How to Apply Termidor

Termidor is a product that prevents termites from attacking wood and the foundations of your house. Termidor can be applied to areas inside and outside of your home and will kill termites only after they have eaten an area that has been treated with Termidor. Although Termidor is not available for homeowners to purchase on their own (this is not true, termidor SC is available for homeowners from websites), you can purchase and apply Termidor if you are a licensed pest control professional with a Termidor Certification. Follow these steps to learn how to apply Termidor to foundations and surfaces.


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    Block all entries to waterways.
    • Termidor must not be allowed to enter drains, waterways, streams or rivers because it is highly toxic to humans, fish and aquatic organisms.
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    Watch or listen to weather forecasts.
    • Do not use Termidor if rain is expected to occur within 48 hours of application because it may wash away.
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    Tell residents and their pets to vacate the premises while you apply Termidor.
    • Residents and their pets must not return to their home for between 3 and 4 hours after the treatment to allow the building to ventilate.
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    Cover all heating and air conditioning ducts, air vents, floor drains, and edible plants on the premises so they are not contaminated with Termidor.
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    Identify all electrical lines, plumbing pipes, sewer lines, and heating pipes so you do not puncture them while applying Termidor.
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    Loosen any soil around the house that is hard-packed to prevent water from running off when you apply Termidor.
    • You may need to make holes or separate the soil to gain a depth between 1.96 and 3.14 inches (50 and 80 millimeters) so the Termidor can penetrate the wood or foundation.
    • You can also reduce the amount of water you use without reducing the volume of Termidor to minimize the amount of water that runs off the soil.
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    Moisturize soil that is very dry, sandy, or porous around your house before applying Termidor to maximize its penetration and treatment.
    • You may need to spray water on these types of soils to guarantee an even distribution of Termidor when you spray it around the house.
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    Drill beneath surfaces that you need to treat such as concrete walkways or slabs.
    • This will allow you to apply Termidor in places beneath the foundation using rodding equipment, which is special equipment used to inject chemicals into deep soil or similar places that you cannot reach with a spray tank.
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    Dress in safe, appropriate attire before handling and applying Termidor.
    • Wear chemical-resistant clothing that covers your neck and wrists.
    • Wear a washable hat, a half-facepiece respirator with a combined dust and gas cartridge, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or nitrile gloves that completely cover your arms.
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    Measure the thickness of all soil to be treated around the foundation.
    • All soil should be at least 3.14 inches (80 millimeters) thick before you apply Termidor to allow for sufficient treatment.
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    Create a Termidor and water mixture in your spray tank.
    • Fill the spray tank with half the amount of water you need for the area you plan to treat.
    • Use 2.5 cups (600 milliliters) of Termidor in every 26.4 gallons (100 liters) of water.
    • Stir the mixture and add the rest of the required water amount to the tank.
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    Apply Termidor to foundation areas of the house that connect the building and soil (also known as barriers) using the spray tank.
    • Spray 1.32 gallons (5 liters) of the prepared Termidor mixture on every 10.86 square foot (1 square meter) area of soil or flooring.
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    Inject Termidor into the ground or areas you have drilled using rodding equipment.
    • Use 2.64 gallons (10 liters) of the Termidor mixture on every 10.86 square foot (1 square meter) area when injecting it into a hole.
    • Release Termidor mixture as you insert and withdraw the rodding equipment from the hole.
    • Rotate the rodding equipment completely during the injection process to distribute it evenly.
    • Plug or seal the hole when you are finished injecting the Termidor.


  • Please carefully review the label to confirm the legal permitted uses of Termidor.


  • Uses not included on the label have not been evaluated for human and environmental safety and can result in human and environmental hazard.
  • Non-labeled use of federally registered pesticides is a violation of federal and state law.

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