The Standard in Liquid Termite Control

Termidor® is a groundbreaking liquid termiticide that has revolutionized the field of termite control since its introduction in the late 1990s. Widely regarded as the standard in liquid termite treatments, Termidor offers unparalleled effectiveness, long-lasting protection, and minimal environmental impact, making it a preferred choice for homeowners and pest control professionals alike. The product has been used to treat over 8 million homes since it was first introduced in 2000.


What is Termidor®?

Developed by BASF, its base chemical fipronil has been used since 1995 to control fleas, ticks and other household pests and has been used on agricultural crops to protect food supplies from insect damage. However, based on research, it was found that the product could also be used as a preventive and curative solution against subterranean termites as well.

So, for termites, Termidor® is a non-repellent termiticide that utilizes the active ingredient fipronil to eradicate termite colonies. Unlike traditional repellent treatments that create barriers to keep termites out, Termidor is undetectable to termites’ sense of smell and taste, allowing them to unknowingly come into contact with the treated area and spread the pesticide throughout their colony. So, it’s not a repellant but protects a structure within 90 days as termites unknowingly tunnel through treated zones. This unique transfer effect is what sets Termidor apart from other termiticides and makes it such a powerful tool in termite control.


How Does Termidor® work?

Termidor® is applied as a liquid barrier around the perimeter of a structure, creating a protective zone that termites cannot detect or avoid. Typically, this is done through trenching around the home or structure and the dirt removed is put back after treatment. As termites come into contact with the treated soil, they pick up trace amounts of Termidor® on their bodies. They then carry this lethal dose back to their nest, where it is transferred to other members of the colony through grooming and feeding. This secondary transfer effect ensures that even termites that do not directly contact the treated area are still affected, ultimately leading to the complete eradication of the colony.


What are the advantages of Termidor®?

Termidor® offers several key advantages over other forms of termite control:

  1. Unparalleled Effectiveness: Termidor® is highly effective at eliminating termite colonies, with studies showing colony elimination rates of over 90% within three months of treatment. Its unique transfer effect ensures that even large colonies with millions of members can be eradicated with minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.
  2. Long-Lasting Protection: Termidor® provides long-lasting protection against termite infestation, with a residual activity that can last for up to 10 years after application. This extended protection period means homeowners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their property is safeguarded against the threat of termites for years to come.
  3. Minimal Environmental Impact: Despite its potency, Termidor® has minimal impact on the environment. It binds tightly to the soil, preventing leaching or runoff into water sources, and breaks down slowly over time, further reducing its environmental footprint. Additionally, its low application rate means less product is needed, minimizing waste and reducing the overall environmental impact.
  4. Flexible Application: Termidor® can be applied in a variety of ways to suit the specific needs of each property. It can be used as a perimeter treatment around structures, injected directly into termite galleries, or applied as a preventative treatment during construction. This flexibility allows pest control professionals to tailor their approach to each situation, maximizing effectiveness and minimizing waste.
  5. Safe for Humans and Pets: Termidor® is considered safe for humans and pets when applied according to label instructions. Once dry, it binds tightly to the soil and poses no threat to people or animals. This means homeowners can remain in their homes during treatment without worrying about exposure to harmful chemicals.
  6. Proven Track Record: Termidor® is one of the most thoroughly tested and reviewed termiticide products on the market in history! The product has outperformed all other professional termite control products and provides long-lasting control and protection from termites.

Long-Lasting Effectiveness

Termidor® has set the standard for liquid termite control, offering unmatched effectiveness, long-lasting protection, and minimal environmental impact. In US Department of Agriculture studies, Termidor® has been shown to be 100% effective in termite control at four different test sites for at least 10 years in concrete slab tests (and in some cases as many as 15 years). Its unique transfer effect ensures the complete eradication of termite colonies, providing homeowners with peace of mind knowing their property is safeguarded against the threat of termites for years to come. With Termidor®, homeowners can rest assured that their investment is protected and their home is safe from the devastating effects of termite damage.

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