Altriset Termiticide


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Altriset Termiticide

Altriset is a new reduced-risk non-repellent termiticide that provides excellent control of subterranean termites with minimal impact on the environment. Altriset will elminate termites in less than three months and will protect your home or business for more than 5 years when used in accordance with the label. Once termites come into contact with Altriset, their ability to feed on wood is halted within hours, resulting in death. The product is slowly passed throughout the colony by touch and contact, causing total colony elimination. Altriset's new class of chemistry provides a high-performing and long-lasting residual termite control product that is also safe to use--In addition to requiring no signal word on the label, DuPont Altriset Termiticide is the first and only liquid termiticide to be classified as reduced-risk under the U.S. EPA reduced-risk program: Altriset requires no special safety equipment, represents no health risk to humans or domestic animals when used as directed, and is safer for the environment.

Altriset is now labeled for localized treatment of drywood termites.

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How Altriset Termiticide Works

Altriset is a reduced-risk non-repellent termiticide concentrate that provides excellent control of subterranean termites and localized control of drywood termites with minimal impact on the environment. The active ingredient, Chlorantraniliprole, introduces a new class of insecticides, Anthranilic diamide, that causes an interruption of normal muscle contractions, leading termites to lose the ability to feed on wood. The active ingredient works slowly enough that it is spread throughout the colony by touch and contact, causing total colony elimination.

The EPA has rated Altriset the first Reduced Risk Termiticide on the market. It requires no special safety equipment and does not even require a signal word on the label, yet it is still effective for at least five years when used as directed.

Target Pests

Subterranean termites including species of Reticulitermes, Coptotermes, and Heterotermes and Drywood termites including species of Incisitermes, Cryptotermes, and Marginitermes

Target Uses

Altriset Termiticide is intended for use as a remedial and/or preventative termite control product in both pre- and post-construction situations. When treating structures, every attempt to create and to maintain a continuous treatment zone must be made. Because Altriset is the first termiticide registered with the EPA as Reduced Risk, it is an ideal treatment for sensitive situations such as schools or hospitals or situations where exposure may be a concern. Altriset is packaged in a larger quantity than many other termiticides, so it may not be ideal for smaller jobs where only a few gallons of finished solution are needed.

Is Altriset Better than Termidor?

Altriset introduces a whole new type of chemistry that is similar but different than Termidor SC.  Both products are transferred throughout the termite colony for total colony elimination.  However, unlike Termidor, Altriset is the first and only termiticide labeled Reduced-Risk by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Chlorantraniliprole 18.4%

Application Instructions

Always read the product label completely before use. Shake well before diluting concentrate.

How to use Altriset for subterranean termites:

Altriset is for OUTDOOR USE ONLY and is made to be used as an in-ground subterranean termite treatment to control and prevent termites from infesting your home.

  1. Dig a 6-inch deep by 6-inch wide trench right against and around the outside foundation of your home.
  2. Pour the recommended amount of diluted Altriset into the trench (4 gallons per 10 feet of trench). Most professionals would use a 100 gallon spray rig on the back of a truck to mix and apply this product.  However, if you do not have access to such equipment, we recommend using a 5 gallon paint bucket and drawing a line at the 4 gallon mark.  Mix 1.3 oz. of Altriset per 4 gallons of water (0.34 oz. per gallon). Pour 4 gallons of mixed solution for every 10 feet of trench around your home.
  3. Allow the mixture to seep into the trench. Replace the backfill into the trench, but remember to make sure to mix some of the diluted Altriset with the backfill to achieve a complete barrier.

How to use Altriset for drywood termites:

1. Create a mixture of Alriset and water using the dilution rate on the product label

2. Drill small holes along the drywood termite galleries

3. Apply up to 50 mL (1.7 fluid ounces) of your Altriset and water solution into each injection hole

4. Plug holes with a wood patch or putty

Each 34 oz. bottle yields 100 gallons of finished solution and treats 250 lineal feet around a structure.

Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Ratios:

  • 0.34 oz. (10 mL)/gal. of water – 0.05% a.i. – control of subterranean termites
  • 0.34 oz (10 mL)/gal. of water to 0.68 (20 mL)/gal. of water - control of drywood termites
  • Apply 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet for continuous barrier treatments.
  • For horizontal treatment zones, apply 1-1.5 gallon(s) at low pressure (no more than 25 psi) to the surface of the soil to be treated per 10 square feet.

