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.
|Active Ingredient:||Fipronil 9.1%|
|Target pests:||Termites, Ants (Acrobat, Argentine, Big-Headed, Carpenter, Crazy, Odorous, Pavement, Pharaoh, and Thief), Asian lady beetles, Darkling beetles, Cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, Smoky Brown), Black widow spiders, Brown recluse spiders, Cellar and Hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, Pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, European Earwigs, House Crickets, Millipedes, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Yellow Jackets.|
|For use in:||OUTDOOR USE ONLY.|
The only indoor use allowed is when spraying for termites or ants inside of a wall void.
|Application:||Most applications require that you mix 0.8 oz. of Taurus SC with 1 gallon of water to make a (0.06% solution).|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|Yield:||When applied at a 0.8 fl. oz. per gallon of water:
- The 20 oz. bottle of Taurus SC will make 25 gallons of finished solution.
- The 78 oz. bottle will make 100 gallons of finished solution.
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, MA, NY, CT|
|Shelf Life:||5 years (approximately)|
|Manufactured By:||Control Solutions (UPC: 072693035980)|
New! 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.
How to Use Taurus SC for Termite Control:
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 inch deep x 6 inch 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. Hoels 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
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.
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.
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10 of 11 people found this review helpful:
By Fran on August 21, 2011
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!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
By Tim on November 7, 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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By Wally on June 12, 2012
This is a 9.1% suspension of the same active ingredient in Frontline used for treatment against fleas and ticks on domestic animals. It 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. I also treated my beech trees by selective injection along the drip lines and allow the root system to translocate the product up the trunks and branches of the trees. This way I avoided unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of beneficial insects such as honey bees. 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 pollenating just fine. I have no carpenter ants in my yard. Two years carpenter ants were very active. I have recommended this product to my homeowner's association and we are actively trying to save our neighborhood beech trees from the impending woolly beech aphid invasion. One word of caution, follow the directions and apply the product just before insects are actively foraging.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
DIY Tremite control
By Zachary on March 20, 2012
Easy to use,much cheaper than hiring a service. I treated my entire home and barn. Goodbye ants and termites.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Jim on May 23, 2012
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.
Taurus Worked well
By John on May 25, 2013
This product has performed well . It was recommended by my Exterminator for some out buildings I was repairing. Fire ant and Termite damage with existing active tunnels. I am a Private Applicator but do not do my own work. One application as directed no reoccurance This is not just the cost savings . This product works. Be sure you follow all direction
By D.l. on April 3, 2013
Product arrived promptly, in good shape and they are already on the job and working well.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
works as promised
By Lee on March 18, 2013
We had a pretty big ant problem, Argentinian & Big Head ants. This really worked and got the ants under control. Great product and even eliminated all the other "pests" that were occasionally seen in the home. Recommend highly.
Best price, quick delivery
By John on February 3, 2013
The only thing that would make it better is if it was cheaper. It takes a lot of product to perimeter a house!
Taurus killed Texas Leaf Cutter ants
By Sharon on November 24, 2012
If you live on sandy soil near the Tx Gulf Coast, you may have Tx Leaf Cutter ants. They are large red ants that march along trails to climb up and completely denude your fruit trees and ornamentals in a day!! They are impossible to kill! Nothing you can buy locally fazes them. But Taurus sprayed around the mound killed them off in one day. The underground portion of the mound is immense with multiple queens but the fipronil will pass from ant to ant on their bodies and kill the whole lot of them I hope. I am ready to retreat if they show their heads again!! I have Plenty of Taurus in my $54 bottle. Best garden/farm supply money I've spent in a long time!
Taurus - SC
By Donald on November 18, 2012
Great products at Great prices. I buy from them all the time fast shipping also.
By Lee on November 2, 2012
I have just moved into a new home in South Florida. The home was infested with Argentinan and Big head ants. I tried everything but could not even slow them down. Finally I used this product and within a few days noticed a big reduction in the any population. I think I am finally getting my home back (pest free)
Buy this now!!!
By Allan on October 30, 2012
Move in to a new house few months ago and I've spent maybe $35+ worth of home depot/Lowes off -the shelf products, such as bait and spray version. I waited 2~3 weeks for the bait to work, but it looks like the ants enjoyed every bit of the bait, I hate the spray because of the scent and I have to be careful due to kids in the house. My neighbors have Terminix company service their house with 6+ months of maintenence.. $200 ++ out their pocket . Taurus SC Termiticide save us a lot of $$$ and stress, followed the instruction. At around 4:00pm- sprayed around the house and around my outside wall, 10:00pm - I notice less ants (50+ hahaha), 6:00am - WOW ... 10+ ants , 3:00pm - 2 ants!!!! It has been 2 weeks now and I haven't seen any ants at all! Buy this Taurus SC Termiticide and a sprayer now!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Black Ants Are GONE
By Ant on October 23, 2012
I typically don't write reviews about products but after using Taurus SC I felt compelled to let other readers know how impressed I am with this product. For months I've been fighting nasty little black (Argentine?) ants in my kitchen and outside the house in multiple places. Within 24 hours of application the ant population outside of the home had been reduced by 60 - 70 percent. This slowed down the foraging little critters from coming into the home and within 1-2 days there are NO more ants in the house. 3 days later I cannot find any ants around my property. The spider population has also disappeared. It's a great feeling to know that I can use the same chemicals that the local pest control service uses but I can do it myself and save hundreds of dollars. Booyah! Sorry pest control guy.
By Brian on October 17, 2012
Product works great! I was using for ants in & around the back yard. The ants are gone & haven't seen any other pests coming around since application. It hasn't messed with the lizards or frogs either. I also sprayed some plants & trees that had some spider mites on them & they also were eliminated. Very easy directions, just mix & spray.
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November 2, 2011Mike from Reno, Nevada asked:
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.
February 2, 2012Rob from Tucson, Az asked:
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 it does not have any restrictions. Homeowners can buy both the 20 oz. bottles and the 78 oz. bottles.
July 12, 2011Jerry asked:
QDoes Taurus SC compare to Dursban?
I have someone in my family that is terribly reactive to Dursban, will this react the same way?
ATaurus SC is nothing like Dursban, however we do not know if the person that has reactions to Dursban would have a reaction to Taurus. We recommend that you contact that persons physician for further advice.
July 18, 2011Brett asked:
QIs Taurus the best ant control for lawns?
ATaurus is a great product for ant control but it can only be used on or within one foot of a structure. You cannot use Taurus out in the lawn as this type of treatment is prohibited by the Taurus product label. We do have a wide variety of ant bait granules and insecticides that you can use out in the lawn to control ants. You can find these products by going to our Ant Control Page.
July 21, 2011J. asked:
QCan I use Taurus in California?
ATaurus SC is still pending registration in California and therefore cannot be sold into California. However, you can use Termidor SC in California.
February 10, 2013Matthew from Gilbert Az. asked:
QWill Taurus SC control scorpions?
AWhile Taurus SC may actually kill scorpions that cross over treated areas we do not recommend it for scorpion control because it can take many days for insects to die after crossing over treated areas. Instead you should consider using Cy-Kick CS or Demon WP which will stay up on porous treated surfaces a bit better and will offer a much faster kill.