What is Termidor?
Termidor is the world's most effective termite
control, eliminating 100% of subterranean termites in three months or
What types of termites does Termidor control?
Termidor controls subterranean termites, including
Formosan termites - the most destructive species in the U.S. - and is also
now labeled for wood injection control of drywood termites.
Throughout the years, other products have
promised homeowners protection from termites. How can homeowners be sure
that Termidor works?
Termidor has consistently shown exceptional
results in more than 700,000 homes treated throughout the United States
since its launch in March 2000. In over eight years of field trials with
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service,
Termidor has eliminated 100% of subterranean termites in all tests, in all
Where can homeowners buy Termidor?
Only licensed pest control professionals who have
taken Termidor Certification Training are authorized to purchase and apply
How does a pest control professional apply
Termidor to a home?
Termidor is a liquid that is applied after it is
diluted and mixed with water - a pest control professional will apply
Termidor along the foundation walls of the 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 the home for maximum protection. A pest control professional
may also need to conduct an interior treatment of the home, depending on
the extent of the termite infestation and damage.
How fast will Termidor work once applied properly
to a home?
Termidor has consistently shown to provide 100%
control of subterranean termites within three months of treatment or less
- up to six times faster than termite bait/monitoring systems.
Can Termidor be used for both residential and
commercial termite control?
Yes, pest control professionals can treat most any
type of structure that is at risk for termite damage, including
residential homes, churches, office buildings and schools.
How long will it take to complete a Termidor
A residential Termidor application is typically
completed by a trained a pest control professional in one-half a day.
Will Termidor have or leave an odor?
No, Termidor is odor-free.
What makes Termidor different from other termite
control options, such as bait/monitoring systems?
Termidor utilizes a unique action known as the
"Transfer Effect™" to effectively control termite colonies up
to six times faster than bait/monitoring systems. 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's
active ingredient, fipronil, to other termites. Termidor is the only
product that will consistently control 100% of termites within three
months or less - up to six times faster than bait/monitoring systems.
What will a Termidor treatment cost?
The cost of a Termidor treatment varies and
largely depends on the agreement a homeowner has with his/her local pest
control company. In the long run, a Termidor treatment plan generally will
cost less than a termite bait/monitoring system and will provide more
effective, longer lasting control.
Is Termidor safe for use around children and
Termidor is one of the most thoroughly reviewed
termite insecticides 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 effective at considerably low application rates. Most pest control
professionals apply Termidor at low rates - only 8.4 oz. in 100 gallons -
much lower than earlier liquid termite applications.
Termidor bonds to the soil in which it is applied, so homeowners need not
worry about soil movement. In addition, fipronil has been used extensively
on food crops around the world and as the leading product for flea and
tick control on dogs and cats for since 1993.