For use in the following areas:

For use in pre- and post-construction situations of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, including pre-construction ground treatment and post-construction treatments, such as treatment of unit masonry walls and foundation elements, crawl spaces, basement construction, slabs on grade (such as walkways, patios, driveways, etc.), earth-filled slabs, around structural elements, unit masonry foundations and voids; non-structural elements such as posts, poles, landscape ornamentation or signs; non-edible fruit and nut bearing trees; around outdoor cellulose material.


Altriset is for Outdoor Use Only. Altriset may be applied as a foam to wall voids and in stud walls with dry foam only (25:1 expansion ratio). Only apply foam to wall voids where termites or termite damage are detected.


See above for basic trenching applications. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more information.

Altriset may be used to treat around posts, poles, landscape ornamentation or signs outdoors. Non-edible fruit and nut bearing trees infested with subterranean termites may be treated by drilling into tree cavities or termite galleries or termite carton nests. The surface of the soil under cellulose material such as firewood, stumps, logs, or other outdoor cellulose materials may also be treated at a rate of 1 gallon of finished solution per 10 sq. ft.

Altriset Termiticide Features

  • Eliminates termites in less than three months when used in accordance with the label.
  • Halts termite feeding within hours.
  • Provides residual protection for more than five years.
  • Non-repellent chemistry is indiscernible to termites.
  • Behavioral impact on termites enhances translocation throughout the colony.
  • Mode of action like no other termite control product.
  • Excellent environmental and toxicological profile.
  • First and only reduced-risk liquid termiticide.

Extra Tips

  • Keep people and pets out of area being treated during application.
  • Do not contaminate public or private water supplies.
  • Do not treat soil that is frozen or water saturated soil that will not accept the termiticide.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Do not store tank mixture in the tank overnight.
  • Do not treat soil within 5 feet of a well or cistern. When treating soil between 5 and 10 feet of a well or cisterns, the treated backfill method must be used.

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    By Chris in Roanoke Rapids NC on 05/10/2013
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    First, my experience with your company was exceptional! All of my future pest control needs will be handled through you. I can't say whether or not Altriset works or not as the 3 month timeframe has not expired yet, but I can say how easy it was to use; very easy. Also the added benefit of not having to worry about our various outdoor pets made this purchase a no brainer. The price was in line with other top brands since it would have taken multiple containers to cover the same area as one Altriset. A local pest control company wanted $1200 to do what I did for less than $200, and I probably did a better job.

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    By Marsha in Tucson, AZ on 03/14/2016

    I had a good experience with the company. It was easy to place the order and the shipment came at a timely manner. My research shows that Altriset had the fewest side effects and toxicity problems towards humans and pets than any other chemical, yet I could not find it here nor does any pest control company use it!!!

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05/25/2011 Ian

QCan Altriset be safely used inside a crawl space? It is represented as an exterior product.
I am working with a friend. We have an active infestation of eastern subterranean termites. The crawl is very low but mostly accessible, and includes two large stumps that were not removed prior to construction. The floor of the crawl is sand over clay. Wood damage is evident in the hot spot in the house above. I'd like to apply the Altriset inside the crawl space, specifically treating all joists and the stumps as well as the sandy '"floor" of the crawl. I do realize from its video that Altriset can be applied in a trench around the building after dilution. Is it safe for interior use or crawlspace use?

AAltriset as well as all other termite products are intended for use around the outside of the home as well as underneath the home.  When a termiticide says that not for use inside the home, it means you cannot spray it inside around baseboards, window sills, and other places like you would a pest control spray.  Termiticides are not pest control sprays.  The crawl space under the house is not considered the inside actually because it is not the living space, so they intended for use under the house.

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06/14/2011 Brian

QCan a homeowner plant a garden in soil that was treated with Altriset?

AYou should not plant a garden that will contain edible vegetation in the same soil that was treated with Altriset. Altriset persists in soil for at least 5 years and it is not labeled to be used in places where edible plants will be grown. If you really do want to plant a vegetable garden in an area that was treated with Altriset you will need to remove all of the soil and replace it with untreated soil. You should note though that if the soil is removed and it is in the termite treatment barrier zone you will be left with a hole in your termite barrier. If you just want to plant a flower garden you should not run into any issues.

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11/12/2013 Ralph from Livermore, Ca

QFruit trees, how close can they be to the Altriset trenchline?
Is it safe to eat the fruit, my orange tree is 7 feet from the outside house perimeter, my lime tree is only 27 inches, and my apricot is 9 feet.


Usually as long as the area treated with Altriset is at least 10-15 ft from the edible plants that is sufficient to make sure the roots are not going into the treated zone. 
We would suggest not applying Altriset along the side of the house that is within 10 feet of the trees.  You should keep a close eye on this area of the house for termites, or you can of course always install some termite bait stations in that area for monitoring activity.

