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. In addition to its superior protection against termites, Termidor is an excellent do it yourself pest control product to have on hand as it also kills ant colonies, as well as many other insect pests. 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 25 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)|
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.
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.
Many people ask us if Termidor SC can be used to treat Carpenter Ants. The answer is yes. Termidor SC is one of the most effective products on the market today for treating Carpenter Ants.
*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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360 of 373 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 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!
239 of 246 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.
121 of 132 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.
111 of 117 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!
By Francine on August 17, 2014
Fast and efficient. Will always use them. This is the second time we have ordered from them and they do provide service above and beyond. Accurate and fast within 3 days and free shipping.
Not an ant to be seen!
By Steve on August 15, 2014
The ants have been relentless this summer, constantly scouting the kitchen, frequent reconnaissance in force with periodic full scale invasions. I even found ants coming out of the carpet in our living room! Ant spray was only a momentary inconvienience, ant bait was something to be ignored. Found this site and ordered a bottle of Termidor SC on Sunday. Got a notice it shipped first thing Monday, arrived on Wednesday - fast service. Sprayed around the perimeter of the house late Wednesday, within 2 hours the ants were pretty much gone, now 2 days later I cannot find a single ant anywhere in the yard and the house is ant free! This stuff really works!
Yellow Jacket Solution
By Tim on August 10, 2014
I had a bad yellow jacket problem in my vinyl siding that was swarming 24 hours, so I dreaded getting up close and personal with a duster. I hosed it down with Cy-Kick, which left about 15 dead yellow jackets on the ground, but the buzzing frenzy was unchanged after four days, even at dusk. So, decided to try my three year old bottle of Termidor. I hit the opening with my sprayer with Termidor at about 8pm and the next morning, there wasn't a yellow jacket to be seen. My Chapin sprayer was set on stream mode and I hit it effortlessly from ten feet away. I think if I used a duster, I probably would have been stung because this nest was buzzing at all hours. So, that's my advice from trial and error experimentation. If you have a yellow jacket nest that never rests and it's too dangerous to use a duster up close, try Termidor and reach out and touch them from ten feet away!
By far the best out there
By Brad on August 9, 2014
I had a major ant problem in my house and I was a couple of days away to be kicked out of my house by my wife because she blamed it on me that I didn't hire a professional to treat the house! :) Thanks to Termidor SC, my marriage is now saved! This product is amazing. With just one application, all ants disappeared at once! I have never seen anything like this. Very good stuff! My wife thanks Bayer as well! :)
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By James on July 28, 2014
This is the 3rd Property I have used Termidor SC on the last several years. As always kills termites fast and protects against future infestations.. The first property I bought has been treated for over 10 years and it is still perfectly protected.. It is the only product I will use for termite control.
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By Josph on July 25, 2014
Hi, 1st application worked just fine. still evaluating continued use. Thank you. also impressed with order/delivery process.
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By Susi on July 23, 2014
I am so pleased that I found this website a few months ago. I have control of when and how many times I treat my household at the fraction of the price. Sales rep. that this website overs are helpful and knowledgeable!! I thank you for all your help and will continue to purchase many products in the near future!!!
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By Bee on July 20, 2014
They had my product in stock and I received it in 3 days! Free shipping, too! Great job.
By Bill on July 18, 2014
Easy to use and does the job better than expected. Who could ask for more. Thank you DMOPC.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Definitely worth the money!
By Justina on July 18, 2014
Works like a charm. Almost instantly we could see the difference on our back porch. From everything crawling on it to almost nothing at all.
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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!
August 11, 2014
Michael from Norcross asked:
QAltriset vs Termidor
Can you please explain the difference between Altriset and Termidor? Which one do you recommend for a termite treatment?
Altriset Termiticide and Termidor SC are both used as an outdoor treatment for termites. Altriset is labeled only for subterranean termites. The active ingredient is chlorantraniliprole. Altriset is labeled Reduced-Risk by the EPA and presents no health risk to humans or domestic animals when used as directed. This product is only labeled to last for at least 5 years in the soil. Termidor SC is labeled for all kinds of pests, including termites, ants, crickets, etc. Termidor SC cannot be used on pets for any reason. It does last for 10 years in the soil.
