Taurus SC Termiticide

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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

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

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, if used as directed on label
* Taurus is safe around pets when used OUTSIDE only and mixed and applied as directed
* Taurus is not labeled for use directly on pets
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
Shelf Life: 5 years (approximately)
Manufactured By: Control Solutions (UPC: 072693035980)

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 food 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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  • 28 of 31 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  ANTS
    By Fran in Sunrise Beach, Mo on August 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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  • 24 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Taurus SC
    By Wally in Holland, MI USA 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.

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  • 21 of 23 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent product
    By Tim in Tallahassee, FL 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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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  DIY Tremite control
    By Zachary in Ocala, Florida on March 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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  • 12 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Outstanding
    By Jim in cabot, ar on May 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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    By Bridget in PINEVILLE on November 19, 2015


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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Termite terminator--Taurus
    By WT in Peoria, AZ on November 9, 2015

    It is an effective termite terminator. It is at good price and was shipped promptly. It is not so easy to take .8 oz of the product each time by squeezing the container. Recommend this product to others.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 Stars  Too Soon To Tell, But Probably Fine
    By Bob in Cedar Park, TX on November 8, 2015

    The seller asked me to write this review only a couple of weeks after I received the product, so it's too early to tell whether all the termites are gone. I think they are, though. In a preliminary check, my lone termite tunnel on the foundation was broken and looked abandoned. I found the specially shaped bottle hard to use. The small compartment is designed to help you measure 0.8 ounces of the product for mixing, but it was difficult to fill that compartment. I had to turn the bottle upside down and squeeze the larger side repeatedly to get enough fluid into the small chamber.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Awesome!
    By Zxc in pa on October 30, 2015


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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Taurus SC
    By Scott in Cottageville, SC 29435 on October 21, 2015

    Works great on ants

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Gets rid of ants too
    By Hqian in Gilroy, CA on October 6, 2015

    We had pretty bad ants problem. After using it, the problem is completely gone. If it worked so well for ants, think how well it should work for termites.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Taurus SC
    By Rusty in Evans,Ga. on September 26, 2015

    First time user. Reasonable cost and prompt delivery. Chemical application easily applied and end results to be expected in the future. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Alternative toTermidor
    By Charles in ironton, ohio on September 5, 2015

    After checking the label we found the products identical. It was easy to apply, mix, and cleanup. The best estimate I received was $2200 and I did 3/4 of the perimeter for $150. As an added feature, no more ants. Just remember, the application footage must include the depth of the footer. Great stuff, great service. Remember the nitrile gloves and get the manual too!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Timely and fair
    By Jay in Milton, Georgia on September 4, 2015

    Received the product promptly and the pricing was fair.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Happy with Purchase
    By Fred in Quincy, Florida on September 3, 2015

    I purchased Taurus SC on two separate times from Do My Own Pest Control and before purchasing called several times to ask about treating for termites. - Very happy with service. Even though I choose the standard free shipping, The ordered product arrived fast and was professionally packaged. PS: The reason I wanted to treat for termites myself was that the house with termites had already been treated by a "professional" about 1 year ago and a second "professional" did not even want to see the live termites.

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November 2, 2011 Mike 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.

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February 2, 2012 Rob 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, Taurus does not have any restrictions.  Homeowners can buy both the 20 oz. bottles and the 78 oz. bottles.

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August 25, 2013 Trina from Lahoma, Ok asked:

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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April 8, 2013 Kathy from Houston, Tx asked:

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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November 29, 2014 Mandi from Peoria asked:

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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October 12, 2015 Mark from Atlanta, Ga asked:

QWill Taurus SC annihilate termites nests already in the house ?
I'm wondering if termites in the house regularly leave the house, crossing the barrier, and then return to nest.


When you have an active infestation of termites in the home you will need to treat that infestation directly and Taurus SC can be used for this. You will need to drill directly into the wood they are infesting and spray the product into the gallery where the termites actively are. It is also recommended to trench around the perimeter of the home.  We have a step by step guide that will walk you through how to do your own termite trenching treatment. You can see the guide by clicking on the link here.

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September 22, 2015 C from Miami, Fl asked:

QI have a lot of lizards around my home. Will Taurus kill / harm them?


Taurus SC Termiticide should not harm lizards. It could kill the insects they are feeding on, thus making them go somewhere else for food. 

