Taurus SC Termiticide & Insecticide
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No product has ever dealt with ants and termites more effectively than Taurus SC Insecticide. For termites, you should expect it to work for up to 10 years. If you do termite work yourself, follow the directions, and please feel free to call one of our techs for directions. If you hire a company, you might want to ask them about Termidor or Taurus SC. They are the same, but Taurus is about 1/2 the cost.
Taurus SC Termiticide may only be used outside. For complete ant control using Taurus SC, we suggest the Non-Repellent Ant Kit, which has Spectre PS Aerosol for use inside. One 78 oz bottle nets 46-96 gallons (120-240 linear feet). For active infestations, I go to the stronger mixing rate of (1.6 oz per gallon of water).
Taurus SC Insecticide, Termiticide, & Pesticide
Taurus SC Insecticide and Termiticide with 9.1% Fipronil by Control Solutions has the same active ingredient and label as the well-known Termidor SC. Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide labeled for termite and home perimeter treatments. Since Taurus is a non-repellent, the insects do not know it is there, so they don't try to avoid it. They will cross over it and consume or spread Taurus SC throughout the colony. It is a water-based suspension concentrate for pre- and post-construction termite applications and to control perimeter pests.
Taurus SC will eliminate termite colonies in 2 to 3 months on average. As an ant control product, Taurus SC is proven to be a very effective ant killer working in a couple of weeks.
In addition to termite control, Taurus pesticide controls various insects, including ants, roaches, centipedes, spiders, millipedes, ticks, and many more. It is labeled for barrier applications that target occasional invaders around structures.
Taurus SC & Termite Control
Termite treating the outer perimeter of a structure is a matter of treating all of the soil next to the structure. This is usually fairly easy to do.
- Simply dig a small trench against the foundation of the home. Six inches wide and 6 inches deep is the recommended size.
- Apply Taurus SC termiticide into the trench at the rate of 4 gallons of diluted chemical per 10 linear feet at a 0.06%-0.125% dilution rate. Use this rate for 1 foot of depth.
- We recommend the strongest strength allowed (0.125%) dilution rate for termite control. For this rate you mix 1.6 oz per gallon of water.
With most homes, this easy job becomes a bit more complicated when you have concrete slabs that meet the building. These most common areas are garages, porches, and patios. Since the soil next to the foundation is covered by concrete, you must drill through the concrete to access and treat the soil. The drill holes should be no farther apart than 12 inches and within 6 inches of the foundation. We prefer to use 1/2-inch diameter holes because they are small enough to drill fairly easily yet large enough to allow the chemical to pass quickly. The use of a rotary hammer drill is highly recommended. If you don't have a suitable drill, you can rent one at most large home improvement stores. Even though the slabs you will drill through are rarely deeper than 6 inches, I can tell you from experience that an 18-inch long bit will keep you from bending over as much and reduce the strain on your back.
Taurus SC Insecticide for Ant Control
Taurus SC Insecticide is excellent for ant control. Mix 0.8 oz (0.06% dilution rate) of Taurus per gallon of water in a pump sprayer. Spray around the house 18 inches up the side of your house and 18 inches out from the house setting up a perimeter. Spray 18 inches around where listed pests (including ants) enter, the trail around the structure, or where they crawl and hide (where ants are found crawling on structures ). Remove vegetation that may be touching the house so the ants and other pests won't be able to bypass the ant treatment.
Spray the Taurus Insecticide mixture in other entry points, such as doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum, or similar materials) meets the cement, brick, or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house.
Permiter Pest Treatment with Taurus SC
Use Taurus SC to kill and to provide residual control of Ants; (acrobat, Argentine, big-headed, carpenter, crazy, odorous, pavement, pharaoh, and thief).
Taurus SC also treats the following pests: Asian lady beetles, darkling beetles, Australian, Oriental, and smoky brown cockroaches, Black widows, brown recluses, cellar, and hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster flies, European earwigs, House crickets, Millipedes, Paper wasps*, Silverfish, and Yellowjackets.
* TAURUS SC is not a knockdown agent.
Taurus SC may be sprayed twice a year as a perimeter treatment for the above listed insects.
Taurus SC Yield
- 0.4 oz Single Dose makes 1-2 gallons
- 20 oz. bottle makes 12 to 24 gallons
- 78 oz. bottle makes 48 to 96 gallons.
|Packaging||20 oz , 78 oz , 2.5 Gal|
|Product Label||Product Label|
|Target Pest||Termites, Ants (Acrobat, Argentine, Big-Headed, Carpenter, Crazy, Odorous, Pavement, Pharaoh, and Thief), Asian lady beetles, Darkling beetles, Cockroaches (Australian, Oriental, Smoky Brown), Black widow spiders, Brown recluse spiders, Cellar and Hobo spiders, Box-elder bugs, Pill bugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, European Earwigs, House Crickets, Millipedes, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Yellow Jackets|
|Active Ingredient (s)||Fipronil 9.1 %|
|For Use :||Outside use only. Taurus SC is labled for inside use in wall voids as a spot treatment.|
|Yield||Applied at a 0.8 fluid ounces per gallon (0.06% dilution) or 0.4 fluid oz per gallon( 0.03% dilution) (20 oz. makes 25 gallons, and 78 oz. makes 100 gallons of dilution at 0.06% rate).|
|Mixture|Application||With a pump sprayer, foam machine or powered sprayer|
Apply Taurus SC two-four times a year according to label instructions (finished solution percentages may change on frequency of use-see table below ).
Dilution Rate -Taurus SC and Water-Finished Solution
Treatment & Shipping
|Retreatment||For termites, about 10-12 years, for the rest of the labeled pest , treat twice a year.|
NY2.5 Gallon can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.
Pre Construction Termite Treatments With Taurus SC
Treatments with Taurus SC should be applied during all the processes of treatment in the soil; up to the final grade installation. Use Taurus SC at the dilution rate of .125% Fipronil as a chemical barrier. Apply at the rate of 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 linear feet per foot of depth for termites.
Slab Treatments-Monolithic, Floating, Supported Concrete Slabs on Ground or in Basements and Crawl Spaces Horizontal treated zones:
Post Construction Termite Treatments with Taurus SC
Applicator must trench and rod with Taurus SC along foundational walls, foundation elements and pillars. Use it at the rate on the label. If footing is more than 4 feet below grade, treat to a minimum of 4 feet below grade. Use 4 gallons of Taurus SC mixture per 10 linear feet.
Concrete Slab over soil:
Exterior: Trench or rod along foundational walls with Taurus SC 4 gallons per 10 linear feet. Treat Taurus SC to a minimum depth of 4 feet if footing is more than 4 feet below grade. Trench 6 inches wide with a minimum of 6 inches deep
Sub-slab injection, Vertical drilling injection- SeLabel
See label for more instructions for post construction treatment with Taurus SC
Perimeter Pest Treatments With Taurus SC