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Darrib from Burleson, Texas writes,

Applying termidor around long tree perimeter

i have termite prob on a living tree how far from their tree base do I need to dig trench for treatment? Could product harm tree?


Termites do not usually infest any living piece of wood or tree as they go after dead and decaying wood matter. Are you sure they are termites or that part of the tree isnt dead? Termidor cannot be used away from the foundation of the home/structure unless you are direct treating a carton nest as defined by the Termidor product label. It is not allowed to be used as a trench treatment or drench on or around a tree out on the property for control of any pest. A better option would be to use a product like Talstar P around the base of the tree if you are concerned there could be termites in that vacinity. Talstar would safe to use on the tree and would eliminate any insects in the soil where you treated and any that pass through the soil as well. 

Answer last updated on: 07/02/2015

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