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 for crazy rasberry ant control, 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.
Termidor CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.
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:||CT, NY, SC, MA, IN, WA|
|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.|
|Manufactured By:||BASF (Manufacturer Product Number: 59021467)|
How To Apply Termidor SC - Termidor Termite Treatment (Video)
Article: How to do a Termite Treatment
How Termidor SC Works
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.
*Termidor SC may take up to 90 days to kill termites depending on the colony size.
Termidor SC 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.
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH TERMIDOR SC: Termites; Subterranean termites including species of Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis, Heterotermes, and Coptotermes; ants (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief), beetles (Asian lady, darkling); bugs (box-elder, pill); centipedes; cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, smokey brown); house crickets; European earwigs; cluster flies; millipedes; silverfish; spiders (black widow, brown recluse, cellar, hobo); brown dog ticks; paper wasps; yellow jackets
Target Uses of Termidor SC
Termidor SC is the termiticide most widely used by professional pest control companies. It is also terrific for ant control outdoors around the perimeter of structures. Termidor SC can be used for pre-construction and post-construction termite treatments, for prevention and for active infestations. Termidor SC is also labeled for several other crawling pests as an outdoor perimeter treatment.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Fipronil 9.1%
Termidor SC Application Instructions
Always read the product label completely before use.
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 Control of Ants and other Target Pests: 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.
For Termite Control, each 20 oz. bottle will make 24 gallons of solution and treats 60 lineal feet of trenching. For termite pre-treatment use 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq. ft. For ant and general insect control, 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.)
Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Rations for Termidor SC:
*For Termite control mix at a rate of 0.80 fl. oz. for each gallon of water used.
* For ant and general insect control around the exterior of a structure the mix rate is 0.80 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
How much Termidor should I buy?
One 20 oz. bottle of Termidor will make 24 gallons of finished solution and will treat approx. 60 lineal feet around your home for a termite treatment.
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.
Termidor 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
Termidor SC is for 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.
Termite Control – See How to Do a Termite Treatment
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 SC Features
*Most most widely used termite control product by professional companies.
*Pet safe 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.)
*Convenient tip-and-pour bottle design makes measuring easy.
*Shelf life of 5 years if stored out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures
*An in-ground termite treatment with Termidor SC last for 10+ years!
*Easier, faster, and more effective than bait stations
*Controls all types of termites including subterranean, Formosan, and drywood termites
*The best product for invasive ant species such as crazy rasberry ants
*Foam applications may be made in voids for above ground termite infestations.
Extra Tips for Using Termidor SC
*Do not make applications when precipitation is occurring.
*Do not treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen.
*Do not apply Termidor SC within 5 feet of a well or cistern. Treatment within 5 to 10 feet of a well or cistern 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).
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275 of 286 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.
212 of 229 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!
201 of 207 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.
104 of 115 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.
86 of 92 people found this review helpful:
Termites Eating My Pool Liner.... NO MORE!
By Chip on September 21, 2009
I couldn't figure out why my above ground pool was losing water. I hired a professional "leak buster" outfit to help me find the source. It turned out there wasn't one hole in my liner, there were thousands of tiny holes caused by moisture seeking subterranean termites! I tried treating the issue myself with some Home Depot bait stakes. That liner lasted 1 season before the pool started losing water again. I somehow found this site and started to research this Termidor stuff. I bought a jug and a pump sprayer. Since the lining needed replaced (again) I got all set up. When the old lining was removed, I soaked the sand base with my sprayer filled with the Termidor solution. I replaced the liner. Then, I sprayed the outside base of the pool and let the solution roll down the sides through the gravel. Since I had about 12 bait stake holes, I pumped them full of the diluted solution as well. I used the entire bottle on my pool. It's been two full seasons since I treated with Termidor and needless to say, I am thrilled. Not even a hint of termites! If I were to ever install a pool again, I would treat with Termidor as a preventative measure. I had no idea termites hunted for water in swimming pools. I highly recommend this product and this website!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Donald on April 11, 2014
I have wanted to kill ants for thirty years in my backyard. They are not moving since I applied Termidor. Three weeks gone and no ants.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By David on April 7, 2014
I am retired Professional Pest Control Operator with 30 yrs experience. This product is easy for the home owner to use. Just follow instructions. I treated my home for Ants like 2 yrs ago, and still no return of Ants.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Neutron bomb for ants! AMAZING stuff!
