Taurus SC Insecticide - Termiticide
Taurus SC Insecticide and Termiticide with 9.1 % Fipronil by Control Solutions 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 eliminate termite colonies in 2 to 3 months on average. As an ant control product, Taurus SC is proven to be a very effective ant killer working in just a couple of weeks.
In addition to termite control, Taurus SC controls a wide variety of insects including ants, roaches, centipedes, spiders, millipedes, ticks, and many more. It is labeled for barrier applications that target occasional invaders around structures.
Taurus SC & Termite Control
Termite treating the outer perimeter of a structure is basically a matter of treating all of the soil next to the structure. This is usually fairly easy to do.
- Simply dig a small trench against the foundation of the home. 6 inches wide and 6 inches deep is the recommended size.
- Apply Taurus SC termiticide into the trench at the rate of 4 gallons of diluted chemical per 10 linear feet at a 0.06%-0.125% dilution rate. Use this rate for 1 foot of depth.
- We recommend the strongest strength allowed (0.125%) dilution rate for termite control. For this rate you mix 1.6 oz per gallon of water.
With most homes this easy job becomes a bit more complicated when you have concrete slabs that meet the building. These most common areas are garages, porches, and patios. Since the soil next to the foundation is covered by the concrete, you must drill through the concrete to access and treat the soil. The drill holes should be no farther apart than 12 inches and should be within 6 inches of the foundation. We prefer to use 1/2-inch diameter holes because they are small enough to drill fairly easily, yet large enough to allow the chemical to pass through quickly. The use of a rotary hammer drill is highly recommended. If you don't have a suitable drill, you can rent one at most large home improvement stores. Even though the slabs you will drill through are rarely deeper than 6 inches, I can tell you from experience that an 18 inch long bit will keep you from bending over as much and will reduce the strain on your back.
Taurus SC & Ant Control
Taurus SC is an excellent insecticide for ant control. Mix 0.8 oz (0.06% dilution rate) of Taurus per gallon of water in a pump sprayer. Spray around the house 18 inches up the side of your house and 18 inches out from the house setting up a perimeter. Spray 18 inches around where listed pests (including ants) enter, the trail around the structure or where they crawl and hide (where ants are found crawling on structures ). Make sure to remove vegetation that may be touching the house so the ants and other pests won't be able to bypass the ant treatment.
Spray with Taurus SC mixture in other entry points, 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.
Apply Taurus SC two-four times a year according to label instructions (finished solution percentages may change on frequency of use-see table below).
|Permitted Taurus SC Frequency and Dilution Rate Application Scenarios
|% Taurus SC finished dilution
4 times/calendar year
Mix 0.4 oz per gallon
2 times/calendar year
Mix 0.8 oz per gallon
2 times/calendar year
1 time/calendar year
Permiter Pest Treatment with Taurus SC
Use Taurus SC to kill and to provide residual control of the following pests:
Ants (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement,
pharaoh, and thief)
Use Taurus SC to kill the following pests:
Asian lady beetles, darkling beetles
Australian, Oriental, and smoky brown cockroaches
Black widow, brown recluse, cellar, and hobo spiders
Box-elder bugs, pill bugs
Brown and dog ticks
* TAURUS SC is not a knockdown agent.
Taurus SC may be sprayed twice a year as a perimeter treatment of the above listed insects.
Taurus SC Yield
The 20 oz. bottle makes 12 to 24 gallons, and the 78 oz. bottle makes 48 to 96 gallons.