Frequently Asked Questions - Ants
1. Is Termidor® safe?
2. Where can I buy Termidor?
3. How does a professional apply Termidor to my home for ants?
4. How fast will Termidor work to eliminate ants?
5. Can Termidor be used for residential and commercial buildings?
6. Will Termidor have or leave an odour?
7. What makes Termidor different from 'do-it-yourself' ant control options?
8. How much will a Termidor ant treatment cost?
Termidor has been assessed by the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority and Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and is fully approved for use in domestic situations. Termidor is water-based and virtually has no odour, will not leach through soil and is not damaging to soil micro-organisms, earthworms and plants. In addition, the active ingredient is used extensively on food crops around the world and as the leading product for flea and tick control on dogs and cats in Australia since 1996. Termidor has also been safely used in over four million homes throughout the USA and Europe.
Termidor is made available to Professional Pest Managers only, who have been trained in correct application methods. Some people have gone to overseas websites and paid to have Termidor sent to Australia only to have the shipment blocked at Customs. These consumers have not received their shipment and have not been refunded for the purchase and shipping costs.
Termidor is applied outside to the exterior foundation of your house, creating a treated area of protection.
The effects of Termidor should begin within one to three days and most ants will be controlled within the first week following the treatment.
Yes, Accredited Termidor Applicators can offer ant protection to almost any type of structure that is at risk of infestation, including residential homes, churches, office buildings, commercial businesses, warehouses, manufacturing sites and schools.
No, Termidor has virtually no odour.
Many 'do-it-yourself' ant control efforts can actually make things worse. In fact, most over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a phenomenon called 'budding', in which foraging ants, separated from their nest and queen by a repellent spray, will actually start new colonies. Termidor is an advanced, undetectable treatment that is applied outside your home. Ants never know it’s there, so they can’t react to it or avoid it. Instead, they pick up Termidor on their routine travels to and from your home. Then, they spread it to the other ants in their colony.
The cost of a Termidor ant treatment varies and largely depends on your particular situation, the treatment plan and service package you and your Professional Pest Manager agree upon.