Premise Foam is a ready-to-use formulation of imidacloprid intended to kill subterranean species of termites and other wood-infesting insects. Premise Foam is ideal for easy application directly from the bottle into voids and spaces between wooden elements where infestations are most common.
Once applied, Premise Foam expands to reach hidden or difficult to treat areas, and contacts termites or other insects hidden deep within wall galleries or voids. Because of its active ingredient, imidacloprid, Premise Foam works differently from other termiticides which repel, rather than kill, termites. Termites tunneling or foraging in the spaces treated with Premise Foam will go about their usual activities without being repelled. The exposed termites then remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs. In the meantime, the exposed termites are able to spread the Premise chemical to unexposed termites by physical contact when they feed or groom the other termites, resulting in a domino death effect which wipes out more of the colony. Imidacloprid, the active ingredient in Premise Foam, is the most widely used insecticide in the world with a proven track record of success – less than one percent retreat rate. While Premise Foam is an effective method of controlling subterranean termites within voids and spaces between wooden elements above ground and other areas, it is not intended to be used as your sole source of control. For best results, this product should be used as a supplement to soil-applied termiticide (like Premise 2, or Premise 75WP), or a termite bait system registered as a sole control source.
This product can be applied to insect galleries in damaged wood, into spaces between wooden structural members, or into voids within
the construction. Locations treated may include, but are not limited to, exposed wooden elements in crawlspaces, basements, or attics,
unexposed wooden elements inside wall or other structural voids, exterior wooden elements in decks, fencing, or siding, channels in
damaged wood, in spaces between wooden elements of a structure, and junctions between wood and foundations. Use this product in
commercial and residential structures, as well as other, non-structural wooden constructions subject to termite or wood-infesting insect
NOTE: The self-pressurized container dispenses PREMISE Foam at a rate of approximately 26-millileters (approximately 0.9 fluid
ounces) of liquid formulation (approximately 0.85-Liters, or 51.7 cubic inches, of expanded foam) per four seconds. To minimize run-off,
continue to hold the application tip firmly against the injection point for a full 5 seconds after releasing the dispenser trigger; this will
allow product in the application hose to fully expand and enter the target area. This pressurized container treats 1,000 cubic feet. This
product will provide foam at an expansion ratio of 30 to 1. This ratio is a function of agitation and cumulative release time.
Feeding Galleries and Structural Voids: To control subterranean termite infestations in localized, aboveground areas of the structure,
apply a sufficient volume of PREMISE Foam into galleries or voids in termite-damaged wood, or into spaces between termite-damaged
wooden structural members and between the sill plate and foundation where wood is vulnerable. Locate galleries by using visual signs
(e.g., shelter tubes, blistered wood), the presence of live insects, mechanical sounding techniques, or listening devices (e.g.,
stethoscopes, acoustic emission detectors). Where necessary, penetrate the galleries in damaged wood or structural voids by drilling
holes to receive the injector tip. Distribute drill holes to adequately treat the infestation.
PREMISE Foam can also be used as a spot treatment to control existing infestations in trees, utility poles, fencing and decking
materials, landscape timbers and similar nonstructural wood. Wherever possible, locate an interior infested cavity and inject a sufficient
volume of PREMISE Foam.
Nest Sites: Termite carton nests in building voids, in trees, or non-structural wooden constructions (e.g., posts, fences, decks) may also
be treated with PREMISE Foam. Multiple injection points to varying depths may be necessary to obtain thorough coverage. After
treatment, removal of carton material from building voids may be desirable.
Drywood termites and wood-infesting beetles or borers (such as, but not limited to, powder post beetles, anobiid or deathwatch beetles,
false powder post beetles, old house borers, wharf borers, or ambrosia or bark beetles). Galleries excavated by, or voids infested by,
these pests can be treated with PREMISE Foam. Locate galleries by using visual signs (frass or pellets, blistered wood, emergence or
clean out holes), the presence of live insects, mechanical sounding techniques, or listening devices (e.g., stethoscopes, acoustic
Penetrate the gallery system by drilling holes to receive the injector tip. Distribute drill holes to adequately cover the gallery system.
[NOTE: Avoid drilling where electrical wiring, plumbing lines, etc. are located.]
Apply a sufficient quantity of PREMISE Foam to fill the gallery or void space. However, it is not necessary to treat to the point where
runoff is detected from adjacent holes. [NOTE: Do not apply where electrical shock hazards exist.] Drill holes should be sealed after
treatment. For inaccessible surfaces, drill and treat the interior of structural voids.
When treating overhead in living areas, cover surfaces below the treated area with plastic sheeting or similar material. Avoid contact
with treated surfaces until foam has dried.
Localized treatment for carpenter bees: Apply a sufficient volume of PREMISE Foam directly into gallery entrance holes. Following
treatment, entrance holes may be plugged with a suitable material.
Localized treatment for ant infestations: To control or suppress ants in houses and other structures, inject a sufficient volume of
PREMISE Foam by crack and crevice or wall void application. Make injections into voids where ants or their nests are present, or other
places where these pests enter the structure, or where they may have been seen or found. Apply the volume of foam sufficient to cover
the area, but do not allow excessive dripping or run-off to occur.
When ant nest site(s) are located in tree hollows or non-structural wooden constructions (e.g., posts, fences, decks), treat the interior
cavity containing the nest site by injecting a volume of PREMISE Foam sufficient to cover the area.