Termite treatment
    By Gerald in Paradise Valley on 11/27/2016

    You couldn't ask for a better product for maintenance and removal of termites ( Taurus SC ), price is right plus easy to do, I highly recommend this product and domyownpestcontrol... Thanks for great price and product...Jerry...

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works as expected
    By Ruben in Orange, CA on 11/18/2016

    Great product. We deal with a lot of brown and black widows... too many actually. I sprayed this product 2 weeks ago and since then I have not seen a single spider web anywhere near my premises or any spiders wondering around for that matter. It also did a great job with the aunt and crickets... found a bunch of crickets laying dead within 24 hours of spraying

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC
    By Timothy in Chandler, Arizona on 11/16/2016

    Well folks, this isn't my first time using Taurus SC. This is a quality product that I have trusted for years and I would recommend it over its higher priced competitor.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC 78 Oz. New Bottle Design
    By Eugene in Texas on 11/15/2016

    Taurus SC has always been an excellent product for treating termites, however, the new design of the 78 oz. bottle makes it much easier to use. With the old bottle, you had to squeeze the bottle to force the required amount of product up a tube and into the measuring chamber. Now you merely tip the bottle to fill the measuring chamber. This improvement may not seem to be important, but squeezing the old bottle became increasingly difficult as you got near the bottom of the bottle. Now I can say that I have no reservations about recommending Taurus SC in the 78 oz. bottle.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  taurus 78 oz.
    By William in Spring on 11/15/2016

    A good price for the product. Serious savings over the competition's product. I received the shipment in just a few days after purchase and I am highly satisfied with dealing with Do My Own Pest Control.

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11/02/2011 Mike from Reno, Nevada

QWhat is the difference between Taurus SC and Termidor SC?

ATaurus SC is the generic version of Termidor SC. They both share the same active ingredient at the same concentration and pretty much the same label. The main difference is the manufacturer.

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02/02/2012 Rob from Tucson, Az

QCan public/DIY users buy any size volume containers of Taurus?
You note that Termidor only allows 20oz bottles to be sold to DIYers; does the generic Taurus have any limitations on sales?

ANo, Taurus does not have any restrictions.  Homeowners can buy both the 20 oz. bottles and the 78 oz. bottles.

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11/29/2014 Mandi from Peoria

QCan I use Gravel/crushed rock for the backfill after treatment?
After digging the trench and treating the whole house for termites can i use crushed rock/gravel foe the backfill? For ease of future treatments instead of digging the trench again in 5-10 years couldn't we just pour through the gravel?

AYou do not want to use grave/crushed rock as your backfill after a termite treatment. Termidor does not bond to rock, it bonds to soil, so if you fill in the trench with gravel, the termidor will not stick to it and it will leave you with a 6x6 area of completely unprotected surface that the termites could pass through to get directly to your home. We understand that the digging of the trench is a pain, but it must be done each time and it must be backfilled with dirt, and the dirt that is backfilled must be treated as well if you want your home properly and completely protected. 

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08/25/2013 Trina from Lahoma, Ok

QHow many gallons will one container of Taurus make. Please list both the 20 oz and the 78oz?

AThe 20 oz. bottle of Taurus SC will make 25 gallons of finished solution.
The 78 oz. bottle will make 100 gallons of finished solution.

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04/08/2013 Kathy from Houston, Tx

QIs Taurus SC as effective on termites as it is on ants?
I just came across termites in the garage which is connected to the house. I NEED to know that this product will absolutely lambaste these critters!!! I've read rave reviews about ants...can I look for the same with termites? HELP, PLEASE!!!!

AFipronil, the active ingredient in Taurus, is known to be the best product on the market for termite control. Be sure to read the product label to make sure you are doing the treatment correctly. Our instructions, How to do a Termite Treatment can also be very helpful for homeowners.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

05/29/2016 Gail

QCan I first spray Roundup or another herbicide around the perimeter of my house then spray Taurus SC?

