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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. It is labeled to treat for subterranean, arborel, drywood, and dampwood termites.  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.

More than two applications of Taurus SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.

The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.

0.03% 4 times/calendar year OR

0.06% 2 times/calendar year OR

0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year

These directions do NOT apply to CALIFORNIA. California may only do 2 applications a year. 

CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.

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.


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


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.


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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  • 82 of 85 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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  • 69 of 73 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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  • 49 of 53 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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  • 44 of 48 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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  • 32 of 37 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Outstanding
    By Jim in cabot, ar on 05/23/2012
    Verified Purchase

    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  Carpenter ants
    By Michelle in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on 10/19/2017

    Sprayed the product as the directions said. It took a few days but the ants are gone

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Good Bye Yellow Jackets!
    By Erin in Ohio on 10/13/2017

    Worked like a charm. Set up a trap for yellow jackets that were making a home in the wall of my house. Within 1 day they were gone! Fabulous

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC
    By Sue in Mineola Texas on 10/11/2017

    African leaf cutter ants were totally invading us, to the point of caving our driveway in. We tried everything, I was Absolutely terrified they were going to destroy everything. After two treatments with Taurus SC we no longer have the ants. I feel one-two treatments a year will keep them totally controlled. I am in love with TAURUS!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Amazing product!
    By Terri in Arizona on 10/09/2017

    I had an outside issue with ants and tried numerous other products but nothing worked. I contacted the staff at DoMyOwn, sent a photo, they identified them as pyramid ants and recommend Taurus SC. Product arrived in a couple of days, was easy to apply and after 3 days ants are gone. Thank you!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  ant killer
    By Brandon in Fayetteville arkansas on 10/07/2017

    Been using this as an ant killer for 2 years. Awesome stuff

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Try DoMyOwn,before hiring an exterminator
    By Dorian in Dolton on 10/06/2017

    I've been using this site and this product for 5 years. I had termites, Terminex came out and wanted 1200 for the first service and hundreds more for follow up inspections. I purchased this product and of course I had to tear out damaged wood. So I sprayed this product and waited a whole week to see if they would return. I had an open wall in my kitchen. But after the year went by I was able to reinstall drywall. I use this product every year and the only thing I see now are spiders. Thinking of finding a product for them, but they help keep down the rest of the bugs. Also had a bee infestation. Find a powder on here that cured that problem. I advise everyone to these products, before calling an Expensive contractor.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  It works
    By Harris in Cherry Hills, NJ on 10/06/2017

    Found mud tubes on the wall between crawl space and basement (coming out of expansion joint). Pest control companies wanted $1k just to spray termidor.... I drilled into the concrete slab in the crawl space and poured this stuff using a funnel. Also sprayed the wall where the mud tubes were. Within a week I saw termites falling out of the tube half dead. By week two they were dead dead. Good stuff and I hope it lasts!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  HATE TERMITES
    By Eww in PEORIA, AZ on 10/06/2017

    Great price for sc. This product really works!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great product!
    By Michelle in Nj on 09/30/2017

    This product worked great on the termite infestation on our home. So easy to use and wiped them out completely. Thank you

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  • 5 of 5 stars  results
    By Charles in barnegat nj 08005 on 09/29/2017

    excellent product and service was great.

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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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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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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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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

03/25/2017 Len

QWill Taurus SC kill turf grass when applied as a perimeter treatment?


No, Taurus SC Termidicide will not affect turf grass at all if used according to the directions on the product label.†

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03/23/2017 Tomthumb from Jacksonville, Fl

QI have ants invading my paver deck around my swimming pool, can I spray Taurus SC around it?
Would you recommend this product to treat my paver deck? How should I apply it, such as perimeter treatment, or blanket treatment over entire deck etc.?


Taurus SC can be sprayed around a structure, so you can spray around the "perimeter" of the pool, if it's above ground. Also, you can spray around the perimeter of your home but it can't be sprayed as a broadcast application. If you want to use something that can be broadcasted unto your turf and ornamentals, you can use something like Tempo SC Ultra and/or use a bait such as Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait. Please read over our Ant Treatment Guide for further info and tips.

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03/17/2017 Sidney from Mineral Springs, Nc

Q Does your company sell a funnel that I could use when I drill the holes in the concrete to apply Taurus SC?


No, unfortunately we do not carry any funnels that can be used to apply Taurus SC Termiticide. A funnel from your†local hardware store should suffice.†

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03/13/2017 Jason from Atlanta Ga

QWhy can't Taurus SC be used indoors?
Like a crack and crevice application?


Taurus SC Termiticide is only labeled to be used as an outdoor application, and also only up against a structure as well. It can be used indoors for spot treatments only for termite activity, but other than that the product is just not labeled to be used in that manner.†

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03/11/2017 Cheryl from Portland, Or

QDo I have to use a sprayer to apply Taurus SC if my termites are in a tree stump in the yard?
Can I mix it with water and bucket and dump the mixture on the tree stump?


Yes, Taurus SC does need to be applied directly to the tree with a sprayer since this is more controlled than just pouring solution into the tree stump.†

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02/17/2017 Tom from Florida

QWhat product is better to treat for Drywood Termites and Carpenter Ants in my attic, Taurus SC or Bora Care ?
I can spot some infestations but can spray a larger area if it would help. Hard to reach all of the wood because of fiberglass batts.


For treating an attic the best product to use would be the Boracare. It can be mixed with water and applied with a paint brush or a pump sprayer directly to any raw wood surface you have access to in the attic. The Boracare will soak into the wood and dry and last for the life of the wood.

For hard to reach areas, using Premise Foam or Fuse Foam will expand inside wall voids, cracks crevices and transfer throughout the colony after the termites/ants have come into contact with it.†

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02/05/2017 Treva from Mesa, Az

QIs this Taurus SC a concentrate for termites?
Termites are eating and tunneling in the wood fast on outside post and framing of carport and above also in the ground .


Taurus SC Termiticide†is a concentrate that you can use for spot treating active termite infestations in wood. †It would also be recommended to use it as a trench application around the home for prevention.† You may want to take a look at our Termite Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing termites.†

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02/05/2017 Danny from Spiro, Ok

QIs Taurus SC safe to be used indoors with children and pets?


Taurus SC can only be used for small spot treatments for active termite colonies indoors.† It is not labeled for general pest control indoors. It is safe to use around pets and children if used as directed.†

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02/03/2017 Brad from Newnan, Ga

QWill Taurus SC Termiticide work on grubs?


Taurus SC Termiticide†is not labeled for grubs nor can it be used as a broadcast in a lawn. †Dominion 2L would be a great option instead or any of the products listed on our Grub Killer Page.

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12/23/2016 Rodger from Decatur, Il

QCan we do a perimeter treatment with Taurus SC if the ground is not yet frozen for termites? Is it better to wait til spring? Will a lot of damage be done over the winter if we wait or do the termites go dormant?


As long as the ground is not frozen and it is not raining, you can apply Taurus SC up against your structure for a termite barrier in the soil and drilled in holes in the concrete. They are active year round but go further into the soil when there are cooler temperatures. For a successful termite treatment, please take a few moments to review our article and videos on How to Get Rid of Termites.

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