Spectracide Terminate Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer Concentrate3

Spectracide Terminate® Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer Concentrate3

  • Kills termites*, ants**, carpenter ants and other wood-destroying pests
  • Effective home barrier treatment
  • Makes up to 64 gallons 
  • Kills carpenter bees
  • Up to 8 week control of nuisance pests
  • For use around foundations, outside buildings, porches, woodpiles, wooden fences and decks
  • One quart covers up to 16,000 sq ft

*For localized control only
**Argentine, southern, field, Aallegheny mound, Florida carpenter, cornfield, honey, pavement, nuisance.

Active Ingredients

Lambda-Cyhalothrin 0.5%
Other Ingredients 99.95%
Total 100.00%
  • 32 fl oz

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

STOP Keep people and pets off treated areas until spray has dried. 

  • Do not water the treated area to the point of runoff.
  • Do not make applications during rain.
  • All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
  1. Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures.
  2. Applications to lawns, turf and other vegetation.
  3. Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 ft. Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications only.
  • Application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application. 

In New York State, this may not be applied to lawns within 100 ft of a coastal marsh or stream that drains into a coastal marsh. 

Mix 7½ fl oz with enough water to make 1 gallon.
Treat infested areas and areas likely to be infested, such as wood surfaces, voids and tunnels in damaged wood, behind veneers, in structural voids (between stud walls and spaces between wood and foundations), along cracks, along crawl spaces and around outside buildings, porches, woodpiles, wooden fences and decks. Kills exposed subterranean termites*, dampwood termites*, drywood termites*, carpenter ants, ambrosid beetles, death hunter beetles, false powderpost beetles and powderpost beetles.

*For localized control only. The purpose of such applications of this product for termites is to kill workers or winged reproductive forms which may be present in treated channels at the time of treatment. Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment but are merely a supplement. This product is not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.

Mix ½ fl oz with enough water to make 1 gallon.
Treat active tunnels where carpenter bee activity has been observed. Leave the entrance hole open for 48 hours after application to allow the bees to contact and distribute the insecticide throughout the nest galleries. Then plug the entrance hole with a piece of wooden dowel coated with carpenter's glue or wood putty. Plugging the hole will prevent re-infestation of old nesting tunnels and reduce the chances of wood decay. 

Mix ½ fl oz (1 Tbsp) in 1 gallon of water and apply as a continuous band of insecticide around building foundation and around windows, doors, eaves, vents and other areas to greatly reduce the potential for entry by crawling pests. For easier application, remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation, and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch or other potential pest harborage next to the foundation. Apply a 3-foot band around the structure and upward along the foundation to 3 feet and around windows, doors and roof overhangs. Apply as a coarse spray to thoroughly and uniformly wet the foundation and/or band area so that the insecticide will reach the soil or thatch level where pests may be active. One gallon will treat 250 sq ft of surface area. Repeat application every eight weeks.
OUTDOOR SURFACES USE: For control of ants**, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, millipedes, mosquitoes, palmetto bugs, scorpions, sowbugs, pillbugs, spiders, deer ticks and waterbugs. Mix ½ fl oz (1 Tbsp) in 1 gallon of water and apply as a residual treatment to ornamental plants next to foundations of buildings and to surfaces of buildings, porches, screens, window frames, eaves, patios, garages and other similar areas where these pests are active. Repeat application every eight weeks.

**Argentine, southern, field, Allegheny mound, Florida carpenter, cornfield, honey, pavement, nuisance.

  Determine size of spraying job. Measure the area to be sprayed. Make applications when insects first appear. Applications should be repeated only as directed to maintain control.

STEP 2:  Use a clean sprayer. Carefully measure and mix the amount of product and water as indicated in the directions. It is always a good idea to wear gloves when handling pesticides. Kitchen utensils such as measuring cups and measuring spoons should not be used for food purposes after use with pesticides.

STEP 3: Spray as directed. Thorough coverage is important.

STEP 4: Flush sprayer with clean water after each use. 

UNDERGROUND INSECTS/THATCH-INFESTING INSECTS including blue grass billbug (adult), black turfgrass Ataenius (adult), chiggers, chinchbugs, white grubs (Japanese beetle, European chafer, southern chafer), dung beetle and hyperodes weevils (adult), European crane flies and mole crickets (nymphs and young adults). Mix ½ fl oz (1 Tbsp) in 1 gallon of water to treat 125 sq ft or 4 fl oz in 8 gallons of water to treat 1,000 sq ft. For subsurface insect control (mole crickets, grubs), water treated area with additional ¼ to ½ inch of water for optimum results.

SURFACE INSECTS including ants**, armyworms, crickets, cutworms, earwigs, fleas, lawn moths (sod webworms), millipedes, sowbugs, mites, spittlebugs, deer ticks (which may transmit Lyme Disease).
Thoroughly wet down grass a few hours before applying. Mix ½ fl oz (1 Tbsp) in 1 gallon of water to cover 250 sq ft or 2 fl oz (4 Tbsp) in 4 gallons of water to cover 1,000 sq ft of lawn. Delay additional watering or mowing for 24 hours after application for optimum control of surface insects. For heavy infestations, use rate can be increased to 3 fl oz/1,000 sq ft.

Treat the following pests during the months indicated or when first noticed.

 Jan Feb
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
         Billbugs    Grubs      
     Dung Beetle Grubs
      Hyperodes Weevils
Treat ants** and other insects when they first appear or you notice lawn damage.

**Argentine, southern, field, Allegheny mound, Florida carpenter, cornfield, honey, pavement, nuisance.

To Refill the Spectracide Terminate® Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer2: Refill only with Spectracide Terminate Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer Concentrate3. Remove cap. Carefully measure and pour 7½ fl oz of concentrate into empty 1 gallon Spectracide Terminate Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer2 container, and fill to 1 gallon with water. Replace and tightly close cap. Wipe off any spilled product. See the Spectracide Terminate Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer2 label for complete directions.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry area away from heat or open flame.
Disposal: If empty:
Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling, if available.
If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
Harmful if swallowed. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum or using tobacco.
First Aid
If Swallowed: Call a Poison Control Center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a Poison Control Center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If in Eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Environmental Hazards
This pesticide is extremely toxic to fish. Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Rinsing application equipment over the treated area will help avoid runoff to water bodies or drainage systems. This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area.
To the extent required by applicable law, buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

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