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 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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349 of 362 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.
237 of 254 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!
232 of 239 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.
117 of 128 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.
106 of 112 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!
GREAT for carpenter ants
By Beeth on July 7, 2014
have been fighting with carpenter ants in the past 4 years in DC area, using multiple products from Home Depot, nothing worked well, until I used Termidor.
By A. on July 2, 2014
Product seems to be doing its job. Seems to be taking care of all kinds of bugs. Nieghbor is going to order product to protect his house.
By Jerry on July 1, 2014
I am treating all three of my houses with this product is the best
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Great Product, Great Value
By Jim on June 30, 2014
Watch application videos before purchasing. Apply Termidor SC as directed and termites will be not be a problem. Spray around the perimeter of your building 2X per year and ants and other insect will not be a problem either. Excellent price for this product.
Small Black Ants
By David on June 28, 2014
I found out about this product several years ago from a pest control person. He gave me a sample and it worked. This will no doubt take care of those black ants. You will win the battle and war against the ants with this producr. When not in use store it in a cool place because it will dry up on you.
Update your selling area
By Brymer on June 24, 2014
Termidor SC is an excellent porduct. I bought some on line from another seller for shipment to the State of Washington. Although you won't sell nor ship it into the State of Washington, it became legal last year.
By JC on June 24, 2014
As far as I know it works. I don't have termites that I know of.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Something that actually works
By Shaun on June 24, 2014
This product is the same thing the professionals use. We have a conventional floor house and I used this product according to the video on this website. It took care of our termite problem. I had a little bit left over in my hand pump sprayer, so I went around the yard spraying fire ant mounds with it too. No more fire ants. I will be ordering more for future treatments.
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By Jim on June 23, 2014
have used termidor for many yrs as a professional bug killer. Used as directed it works as good as you could ask.
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By Chris on June 22, 2014
We were battling ants inside the house in every room. We tried every over the counter product to get rid of them, including home remedies and nothing worked. A co-worker informed me of Termidor SC, so we gave it a try. We sprayed around our house and have not seen one ant inside the house.
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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!
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!
May 3, 2014
Lauren from Pascoag , R.i. asked:
QCan Termidor be applied over crushed stone?
Our home is surrounded by crushed stone and really can't be trenched. Can we pour the solution over the stone to be effective? Can we also treat our flower beds which have wood mulch and wood boards? We have noticed termites there last year. Thank You.
To effectively apply Termidor as a termite treatment, you would need to remove the stone and then apply termidor in the soil. Termidor is not labeled for use on trees and plants. It is only labeled for use around your homes foundation for termites, ants, and other selected pests. For treating lawn, turf, and ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs that do not contain anything edible, you should Talstar Insecticide.
May 1, 2014
Melissa from Enola, Pa asked:
QHow much do I need for 100 lineral feet
A One 20 oz bottle of Termidor SC will treat 60 linear feet of trench so you will need 2 bottles.