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02/27/2011 Tyler

QCan you do a perimeter (plus style) treatment with Altriset like you can with Termidor SC?
EPLI... no trenching the inside wall in a crawl space.

AAt this time, the Altriset label does not permit to do a Termidor SC type treatment. We would have to recommend treating the entire structure as instructed on the Altriset label.  We can only recommend what is permitted on the label.

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05/21/2011 John

QCan Altriset be used in termite mounds?

AWe are not sure what you mean by termite mounds, but Altriset is a great termiticide and if you get the product where the termites are and it touches them, then they will pass it around and it will kill them.  Please read the product label for full treatment instructions.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

04/07/2017 Frederick from Fillmore

QIs Altriset safe next to fruits and vegetables?


No, Altriset Termiticide should not be used within the drip zone of edibles.

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11/20/2016 Susan from Carson, Ca

QWould rain affect Altriset Termiticide application after 24 hours?
I had altriset applied around the perimeter of my home and it rained the next day. Will that affect the product?


Altriset Termiticide application would be OK as long as it had time to dry completely before any rainfall.

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05/25/2016 Carlos from Abbeville Louisiana

QCan Altriset Termiticide be used by water?
Can you treat near a river with Altriset?


You would not want to use Altriset Termiticide within 5-10 feet of a public or private water supply per the label as it can contaminate the water supply.

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06/23/2015 Sara from Sarasota, Florida

QWill Altriset harm pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies?
I have butterfly shrubbery around my house and am wondering if bees, butterflies, hummingbirds will be affected from Altriset being used where the shrubs are planted.

AAltriset Termiticide is labeled to be used in the ground for termite treatments. If bees and/or butterflies come in contact with the treated soil, it has the potential to harm them. Hummingbirds are not generally around the dirt in areas where the product would be.

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04/21/2015 Janel from Iowa City Iowa

QWhat other insects does Altriset kill? I'm trying to decide between Altriset and Termidor SC.
I have termites and other wood destroying insects. I'd like to protect bees by using the Altriset but I need to kill destructive insects.

AAltriset Termiticide is labeled to only eradicate subterranean termites. Termidor SC is labeled for subterranean termites also as well as other listed crawling insects. Bora-Care will help treat wood destroying insects on raw wood but should NOT be applied in the soil for subterranean termites.

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03/17/2014 Suzanne from Burbank, Ca

QWhen Altriset is applied to my crawl space under my house by trenching, do I need to vacate the house.
When Altriset is applied to the crawl space under my house by trenching and treating do I and my dog need to vacate the house, and if so for how long?

AAltriset does not present any health risk to humans or animals when used as directed. Be sure to ventilate the treated area if at all possible.

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01/25/2014 Guy from Deatsville, Al

QDoes Altriset work well around a home that is built on a slab, such as a lot of the contruction here in Alabama?

AYes, Altriset can be used as a soil treatment around slab foundation structures. When used as a soil treatment, Altriset will last up to 10 years. Please be sure to read the product label for complete instructions before use.

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12/25/2013 James from Bastrop La.

QWhat are the mixing rates of Altriset?


The mixing rates for Altriset Termiticide are:

Mix 0.34 oz. per gallon of water to make a 0.05% solution (recommended) for subterranean termites.

For 25 gallons of finished solution.....Mix 8.5 oz. Altriset + 25 gallons water.
For 50 gallons of finished solution.......Mix 17 oz. Altriset + 50 gallons water.
For 100 gallons of finished solution......Mix 34 oz. Altriset + 100 gallons water.

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10/06/2013 Paul from Lancaster, Pa.

QCan I spray Altriset Termiticide on and around the pallets to prevent termite infestation?
I have firewood laying on wood pallets in my yard by my garage. The pallets are sitting atop bricks.


We apologize but we would not recommend that you spray the firewood with any insecticide. The manufacturers do not recommend this. Any insecticide should not be breathed in, and when burned these toxins can become airborne. It would be suggested to not burn the wood that you treat with anything.  Altriset is only labeled to be applied adjacent to structures but you could spray Dominion 2L around the firewood only on the ground but be careful to not apply to the firewood.

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06/29/2013 Agi from Los Angeles,ca

QWhat is the distance allowed to plant vegetables from the area of treatment with Altriset?
there are 2 houses in one lot. If the back house is treated with altriset what is the distance that is safe to plant edible vegetables?

AThe edible plants root system needs to be out of the treated area. Usually as long as the area treated with Altriset is at least 10-15 ft from the edible plants that is sufficient to make sure the roots are not going into the treated zone.

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