Termite Control Products
Should I use Termite Chemicals or Bait Stations?
Termite Chemical Insecticide
Termite control products are constantly evolving. The termite product market has changed over the years because the EPA has removed the more dangerous termiticides from the market. Today’s best termiticides belong to a group of chemicals called non-repellent insecticides. The non-repellents are effective because termites cannot detect them. Termites crawl through the chemical without realizing it and track the chemical back to their nest where it will kill the entire colony including the queen. The most widely used termite chemicals are Taurus SC, Termidor SC, Adonis 75 WSP, Dominion 2L, Tandem, and Altriset. We prefer the fipronil based products Taurus SC and Termidor SC. If you are treating large structures or multiple homes, you may want to look at our B&G Termite Tools
Termite Bait Stations
Similar to liquid termite insecticides, termite bait systems are changing and improving every year. Our top recommendation for baiting termites is the Advanced Termite Bait System. If you don't currently see signs of termites, bait stations are a good way to detect new infestations.
Most people discover that they have termites in one of these ways: Do you have termites?
For additional termite help: Call 1-800-476-3368 and ask for Walt or Ken
Starting at: $43.50
Taurus SC Insecticide and Termiticide with 9.1 % Fipronil has the same active ingredient and label as the well known Termidor SC. Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide labeled for termite treatments and home perimeter treatments. Since Taurus is a non-repellent, the insects do not know it is there, so they don't make attempts to avoid it. They will cross over it, and consume or spread Taurus SC throughout the entire colony. It is a water-based suspension concentrate for pre and post-construction termite applications, and to control perimeter pests.
Taurus SC will exterminate termite colonies in a little as 3 months on average. As an ant control product it is proven to be a very effective ant killer working in just a couple of weeks.Learn More
Starting at: $240.00
Advance Termite Bait System Pro Kits-With Trelona Bait
The Advance Termite Bait System with Trelona is the latest advancement in termite bait technology via a dual-stage process that features an ultra-low disturbance design to pattern termite's natural feeding behavior, leading to enhanced colony elimination.
We carry the Advance Termite System in individual components or kit. Each basic kit contains Termite Bait Stations, one spider tool to open the stations, and Trelona Compressed Termite Bait. One option has Taurus SC added to the packaging.Learn More
Starting at: $89.50
Trelona, with Novaluron, is a new termite bait by BASF offered in its Advance Termite Bait Systems. The Trelona Termite Bait is replacing the older Advance Termite Bait Cartridges with 25% diflubenzuron. Trelona Compressed Termite Bait offers termites an attractive food source contained in purified cellulose-based matrix compressed into tablets. This active ingredient, Novaluron is a chitin inhibitor. As a chitin inhibitor, it disrupts the molting and egg production, affecting the whole population. As a termite bait, Trelona provides a termite colony elimination with sustained consumption. It uses less bait compared to other termite bait systems.
Trelona bait in the Advance Termite Bait system requires less inspection than its previous bait matrix. Schedule 120 days for inspection if there had not been termite activity. However, if there is termite activity after installation, inspect the termite bait stations in 60 days.Learn More
$29.75 As low as: $26.00
FUSE Foam is a ready to use foam that combines two active non-repellent active ingredients,(Fipronil 0.005% and Imidacloprid 0.025%) for direct injection in listed areas where termites, ants, and listed pests have infested. FUSE Foam is an expanding foam with a 30:1 expansion ratio to foam into ant and termite nests and galleries and structural voids. When sprayed, FUSE Foam expands with an expansion ratio of 30:1, uses one oz of product in approximately 5 seconds producing about 1 quart of foam.Learn More
$21.50 As low as: $16.50Premise Foam is a ready-to-use foam termiticide insecticide in an 18-oz can which will treat about 1,000 cubic inches. Premise Foam is a non-repellent insecticide available in an instant, portable application.
