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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.
|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).
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. EXCEPT for California. Please read label before use.
|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
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, NY, CT|
|Shelf Life:||5 years (approximately)|
|Shipping Weight:||1.59 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Control Solutions|
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.
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)
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
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.
- 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.
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66 of 69 people found this review helpful:
By Fran in Sunrise Beach, Mo on 08/21/2011
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!
58 of 61 people found this review helpful:
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.
42 of 45 people found this review helpful:
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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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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By Jim in cabot, ar on 05/23/2012
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.
By Ernest in Pisgah Forest, NC on 06/23/2017
I am fighting Alleghany Mound ants (for 8+ years)...with a variety of 'big box store' remedies, being careful to 'rotate' the chemistry involved...I finally ran out of options. I combined the Taurus SC perimeter treatment WITH the granular bait product recommended by the person I chatted/brainstormed with at DoMyOwn. One month later--all great. I think the right products (2 above) combined with a several day 'no rain' time' probably the longer the better--for 'full strength' impact--were the keys to success.
Great for Tawny ants
By Tim in Livingston, Texas on 06/23/2017
Used this product mixed to 0.06%. The results were amazing. 95% kill in just a matter of days. I would definitely recommend this product.
By J.c. in Oklahoma City, Ok on 06/22/2017
My father-in-law owned an extermination company. Sold because there was no chemical that did as well as chlordane was abolished. Finally one that works.
By Bill in Northfield, Ohio on 06/21/2017
I am amazed!!! I put down Taurus sc 2 weeks ago to get rid of the carpenter ants and I have not even seen one since. Forget the big box stores. The professionals have what you have been searching for. It really works!! Customer service was GREAT.
By Bob in Greensburg, pa on 06/20/2017
My friend called me,said she had black ants in her house. She's older and can't do much. I ordered Taurus sc termiticide & sprayed all around her house & trees. It's been three weeks & no ants. Also sprayed my house. I used this about four years ago for termites in siding on my garage & haven't seen any yet. Received product very quickly.
By Danny in Dothan, AL on 06/19/2017
Applied per the directions, Taurus SC is a superb insecticide. I used it to treat two oak trees for carpenter ants. It works well at the lowest concentration and took about a week to eliminate the infestation. Use 0.8 ounces per gallon. Higher is not needed. Be patient after treating.
By Juan in Boynton Beach, FL on 06/12/2017
I would still need to see how it works out. Once I see the termites are gone I can give a better rating. So far so good.
Excellent for controlling ants!
By Melissa in Illinois on 06/11/2017
We've had carpenter ants since we moved into our home 7 years ago. I had tried the hardware store products, but they were ineffective. This stuff WORKS! I mixed it as directed and sprayed around the perimeter of my foundation, and deck. A few days later, there were no ants, none. It's been weeks, and they're still gone. I am so happy with this product. It's a great value and actually does the job. Wish I had found this site and product a few years ago.
Great for fire ants & crazy ants
By William in Houston on 06/09/2017
We purchased this product last year and this year to treat Crazy Ants. When use as directed this product is safe and does the job. We have a very decorative backyard with lots of Flagstone and a small pond. We are very careful with insecticides in our yard due to the pond and several butterfly bushes and plants. We have had Landscaping light Transformers ruined due to ant activity but not anymore. This company is very helpful and knowledgeable on this product. Be very careful and use as directed and you will be bug free without hurting your pocketbook!
Quality at a good price
By Gary in Abita Springs on 06/07/2017
After experiencing severe termite damage, I tried several local and online companies for advice and products. I have yet to find another source for termite control products that has lower prices and a quality support staff. Products like Taurus put a quick end to the termites that were in the walls and killed/repelled any further attacks. I always received my products in several days without a problem. I also highly recommend the flea aerosols.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10/20/2016 Israel from Venice
QCan I use Taurus SC to control millipedes?
I've treated the perimeter of my home using Taurus SC as a prevention against termites and ants but recently noticed an invasion of millepedes throughout my yard, with some making their way into my home -- it doesn't seem all that effective on millipedes. Is there a recommended approach to using Taurus SC to treat our mulch beds (suspected source)?
