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Best termite and ant killer #7478998 04/05/19 10:44 PM
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With now being the most important time of year to walk and spray the perimeter of your home in order to protect it from termites, I thought I might be a good idea to share the product you prefer most.

Not sure who recommended it to me, but I've found Bifen IT to be very effective in killing just about anything capable of crawling up the side of your slab. Not the cheapest product but a lot less expensive than home repairs.

Bifen IT


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Bifen works really well. Keeps spiders away for us


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My pest guy uses Bifen for spiders, fleas and ticks. For termites he uses Taurus S/C.


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Talstar

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I used Advance to kill the carpenter ants. It worked.


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Chlordane....


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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux
Talstar


"Talstar P and Bifen IT are essentially the same product but made by different manufacturers. Bifen IT is the low cost, generic version of Talstar with the same efficiency. Talstar P and Bifen IT both share the benefit of being a low toxic option with minimal dermal toxicity."

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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
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Talstar


"Talstar P and Bifen IT are essentially the same product but made by different manufacturers. Bifen IT is the low cost, generic version of Talstar with the same efficiency. Talstar P and Bifen IT both share the benefit of being a low toxic option with minimal dermal toxicity."

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Good to know. I'll probably die before I use up all the Talstar I bought though.

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Originally Posted by Gumbeaux
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Talstar


"Talstar P and Bifen IT are essentially the same product but made by different manufacturers. Bifen IT is the low cost, generic version of Talstar with the same efficiency. Talstar P and Bifen IT both share the benefit of being a low toxic option with minimal dermal toxicity."

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Good to know. I'll probably die before I use up all the Talstar I bought though.


I'm sure there are many others like me that weren't aware of generic insecticides that cost less.


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Originally Posted by snake oil
Chlordane....


I dont think you can buy Chlordane anymore.
Terro powder works great on carpenter ants.


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Termidor.


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Ive been using Sevin dust on fire ants. Stir the nest area until they all come boiling out and starting powdering them. Works for me.


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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I use Permethrin for just about everything.


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Best termite and ant killer is vital nowadays. I had problems with them in my previous house.

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Originally Posted by Pappybear
Originally Posted by snake oil
Chlordane...�.


I don�t think you can buy Chlordane anymore.
Terro powder works great on carpenter ants.


of course you can't. It actually worked.

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Yep. It was still on the market when I built my house. I mixes it as directed and poured it in al my beams before they poured the concrete. Several neighbors had termite problems but non for me.


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Still available in Mexico I believe.

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since clordane is unavailable, I found a beta-Cyfluthrin based product to work pretty good (ingredient in Tempo Ultra) for a long-lasting (5-yrs) trench/perimeter protection against termites.
You can buy cost-effectively at Home-Depo, as the 'Bayer Termite&Carpenter ant concentrate' - https://www.homedepot.com/p/BioAdva...and-Termite-Killer-Plus-700310/100638302
follow label directions for trenching/drenching along full perimeter of foundations/structure - it lasts 5 years! and works!
It's not cheap - takes several bottles (bayer) for me to do full house/garage slab - but it works, and only every 5 years!

I use Demon WP sprayed outside ABOVE slab & window frames - for things like spiders & scorpions - once or twice a year.

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Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
Termidor.


I used some of this for carpenter ants, it nuked them. I sprayed the house and all the trees in my yard. I just realized I haven't seen a single ant in 6 months anywhere in the yard.


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Tempo works great also, will last for up to 30 days.

Also having a few chickens keeps the bugs in check.

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I used Taurus SC back in 2019. Seemed to work.

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