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Termidor SC

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)



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 for Carpenter Ants

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

Indoors

*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.

Outdoors

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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  • 375 of 388 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  The Writing on the Wall
    By Greg on January 31, 2010
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    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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  • 251 of 268 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Most effective
    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!

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  • 247 of 254 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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.

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  • 124 of 135 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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.

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  • 114 of 120 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  termidor sc
    By Steven on September 12, 2014

    if this product does what it says and is as easy to apply there is no reason to ever call an exterminator

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Ants gone!
    By Stacey on September 11, 2014

    We suddenly found giant black ants crawling in the cupboards and countertops. Ewww! My SIL said the only thing we could do was call an exterminator, but I found this and thought I'd give it a try. We sprayed it around the foundation of our house and in fewer than 12 hours we had no more ants. Love this stuff!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Good stuff
    By Ryan on September 8, 2014

    I use to be in the pest control industry and would use this product on HOA's (sugar ants), which are one of the hardest pest to get rid of here in WA in my opinion. It's very effective in ridding a board spectrum pest. From ants to sub termites.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Works like a charm
    By Anthony on September 8, 2014

    I applied as instructed for carpenter ants and within 3 days there were none to be found. I am extraordinarily pleased. Glad I was turned into this direction by a professional exterminator.

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    4 of 5 Stars  Termidor
    By Bob on September 6, 2014

    Kilt them ants dead after battling them with all kinds of other products! Now to war with the fleas

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Termidor SC
    By Dorothy on September 6, 2014

    We bought this product to kill ants, we had tried several different products and none worked. Read about this on the internet and decided to give it a try. It worked no more ants.....Yea.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Termidor
    By Patrick on September 4, 2014

    Done 1 spray around house and inside basement have seen no ants. I have swept up a lot of dead spider crickets in basement and have seen no more.it looks like termidor sc done the job. Read the label and follow instructions and you will get results.no more Home Depot sprays save your time and money get Termidor sc..

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    5 of 5 Stars  New Construction
    By Patricia on September 2, 2014

    I have purchased Termidor SC in the past for existing home and have had termindiouse results I called a company to come and Quote for a Termite Bond and Wanted $750.00 for one time visit and to where I bought TermidorSC Less cost and the company uses the same product and I have enough left to do my barn and my kids house

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Termidor SC to the rescue
    By Roger on September 2, 2014

    Our lives were invaded this Spring and Summer (2014) with ants. We were told about Termidor SC and thought we would give it a chance. I am so glad we found this product. I followed the directions and sprayed around our house and we haven't seen an ant inside for about 2 weeks now. I think we have conquered our ant problem. Good quality stuff and it works. We will definitely keep Termidor SC on hand in the future.

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    5 of 5 Stars  BUG B GONE
    By Jim on August 31, 2014

    WOW!! Mixed formula correctly and applied to exterior perimeter of home. I have not seen one bug, spider, cricket, etc. anywhere near the entry way or back porch! EXCELLENT PRODUCT!!! WARNING!!! Mix formula correctly and read directions. I will be ordering this product for future use. NO MORE PEST CONTROL COMPANIES!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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?

A 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.

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May 29, 2014 Lee from Northern California asked:

QJust fixed leak in bathroom wall. Can I spray Termidor?
on wood tub supports and exposed studs.

A You can drill and inject Termidor into the galleries in the studs. You could also infect Termidor Foam if that would be easier. Please be aware the Termidor can only be used as a spot treatment indoors and that the treated area would be covered after application.

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May 28, 2014 Jarrett from Montville,nj asked:

QWhat if don't trench around the house with Termidor SC?
Will the treatment still serve the same purpose?

A Termidor SC should be applied in a trench and drilled holes for a proper termite treatment so there is a complete barrier around the structure. If treated properly, it will last 10 years in the soil. If you are treating for ants, you will spray topically a foot up and a foot out directly up against the structure once every six months.