A Taurus SC is labeled to kill millipedes, if you have already sprayed the perimeter of your home some can make it into the home but will eventually die, most insects die within 72 hours of contact with an insecticide. Millipedes do like cool, damp places to live so you can find them under stones, leaf mold, compost, grass clippings and mulch. Unfortunately, Taurus SC is only labeled to be used around the perimeter of your home and no further than 1 foot out from the foundation. If you want to treat further out than that into your yard and mulched areas, you can turn the mulch from time to time and use something like Talstar P every 30 days or Suspend Polyzone would also work and can hold up to 90 days outdoors.
Taurus SC is labeled to kill millipedes, if you have already sprayed the perimeter of your home some can make it into the home but will eventually die, most insects die within 72 hours of contact with an insecticide. Millipedes do like cool, damp places to live so you can find them under stones, leaf mold, compost, grass clippings and mulch. Unfortunately, Taurus SC is only labeled to be used around the perimeter of your home and no further than 1 foot out from the foundation. If you want to treat further out than that into your yard and mulched areas, you can turn the mulch from time to time and use something like Talstar P every 30 days or Suspend Polyzone would also work and can hold up to 90 days outdoors.
10/18/2016 Van from Scottsdale, Az
QWhat is the best way to backfill when using Taurus SC?
In AZ we have rock landscaping about 4" above the soil.
A Taurus SC does not bond to rock, it bonds to soil, so if you fill in the trench with rock gravel, Taurus SC will not stick to it and it will leave you with a 6"x6" 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 soil, and the soil that is backfilled must be treated as well if you want your home properly and completely protected.
Taurus SC does not bond to rock, it bonds to soil, so if you fill in the trench with rock gravel, Taurus SC will not stick to it and it will leave you with a 6"x6" 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 soil, and the soil that is backfilled must be treated as well if you want your home properly and completely protected.
09/21/2016 Bob from Oro Valley, Az
QCan I use Taurus SC where the drains come through our post tension slab?
I ordered Taurus from you to treat drains in house. I am thinking I want to treat walls between studs. Should I use the Taurus or a foam product, or both to treat between studs in walls?
A We would recommend to do a trench treament around the outside perimeter of your home using Taurus SC. You can treat between the studs in the walls and it would be better to do it with somethiing like Termidor Foam.
We would recommend to do a trench treament around the outside perimeter of your home using Taurus SC. You can treat between the studs in the walls and it would be better to do it with somethiing like Termidor Foam.
07/10/2016 Bradley from Chesterfield, Mo
QIs there a similar type non-repellent product like Taurus SC that can be used inside the home for carpenter ants?
I have read the information that Taurus SC is not the be used indoors.
A Phantom is a non-repellent that can be used indoors and Taurus SC should be applied to the exterior. Both will offer a non-repellent residual. You can retreat with Phantom liquid in 90 days from initial application and 30 days outdoors or with the Phantom aerosol. The Taurus SC will be applied 1 ft up and 1 ft out directly to the exterior of the structure twice a year. We do also carry the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel and the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules for control of this ant species.
Phantom is a non-repellent that can be used indoors and Taurus SC should be applied to the exterior. Both will offer a non-repellent residual. You can retreat with Phantom liquid in 90 days from initial application and 30 days outdoors or with the Phantom aerosol. The Taurus SC will be applied 1 ft up and 1 ft out directly to the exterior of the structure twice a year. We do also carry the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel and the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules for control of this ant species.
07/03/2016 Don from Herndon, Va
QDoes pending rain affect when Taurus SC can be applied?
When preparing to apply Taurus SC as insect control (not termite control) does pending rain within the next day or two affect the advisability to hand spraying vs. waiting until dry weather?
A It is best not to apply†Taurus SC if it is going to rain the same day.† If possible it should be applied at least 24 hours before you are expecting any rain.†
It is best not to apply†Taurus SC if it is going to rain the same day.† If possible it should be applied at least 24 hours before you are expecting any rain.†
06/25/2016 Eric from Westminster, Maryland
QDoes Taurus SC kill springtails ?
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.
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.
05/24/2016 Jason from Ma
QCan I use Taurus SC on Carpenter Bees?
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
A 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.†
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.†
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.
For a complete barrier treatment, we would recommend to drill in front of each garage door and apply†Taurus SC Termiticide. Drill 12in apart.