By Scott on April 7, 2014
Every February they came: Wave upon wave of carpenter ants. Until I found this stuff. Eleven years I've experimented with false promises. No more. A foot up and a foot out around the exterior foundation of my house and hallelujah! I have not detected any form of insect life within my home all season. Problem solved at last!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Best termite control ever!!!
By Luis on April 4, 2014
I have to say that this is a great product, termite activity stop in one day, they where coming out just to die!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Termidor SC for Ants
By Maria on March 24, 2014
We've been having ant issues for the past 2 years and we have tried just about anything and everything to get rid of it but nothing permanently worked! Until we had a termite inspector 3 weeks ago and suggested that we purchase a Termidor SC. We did and went to Utube for guidance. We bought a spray and my husband, who’s really not familiar with the process, followed instructions and sprayed around the house almost 3 weeks ago. He accidentally hit the Ant Hill too and we've been ANT-FREE since then. It's like MAGIC! Knock-on-wood! So far we've recommended it to our neighbors and friends. You will probably get more orders! We probably saved money by doing it on our own. Thanks to the inspector and DoMyOwnPestControl.com.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Anthony on March 16, 2014
This product was very easy to use and has worked as it should. I would recommend this to anyone with termite problems. The video was a great help also. Thanks.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Pdipak on March 12, 2014
I have been using this "Termidor SC" for over 5 years. It's a very good product need to apply twice a year and you are done for with it, no bugs are going to bother you! Product delivered as promised,product was well packed too.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Excellent product at a great price!
By Jim on March 10, 2014
Purchased this and followed the video for my parents who are in there 80's. In Florida, its not if, its when you get termites... applied this and all GONE!... Also, local pest control do it yourseld store wanted to charge me double for each bottle!... Thanks DoMyOwnPestControl!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Great for carpenter ants
By Gary on March 8, 2014
My friend has a garage with wood siding. Everyday he came home from work and found wood dust around the door fame and concrete next to the slab. Told me he was going to tear of the siding because everything he applied killed a few but kept finding the "saw" dust. Gave him some and told him to use sparingly and spray around the door frame and the slab/bottom siding row. Came in the next morning and told me he found a few dead and that it was no better than what he had been spraying. I had to explain how the chemical work and that it would take awhile (was on a Friday). Monday came around and he told me he found several hundred that crawled out and died!! Would not stop thanking me, as he was about to tear the siding off (time and $). Before I had a local company start using it on my house every year for termites, you could not leave any wood in the yard before it would start to be eaten. Now no issues. Only thing would be to start trying the generic to save money. Had a pest control company use this chemical every year until they switched chemicals and increased the price. Know I do it myself :)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Brenda on March 7, 2014
Great for termites!
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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. 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 SC 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 SC be applied to the surface only with no trench?
If a trench is needed, how deep does it need to be?
ATermidor SC 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 SC 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 SC 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? 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 SC. Termidor SC is made to bond to the soil, and the less moisture in the ground, the easier it is for it to take hold and provide long lasting protection. The only temperature that effects Termidor SC is when it is below freezing. Termidor SC 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 SC. Drink LOTS of Water!
April 1, 2014
QHow long is the shelf life of Termidor SC?
A Termidor SC has a 3-5 year shelf life if stored away from extreme temperatures.
March 26, 2014
Kevin from Billings Montana asked:
QDo termites come up from underneath your slab? If so than why is 6 in deep enough for your trench?
In the majority of houses and structures the wood termites would be seeking is water damaged wood and is typically located around window and door casings or exterior walls where water may have breached. The 6x6 trench is flooded with solution that actually gets quite deep in the soil. As the termites are searching for food they typically come nearer to the surface of the soil and are very likely to pass through the treated area. Since the most likely place for termites to find the moisture ridden wood is on the exterior, they would normally contact the treated areas (aka trenched areas). That being said, it is still possible for termites to come up underneath slabs if the water damaged wood is contained in say an interior bathroom. This is the exact reason it is recommended that your home be inspected for termites every two years.
