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Dante writes,

For perimeter ant treatment, how long before I can disturb the soil?

I need to treat for carpenter ants, but some of my beds against the house will need some planting, new mulch, etc. Should I re-treat in spots where soil is disturbed? Or will the product still work? It will be almost impossible to just leave that 1-foot band around the house untouched.


When you apply Termidor for ants around the home you should apply 1 foot up onto the foundation and 1 foot out onto the soil.  Even if you do disturb some of the soil, you will still have some residual on the house if any ants are around.  Of course it will not harm anything if you retreat the areas that you disturb.  You should spray at least twice a year for ant control around the home.

Answer last updated on: 05/28/2011

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