Termidor SC (the SC stands for Suspended Concentrate) is an excellent professional termite control product for killing termites and protecting your home from future infestations. Termidor will protect your home and eliminate almost any termite problem in less than 90 days. In addition, when used as an in-ground barrier treatment, Termidor will protect your home or business for over 10 years. Termidor is completely undetectable by termites and once termites touch it they contact, ingest and spread the termiticide until it eliminates the entire colony. Termidor controls all types of termites including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites.
Termidor SC is also one of the best outdoor ant control products that money can buy. An exterior above ground spray one foot up and one foot out is all you need to knock out ant colonies and carpenter ants trying to invade your home!
Want to know how to get rid of crazy rasberry ants or how to treat crazy rasberry ants? Termidor is the answer to controlling crazy rasberry ants as well as all other ant species.
Termidor is labeled for OUTDOOR use only. It can only be used indoors to spot treat termite or insect activity inside wall voids (for example when treating a live termite infestation in a wall void) . It cannot be used indoors for ant or pest control other than inside wall voids.
Also see: How to do a termite treatment
|Active Ingredient:||Fipronil 9.1%|
|Target pests:||Termites, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Argentine Ants and other ant species including crazy rasberry ants (please see the label). Also labeled as an outside perimeter pest control treatment only for the following pests: Asian Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Pill Bugs, Centipedes, Cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, Smokey Brown), Crickets, Earwigs, Cluster Flies, Millipedes, Silverfish, Spiders, Brown Dog Ticks, Paper Wasps, and Yellow Jackets. Note: Termidor is not a knockdown product for wasps and yellow jackets.|
|For use in:||Outdoor use only. Indoor spraying is limited to spot treatments for live termite infestations. The product cannot be used indoors for ant or pest control.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed (Termidor is safe around pets such as dogs and cats when used OUTSIDE only and mixed and applied as directed. Termidor is not labeled for use directly on pets.)|
|Yield:||For Termite control mix at a rate of .80 fl oz. for each gallon of water used. For Termite Control, each 20 oz bottle will make 24 gallons of solution and treats 60 lineal feet of trenching. For termite pre-treat use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq. ft.|
For ant and general insect control around the exterior of a structure the mix rate is .80 fl oz per gallon of water. Each 20 oz bottle will make about 24 gallons of diluted solution and will treat approximately 16,600 sq ft (you will need to use approximately 1.5 gal of diluted solution per 1,000 sq ft)
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, CT, NE, NY, SC, MA, IN|
|Special Features:||Non-Repellent and most widely used termite control product by professional companies.|
|Time to Kill:||May take up to 90 days to kill termites depending on the colony size.|
1. For Termite Control: To protect your home from future termite infestations, Termidor must be mixed with water and poured in a 6-inch deep trench that is dug around the foundation of the home. Please read below for more information.
2. For Ant Control: Termidor is mixed at a rate of .80 fl oz. to one gallon of water in a pump sprayer and sprayed around the outside foundation of the home. For example, you would spray 1 foot up the foundation of your home, and 1 foot out onto the ground. The treatment will last about 4-6 months, and will then need to be reapplied.
How much Termidor should I buy?
Termidor is sold in 20 oz. bottles. Each 20 oz. bottle yields 24 gallons of finished solution. When doing a termite barrier treatment around the home, you will need 4 gallons of Termidor for every 10 lineal feet around the foundation.
One 20 oz. bottle of Termidor will make 24 gallons of finished solution, and will treat approx. 60 lineal feet around your home.
Use 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 lineal feet around the house.
Example: A home with 200 lineal feet around the foundation would require 4 bottles of Termidor. Most homes require at least 4 bottles.
How do I use Termidor for Termite Control?
Termidor is most often used as an in-ground treatment, where it is mixed and then poured in a trench around a house to create a barrier against future termite infestations. However, the product can also be applied to live termite infestations as a liquid spray, liquid dilution or as a foam application. Please see the label for detailed use instructions.
A professional company that would come and treat your house with Termidor would usually have either a 50 gallon or 100 gallon spray rig on the back of their truck, with a hammer drill for drilling holes in your garage concrete slab, if you have one, and slabs around your house like porches and patios. Commercial rental places, such as United Rentals, may have these products.
