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  • 05/14/2013Cecilia from Howell, Nj


    Q
    Can you help with the math for my Termidor FOAM application?
    Interior wall, no insulation, 3 studs spaced 16 apart. So 1 oz. makes approximately 1 quart of foam. 1 quart of foam would fill how many cubic inches? In other words, how many quarts of foam would it take to treat a 12H x 16W x 3D wall void? Do I need to fill an entire wall void from floor to ceiling if Im just seeing carpenter ant activity at the bottom of the wall? Thank you for your input.
    A

    If there is no insulation in the wall then there's not many reasons for them to be in that wall void as the insulation would provide an area to nest. They may travel behind the wall voids but the main nest will not be behind it. They will most likely be using the studs as a food source and traveling up the sides of the studs. You will not foam the entire void, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. If you are seeing them along the baseboard areas, drill holes every 8-10 inches apart across the area between studs, about an inch or 2 above the baseboard. Use the same injection rate for each hole and let dry. The Termidor Foam has some residual for about a month after it dissipates so if any are missed in the initial application the rest of the colony should be affected.


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  • 04/04/2013Eric from Tampa, Florida


    Q
    How long will the effects of the Termidor foam remains active if I inject the foam into the exterior walls?
    I have the base boards removed and see the remnants of the subterianian termites. I plan on drilling holes into the drywall before I replace the base boards and have had a professional company treat the perimiter of my home with termidor. They explained to me that treating the perimiter of the house will also kill the ones that have already entered my home. I really don't belive that and haven't found that info anywhere on the internet.
    A
    Termidor Foam will remain active for about 6 weeks when injected into the walls. Termidor Sc placed in a barrier around a home will kill foraging termites as they return to the colony....if the colony is not under the home (in most cases the colony will be out in the yard so this method does usually work). It is recommended that if you know where the termites are active in the wall void that you treat the area with a product like the Termidor foam just in case the main colony is under the house.

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  • 03/03/2014Robert from Tustin, Ca


    Q
    Termidor Foam vs Termidor SC?
    What is the advantage of the foam vs the liquid termidor? Wouldn't spraying liquid termidor into a wall void at the top of the wall be essentially the same? If not better? Liquid termidor has a 6 month residual. Foam supposedly is good for only a few weeks. If you insert a spray nozzle into your wall and pull the trigger, all that liquid will saturate the wall and drip down covering the studs, insulation, drywall, whatever.... In fact I would think that liquid would be able to penetrate cracks and crevices better than any expanding foam.... So the drywall gets wet, big deal it will dry ... What say you?
    A
    Termidor Foam is the preferred option over Termidor SC when treating an active infestation of termites behind a wall. When performing a spot treatment behind a wall it is very important to drill directly into the affected stud and foam into the termite galleries as well as the void on either side of the stud. You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. Foam is preferred because it has the ability to expand and travel deep into the termite galleries, cracks and crevices, and wall void much better, which does provide better coverage than liquids. 

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  • 02/10/2015Lisa from Long Island Bahamas


    Q
    How do I get rid of termites in my kitchen cabinets
    I have an infestation in custom kitchen cabinets that are only 2 years old. There are no signs of entry from outside the house. I believe they were in the cabinets when they arrived from the manufacturer. I contacted my insurance company and although not listed under exclusions, insects are not covered. My boyfriend is a custom home builder who can take the face boards off those that are still intact. I was away from my home for months returning to find thousands of dollars of destruction and I am at a loss on what to do. I read your reviews on the Termidor foam and saw one review saying it is not for use in kitchen cabinets. Please let me know if there are any options you can recommend?
    A

     The Termidor Foam is definitely an amazing product and does well to transfer. That being said,  you would have to drill holes into the cabinets to inject it into the galleries the termites have created for it to expand through their tunnels and reach them. Honestly, we have many customers in the Bahamas that use our products (they have them shipped through freight forwarders) and its very common for you to have a variety of termites in your area that could have flown in from the outside and infested the cabinets. The only downside to the cabinets themselves is if they weren't pretreated before being assembled/stained from the people you purchased them from. If there were termites in them when they came from the manufacturer, the likely hood of them being in there this whole time with no signs of damage or kick out holes and dust until 2 years out is extremely slim. Cabinets aren't that thick compared to beams and supports of the structures of homes which can cause finding termite damage and activity signs to be less noticeable for longer. Normally activity would show up not long after you received the cabinets if they came infested. Now, if it's powder post beetles they could have been in the raw wood without you or even the cabinet company knowing they were there. Powder post beetle larvae can stay dormant up to 20 years sometimes in the wood and then emerge. If that is what you have, your best mode of action would be to have your home tented/fumigated to kill them all at once. Termidor Foam won't work for you in that case and the products we have that would work would require you sand your custom cabinets down to raw wood and then apply them. This is a tough situation for you but fumigation is almost your only option. 


