Termidor FAQ- Per BASF

Everything you need to know about Termidor termite pest control

 

 

What is Termidor?

Termidor is America’s #1 termite defense against drywood termites and subterranean termites. No other termite treatment system of any type has ever achieved such a high level of efficacy.

 
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What types of termites does Termidor control?

Termidor controls Western Subterranean Termites, Eastern Subterranean Termites, Desert Subterranean Termites, the extremely destructive Formosan Subterranean Termites, and is also labeled for wood injection control of Drywood Termites.

 
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Through the years, other products have promised homeowners protection from termites. How can homeowners be sure that Termidor works?

Termidor is made from a revolutionary new nonrepellent or “undetectable” chemical technology. In numerous trials across the United States and around the world, Termidor has consistently proven itself to be the most effective and fastest at eliminating termites.. A level of efficacy that no other termite control system of any type has ever achieved. And, Termidor is proving to be equally effective in keeping termites from coming back.

In over 10 years of testing, Termidor has proven more effective than any other product or treatment method against subterranean termites, including Formosans, in even the most challenging situations, climates and environments, results no other termite pest control product can match.

 
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Where can I buy Termidor?

Termidor cannot be directly purchased or applied by homeowners. Only licensed pest control professionals who have taken Termidor Certification Training are authorized to purchase and apply Termidor. You can find a Termidor Certified Professional in your area with our online locator.

 
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How does a pest control professional apply Termidor to my home?

A Termidor Certified Professional will apply a liquid dilution of Termidor along the foundation walls of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The application method is called “trenching and rodding,” and may sometimes require drilling holes into the concrete foundation of your home for maximum protection. Your Termidor Certified Professional may also treat the interior of your home, depending on the extent of the termite infestation and damage.

 
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How fast will Termidor work?

Termidor has consistently shown to provide 100% control of subterranean termites up to six times faster than termite bait/monitoring systems.

 
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Can Termidor be used for both residential and commercial buildings?

Yes, Termidor Certified Professionals can offer termite protection to most any type of structure that is at risk for termite damage, including residential homes, churches, office buildings and schools.

 
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How long will it take to complete a Termidor application?

A residential Termidor application is typically completed by a trained Termidor Certified Professional in less than a day, offering your home or building termite protection that begins immediately.

 
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Will Termidor have or leave an odor?

No, Termidor is an odor-free method of termite control.

 
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What makes Termidor different from other termite control options, such as bait systems?

Termidor utilizes a unique action known as the “Transfer Effect” to effectively eliminate termite populations up to six times faster than bait systems. And, unlike older liquids, Termidor does not repel termites, termites can’t smell, see or feel the insecticide, so they crawl freely through treated areas. When a termite eats or even comes in contact with the insecticide, it unknowingly transfers Termidor back to the colony on its body. Every termite it contacts will transfer Termidor to other termites. Termidor is the most effective and fastest at completely eliminating termite populations up to six times faster than bait/ monitoring systems. Baits can take from many months to several years to control a colony. That’s because many bait systems work by recruitment, in which termites must first discover a bait station and then recruit sufficient colony members to it as well. Only then is the termite control product added to the station. Plus, there’s no guarantee termites heading for or already in your home will find the bait stations at all. Termidor starts working immediately.

 
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What will a Termidor termite treatment cost?

The cost of a Termidor termite treatment varies and largely depends on your particular situation and the treatment plan you and your termite pest control company agree upon. In the long run, a Termidor treatment plan generally will cost less than a termite baiting system and will provide more effective, longer lasting control.

 
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Is it environmentally responsible?

Termidor is one of the most thoroughly reviewed termite control products in history. Termidor is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and can only be applied by a pest control professional who has been trained in correct application methods. Termidor is incredibly effective even at low application rates. For an average home treatment, only about 8 ounces of the active ingredient (fipronil) is actually used. Termidor bonds to the soil in which it is applied, so homeowners need not worry about soil movement.¬†In¬†addition, Termidor’s active ingredient, fipronil, is used extensively on food crops around the world and as the leading product for flea and tick control on dogs and cats since 1995.

 
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