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May 27, 2014 James from Kernersville, Nc asked:

QIs there a residual effect for use of Termidor on concrete?
I want to spot treat an area in my garage where there is a narrow space between the foundation and the concrete floor. I found termites infested in a piece of wood left unattended and and was at the junction of the wall and floor. In addition I found some tubes which were incomplete on the brick wall. Moreover, I could not detect any termites in the tubes. The only place where I could find activity was with the discarded piece of lumber.

A Termidor SC is only labeled to be applied in the soil around the outside perimeter of structures. Or applied 1 foot up and out around the structure for ants. You could potentially drill and inject it as a spot treatment in that specific area. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you with your treatment.

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May 26, 2014 Wade from Troy Alabama asked:

QI treated my home and it rained about 4 hrs after will I have to treat again?

A Can you please tell us how heavy of a rain fall you received and whether you were doing a trench treatment for termites around the foundation or just spraying the foundation for general pests like ants?

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May 26, 2014 Daniel from Houston Texas asked:

QHow does rain affect the use to Termidor SC when using it to get crazy ant
Wanting to spray the outer perimeter to my house and not sure if I should wait if rain is in the forecast

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You should not apply Termidor SC if it is going to rain the same day.  It is best to wait until you have a few days of no rain in the forecast so there is at least 24 - 36 hours time after you treat before it rains.  After that it will hold quite well to rain and weather.

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May 25, 2014 Bob from Pinellas Park,fla asked:

QIs termidor usable after setting around for a while and getting more yellow than white?

A The shelf life of the Termidor SC when stored properly in a temperature stable environment out of direct sunlight is roughly 5 years. It it has been improperly stored or is older than about 5 years or so, then we would suggest getting a new bottle to ensure the product is at full strength for your needs. If it is within the 5 year date and the color has simply changed, it can be due to the active ingredients settling or just changing slightly over time.

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May 23, 2014 Ida from Albuquerque, Nm asked:

QIf termites are coming into a room through a vent opening, how should Termidor be applied?

A

You will need to determine what kind of termite you have for us to direct you on the best treatment method. Bora-Care is usually the preferred choice if you are dealing with Drywood Termites and if most of the wood is exposed and it is raw wood you are treating, meaning it is not painted, stained, or sealed, it is just normal wood.  Bora-Care is made only for wood, and you do not have to know exactly where the termites are for it to work which is a plus.  Bora-Care is sprayed evenly over all exposed surfaces of the wood and actually penetrates through the entire piece of wood.  When the termites in the wood try to consume the wood after it has been treated, they ingest the Bora-Care with the wood and die.  No matter where they are in the wood the Bora-Care will find them as long as you treated the exposed wood that you can see.  The other main benefit is that Bora-Care stays in the wood forever, so you will not have to worry about termites or beetles infesting the wood that you treated ever again.

If you have subterranean 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 into the wall where the termites actively are or cutting a hole into the wall and spraying on the wood or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.  If you do not know where the termites are actively infesting we do have a great article here on how to do your own inspection.

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May 22, 2014 Scott from Harahan, La asked:

QWhat is the best way to get Termidor SC into the pre-existing holes in concrete around foundation.
Can I use a regular garden sprayer or will a funnel fitted into the existing holes serve the purpose. Or do I need some type of professional sprayer to insure complete coverage.

A Good news! Applying Termidor SC into drilled holes does not require a professional sprayer. You can apply it through a funner in each hole or use a pumpo sprayer to pump the solution in.

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May 22, 2014 Randal from Tampa, Fl asked:

Qi found out i have wood termites up in my attic and they are beginning to swarm i was given a estimate to tent
my house would about $1100.00 can I use termidor and what would be the best way to apply it up in the attic just for a stop gap measure until I can afford the tenting process. thank you.

A Since you have drywood termites in your attic it would be highly recommended that you go with a product called Bora Care. Bora Care is a wood preservative used to treat active wood destroying insects and prevent them from reinfesting treated wood in the future. BoraCare can be sprayed or painted on the wood in the attic and will penetrate the entire piece of wood and erradicate an active infestion. The great thing about Bora Care is that it is natural, last for the entire life of the wood (never goes away), and dries completely clear. Termidor would not be recommended because it doesn't penetrate wood and injections directly into the affected wood would be neccessary for treatment and it doesn't last very long.

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