Most homeowners that apply Termidor themselves use a 5 gallon bucket. It takes longer, because you can only mix 5 gallons at a time, but it gets the job done. You should apply 4 gallons of Termidor every 10 lineal feet around the foundation of your home. Homeowners can estimate 4 gallons by using a 5 gallon bucket and only filling the bucket most of the way full. You will need to dig a small trench against the foundation of the home about 6 inches deep and 6 inches wide, into which you will pour the finished solution and mix it with the soil. It is also important to treat the backfill, which is the dirt that you took out of the trench laying next to it. If you just put this dirt back untreated, the termites could go through this untreated section and not be affected. You should either push the dirt back in right away to mix with the 4 gallons you put in the trench, or take a one gallon sprayer and soak the backfill dirt down before pushing it back in the trench. This will create a termite-proof barrier around your home that will last up to 10 years. Please read the label carefully when applying Termidor as it will give more detailed instructions and precautions.
Termidor product features:
Advanced undetectable technology
Termidor is made from a revolutionary new nonrepellent or "undetectable" chemical technology treatment. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid Termidor. Instead they contact, ingest, and share it with their nestmates. This is in sharp contrast to older liquid termite controls, which rely on repellent barriers that termites can find breaks in or avoid completely.
The "Transfer Effect"
Termites who contact Termidor 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.
Better than bait... without the wait
Baits can take years to control a termite colony. Termidor begins working immediately to wipe out termites inside and immediately surrounding your home. Termidor is the most effective and fastest at completely eliminating termite populations--up to six-times faster than bait.
Termidor for Ant Control:
Chances are that the ants in your house actually have their nest outside where they travel back and forth for food and water. So, since they live outside, it makes sense to control them there. Termidor SC can be applied above ground to the exterior foundation walls of your house, creating a treated area of protection for excellent ant control.
Unlike older insecticides, Termidor can't be smelled, tasted, or even felt by ants. So they crawl through the treated area, not knowing that by ingesting treated materials or merely contacting the insecticide, they'll die.
Termidor is unique because ants not directly exposed to the Termidor-treated area will be controlled as they come into contact with affected ants. This Transfer Effect means you'll see its effects on ants in one to three days, and most species will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
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164 of 177 people found this review helpful:
By Mike on November 12, 2008
As a Termite and Pest Control professional, NOTHING beats Termidor SC. By far the most effective and safe termiticide on the market. Do not trust anything else to protect your home!
144 of 149 people found this review helpful:
Knocked out my ant problem!
By Charles on August 29, 2008
First, I was impressed with just the bottle. Termidor SC is designed so you can pour exactly the right amount of mix with no trouble. Second, I have had a chronic carpenter ant problem for years. It costs a minimum of $200 for a professional to do 1 treatment, or $350 for a year. For about $70 total and 20 minutes of my time, I knocked out the ant problem. I have enough left over for at least three years. All the ants running up and down and inside my house walls disappeared in a couple of hours. There are dead ants everywhere outdoors, with a couple staggering around in circles.
141 of 145 people found this review helpful:
The Writing on the Wall
By Greg on January 31, 2010
As a termite sales representative for a major pest control company I saw the “writing on the wall” several years ago when Termidor first became available. Why would someone pay thousands of dollars for a termite treatment and hundreds of dollars every year to maintain a guarantee when a product so easy to use and so effective was available. Two years ago, after leaving the Company, I discovered that my house was re-infested with termites. I spot treated the area where I found the termites with Termidor purchased from Do My Own Pest Control and I placed some wood monitors in the area a few weeks later; they took no hits. This past Summer I noticed some damage on my siding and as I continued to pull off pieces I found a lot of termite damage, but no termites. Termidor works because the treatment does not have to be perfect. Get some in the area where they are active and they will carry it back to the colony. There is no need to pay for costly drilling inside your home anymore.
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By Don on March 21, 2011
I, as well as many other reviewers, use to work in the pest control business. We used Termidor on many jobs and had great results. The stuff really works. With that said it is troubling to me that this product is very lethal to fish, birds and precious honey bees. You have to be extremely careful where you apply this product and that you mix the concentrate EXACTLY as the label says. Having this in the hands of the average Joe and Jane is SCARRY. "If .08% works lets mix it to 100% and were sure to kill the suckers". That kind of mentality is sure to happen. As a former pest control professional we were carefully scrutinized by the Department of Agriculture. We had to file records with the state on where we applied this material and the amount used at each job. A little spill in a river or stream (run off as well) dead fish. Spraying around plant and flowers that bees pollinate, dead bees. You get the point, just be careful and smart.