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  • 04/20/2014Randy from Palm Harbor , Florida


    Q
    Once I eject the foam but don't use the entire can how long is Termidor Foam good for?
    Shelf Life Termidor Foam after initial use . What do you do for clean up of the nozzle and hose
    A
    Termidor Foam should have a shelf life of about 1-2 years. The nozzle and hose should just be rinsed with water after use.

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  • 01/29/2013Aaron from Phoenix, Az


    Q
    How can I Spot Treat for termites?
    I treated the preimeter with dominion 2L and it knocked down termites quickly. fast forward 3 months and I see new mud tubes in celing again? should I do an additional perimer treatment and do a spot treat (different product?) in attic crawl space or is there another prefered method I should follow?
    A
    If the termites made it indoors then they must have bypassed the trenching treatment form a few months ago. There could be a few different scenarios going on here. 1. the perimeter treatment was somehow disturbed or was not placed completely around the structure and the termites entered through a non-treated area (in this situation you would likely see mud tubes around the exterior of the structure and you should trench and treat accordingly) 2. You have a crawlspace and you did not treat the interior of the crawlspace (in this situation you may see mud tunnels on the interior of the crawlspace or around pipes or piers and you should follow the Dominion product label and treat the crawlspace) 3. The termite colony was under the home and they entered through a hidden crack in the slab or around a pipe or other entry way. (probably will not see the mud tubs as they would likely be in voids) We recommend that you directly treat the infested area with something like Termidor foam and treat accordingly with Dominion 2L if needed in the situations listed above.

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  • 03/17/2013Erin from Marietta,ga


    Q
    I have ants in my bathroom, will Termidor Foam work for me?
    A
    Termidor Foam will certainly take care of an ant infestation when used as directed on the product label in cracks, crevices and voids. You can expect it to take about 3 weeks to see full results.

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  • 11/14/2014Victor from Chandler, Az


    Q
    What is the difference between Termidor Foam & Premise Foam? Which one is more effective to kill termites?
    What is the difference between Termidor Foam & Premise Foam? Which one is more effective to kill termites behind the wall? I have termites all over my house behind the wall, and want the effective foam to kill the little them.
    A

    Termidor Foam and Premise Foam have two different active ingredients. Because of its active ingredient, imidacloprid, Premise Foam works differently from other termiticides which repel, rather than kill, termites. Termites tunneling or foraging in the spaces treated with Premise Foam will go about their usual activities without being repelled. The exposed termites then remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs. In the meantime, the exposed termites are able to spread the Premise chemical to unexposed termites by physical contact when they feed or groom the other termites, resulting in a domino death effect which wipes out more of the colony. Termites who contact Termidor Foam transfer it to every other termite they in turn contact, in a unique process called the "Transfer Effect." And because Termidor is engineered to be slow-acting, termites have ample time to spread it throughout their entire termite population.

    They are both effective products that will work to combat termites if you are treating the area directly.


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  • 04/15/2015Ricky from New York


    Q
    Is the termidor foam safe to handle after the 6 week effectiveness?
    I'm planning on injecting the termidor foam inside the wall between the studs. Assuming the termites are dead after the prescribed 6 weeks, I want to take out the wall and studs to redo the wall. Is it safe for my contractor and his workers to work on the wall? Is contact or dust a concern?
    A
    Once the Termidor Foam has dried on the surfaces behind the wall it will only be toxic to something the size of an insect or termite. It will be safe to handle the wood once dry in general but especially after the 6 week time frame. 

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  • 12/27/2013Eugene from Coalinga Ca


    Q
    How can I kill termites in one wall.
    I have dry wood termites in one short wall in my home. Can I kill them myself.
    A

    You can kill the termites yourself! The easiest and most efficient way would be to use Termidor Foam.

    If there is no insulation in the wall then there's not many reasons for them to be in that wall void as the insulation would provide an area to nest. They may travel behind the wall voids but the main nest will not be behind it. They will most likely be using the studs as a food source and traveling up the sides of the studs. You will not foam the entire wall void, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. If you are seeing them along the baseboard areas, drill holes every 8-10 inches apart across the area between studs, about an inch or 2 above the baseboard. Use the same injection rate for each hole and let dry. The Termidor Foam has some residual for about a month after it dissipates so if any are missed in the initial application the rest of the colony should be affected. f

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  • 04/14/2014Alex from United States


    Q
    Termidor Foam is it expanding like a sealing foam or is it an expanding foam that fills...
    a hole and then dissipates after it fully expands
    A
    Termidor Foam is an expanding foam that will start to disspate after if fully expands and will leave behind a residual that will continue to kill termites for about 6 weeks following the application.

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  • 09/16/2013Simon from Plano, Texas


    Q
    How much Termidor Foam should I spray into the space between each stud? How high up the wall do I inject?
    A
    You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. If you are seeing them along the baseboard areas, drill holes every 8-10 inches apart across the area between studs, about an inch or 2 above the baseboard. Use the same injection rate for each hole and let dry. It has some residual for about a month after it dissipates so if any are missed in the initial application the rest of the colony should be affected. If you know where an active infestation is, you should indeed direct treat with the Termidor Foam. The foam will only last for about 6 weeks because it is not bonding with soil molecules. An outside trench will need to be performed also. Please click on the article on how to perform your own termite treatment for additional information and tips.

