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Jennifer from West Monroe, La writes,

What is the advantage of using Termidor SC versus Suspend SC for killing ants?

My husband is insistent on using Termidor for our outside ant problem because someone recommended it and wouldn't even consider Suspend. I wanted to know if it was worth the extra $15.


Suspend SC will only kill the ants that contact a treated surface and would need to be applied every 30 days outside and 90 days inside.  Termidor is the # 1 choice for ant control around the home. Termidor is a non-repellent insecticide that works with a delayed reaction amd also has a transfer effect. That means that ants cannot tell that the Termidor is there and will walk right over it and then pick the product up on their bodies and inadvertently carry it back to the colony, then through normal social interaction the ants spread the Termidor and wipe out the colony.

Termidor only needs to be applied two times per year and is effective for a wide variety of insects including ants, centipedes, roaches, spiders, silverfish, wasps and many other nuisance insects. You will need to apply Termidor SC 1-2 ft up the foundation and 1-2 ft out onto the ground, around door frames, window frames, places where cables, pipes or wires go through the wall and any other crack or crevice where the ants can gain entry into your home.

You cannot use Termidor inside for ant control so Suspend would be the better product if you needed to treat inside.

Answer last updated on: 10/18/2014

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