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Taurus SC Termiticide

Taurus SC with 9.1% Fipronil (the same amount of a.i. as the popular Termidor SC) provides best-in-class control of termites, ants and a wide variety of other insect pests including spiders, roaches, ticks and many more. It is labeled to treat for subterranean, arborel, drywood, and dampwood termites.  Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide that is undetectable to target pests, allowing them touch, ingest and spread the insecticide throughout the entire colony. For termites, Taurus SC will eliminate termite colonies in less than 90 days on average, and ant infestations can be controlled in just a few weeks.

Taurus SC is labeled for OUTDOOR USE ONLY.  The only exception is for indoor spot treatments inside wall voids for termites. Please follow all label directions carefully before use.

More than two applications of Taurus SC per calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. DO NOT exceed the specified number of applications per calendar year.

The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.

0.03% 4 times/calendar year OR

0.06% 2 times/calendar year OR

0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year

These directions do NOT apply to CALIFORNIA. California may only do 2 applications a year. 

CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.

How Taurus SC Works

Taurus SC Termiticide contains the same active ingredient as the popular Termidor SC, the non-repellent Fipronil. Fipronil belongs to the phenylpyrazole family of insecticides, acting primarily as a GABA inhibitor, attacking the central nervous system of target pests. Fipronil is extremely effective, yet it works slowly enough on target insect pests to take advantage of the natural food-sharing habits of social insects, particularly termites and ants. This means that the fipronil in Taurus SC spreads throughout the entire colony, killing not just those insects that come in contact with the direct spray or residual, but all the others they contact, resulting in colony elimination.

Target Pests

Subterranean termites, ants, cockroaches, occasional perimeter invaders

PESTS CONTROLLED: Ants (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief), Asian lady beetles, darkling beetles, Australian cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, smoky brown cockroaches, Black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, cellar spiders, hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, Pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster flies, European earwigs, House crickets, Millipedes, Paper wasps (NOT a knockdown agent), Silverfish, Yellow jackets, Subterranean termites (including Reticulitermes, Zootermopsis, Heterotermes, Coptotermes)

Target Uses

Taurus SC is a generic version of Termidor SC, the termiticide most widely used by professional pest control companies. Taurus SC is designed for the prevention and treatment of termite infestations, and it can be applied either pre-construction or post-construction. Taurus SC is also labeled for the outdoor perimeter control of many common invaders, most effectively for ants. Because of its efficacy and longevity, termite treatments with Taurus SC may last up to 10 years, and outdoor perimeter treatments only need to be applied twice per year. Taurus SC may also be used in structural wall voids to treat active subterranean termite and ant infestations. Taurus SC is not for general indoor use.


Taurus SC Application Instructions

Always read the product label completely before use.

Outside Barrier Treatment:

The main use for Taurus SC is for protection against subterranean termite infestations. To accomplish this, an outside barrier treatment is made in the ground around the foundation of the home that will protect against termites for up to 10 years or more.

First, you will need to dig a 6 inches deep x 6 inches wide trench around the outside foundation wall of the home. Next, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 4 mixed gallons per every 10 lineal feet of trench. It is best to use a 5 gallon bucket and mark off the 4 gallon line, then mix 4 gallons of Taurus SC at a time and pour it in the trench. Allow the solution to soak into the soil and then replace the back-fill, making sure that the back-fill is soaked with Taurus SC as well. When you are done, you should have one contiguous in-ground barrier of Taurus SC all the way around the home.

Treating across slabs of concrete touching the house (such as a back patio or front porch) can be accomplished by using a hammer drill with a 1/2-inch drill bit. Holes are drilled through the concrete approximately 3-4 inches out from the house and every 12 inches across the concrete slab. Please see the product label for more information.

For more information please see the article: How to do a Termite Treatment.

Each 20 oz. bottle of concentrate yields 25 gallons of finished solution. Each 78 oz. bottle of concentrate yields 97 gallons of finished solution.

Standard Application Dilution Rates / Mixing Ratios for Taurus SC

  • 0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.06% a.i. – most applications, ground termite treatments, ant or other perimeter pest control.
  • 1.2 fl. oz. (35 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.09% a.i. – may be used for active infestations or severe termite pressure.
  • 1.6 oz. (47 mL)/ gal. of water – 0.125% a.i. – areas of dense soil that will not accept a rate of 4 gal. per 10 linear feet; only use 2 gal. per 10 linear feet per foot of depth.
  • Apply at a rate of 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet for perimeter termite applications.
  • Apply at a rate of 1-1.5 gallon(s) of finished solution per 10 square feet of horizontal ground that will be under concrete slabs (pre-construction).
  • For perimeter pest treatments (ants, etc.), apply 2 quarts of 0.06% spray per 160 lineal feet.