There are no toxic products labeled for lizards, geckos or any reptiles or amphibians, and given the highly beneficial nature of these creatures there is not likely to be any products for them any time soon.The reason they are on your property is because they can find food and harborage. Take away their food and they will forage somewhere else. Take away the conditions they need for hiding and they will seek refuge someplace else.

You really have two options here:

1.Exclusion. Total exclusion can be hard to achieve particularly around the roof-line where there are going to be gaps that would be very hard to close off, but there also could be some obvious flaws such as broken vent screens, holes around cables, pipes or wires, or gaps under doors. All of these can easily be closed with brush strips, caulking, copper mesh (Stuf-fit), or some other suitable material. Exclusion is the best choice, because it is permanent, and eliminates or reduces the problem in the future too.

2.Outdoor habitat modification. In short get rid of the reasons lizards are there in the first place. They are there because they are finding the food they need to survive (insects) and a place to harbor. If you can eliminate either of these essentials, you can get rid of the lizards. Spray a good residual insecticide such asCyper WP around the outside of your home to help cut down on the number of insects the lizards are eating. If lizards cannot find enough food they will either move on or starve. Eliminate as much clutter and debris around the outside of your home as possible to eliminate the places lizards like to hide. Rake back mulch or rocks at least 6 inches from the structure


If you need to get rid of the lizards that are already indoors the only options are catching them by hand or using glueboards placed in areas where the lizards travel

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September 12, 2015 Lm from Sachse asked:

QDo you provide something to measure .8 oz of Taurus SC?


The bottle that Taurus SC comes in has a built-in measuring reservoir to measure the amount of product per gallon of water (0.8 fl oz).

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September 12, 2015 Lm from Sachse asked:

QCan you use Taurus SC after other products have been sprayed around the home?
Pest control company has been treating for ants around outside service and we still have ant activity.


Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide. This means that ants and other insects cannot tell that it is there and they will readily walk over treated areas. Taurus SC also has a delayed reaction time and a transfer effect which allows the ants time to get back to the colony and spread it around before they succumb to the effects of the product.  So while the product is working you will see activity as it does not repel them from an area.  This is the same for other "repellent" products as they are not true repellents.  You would not want to spray Taurus over any area that another product as been applied as this will null the non-repellent factor of the product.  While the Taurus SC will not actually be deactivated by the other product, it will be much less effective if it is sprayed wth another.  Please take a moment to read over our guide here on the Prevent Ants for the best advice that will include steps to take non-chemically.

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August 15, 2015 Lm from Sachse, Tx asked:

QCan you use Taurus SC Termiticide around a lawn area?


You cannot use Taurus SC out in the lawn as this type of treatment is prohibited by the Taurus product label.  Taurus can only be used on or within one foot of a structure.

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July 31, 2015 Peter from Minnetonka, Mn asked:

QDoes Taurus SC stain or discolor a stained wood deck?
I'm using the product as an ant treatment, and it requires a 1 foot high and 1 foot wide treatment at the foundation. Where my deck is attached to the house, I'd like to also do the same treatment so that ants do not have a "clear path" to the house. Will the finished solution discolor a wooden deck that has already been stained? Thanks!


No, Taurus SC is a water based product that dries clear. It will not stain a wood deck.

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July 30, 2015 Rebecca from Redding, Ca asked:

QIs Taurus SC Termiticide dangerous to animals?


Taurus SC Termiticide should be applied when animals are not present. They can return to the treated areas once the surfaces have completely dried. Please refer to the product label for complete application instructions.

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July 29, 2015 Tony from Hemet, Ca asked:

QDo I have to reapply Taurus SC after a rain storm?
I applied Taurus SC around the foundation of my home two days ago and today it rained pretty hard for about half an hour. Do I have to reapply?


If the Taurus SC was applied more than 24 hours before it rained, you should not need to reapply.

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June 11, 2015 Jim from White Lake, Michigan asked:

QI want to spray treat around my boat house; how close to the lake should Taurus Sc be?

A Taurus SC Termiticide should only be applied around the outside perimeter of the sturcture 1 foot up and out. You do not want to apply anywhere where it could run off into lake. It is toxic to aquatic life. Be sure that the application is at least 15 feet from lake.

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June 11, 2015 Drew from Lafayette In asked:

QWill Taurus sc kill flowers and plants in my landscape?

A Taurus sc will not harm flowers. Be sure that you are only applying Taurus sc 1 foot up and out around the outside perimeter of the structure. 

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