March 25, 2014 Donnis asked:
QCan I order termite preventive treatment from Do My Own PC & it be as effective as the commercial guys?
Can I do the liquid treatment for termites, I see you have the same name brand of treatment that the professionals use; I'm not sure if it's the same strength? I have seen the videos on the site before of how to do it.
A Yes, we are here to provide you with the same products the pros use, but for less. We are so happy you were able to review our How To videos. Termidor SC once put into the soil will last up to ten years.
March 25, 2014
Alana from Morrisonville asked:
QHow do I do a termite barrier treatment when I have a slab on 3 sides of my home?
How would I treat the center walls in my home?
A You will need to use a hammer drill to get through the slab and into the soil. Theholes should be drilled every 10-12 inches and be about 18-24 inches deep. You will need to apply about a 1/2 gallon of the finished solution to each of the holes. On the side without the slab surrounding the structure you will trench right up against the foundation and apply the product as directed on the product label, 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. If you are on a slab there is usually only a need to treat the center walls if you see activity. If you do have current activity you can drill into the wall and spray the colony directly with Termidor or you can foam the wall with Termidor Foam.
March 19, 2014
Ryan from Ca asked:
QDo you trench on both sides of the foundation for termites with Termidor?
I have subs underneath my house with tubes going up the foundation and 1 post.Can I trench the outside and spot spray the underside/inside the crawl space?
A With the superior technology behind Termidor, you only have to trench the outside of the foundation and around each pier/post under the crawlspace. If you were using Dominion 2L you would have to trench the inside and outside wall of the foundation and the piers/posts. You can spot spray in wall voids and you will likely want to drill into the center of the piers as well as doing the trench around them. Everywhere you dig you will follow the method of digging a 6x6 trench and use 4 gallons to every 10 linear feet.
March 18, 2014
Jeff from Pleasanton asked:
QI live in CA, Orange Oil is advertised regularly. Is Termidor an orange oil?
A No, Termidor is not Orange Oil. Orange Oil is a completely natural product that some people try to use for control of termites as well as other insects. We are not as familiar with Orange Oil and how well it actually works in comparison with the professional grade products we carry. We can tell you however that Termidor SC is the top professional product on the market for subterranean termite control and is completely safe when used according to the product label for treatments. If you would like to see how Termidor should be used to either treat an active infestation or protect the home from any infestations of termites, you can see our guide How To Perform A Termite Treatment, which gives you step by step instructions as well as a full "How To" video.
March 18, 2014
John from Apopka, Fl asked:
QHow often should I spray termidor as a carpenter ant barrier?
A Termidor SC can only be sprayed twice a year around the home. While the product does not last 6 months under the outdoor elements, it will do a great job of keeping the insects at bay for a while from its initial transfer effect. If you need to spray more than twice a year for any reason you can substitute between your Termidor sprays with a general insecticide like Talstar P.
March 17, 2014
QCan I use Termidor SC without diluting it? Will using without dilution be effective?
I found a subterranean mud mount.
Termidor SC must be diluted with water and applied in a trench on the exterior of the structure for the most effective treatment of subterranean termites. Please refer to the article below for specific treatment information. It includes a lot of great information that you will find helpful. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 866.581.7378 M-F 9-5PM EST.
How to Perform Your Own Termite Treatment
March 15, 2014
Jerry from Dudley,ma asked:
QResidual life of Termidor
How long does this product remain actively killing Carpenter Ants on a house foundation?
A Termidor SC is labeled to be applied around the outside perimeter of structures once every 6 months for ants.
March 14, 2014
Dori from Monroe, Ny asked:
QWhat can you recommend for an in the house termite problem.
I would like to purchase something for both outdoor and indoor termites. Can you make a recommendation? Thanks.
A If you have termites in your home, we recommend doing the liquid treatment as outlined in the "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article and then inside the home where you know you have the termites you will treat them directly by injecting the Termidor SC into the wall stud by drilling right into the gallery where they actively are or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.