Taurus 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


Taurus SC is not for Indoor use. The only permitted use indoors is for active ant or termite infestations in wall voids only.

Treating Live Termite Infestations above ground:

To control Aerial termite colonies or Drywood Termites, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply to infested wooden members or voids. To treat inaccessible areas (for example, if the termite infestation is behind dry wall), drill and inject Taurus SC into the damaged wood of void spaces with a crack and crevice injector. Foam applications can also be made into void spaces.


Termite Control – See general directions above. See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more details.

How to Use Taurus SC for Ant Control:

For outdoor control of Ants and other perimeter pests, mix 0.8 fl. oz. of Taurus SC per gallon of water and apply using a hand-pump sprayer around the outside of the home, spraying 1 foot up the side of the house and 1 foot out from the house, all the way around the home. Also spray around any exterior openings where pests may enter such as doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house. This application should be made only twice per year, in the Spring and Fall. Taurus SC works well enough that only 2 applications per year are needed for effective control.

Also be careful to prune away vegetation including shrubs and tree branches that may be touching the side of the house. This will keep pests from using shrubs and tree branches to bypass the protective barrier you sprayed.

Taurus SC Termiticide Features

  • The same amount of Fipronil as Termidor SC for less.
  • Easier, faster, and more effective than termite bait stations.
  • Foam applications may be made in voids for above ground termite infestations.
  • Water-based suspension.
  • Broad labeling for control of perimeter pests.
  • Convenient tip-and-pour bottle eliminates the need for other measuring equipment.

Extra Tips

  • Do not make applications when precipitation is occurring.
  • Do not treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen.
  • Do not apply Taurus SC in any way that may contaminate a water source or within 5 feet of a well or cistern. Treatment within 5-10 feet of wells or cisterns 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).
  • Do not treat edible vegetation or treat within one foot out from the drip line of edible plants.
  • Do not exceed 2 applications per year for perimeter pests.
  • Do not apply to pet quarters or to playground equipment.

Compare to: Termidor SC

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  • 86 of 89 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  ANTS
    By Fran in Sunrise Beach, Mo on 08/21/2011
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    IT WORKS!!! Three days after the perimeter of my house was sprayed, no more ants! In twelve years Taurus SC is the only thing that has even touched the ant problem. Now they're gone!

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  • 72 of 76 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC
    By Wally in Holland, MI USA on 06/12/2012

    Taurus is a non-repelling insecticide. Following the directions for termite treatment I trenched at the perimeter of my home, sprayed and put the dirt back in. The product works great. It has been two years since I treated my property. So far no signs of harm to good insects because my flowering trees and plants are pollinating just fine. I have recommended this product to my homeowner's association.

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  • 50 of 54 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  DIY Tremite control
    By Zachary in Ocala, Florida on 03/20/2012

    Easy to use,much cheaper than hiring a service. I treated my entire home and barn. Goodbye ants and termites.

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  • 45 of 49 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent product
    By Tim in Tallahassee, FL on 11/07/2011

    This product is very handy to use with the squeezable pre-measured dispenser with separate cap. It allows the user to measure small amounts to apply in tight spaces when a watering can is used and only one or two gallons are needed at a time. Complete instructions are attached to the bottle so you always have them handy for reference. The same stuff the professionals use at a fraction of the cost!

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  • 32 of 37 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Outstanding
    By Jim in cabot, ar on 05/23/2012
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    The termidor brand really works, so I hope this will to. I spray around three different houses every three months and never have ants. Before, I had them all the time no matter what I sprayed with.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great Prices
    By Ken in Baytown, texas on 12/08/2017

    They have great prices, and fast delivery.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  outstanding result
    By Yelzein in santa barbara,ca on 12/02/2017

    i live in California and have an ant problem. I need to keep them outside the house. In the past I used Talstar P and it worked but I needed to apply once a month, but Taurus SC has a long lasting result. I treated around perimeter of house structure two months ago and have not seen ants anywhere near the house structure. It is excellent for ant control.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great Product!
    By Brad in Arizona on 11/29/2017