77 of 86 people found this review helpful:
I am sold!
By Myron on September 3, 2008
An excellent product. I do maintenance for our church and school and use Termidor SC for ant control. I was spraying or using granules every week. This product has sold me on a true ant control product that you only have to use every once in awhile. This product will save you money because of time and labor involved in normal products.
product works as stated
By Lamar on May 23, 2013
This product works as stated and I am glad I bought it. I plan on selling it to everyone in our Park in Florida! And maybe more.....I am real excited about the fast friendly service I received. JUST SUPER!!!!!
Termidor for Ants
By Moss on May 23, 2013
Ongoing but not severe black ants since we moved into our house in northern California 7 years ago...until this year..we would see more of them during heavy rains..then after a few days they would appear..then disappear...we started to see more of them in both bathrooms and the kitchen..I caulked every crevice I could find..thinking that would help..it didn't ...I was told to use Terro..that it ALWAYS worked..set out multiple traps all over as directed..making sure they were always full..it worked ...for awhile..then the ants were back...it seemed that all I was doing was providing an endless buffet..In April I opened the shower door to see hundreds of ants crawling down the tile..This was the final straw..I told my wife that before I called a pest control company I wanted to do a final internet search..that's when I learned about Termidor..the price gave me pause..50 plus dollars and I needed to purchase a sprayer..but it was either this or a pest control company.After reading all the glowing testimonials on your web site(they sounded genuine)..I decided to take a chance..I applied the product as directed on May 11..within 2 days there was a dramatic reduction in ants.(but..this had also happened many times with the Terro)...within another 2 days there were zero ants anywhere...I really did not believe this product would work..the spray dries on the outside walls and ground leaving no residue making it difficult to believe that the ants could actually track the product to the nest(s)..but..as of May 23 we still have not seen any ants..this is the longest period of being ant free since January...As other readers know..you become so conditioned to seeing ants all the time..that you find it hard to believe that any product will work for long..but thus far it's been successful..initially it seems expensive..but if it continues to work..it will be a bargain..and I still have plenty of the product remaining for future applications..
Termidor SC = Termite Kryptonite
By #s7 on May 23, 2013
Several local termite companies told me this is what they used and I couldnt buy it but low and behold I can and it works great. I trenched around my entire house and applicated by instructions as well as came back through with my sprayer and sprayed the outside base of the house. Tough work digging the trench and applying the mixture but saved a lot of $$$$$..
Ants are no more
By Robert on May 23, 2013
My son has put up with thousands of ants around his house for years. I was told of this product and ordered it for them. I asked them about a week later how the ant situation was going and he says they haven't seen a single ant. Termidor SC works it's magic!
trenched the house,preventive measure
By Lester on May 23, 2013
already have hole drilled, from previous treatments, I know it lasts 5 years but,I just moved in to new house and would like to start fresh and protected.I like the added killing power and ability to keep other insects at bay.
By Sean on May 22, 2013
i bought this product because, other products such as bug b gone, ortho max, and spectrum would not work to rid my massive ant infestation, the house was a foreclosure and the previous owners trashed it and we had ants everywhere. bought this product sprayed it all around the house and all through the crawlspace, it took about 2 days before the ant trails disappeared outside and about 3 days before the ants stopped coming in the house. it was a wonderful product and will probably be ordering another bottle to treat again in 6 months. the first bottle went around the outside of my 1800 sqf house without hesitation and did the whole open crawlspace under the house and still had enough left for one more mix.
You have ants? You want Termidor SC.
By Telly on May 22, 2013
This thing works miracles. I spray it around the house every spring and I see no more ants.
By Mark on May 21, 2013
I tried for weeks to get rid of white footed black ants. I was told termidor is the one if not only product that will do the job but didn't believe them. Well now I do. After spraying the areas of infestation, no odor either, within 48 hours they was no trace of the ants. The price of the product is worth it now that I have seen the results. Even have enough left to last me the next 5 years if I again get an infestation.
