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Bobby writes,

Which product is better for subterranean termites, Tengard SFR or Bifen IT?

I know Termidor SC is the best, but I have pets and those two will not hurt pets when dried. I found termites next to my house, and I checked for termite damage. There was no damage. so they must have just started.


Termidor SC will not hurt animals when it is dry. As a matter of fact, Termidor SC contains the same active ingredient, Fipronil, as the most popular spot on flea treatments for dogs on the market. We recommend using either Termidor SC or Dominion 2L for the most effective termite treatments. Both of those products are non-repellent and both have a transfer effect meaning that the termites cannot tell that the product is in place and will readily walk through it and transfer it back to the colony. Both the Tengard SFR and the Bifen IT will work pretty much the exact same way since they are both synthetic pyrethroids that are somewhat repellent. Neither of these products have a transfer effect.

Answer last updated on: 08/01/2010

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