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Joe from Hondo, Tx writes,

Can I use Termidor SC and Cy-kick simultaneously on exterior walls?

I've knocked down an interior (wall) infestation of carpenter ants in my garage with Advance carpenter ant bait. I want to prevent further infestations and also inhibit termites, which are in the area. I've purchased Termidor SC to spray on outside walls of my garage and house. But I also have a scorpion problem, with scorpions getting in the house regularly. I'm considering Cy-Kick as an outside wall spray because I see the scorpions climbing on the stucco walls. Question is...can I use both simultaneously...in the same sprayer, or one after the other on the same wall? Or will Termidor also kill scorpions? I really need residual value against scorpions because I don't want to spray every day or even every week. I'm not sure about Termidor for scorpions because I don't think they pass food mouth-to-mouth like termites and ants. Scorpions freak out my wife and kids. This is two separate buildings, but within 6 feet of each other. I've not had ants or termites YET in the house, and I don't need to keep scorpions out of the garage...I just step on the them. So I can use Termidor on the garage and Cy-kick on the house IF I MUST. But I'd rather use one product for both buildings (Termidor), if possible. Thanks jgb


We do not recommended to use both of these products together. Termidor SC for ant control 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. You will spray the perimeter of the garage 1ft up and 1ft out. The treatment will last about 4-6 months, and will then need to be reapplied. Since Termites usually do not come within 2-3 inches of the top soil, a perimeter spray for ants will not have any effect on them. Termidor SC is used as a trench treatment for termites by digging a 6 inch x 6 inch trench around the perimter of the structure. Termidor SC is mixed at a rate of 3.2fl oz per 4 gallons of water every 10 lineal feet. A complete barrier treatment with Termidor SC will last 10 years for protection against termites.

CyKick CS for Scorpion control is a great product to be used indoors and outdoors. It dries clear, odorless and gives you a 90 day residual on the inside of the home and 30 days on the outside of the home. Along with using Trapper LTD Mouse/Insect Glue Boards at entry points to the home.

For indoor control, you would mix 0.5 oz. or 1.0 oz of Cy Kick CS per gallon of water and spray liberally indoors along baseboards, in cracks and crevices, and wall voids . For outdoor control you will mix 0.5 oz to 1.0 oz per gallon of water and apply to the perimeter of the structure 2ft up and 2ft out and also to pay attention to entry points into the home around window frames, doors, eaves, attic areas, cracks and crevices in foundation.

Answer last updated on: 07/23/2014

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