By Nate on May 21, 2013
Don't for get to read the label. This stuff is awesome for ant control !!!!
Living in the South
By Jojim on May 20, 2013
Same thing pest control would use at a cost of 800.00, did it myself for 108. and a little work. Easy to order and fast shipping.
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August 6, 2009 Jim asked:
QIs there a difference between Termidor and Termidor SC?
Is there a difference between Termidor and Termidor SC? Is the Termidor only for licensed professionals ? Is it stronger ?
ATermidor and Termidor SC are the same product, its just that no one ever says the SC part. SC stands for suspended concentrate. There is only one Termidor, the one we sell on our website. This is the same product the professionals use. The only difference is that licensed professionals can buy this product in larger bottles. Termidor is made in a larger 78oz bottle, but it can only be sold to homeowners in the 20 oz bottle.
July 27, 2009 Philip asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Termidor SC?
ATermidor SC has approximately a 5 year shelf life when kept out of direct sunlight and out of extreme temperatures. However, once placed in the ground around a home, Termidor will last almost 10 years or longer.
August 27, 2009 Ric asked:
QWhat is the difference between Termidor 80 WG and Termidor SC?
ABoth Termidor 80 WG and Termidor SC when mixed with water, make the same type of solution. The "WG" in Termidor 80 WG stand for wettable granule. The "SC" in Termidor SC stands for suspended concentrate. They are just different formulations of the same product. The Termidor 80 WG is easier for professional termite control operators to carry in their trucks, and it is easier to mix. However, Termidor 80 WG cannot be sold to homeowners, it can only be sold to licensed professionals. Only the Termidor SC in the 20 oz bottle can be sold to homeowners for personal use.
August 27, 2009 Walden asked:
QCan Termidor be applied to the surface only with no trench?
If a trench is needed how deep does it need to be?
ATermidor can only be applied to the top of the soil when you are using it as a perimeter pest control treatment against ants. If you are using Termidor to treat for active termites, or to protect your home against termites, you must apply the product into a trench. This is because termites do not walk across the ground like ants do, they live beneath the soil and enter your home below the grade level of the dirt. Therefore, you must place the Termidor into the ground to have a chance at them coming into contact with the product. Please read our informational article written for homeowners: "How To Do a Termite Treatment" which will tell you how deep to dig the trench and how to properly apply Termidor around your home.
August 6, 2009 Jim asked:
QDoes the time of year or temperature of ground change the effectiveness of Termidor?
Does the time of year or temperature of ground change the effectiveness of Termidor? I live in Texas w/ 96+ temp and currently in a drought condition.. Should I wait for spring or fall to apply ?
AWhen it comes to termites, you should never wait. Especially if you are worried about activity. The dryer the soil the better for Termidor. Termidor is made to bond to the soil, and the less moisture in the ground, the easier it is for Termidor to take hold and provide long lasting protection. The only temperature that effects Termidor is when it is below freezing. Termidor should not be applied if the ground is below freezing, or it will not take hold. The 96 degrees will effect you, but not the Termidor. Drink LOTS of Water!
March 31, 2013
Joe from Pa. asked:
QHow do I apply Termidor SC when a concrete slab is around my house?
AWhen concrete surrounds a home you must use a hammer drill to drill through the slab and into the soil right up against the home. The holes should not be further than 12" apart and you can use a sprayer that is set on pin stream or you can use funnels and pour the solution into the holes with a bucket. The usage rate will stay the same so you should apply 4 gallons of the solution to every 10 linear feet. (usually works out to be about 1/2 gallon of solution per hole).
March 26, 2013
Bruce from Orinda, Ca (near Sf). asked:
QDo you have advice for getting rid of difficult to access honey bee nests?
We have a 40' long solar structure and honey bees have now made up nests between 2 X 6 structural members which has roofing on the top side and plywood underneath. The bees enter from the far side between the roofing which happens to be 20 ft. in the air and not easy to get to. I have drilled 1/4" holes thru the plywood on the underside and attached 6 ft. lengths of vinyl tubing thru which I have attempted to spray off the shelf insecticides and also a strong detergent solution. Even tried ammonia. But to no avail. Much as we love the bees we have leak repairs to be done and need new roofing and no one will go near. The bees also now sting children also. There are about 20 sections between the 2 x 6's and we must have at least 6 hives. My recent thought has been to fumigate then remove the plywood to remove the nests, but the bees have to be done-in somehow first. Your suggestions please, and thanks!
