Is fipronil the same as Termidor?

Is fipronil the same as Termidor?

Termidor contains 6% fipronil and is the main active ingredient that affects the termites. However, the other 94% of ingredient is what makes termidor so different. Termidor has created an unrivalled product due to this secret formula as it binds to the soil unlike other versions of fipronil.

Why is fipronil banned?

Fipronil is a common pesticide used in agriculture and sparked an international food scandal last summer because the toxic substance was used illegally in chicken stables, contaminating eggs and eggs derivatives.

Does Termidor contain fipronil?

Termidor HE and Termidor SC are products we use in Barrier Treatments. It contains the same chemical, Fipronil, as Termidor SC. Termidor SC is the product which we at Termite Guys Brisbane have been using solely for the past ten years.

What percentage of fipronil is in Termidor?

Termidor is highly effective at very low application rates. When your pest control professional applies Termidor, the active ingredient (fipronil) typically comprises just 0.06% of the treatment.

When was fipronil banned?

Although regulators in the European Union banned fipronil for use on crops in 2017, seeds treated with fipronil can still be used in most EU countries until March 31, 2019. Fipronil is also commonly used around the world to control ants, cockroaches, and termites in structures and flea and ticks on pets.

What pesticides contain fipronil?

Products such as Martin’s Prefurred Plus, Maxforce FC Select Roach Bait, Maxforce FC Roach Bait, Maxforce Magnum, Maxforce FC Ant Bait, Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait, Taurus SC, FUSE Termiticide/Insecticide, and Termidor SC contain Fipronil.

Is fipronil harmful to humans?

Following dermal exposure, fipronil toxicity is more pronounced in rabbits than in rats and mice. Humans exposed to fipronil by ingestion may show symptoms of headache, tonic-clonic convulsions, seizures, paresthesia, pneumonia, and death. It has been suggested that fipronil is a developmental neurotoxicant.

Is fipronil a carcinogen?

Humans. The U.S. EPA classified fipronil as “Group C – possible human carcinogen,” based on “increases in thyroid follicular cell tumors in both sexes of the rat.”12 See the text box on Cancer.

What is the active ingredient in Termidor?

Termidor termiticide/insecticide (active ingredient fipronil) has low water solubility, virtually no volatility and binds very tightly to organic matter and clay in soils (Holmes and Castle 2005).

What are the ingredients in Termidor?

The active ingredient in Termidor is Fipronyl and has shown to last 14+ years in USDA field research tests for subterranean termites. Termidor is unique. Only Termidor has the domino effect on termites and ants. Once termites and ants are exposed, they become infected and start to slowly die.

What is the mix ratio for Termidor?

Termidor SC can be mixed between 0.4 fluid ounces per gallon of water to 1.6 fluid ounces per gallon of water depending on the desired dilution ratio. For most applications, we recommend using 0.8 fluid ounces of Termidor per gallon of water for a 0.06% dilution.

Is fipronil Banned in the USA?

For example, the US EPA banned fipronil seed treatments for corn (maize), and Europe banned fipronil in agriculture. Complicating concerns regarding amphibians is that a number of fipronil products contain other insecticides.

What should consumers know about Termidor aka fipronil?

Fipronil, in particular, is a widely used ingredient in many pest control products that include grass treatments, gel baits, spot-on pet care products, termite control products, and agricultural products. Before using these products, educate yourself on their adverse effects and, even more importantly, consider using a less toxic product.

How is Termidor foam used to treat termites?

Termidor FOAM contains Fipronil, the same active ingredient as Termidor SC, in a RTU (ready-to-use) foam that is labeled for termites and ants. Perfect for spot treatments, Termidor FOAM expands rapidly creating a dry foam that can be applied in the voids, harborages, galleries, and nests where insects are found.

What is the active ingredient in Termidor SC?

Termidor SC can be used for pre-construction and post-construction termite treatments, for prevention and for active infestations. Termidor SC is also labeled for several other crawling pests as an outdoor perimeter treatment. ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Fipronil 9.1%

Is there a generic version of Termidor for ants?

A generic version of Termidor SC is available if you treating for termites because you can purchase Taurus in a 78 oz container for 95.00. When Termidor was introduced in our industry it totally changed treatment for termites and ants. And to this day Termidor and Taurus are the way to go for those insects.