A

You will want to give adequate time for the herbicide to dry and absorb into the plants you are treating with it before using another product over top. This will help to make sure there are no compatibility issues between the two products as well as to ensure the insecticide application does not wash away any of the Roundup you applied. Taurus SC should be applied only to the ground 1 foot out from the foundation and 1 foot up onto the structure.

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05/24/2016 Jason from Ma

QCan I use Taurus SC on Carpenter Bees?

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Taurus SC would kill a carpenter bee but it is only labeled to be applied 1 ft up and 1 ft out around the perimeter of the structure. Please see our Carpenter Bee Kit.

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05/19/2016 John from Cleveland, Ohio

QWill the Taurus SC work if I have Formosan termites?
Yesterday i discorvered dirt coming out of my basement wall i had just painted. Stuck to the wall was the mud tunnel filled with small termite larvae. Maybe just small termites i don't know for sure? I think they maybe in the wood doorway frame. Does the wood have to get cut and removed or will the taurus sc kill the termite colony and my doorway is safe? They could be formosan termites or subterranean, i am not sure. Its an old house almost 90 years and the walls in that area get damp if it rains hard

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Yes, Taurus SC is labeled for Formosan termites. It is recommended that you do a trench treatment around the structure. If you have seen activity in specific areas, it is safe to inject the product in the wood.†

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05/17/2016 Dale from Grayson Ga

QI have a 3 car attached garage with living space above. Should I drill holes in front of all 3 garage doors ?

A

For a complete barrier treatment, we would recommend to drill in front of each garage door and apply†Taurus SC Termiticide. Drill 12in apart.

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05/14/2016 Rich from Worchester, Ma

QWill Taurus SC also kill springtails?
I'm spraying Taurus for ants around the house. If not, what else should I spray?

A

No, Taurus SC is not labeled for springtails. We would recommend using Talstar P around your home for springtails. This product should not be sprayed in the same areas as Taurus SC so that they do not work against each other. The mixing ratio is 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. When treating for springtails, it is crucial to identify and eliminate the excess moisture issue where this pest breeds in order to permantly address the infestation.

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05/12/2016 John from Ny

QCan Taurus SC be used on sugar ants?

A

Taurus SC Termiticide†can be used around the outside of your home only for ants. †You can also use ant baits indoors and outdoors for ant control. Ant Baits will be picked up by the foraging ants and carried back to the nesting area and shared. Most folks choose to use a combination of products. They use ant baits indoors and in sensitive areas and they use the liquid concentrates outdoors.

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04/24/2016 Jan from Port Arthur

QIs Taurus SC harmful to pets?

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It is recommended that you keep pets out of the area while applying Taurus SC. Once the product has dried completely, it is safe for pets to return to the area.

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03/29/2016 Vic from Largo, Fl

QHow long does Taurus SC last?
I will be trenching around the outside of my home and would like to know how long Taurus SC will remain effective for termite control.

A

Taurus SC can last up to 10 years or more in the soil.

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03/14/2016 John from Charlotte, Nc

QShould a nonionic surfactant be used with Taurus SC?
Should I use any kind of spreader sticker when applying Taurus SC?

A

No, Taurus SC Termiticidedoes not require the use of any type of a surfactant. Taurus SC is only labeled for termite treatments and general pest sprays right against the foundation of structure. It should not be applied to any plants or in other ways when a surfactant would normally be used. Please let us know if you need a recommendation for any other pest control needs.

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02/17/2016 Steve from Austin, Tx

QIs the application for Taurus SC the same for walls filled with standard house fiberglass insulation?
I know the instructions for treating wall voids (inside of walls). Is the application the same for walls filled with standard house fiberglass insulation? Is the treatment just as effective?

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The mixing ratio for Taurus SC is the same when using it inside of wall voids with insulation. It is not meant to be used in areas where the voids have rigid foam. It will be just as effective. Be sure†only to use the product indoors if there is known termite activity in the area.

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