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  • 07/13/2013John from Tucson, Az


    Q
    Does the Termidor Foam come with the required actuator?
    A
    Yes, the Termidor Foam comes with all parts (including actuator) required to operate and foam into any void where there is an active infestation. No other parts are required to be purchased in order to utilize this product.

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  • 08/27/2013Matt from Surprise, Arizona


    Q
    If I see a termite tube should I shoot Termidor FOAM there or find the studs and drill a new centered hole
    found termite tubes in a closet in the center of a one story slab house.
    A
    You want to inject the Termidor foam into the studs. You also want to perfom a perimeter trenching around the stucture and apply a termiticide like Termidor SC. Please review our article Do It Yourself Termite Control.

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  • 05/08/2014Suresh from Chennai, India


    Q
    I have found termite tubes in my wardrobe closet. How do I treat this with Termidor foam?
    A
    When performing a spot treatment behind a wall it is very important to drill directly into the affected stud and foam into the termite galleries as well as the void on either side of the stud. You will not foam the entire void with Termidor Foam, rather you will drill a hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. Foam is preferred because it has the ability to expand and travel deep into the termite galleries, cracks and crevices, and wall void much better, which does provide better coverage than liquids.

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  • 03/25/2015Will from La Verne, Ca


    Q
    Termidor Foam only last 6 weeks? How about the 10 years guarantee?
    The foam will go away in 6 weeks but the treated area will be immune to termite for 10 years, right?
    A

    Yes, Termidor SC will last 10 years in the soil as a barrier treatment because the Fipronil bonds to the soil. Termidor Foam is used to get direct contact to the active colonies inside the wall voids and will disapate over time (usually 6 weeks)  

    How to Do a Termite Treatment 


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  • 03/08/2014Joseph from Brunswick Georgia 31525


    Q
    Drilling 2x4 wood stud to treat for termites. What size hole do I need and what product will I need
    A
    To treat wood studs, you want to drill a 3/8 to 1/2  hole close to the top of the ceiling/stud on either side of the stud. Once the holes are in place on each side, inject the foam into each hole for 5-10 seconds, allowing the foam to expand but slide down the sides of the studs where they would travel. If you are seeing them along the baseboard areas, drill holes every 8-10 inches apart across the area between studs, about an inch or 2 above the baseboard. Use the same injection rate for each hole and let dry. It has some residual for about a month after it dissipates so if any are missed in the initial application the rest of the colony should be affected. If you know where an active infestation is, you should indeed direct treat with the Termidor Foam. The foam will only last for about 6 weeks because it is not bonding with soil molecules. An outside trench will need to be performed also. Please click on the article on how to perform your own termite treatment for additional information and tips.

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  • 12/04/2013Ralph from Cinti, Oh


    Q
    Tips please for use of foam in an exterior lower level (walk-out) insulated wall that is insulated
    Detected active termites upon removal of baseboard; which had been damaged. Upon removal found active termites and damage to inside of baseboard and some to exterior of drywall behind it.
    A
    If you have drywood termites, you should drill holes into the galleries and inject a product like Termidor Foam to eliminate the colony. You will only be injecting the foam into the studs and around where the activity is, not filling the entire wall void.

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  • 07/05/2013Tsuning from Morrisville, Nc


    Q
    How to treat the active termites inside the house that is in an exterior walls?
    I found termites inside my house by the windows at my exterior wall there are insulation in the wall. How do I tread the termites that is in the wall, and how much do I need for a 10X10 room?
    A
    You will need to determine what kind of termite you have for us to direct you on the best treatment method. If you have drywood termites, you could drill holes into the galleries and inject a product like Termidor Foam to expand and eliminate the colony. You will only be injecting the foam into the studs and around where the activity is, not filling the entire wall void. It would be hard to determine exactly how many cans you would need withouth knowing where you are primarily seeing activity. If you have subterranean termites, you will need to do a trench treatment around the home to eliminate the colony in the ground with a product like Termidor SC. Termidor SC will last in the soil for at least 10 years to both eliminate your current termites and prevent any new ones from entering the home. The Termidor SC trench treatment would kill the existing termites in the wall of your home as well, but you could always do a spot treatment with the Termidor Foam to help speed up the process along with the trench treament. You can see how a homeowner can treat there home for subterranean termites in our article "How To Do A Termite Treatment". There are many variables that go into treating your home for termites so it may be easier to call our customer service staff at 1-866-581-7378 for better instruction to meet the needs of you and your home.

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  • 11/22/2014Susan from Hi


    Q
    Ordered foam but no metal tips were included, only a black rubber tip on can
    Treating termites in kitchen cabinets, is there a time period I need to wait so it is safe to put drawers and dishes back in cabinets??
    A

    Termidor Foam does not come with any metal tips. It only comes with the plastic tip on the end of the tube attachment.

    Termidor Foam is not labeled to be used in kitchen cabinets per the manufacturer. It should only be used in wall voids.


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