AHoney bees are in steep decline and the law dictates they should only be killed after a bee keeper has been consulted and cannot help safely remove the colony. You can locate local bee keepers by contacting your local cooperative extension office. We are not sure what a solar structure is but if you can somehow get close to the exterior entrance the bees are using you can apply a product such as Termidor SC. Termidor is a non-repellent and will be transferred from bee to bee and will typically take about a week to two weeks to control a colony.
March 25, 2013
Mike from United States asked:
QI live in Orlando, FL - what is best treatment you suggest to prevent this subterranean termites?
i found millions of Flying insects around Oak tree 20 ft away from my block build house.
AIn most cases, termites out in the yard are completely normal and can be left alone. If you do not have an up-to-date termite barrier around your home you can apply a product such as Termidor SC to prevent any termites from moving. Here is our article which explains step by step what is needed to put a termite barrier around your home: How to do a termite treatment
March 21, 2013
Mario from Alma Ga asked:
QHow much Termidor SC should I put in a 15 gallon tank?
I would like to know how much Termidor Sc should I put in a 15 gallon tank sprayer? I did the math but I want to make sure that I have the right amount. I am doing a preventive treatment .... thank you... .
AYou should use 12 fl oz of Termidor for 15 gallons of water.
March 19, 2013
Jim from Nature Coast Florida asked:
QHow long does it take Termidor to kill ants?
By this I mean THE ant which contacted it, not the colony.
AThere are many variables that can change how long a product takes to kill an ant such as health and age of the ant, how long the product has been in place, how much of the product the ant got on it, etc. In general it can take any where from 1 day to around a week for the ant to die.
March 13, 2013
Clive from Encino Ca asked:
QHow do I inject termidor SC into holes and can it be done with the undiluted material?
and can i purchase a small amount... Dry wood termites in painted 4x4 beams with small hole showing the dust and residues coming out
ATermidor SC must be diluted according to the product instructions. The smallest container it comes in is the 20 oz bottle. In order to inject the liquid into the beams you will need to drill holes every couple of inches and use a sprayer with a pinpoint stream or a straw attachment to get the application into the holes. Another option would be to use Termidor Foam which comes in a ready to use can with the small attachments to get the foam into the drilled holes.
March 7, 2013
Jeff from Indianapolis, In asked:
QAre there alternatives to Termidor since you can't ship to my state?
It says that Termidor SC is not allowed to be shipped to Indiana. Can you recommend something just as good that can be shipped to Indiana? I was told that itís an excellent barrier for ants around the home, which I have a problem with. Iíve also been told that licensed exterminators can use it in Indiana but itís not available for home consumers and I really donít want to pay the high cost they charge and just do it myself. Any suggestions are appreciated.
ATaurus SC is basically the same product as Termidor SC it's just made by a different manufacturer. The Taurus SC manufacturer has registered their product for sale in Indiana. Both products contain the same active ingredient and both have pretty much the same instruction label for ant control.
February 24, 2013
S from Barnegat New Jersey asked:
QCan Termidor SC liquid be used indoors?
ATermidor SC can only be used in wall voids indoors. You cannot use it for baseboards or broadcasts sprays indoors.
February 12, 2013
Greg from Apollo Beach ,fl asked:
QHow do you treat a Moble Home (trench around all leveling blocks, tie downs , and skirting) with Termidor SC?
AYou will need to trench all around the skirt just like you would a homes foundation and then you will need to trench around all of the blocks that are holding the trailer up just like you would a homes piers in a crawlspace. You are on the right track!
February 9, 2013
John from Palm City, Florida asked:
I don't know why I did this but instead of dinging the trench up against the foundation, I dug 6" away from it. What are your thoughts? Do i need to re-apply? The one good thing that may make this mistake ok is that the soil here in Florida is basically beach sand.
AWe hate to be the bearers of bad news but we definitely think you should retreat. With the subterranean termites natural feeding instincts they likely will not surface until they get right up next to the food source, which in this case is your home, which means at this point your home is largely unprotected. Sorry!