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.,
For Use In
Taurus is used for termite trenching, pre construction, post construction, and barrier application treatments.
The Taurus SC termiticide insecticide is labeled for outside use only
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
Applied at 0.8 fluid ounces per gallon (0.06% dilution) for most applications, 20 oz. makes 25 gallons, and 78 oz. makes 100 gallons of dilution.
Time to Kill
TAURUS SC is not a knockdown agent and will not kill on contact.
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.
Country of Manufacture
The Taurus SC mix rate is 0.8 oz per gallon of water.