Taurus SC 20 oz bottle
New Taurus SC is a water based suspension concentrate of 9.1% Fipronil for pre and post termite treatments. Only recently released on the market, Taurus SC termiticide and insecticide can help homeowners save even more money on do it yourself termite control. New Taurus SC with 9.1% Fipronil compares to Termidor SC which has 9.1% Fipronil, the same active ingredient. Taurus SC is a non-repellant insecticide labeled for termite treatments, ant treatments and for home perimeter treatments for other pest listed below.
Taurus SC will eliminate termite colonies as quickly as 3 months. When used for ant control, Taurus SC can eliminate and extermintate workers and a colony in only a few weeks after application. Please read and follow all label instructions.
This termiticide insecticide is labeled for outside use only
Not only do you use it for termite control but Taurus SC will help the consumer control a wide variety of insects including ants, spiders, roaches, centipedes, millipedes, ticks, and many more (see complete list on label or call our toll free number 1-888-523-7378 for free professional recommendations).
Packaging: 20 oz
How To Apply Taurus SC for Controlling Termites
Apply at a rate of 4 gallons of dilution per 10 linear feet per foot of depth, this is the standard mixture rate for termiticides.
When you are doing a termite treatment of the outer perimeter of a structure, it is a matter of treating all of the soil close to the structure. You will want to simply dig a small trench against the foundation of the home. It should be 6 inches wide and 6 inches deep for the appropriate size trench to apply the Taurus SC. Then apply your termiticide into the trench at the rate of 4 gallons of diluted chemical per 10 linear feet.
This can become a little more difficult if you have a slab that comes all the way up to the foundation of the house where you want to treat with your termiticide. The most common are garages, porches and patios. It is recommended that you drill through the concrete in order to access and treat the soil. The drill holes should be no farther apart than 12 inches and should be within 6 inches of the foundation. Use a 1/2 inch diameter drill bit that is specific for concrete. ½ holes are small enough to drill fairly easily, yet large enough to allow the chemical to pass through quickly. Use a 18 inch drill bit and you may want to rent a rotary drill for the day to make this job go easier.
Apply the chemical though the holes that you drilled with a slab injector or other suitable method. The application rate is the same as when you applied to the trench 4 gallons of termite chemical (diluted) per 10 linear feet. If your drill holes are 12 inches apart then you should use 4/10 gallon per hole. After treating the holes seal them with Trebor ½ inch plugs. Trebor plugs are easy to put in and can be removed for retreats.
For most applications, use the 0.06% (.8 fluid oz) dilution and apply at a rate of 4 gallons of dilution per 10 linear feet per foot of depth. For example, for treatment of 10 linear feet with a four-foot depth, use 4 x 4 (16) gallons per 10 linear feet. Do not apply at a concentration less than 0.06%. Use the higher concentrations (0.09% or 0.125%) in areas with severe termite pressure or existing infestations. Apply the higher concentration at a rate of 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet per foot of 4 - depth. For example, for treatment of 10 linear feet with a four-foot depth, use 16 (4 x 4) gallons per 10 linear feet. In dense soil that will not accept a volume of 4 gallons per linear foot per foot of depth, use the 0.125% dilution, and apply at a rate of 2 gallons per 10 linear feet per foot of depth. For example, for treatment of 10 linear feet with a four-foot depth, use 8 (2 x 4) gallons per 10 linear feet. When using the lower volume of application, be careful to maintain a continuous treated zone. If application requires drilling, drill holes less than 12" apart to maintain a continuous treated zone
How Taurus SC works for Ants
Taurus SC is an excellent insecticide for ant control because of its non-repelling chemical structure. You will want to mix 0.8 oz of Taurus SC termiticide insecticide per 1 gallon of water in a pump sprayer. By spraying around the house in a band pattern that goes 1 ft up the side of your house and 1 ft out from the house. Using the Taurus mixture in this way will be setting up a great ant perimeter treatment. Make sure to remove vegetation that may be touching the house so the ants and other pests won't be able to bypass the treatment.
Other areas of spray would be more entry points such as : doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house.
Always follow the product label according as these are recommendations. You may only apply Taurus SC twice a year according to label instructions. Spring and Fall seasons are typically the most active times of the year for ants and would be the recommended application times to control and prevent ant infestations.
Perimeter Pest Treatment:
Use TAURUS SC to kill and to provide residual control of the following pests:
TAURUS SC is not a knockdown agent and will not kill on contact
How to Mix your Taurus for Perimeter Pest Treatment
For a perimeter pest control treatments mix a 0.06% spray dilution of TAURUS SC by filling the treatment tank 1/4 to 1/3 full with water, then add 0.8 fluid ounces of TAURUS SC.
The filling hose must be equipped with an anti-backflow device or the water flow must include an air gap to protect against back siphoning. Add more water to the tank while agitating to 1 gallon of finished dilution.
Apply 0.06% of finished TAURUS SC dilution as a low-pressure spray to the exterior of the structure where listed pests enter, trail around the structure or where they crawl and hide. Also apply around any exterior openings where listed pests could enter the structure such as around doors, windows, vents, pipes, foundation cracks or drilled holes. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires that enter the house. This Taurus SC treatment should be made as a general surface spray, crack and crevice spray, or a wall void application.
TAURUS SC may be applied as a foam treatment into wall voids to kill and / or control the above listed pests. It will require an additional foaming agent and a foaming system like the Foamer Simpson or a B&G Foamer.
Apply 2 quarts of 0.06% finished spray of TAURUS SC per 160 linear feet. Refer to the "Foam Application" section of this label for specific foam mixing and application instructions.
Except for foam applications made into wall voids, application is limited to an area 1 foot out from and 1 foot up from were the ground meets the foundation. Do not exceed a maximum of 2 applications per year.
Nests found on the ground within 1 foot of the foundation may be treated. Vegetation touching the structure may offer a route for the entry of ants into the structure without coming into contact with the treatment; therefore, remove or prune away any shrubbery, bushes, and tree branches touching the structure
Restrictions: AK, MA, NY or CT
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Q: AFTER DILUTING HOW LONG CAN TAURUS REMAIN IN SPRAYER AND STILL BE EFFECTIVE
A: You will want to use all of the Taurus after mixing, unfortunately it cannot be stored. Please let me know if I can assist you any further.