Frequently Asked Termite Questions
- What is Termidor®?
- What types of termites does Termidor control?
- How can homeowners be sure that Termidor works?
- Where can I buy Termidor?
- How does a professional apply Termidor to my home?
- How fast will Termidor work?
- Can Termidor be used for both residential and commercial buildings?
- How long will it take to complete a Termidor termite treatment?
- Will Termidor have or leave an odor?
- What makes Termidor different from other termite control options?
- How much will a Termidor termite treatment cost?
- Is Termidor real-world proven?
- How long will a Termidor treatment last?
- Does Termidor come in a bait formulation?
Termidor is a professionally applied termite defense product that is undetectable to drywood and subterranean termites. Since its introduction, over 4 million homes have been protected with Termidor, making it America’s #1 termite defense product.
Termidor is made from a 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 product at eliminating termites—a level of efficacy that no other commercially available termite control system of any type has ever achieved. And, Termidor is proving to be equally effective in keeping termites from coming back.
Ongoing field trials by the United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service show no signs of termite damage in covered slab plots treated at labeled rates Termidor® 80 WG for more than 15 years after treatment—results no other commercially available termite control product can match.
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 using our zip code locator.
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" or "trenching and rodding," and may sometimes require drilling holes through slabs or other hard surfaces adjacent to the foundation of your home for maximum protection.
Your Termidor Certified Professional may also treat conducive or termite active areas from the interior of your home, depending on the extent of the termite infestation and damage. Depending on your situation, a minimally disruptive Termidor treatment along the exterior perimeter (PerimeterPLUS™) of your home may be all the protection your home will need.
Termidor applied according to label directions has provided 100% control of infesting termites in three months or less after treatment.
Yes, a Termidor Certified Professional can offer termite protection to most any type of structure that is at risk for termite damage, including residential homes, churches, office buildings, commercial businesses, warehouses, manufacturing sites and schools.
A residential Termidor termite treatment is typically completed by a trained Termidor Certified Professional in less than a day, offering your home or building termite protection that begins immediately.
No, Termidor has virtually no odor.
Like many other termite control products, Termidor is a liquid—but that’s where the similarities end. Among liquid termiticides, Termidor is the most effective. That’s because Termidor is undetectable so termites neither avoid its treatment zone nor try to find a way around it.
Some nonrepellent liquids claim to be "nearly," "practically," or "almost" as effective, but the difference between “almost as good as Termidor” and Termidor itself can make all the difference in the world when it comes to protecting your home from termites.
The cost of a Termidor termite treatment varies and largely depends on your particular situation, the treatment plan and service package you and your pest control professional agree upon.
Termidor is one of the most thoroughly reviewed termite control products. Termidor is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. It should only be applied by a pest control professional who has been trained in correct application methods. Termidor is effective even at low application rates and bonds to the soil in which it is applied, so homeowners need not worry about leaching of the product. Termidor is not a petroleum-based material and will not cause harm to plants adjacent to the areas of application.
Ongoing field trials by the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service show no signs of termite damage in concrete slab field test plots treated with Termidor® 80 WG at labeled rates for more than 15 years after treatment-results no other currently available termite control products can match.
With regular follow-up inspections from your pest professional to ensure your "Termidor Zone" remains in place, you can rest assured you have the very best on-going protection from termite damage available for your home.
Termidor is a liquid termiticide with a completely different mode of action than baits. If your pest professional recommends a baiting or monitoring option for your home and termite situation, you can't do better than the Advance® Termite Bait System. Click here to learn more.