Frequently Asked Questions
about Termidor® termiticide/insecticide

What is Termidor?

Termidor termiticide/insecticide is America’s #1 termite defense product. Since its introduction in 2000, over 10 million homes and structures have been protected with Termidor termiticide/insecticide.

What types of termites does it control?

Termidor termiticide/insecticide controls subterranean termites, including the extremely destructive Formosan subterranean termites, dampwood termites, and drywood termites.

Where can I buy Termidor?

Termidor termiticide/insecticide cannot be purchased or applied by homeowners. Licensed pest management professionals can purchase and apply Termidor termiticide/insecticide. To find a Termidor-pest professional in your area just search “Termidor-pest professional.”

How can homeowners rest assured that it works?

Termidor termiticide/insecticide is a nonrepellent or "undetectable" technology. In numerous trials across the United States and around the world, Termidor termiticide/insecticide has consistently proven itself to be the most effective liquid product at eliminating termites from infested structures—a level of efficacy that no other commercially available termite control system of any type has ever achieved. And Termidor termiticide/insecticide is proving to be equally effective in protecting your home from termites for years to come.

What makes it different from other termite control options?

Like many other termite control products, Termidor termiticide/insecticide is a liquid—but that’s where the similarities end. Among liquid termiticides, Termidor termiticide/insecticide is the most effective. That’s because Termidor termiticide/insecticide 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 termiticide/insecticide” and Termidor termiticide/insecticide itself can make all the difference in the world when it comes to protecting your home from termites.

How does a pest management professional apply Termidor termiticide/insecticide around my home to protect from termites?

A Termidor- pest professional will apply a finished dilution of Termidor termiticide/insecticide to the soil along the foundation of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The application method is called "trenching" or "trenching and rodding," and sometimes requires drilling holes through abutting slabs or other hard surfaces adjacent to the foundation of your home.


Your Termidor- pest management professional is trained to point out conducive conditions and termite activity areas both inside and outside your home. But ultimately it is the homeowner’s responsibility to correct those termite favorable conditions. These can include water leaks, wood-to-soil contact, etc. 

How long does it take to eliminate termites from the infested structure?

Termidor termiticide/insecticide applied according to label directions has provided 100% control of infesting termites in three months or less after treatment.

Can it be used for both residential and commercial buildings?

Yes, Termidor Termiticide/Insecticide is labeled for most types of structures that are at risk for termite damage, including residential homes, churches, office buildings, commercial businesses, warehouses, manufacturing sites, and schools.

How long does a treatment take?

A residential Termidor termiticide/insecticide termite treatment is typically completed by a  Termidor- pest professional in less than a day, offering your home or building termite protection that begins immediately.

Will it have or leave an odor?

No, Termidor termiticide/insecticide has virtually no odor.

Is Termidor termiticide/insecticide real-world proven?

Yes, Termidor termiticide/insecticide has been real-world proven for more than 20 years. Although Termidor termiticide/insecticide features the most effective termite-control technology available today, it is not a new product. For more than two decades, pest professionals have been using it to successfully treat and protect millions of homes from coast to coast. In those 20 years, new termite control products have come along, but not one has outperformed Termidor termiticide/insecticide. 

How much will treatment cost?

The cost of a Termidor termiticide/insecticide termite treatment varies and largely depends on your particular situation, the treatment plan, and service package you and your pest management professional agree upon.

How long will a treatment last?

When applied according to label, Termidor termiticide/insecticide provides 100% control of infesting termites in 3 months or less after treatment. Termidor termiticide/insecticide can provide structural protection for up to 10 years after a treatment.


With regular follow-up inspections from your pest management professional to ensure your Termidor Zone remains in place, you can rest assured you have the very best ongoing protection from termite damage available for your home.

Pest management professionals

Ask for Termidor termiticide/insecticide by name

Home is your most important investment. Why trust it with anything less than Termidor termiticide/insecticide -- America’s #1 liquid termiticide for over 20 years. When looking for a pest management professional to protect your home, be sure to ask for it by name.