We recommend Termidor SC for a termite treatment due to how long it lasts in the soil.
May 12, 2014
Lori from Kitty Hawk, Nc asked:
QHow long to wait before replacing termite damaged wood?
how soon after the termidor application can we have someone in to replace the wood damage?
A After applying Termidor for a termite treatment, you would want to give a full 90 days for the termidor to transfer through the colony and eliminate all the areas of the activity. After 90 days anything that would have been there should be dead and gone and you can then start replacing wood in the home.
May 9, 2014
James from Greenville, Nc asked:
QBest way to treat termite infestation in Trees
3 to 5 trees are infested with termites. Some of the trees are very large. What product should I use and how should I apply treatment.
A Termites do not normally attack live, healthy trees so you most likely will not find any products that will work as a ground barrier around the trees. Most people are primarily concerned with protecting the big investment, their home, and Termidor SC would be the product to use for that. It is only labeled to be used adjacent to the structure though. Please take a moment to read over our article on "How to do a Termite Treatment" for complete details.
May 9, 2014
Tony from Brisbane, Australia asked:
QI have concrete paths around the house perimeter which have a gap between them and house bricks. Instead of
Drilling a hundred holes, can I pour termidor solution into this crack?
A In order for Termidor to reach the termites, you realy want to apply it into the soil. Please see Barrier termite treatment.
May 8, 2014
Virgil from San Antonio, Texas asked:
QWhat if trenching is not possible. Will periodic spraying keep termites at bay?
I realize the 6x6 trenching is the recommended way, but that is not possible in some areas around my house. Only option is periodic spraying the exterior foundation, cracks and crevices.
May 8, 2014
Cathie from Palmdale, California asked:
QCan you tell me how to find where the termite infestation in my home is?
We came down into the living room to find it full of winged termites crawling everywhere. We could not tell where the source was and it seemed like they were coming up through the floor. We are going to do the perimeter of the house but these seem to be in the center of house and would like to make sure we get the source.
A Please see our Barrier treatment page. When treating for termites using Termidor SC, you do not have know exactly where they are located. They are constantly moving inside and out. This means that they will go through the barrier and pick up the active ingredient to then transfer throughout the colony.
May 8, 2014
Steve from Saint Charles asked:
QShould I reapply any Termidor SC after placing new mulch along the front of the house.
We had Termidor SC applied around the entire foundation of our house about 2 1/2 years ago just after we had the landscaping around the house redone. The previous owners had problems with termites and we took this opportunity to convert from a bait system they used to a barrier method. We decided to have new mulch placed this year in the front of the house along the foundation. Should I add any Termidor to those areas along the foundation? If so, should I retrench or just add a superficial coating with no digging?
A As long as the Termidor was applied in a trench around the foundation, and the barrier was not broken when mulch was applied, you should not have to reapply Termidor. However, Termidor is a great treatment for ants, roaches, etc on the surface. You can spray it 1 foot up and out around the foundation every 6 months. Termidor in the ground for termites will last up to 10 years.
May 7, 2014
Michelle from Montezuma, In asked:
QDo you recommend or sell a termite tape/sealant?
We are replacing a damaged sill plate. It was recommended that we add a termite tape. We've bought other products from you before. Thank you
May 5, 2014
Pat from Omaha, Ne. asked:
QCan you use Termidor and Sentricon together for the treatment of termites, or do they work against each other?
A Termidor SC will be applied in drilled holes and in a trench. The best protection for your home would be a dual treatment with a liquid non-repellent and a bait.
May 4, 2014
Eric from Falkville, Alabama asked:
QWhat is a good all around for an indoor spray and a separate outdoor spray.
My house is logged sided so I need a good termite plan.
A To give you an accurate treatment plan, we have more questions that need to be answered. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you. We look forward to speaking with you soon!