Premise Foam in a can is the latest innovation from Bayer Environmental Science. It's a simple and unique way to deliver foam that will change the way termites and ants are controlled.Learn More
$69.15 As low as: $68.00
Termidor SC , a non-repellent with Fipronil 9.1% has been used for years as an effective termite control product. For an more economical non-repellent Fipronil 9.1% look at the new Taurus SC. Termidor SC and Taurus SC are classified as non repellent for termites and ants. The termites and ants can't detect their presence. Termidor SC 20 oz. makes about 24 gallons. Taurus SC makes about 25 gallons. Get 100% termite-free in as little as 3 months .
Termidor and Taurus SC active Ingredients:
Fipronil..........9. Learn More
$27.70 As low as: $23.05In wall voids and localized termite infestations, Alpine Ant &Termite Foam is an excellent product to combine with other non-repellents like Taurus SC. Alpine Foam cannot be detected by insects (non-repellent) and gets transferred throughout, allowing the insecticide to spread quickly throughout the entire colony. Alpine Foam is a safer insecticide, being part of a line of reduced-risk insecticides which contain Dinotefuran. With Alpine Foam you can treat subterranean and drywood termites, including termite swarm sites and localized termite infestations in wall voids and other areas. Learn More
Starting at: $45.95
PenaShield is a ready to use formulation with Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, just like Boracare. Penashield is a termiticide and wood preservative in a patented penetrant ready- to use mixture.
Use a hand pump sprayer to apply Penashield to all structural wood and any other building material surfaces, which can include concrete, block walls, plumbing pipes, OSB, plywood and sheet rock.Learn More
Starting at: $69.00
FUSE insecticide/termiticide uses a combination of active ingredients with various modes of action for an unique and effective product. This combined chemistry by Control Solutions uses two non-repellents, imidacloprid and fipronil for very effective termite and perimeter pest control applications. It not only controls termites and ants, but a number of outside perimeter pests.Learn More
Do You Have Termites?
If you find termites, the first thing to do is breathe. It's an insect problem, not the end of the world. The next thing to do is to inspect the home to see if you can find the termite activity.
How To Inspect For Termites
You'll need a few tools to help you inspect the home:
- A good flashlight
- A medium sized screwdriver
Remember that subterranean termites live in the soil, not in the wood. Therefore, termite damage is usually not noticed on the surface of the wood. There are not any telltale holes in the wood or sawdust to piled up to give away their location. They eat the wood so they would never waste it that way. In fact, the wood they damage in most cases appears perfectly normal.
- Mud Tubes found on the foundation or the inside walls
- Bubbling or blistering paint over damaged wood or drywall
- Finding winged termites called swarmers or their cast skins (most likely after a warm spring rain)
- Damage is found while performing structural repairs or renovations
Searching For Termite Damage
Since subterranean termites live in the soil, their damage will most likely be found on wood located close to the ground. Start your search on the outside of the home near the soil. Don't skip any sections even if they are hidden by bushes and shrubs. This is often the most desirable place for them to enter due to shelter from the sun and limited air movement behind the vegetation.
If you have a crawlspace, you’ll need to go there and inspect in the same manner. This is where you'll need that good flashlight we talked about earlier. Be sure to look at the lowest boards to the ground and tap and probe them every several feet. Basements can be inspected in this same way. If you are in a basement with a drop ceiling, you will need a ladder to reach and inspect floor joists.
Termite Damage or Water Damage?
Lightly tap any wood with the handle of your screwdriver. Does it sound solid? If not, poke the wood with the blade of the screwdriver. If it feels spongy of soft, investigate a little more. If the wood is spongy or soft, but there is no wood missing then it is probably water damage. The moisture problem should be corrected as soon as possible because it will attract termites.
If you find the wood missing and the tunnels follow the grain of the wood, you may have either termites or carpenter ants.
Termites or Carpenter Ants?
Termites will carry mud into the hollowed out tunnels which makes it quite messy and dirty looking. Carpenter ants' tunnels will be clean and neat almost as if they had been sanded smooth.
By Ken Martin