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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
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  1. Taurus SC 20 oz

    Starting at: $9.50

    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.

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  2. Termidor SC (Fipronil 9.1%)- 20 oz

    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

  3. FUSE Termiticide & Insecticide -27.5 oz

    Starting at: $72.50

    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.

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  4. Transport Mikron 32 ounce

    Transport Mikron Insecticide by FMC is a highly effective non-repellent.Transport Mikron Insecticide not only kills quickly but has residual protection of 3 months or more due to the combination of two active ingredients. As a non-repellent , the insects do not detect it. Transport Mikron may be used for for termites, bed bugs,ants,crickets and over 30 other pests,including pyrethroid-resistant insects. As an added benefit Transport Mikron's particle size is far smaller than any other insecticide giving it better penetration into cracks and crevices, which is highly advantageous for bed bug control. Learn More

  5. Altriset Termiticide
    $179.95

    Altriset Termiticide (a non-repellent termiticide ) stops termite feeding within hours and provides termite elimination for long- term structural protection according to laboratory and field study results . The active ingredient chlorantraniliprole in Altriset  is a a new class of chemistry featuring a number of "green" characteristics .Altriset termite chemical offers an excellent toxicological and environmental profile.  In addition to requiring no signal word on the label, DuPont's Altriset is the first and only liquid termiticide to be classified as reduced-risk under the U.S. EPA reduced-risk program.
    Packaging: 1 qt, 2 oz (34 oz)
    Yields: 100 gallons of finished solution
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  6. Dominion PT
    $395.00

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    Dominion PT with 42.3% imidacloprid (four pounds per gallon) is a formulation for pre-construction termite treatments. Dominion PT is a non-repellent chemical, so the termites do not know it is there. A non-repellent formula for termite treatments in the soil is the best option for subterranean termites, drywood termites, dampwood termites, carpenter ants, and other wood infesting termites. A repellent chemical will repel and scatter the termites; the termites will look for another path.

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  7. Dominion 2L - 27.5 oz.

    Starting at: $24.54

    Active ingredient in Dominion 2L is Imidacloprid 21.4 which is a neonicotinoid, which is a class of neuro-active insecticides modeled after nicotine.

    Dominion 2L Insecticide (Imidacloprid 21.4)

    Dominion 2L is one of the most versatile, effective, and economical insecticides on the market. Dominion 2L contains imidacloprid which is a non-repellent. We have recommended it for years against termites and ants, and it continues to prove effective. Ants and termites can't detect the Dominion 2L Insecticide, so they crawl through it, and unknowingly track it back to the nest. Once there it eliminates the entire colony. For termite control, an average house would need 100 gallon yield, using 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. The exterior perimeter label of Dominion 2L which allows you to focus your treatments where termite infestations are most likely to occur .

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  8. Cyper TC

    Starting at: $51.25

    Cyper TC (compare to Demon TC),active ing: cypermethrin 25.3%. Cyper TC is a residual insecticide and  odorless. Cyper TC provides 5-7 years of termite protection.Works outdoors for termites and other insects.

    Packaging: 1 Gallon

    Yields: 96 gallons of finished product.

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  9. Bifen IT

    Starting at: $18.08

    Many customers use Bifen IT for mosquito control in their backyards. Mosquitoes feed on plant juices. You find them on the leaves of plants, bushes, and trees. Try to spray the underside of the leaves. Remember that Bifen IT is non-selective and will kill the good guys such as bees and butterflies so avoid spraying any flowering parts because that is where the bees go. We need to save the bees!!! The 3/4 gal size is the best value, but consider the one gal container because it has a tip and measurement device. The tip and measure makes life easier when mixing. Learn More
  10. Bifen XTS qt

    Starting at: $39.90

    Bifen XTS is an emulsifiable concentrate containing 25.1% bifenthrin. Bifen XTS penetrates porous surfaces far better than Bifen IT making it the product of choice for boring bark beetles such as black turpentine beetles, mountain pine beetles, western pine tip beetles, southern pine tip beetles, and engraver beetles. In addition to the beetles, Bifen XTS is labeled for a full range of insects including termites, ants and many lawn and garden insects.

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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.

Termite Signs

  • 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