Taurus Sc Insecticide

On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Taurus SC with 9.1% Fipronil (the same amount of a.i. as the favorite Termidor SC) provides best-in-class control of termites, ants and a wide variety of other insect pests including spiders, roaches, ticks and much more. It is labeled to treat for subterranean, arborel, dry wood, and damp wood termites. Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide that is undetectable to target pests, allowing them to touch, ingest and spread the insecticide throughout the entire colony. For termites, Taurus SC will eliminate termite colonies in less than 90 days on average, and ant infestations can be controlled in just a few weeks.

Taurus SC is labeled for OUTDOOR USE ONLY. The only exception is for indoor spot treatments inside wall voids for termites. Please follow all label directions carefully before use. More than two applications of Taurus SC per the calendar year can be made only if applied according to one of the following frequency and dilution rate application scenarios. DO NOT exceed the specified number of requests per the calendar year.

The use directions include up to four (4) applications per year at the 0.03% dilution rate for outside surfaces and along the foundation perimeter of listed structures.
  • 0.03% four times/calendar year OR
  • 0.06% two times/calendar year OR
  • 0.03% 2 times/calendar year and 0.06% 1 time/calendar year

Active Ingredient: Fipronil 9.1%

Target pests: 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.

Application

Pre Construction Taurus SC treatments are made during all steps up to the and including the installation of the final grade. The goal of a termite pre-treat is to create a complete horizontal and vertical chemical barrier of Fipronil at a concentration of .125%. Slab treatments of Taurus SC should cover the entire area of earth beneath the concrete slab. This includes home, garage, basements, and any extended entrances and walkways. Spray 1 gallon of mixed Taurus solution to cover 10 square feet of area. A low-pressure spray works best for even application. NOTE: Around gaps in the slab (plumbing, utility services, etc.) spray 10 gallons of Taurus SC Solution to ensure proper protection. NOTE: Around the perimeter of the foundation spray Taurus solution at a rate of 4 gallons for each ten linear feet.

Post Construction Taurus SC Treatments are made after construction has been completed. Post construction termite treatments are performed to eliminate colonies that have infested a home. To treat the home, you must trench Taurus SC solution around the house at a rate of 4 finished Taurus SC gallons per 10 linear feet of foundation. A professional will drill holes into the foundation at 12-inch increments and inject 4 gallons per 10 linear feet for sub-slab protection. Bath traps should be treated with Taurus SC at a rate of 4 finished Taurus SC gallons per square foot of area. Shower drains, and adjacent soil should be addressed for complete protection. Drill through the slab around the pipe and sub slab inject 4 gallons of finished Taurus solution per shower drain. A directional dispersion tip may be needed to ensure total termite control. Foaming wall voids may be necessary where termite damage is suspected or present.

To foam, mix 1 gallon of Taurus SC solution and an appropriate amount of foaming agent to create 25 gallons of foam in foaming machine. Apply at a rate of 3 gallons of foam per wall void. To use Taurus to control ants you can apply according to labeled directions. Please refer to the Taurus label and MSDS for more application instructions.