Spectracide Terminate Foam is a good quality termite that kills foam. It is manufactured by the well-known pest control solutions brand, Spectrum. Spectracide Terminate Foam kills exposed subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites when in contact. It is easy and convenient to use, and its non-staining formula leaves no smell behind.
The active ingredients in this product are Prallethrin and Lambda Cyhalothrin—both of which are potent insecticides. Lambda Cyhalothrin works by disrupting the nervous system’s normal functioning in insects that lead to paralysis or death. Prallethrin, which is a pyrethroid used to kill a wide range of indoor pests, including termites. As a foam formulation, this product is also less messy than conventional liquid insecticides.
- Kills subterranean termites, dampwood termites, and above-ground drywood termite infestations.
- Special nozzle direct spray makes the application very convenient.
- The non-staining foaming formula expands to areas that are difficult to reach, such as voids, cracks, and crevices.
- It can be used indoors and outdoors.
- It can only be used for above-ground termite infestations.
- Not an excellent preventive product
- Only works temporarily
- It doesn’t work well to kill the entire colony
No special tools are needed to use Spectracide Terminate Killing Foam.
How to Use
To use Spectracide Termite Killer Foam, apply it to any entry point that enters your home; this is usually where the foundation of your home meets outside the ground. This foaming formula is non-staining and kills with contact. This item also features an extension tube, which enables direct spray to hard-to-reach areas. Push the extension tube into nozzle above the trigger and remove the safety tab.
Where to Use
Treat infested areas and areas that are likely to be a target for termites, such as wood surfaces, spaces between wood, voids in damaged wood, doors, windows, and behind veneers. You can also apply structural holes (between stud walls and gaps between wood and foundations), nesting tunnels, wooden structures, along cracks in the slab and along ramparts which can provide access to pests. Apply to wherever soil contacts wood and where termite activity is observed. Termites that are allowed to come into contact with the product will be killed.
Aside from using this product to spot treat for termites, there are other vital steps that you could do to reduce the risk of termite infestations. When termites find their way home, they prefer to place their colony inside their food source in order to minimize their presence. Eliminate moisture sources for termites (any areas that remain moist inside or outside the home) and remove potential food sources.
For carpenter bees: treat active tunnels in which carpenter bee activity has been seen. Leave the hole open for 48 hours after application to allow the bees to contact and spread the insecticide throughout the nest galleries.
It is formulated to kill exposed subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites in contact with each other. Treats active tunnels where the activity of the carpenter bee has been observed.
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Spectracide Terminate has chemical ingredients and could poison any aquatic creature you may have in your ponds, such as fish or frogs. It is recommended that manufacturers keep children and pets away after using foam until it is dry. It is also recommended to use it with caution and avoid using it near a stove or open flame. The product should also avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing, and hands thoroughly washed with soap and water after handling and before eating or drinking. If it is on clothing, it is recommended that it be removed immediately and that the skin be rinsed with plenty of water. The product’s can should be stored in a cool, dry area and should not be exposed to temperatures according to directions on the label. It is also recommended that the container should not be punctured or incinerated; if empty, it is advised to place the container in the trash or offer to be recycled if available. If partially filled, you should contact the local solid waste agency for instructions on safe disposal.
For active structural infestations of subterranean termites, this product may only be used to supplement the use of a federally registered stand-alone termiticide. This product’s application shall not provide structural protection or substitute for mechanical alteration or treatments of soil or foundation with termiticide. This product shall not be used as sole protection against termites, as it will neither eliminate termite infestations nor provide protection against future infestations. It is recommended to carry out a professional inspection.
Can Spectracide Terminate Foam eliminate an entire termite colony?
It shouldn’t be used as sole protection against termites — it won’t eliminate the entire colony or any existing colonies, just the worker termites present at the time of application.
Does this product have residual effects?
This product is a contact-killer and has no residual properties.
Does this termite killer foam work against carpenter ants?
The product is targeted to destroy termites and carpenter bees. It is not formulated to eliminate carpenter ants.
Spectracide Terminate Foam is a termite foam that is guaranteed to kill both drywood and subterranean termites (as well as other pests such as carpenter bees) on contact. This gets done by merely spraying special insecticide-containing foam from Spectracide terminated aerosols into cracks and crevices where these workers or winged termites are known to reside. Although not as potent as the above-reviewed products, Spectracide is still an excellent product to kill an active infestation.
Spectracide is a trusted brand all over the world and ensures that its products control termite behavior. The key is to understand how to use the products correctly by their range of applications and having a regular termite inspection done by a professional pest control company.