    This is a great product for Long Term Termite control. We have a Pest/Termite Warranty from the purchase of our home but for anything I need to do outside of that Warranty, I use the Taurus SC. It really works!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  no more ants
    By Larry in San Diego, CA on 11/17/2017

    Works like a champ. no more ants after the first treatment.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC Termiticide
    By Joe in Texas on 11/10/2017

    This works great ! ! ! kills like it says. Just in time for the winter! Summer has not chance.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Pesticide of Mass Destruction
    By Wade in Martinez, Ga on 11/03/2017

    This is the Nuclear Warhead for ant destruction. Simply amazing. Big ant, little ants, red ants, sugar ants,......DEAD ANTS! How can 0.8 oz of Taurus per 1 gal of water kill so well? Who cares! This stuff is amazing. Queue the pink panther song... Dead ant, dead ant. Dead ant....

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Carpenter ants
    By Michelle in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on 10/19/2017

    Sprayed the product as the directions said. It took a few days but the ants are gone

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Good Bye Yellow Jackets!
    By Erin in Ohio on 10/13/2017

    Worked like a charm. Set up a trap for yellow jackets that were making a home in the wall of my house. Within 1 day they were gone! Fabulous

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taurus SC
    By Sue in Mineola Texas on 10/11/2017

    African leaf cutter ants were totally invading us, to the point of caving our driveway in. We tried everything, I was Absolutely terrified they were going to destroy everything. After two treatments with Taurus SC we no longer have the ants. I feel one-two treatments a year will keep them totally controlled. I am in love with TAURUS!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Amazing product!
    By Terri in Arizona on 10/09/2017

    I had an outside issue with ants and tried numerous other products but nothing worked. I contacted the staff at DoMyOwn, sent a photo, they identified them as pyramid ants and recommend Taurus SC. Product arrived in a couple of days, was easy to apply and after 3 days ants are gone. Thank you!

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11/02/2011 Mike from Reno, Nevada

QWhat is the difference between Taurus SC and Termidor SC?

ATaurus SC is the generic version of Termidor SC. They both share the same active ingredient at the same concentration and pretty much the same label. The main difference is the manufacturer.

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02/02/2012 Rob from Tucson, Az

QCan public/DIY users buy any size volume containers of Taurus?
You note that Termidor only allows 20oz bottles to be sold to DIYers; does the generic Taurus have any limitations on sales?

ANo, Taurus does not have any restrictions.  Homeowners can buy both the 20 oz. bottles and the 78 oz. bottles.

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08/25/2013 Trina from Lahoma, Ok

QHow many gallons will one container of Taurus make. Please list both the 20 oz and the 78oz?

AThe 20 oz. bottle of Taurus SC will make 25 gallons of finished solution.
The 78 oz. bottle will make 100 gallons of finished solution.

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11/29/2014 Mandi from Peoria

QCan I use Gravel/crushed rock for the backfill after treatment?
After digging the trench and treating the whole house for termites can i use crushed rock/gravel foe the backfill? For ease of future treatments instead of digging the trench again in 5-10 years couldn't we just pour through the gravel?

AYou do not want to use grave/crushed rock as your backfill after a termite treatment. Termidor does not bond to rock, it bonds to soil, so if you fill in the trench with gravel, the termidor will not stick to it and it will leave you with a 6x6 area of completely unprotected surface that the termites could pass through to get directly to your home. We understand that the digging of the trench is a pain, but it must be done each time and it must be backfilled with dirt, and the dirt that is backfilled must be treated as well if you want your home properly and completely protected. 

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04/08/2013 Kathy from Houston, Tx

QIs Taurus SC as effective on termites as it is on ants?
I just came across termites in the garage which is connected to the house. I NEED to know that this product will absolutely lambaste these critters!!! I've read rave reviews about ants...can I look for the same with termites? HELP, PLEASE!!!!

AFipronil, the active ingredient in Taurus, is known to be the best product on the market for termite control. Be sure to read the product label to make sure you are doing the treatment correctly. Our instructions, How to do a Termite Treatment can also be very helpful for homeowners.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

11/24/2017 Charles from Greensboro, Maryland

QCan I spray the interior foundation wall of a crawl space as a termite treatment with Taurus SC Termiticide along with a trench along the exterior of the foundation?


Taurus SC Termiticide†can be used indoors to treat active termite colonies only as a†spot treatment;it cannot be used as a general preventative spray for termites.†

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08/18/2017 Kristopher from Rock Hill, Sc

QIf the foundation of the house is more than 5 feet from a well, can I still use Taurus SC?
I have a termite issue and as a DIY'er I am determined to resolve the issue without paying a lot of money to Terminix. My problem that I keep running into is my well. The well is located about 10 feet from the foundation of my home. I want to know after I trench and treat will I be contaminating my well water?


In the area where the well is located, you cannot use the trenching method, only the backfill method is allowed. The backfill method instructs you to trench and place the soil that was removed onto a tarp, pour 1 gallon of diluted solution per 1 cubic ft of soil, mix thoroughly, return soil to trench. The complete instructions are listed on the Taurus product label†under the heading "Treatment of structure with wells or cisterns"

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08/16/2017 Joseph from Springfield, Mo

QIs Taurus SC Termiticide good to spray on wood decks as a preventative?
I have a large wood deck that I'd like to treat. We found some termites and I want to make sure they don't make it onto the deck and then in the house.


Taurus SC Termiticide works great as a termite preventative in soil.† We would recommend applying Boracare as a wood treatment prior to sealing or painting. Please see our Termite Guide for the most up to date tips for termite treatment and prevention.

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08/04/2017 Mary from Fallbrook, Ca

QWhat is the best outdoor ant spray?
These are just the common ants and every year we get several invasions. We can control the inside with bait stations but need something safe for animals for outside.


Our most popular spray for ant control outdoors around structurers is Taurus SC. This is a liquid concentrate that you would apply with a hand pump sprayer and treat all around the foundation of the structure, treating 1 foot up onto the house and 1 foot out from it on the ground. You should also spot treat places where the ants are likely to enter such as door frames, window frames, and where utilities enter. Taurus SC is pet safe once the application is dry. You can learn more tips and see videos in our Ant Treatment Guide, too.

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07/31/2017 Dc from Orlando, Fl

QCan I spot treat with Taurus SC indoors under the slab and on replacement wood?
I have subterranean termites infesting my hardwood floor tiles (over a slab foundation). Last week I applied Taurus SC via trenching the exterior permimeter of the house (as well as drilling the carport and porches near the walls). I have pulled up the ruined wood tiles in several areas inside the house. Is it safe to drill through the slab indoors and inject Taurus SC below the slab in these areas? I would plug the holes immediately. Also (as I happen have some replacement floor tiles handy) can I spray the UNDERSIDE of some of the replacement tiles (outside) and (after they have thoroughly dried) place these tiles back in the house (Taurus SC side DOWN) on the slab? I am hoping this might help get a head start on wiping out the termites that are active in the floor now. I do not want to jeopardize the health of my self or pets, however. Please advise. Thanks.


Yes, you can inject Taurus SC under the slab that is part of the house area. This would be considered part of your termite treatment since they were found active in this area. You would NOT be permitted to apply the Taurus SC to the new wood that is being installed. The best product for this application would be Boracare which is a wood preservative that can be applied to any raw wood and lasts for the life of the wood.

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07/29/2017 Kent from Chelsea

QAfter using Taurus SC for carpenter ants in a perimeter barrier around my house, can I plant grass where it was applied?


Yes, grass can be planted in an area where Taurus SC Termiticide was applied once the product has dried.†

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07/24/2017 Jonathan from Knoxville

QIs Taurus SC OSHA?


The Taurus SC TermiticideSDS†has the necessary OSHA information.†

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07/19/2017 T from Sarasota, Fl

QIs Taurus SC safe to use around plants..both near roots and on stems and leaves?


Taurus SC Termiticide†is not labeled to be applied on plants at all.† It should only be applied 1 ft up and 1 ft out topically to the exterior of a structure or in trenched, rodded or drilled holes for a termite†application.† Please refer to the product label for complete application and mixing instructions.†

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07/17/2017 Irene from Atascadero, Ca

QWill Taurus SC kill western yellow jackets?
Yellow jackets are nesting under my roof tiles above my back door. If I spray the tile at the opening, will it kill them as they enter and exit the area?


Taurus SC Termiticide†is labeled for yellow jackets and can be sprayed in eaves and around openings to help eliminate them.

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07/15/2017 Fred from Davie, Fl

QHow do I apply Taurus SC Termiticide for ants indoors?


Taurus SC Termiticide†cannot be used indoors. We do carry other products for controlling ants indoors such as those in our Indoor Ant Kit.† Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Ants for more information.†

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