We offer termite control services to the greater Phoenix area

The termiticide/insecticide Taurus SC is manufactured by Control Solutions Inc. and is used to control and prevent various types of termites and other pests around structures. With 9.1% Fipronil as its active ingredient, Taurus SC acts effectively as a systemic transfer agent and delivers effective results. As Taurus SC is a non-repellent insecticide, termites, ants, and cockroaches will unknowingly come in contact with the insecticide and spread it to others in the nest through direct contact or food sharing for total colony extermination.
Taurus SC is intended for external perimeter termite treatment and localized interior use. You can use it as a trenching solution, a spray solution, or as a foaming agent to eliminate specific types of insects from walls, slabs, and foundations. Treatment against termites after construction or before construction is ideal to eliminate worker termites. Taurus SC is comparable to Termidor SC, but at a lower cost, so we highly recommend it if you want an affordable way to rid homes of termites. Based on experts, this is a highly effective and broad-spectrum insecticide, which works best when applied only at low or very low rates.

Taurus SCPros

  • Formulated for high concentrations
  • Effective against a wide range of insects
  • A slow-acting insecticide that targets the entire colony

Cons

  • Use only as a barrier control
  • Highly toxic

Tools Needed

You’ll need either hand-held pump sprayers, a backpack sprayer, or a professional sprayer rig to use Taurus SC on large areas. You may also need to drill holes and inject the product so that it can penetrate the concrete to form complete exterior perimeter treatments or barrier applications against termites. To trench with Taurus SC, you will need either a pickaxe or shovel to dig the trench and buckets capable of holding at least 5 gallons of solution and apply the Taurus SC.

How To Use

Dilution of the product with water is necessary before application. By measuring the length and width of your treatment area in feet and multiplying them together, you can easily determine how much Taurus SC you need. Measure the perimeter of the structure in feet for termite trench treatments. Taurus SC can be mixed at either a rate of 0.8 ounces per gallon of water, 1.2 ounces per gallon, or 1.6 ounces per gallon of the finished product ready to treat a house for termites.

Taurus is recommended for most applications with a dilution of 0.8 fl. oz. of concentrate per gallon of water (0.06%). With Taurus SC dilution, one gallon of spray will treat about 1,000 square feet. If you are applying Taurus SC dilution to a trench, you will need 4 gallons for every 10 linear feet /foot depth.

Where to Use

Taurus SC is only recommended for outdoor use – it should only be stored in wall voids with giant termite infestations. The Taurus SC can be applied outside the perimeters, not farther than one foot from structures such as buildings, injected under slabs, applied under crawl spaces, and on construction sites. When applied to voids or hollow block foundations, Taurus SC can be applied within the perimeter of the slab. If mixed as a foaming agent, Taurus SC can be used in wall voids, filled stoops or porches, around fireplaces, between wall studs, in block voids, and other inaccessible areas.

When To Use

Termite-control products such as Taurus SC 20 oz bottle-Termiticide Generic Termidor are best used as a preventative treatment against termites or as a treatment to eliminate active termite infestations. The product can be used for pre and post-construction termite applications of a structure. Do not apply during rain or when the soil is saturated or frozen.

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, Pillbugs, Brown and dog ticks, Centipedes, Cluster Flies, European Earwigs, House Crickets, Millipedes, Paper Wasps, Silverfish, Yellow Jackets

Comparable Products

  • Nisus BORACARE
  • BioAdvanced 700350A Termite Killer, Insect Killer for Outdoors
  • Cyper TC Termite-1 Gallon 730651
  • BASF – BCBI10113-792075 – Cy-Kick CS – Insecticide
  • Termidor SC

Safety Information

Taurus SC is safe and effective when used correctly. It is important to carefully read the label directions. It is too potent for use around honeybees and commercial hives since Taurus SC kills a wide variety of insects.

Special Considerations

Indoors, Taurus SC only can be used for small spot treatments on active termite colonies. The product is not intended for use with general pest control indoors. Pets and children may be nearby, so use it as directed.

Q&A

Is Termidor SC the same as Taurus SC?

Taurus and Termidor SC are both the same product, they just come from different manufacturers. The two products have nearly the same label, so deciding which to use does not give any advantage over the other.

How quickly does Taurus SC work?

Termite colonies can be eliminated in a matter of 3 months with Taurus SC. For ant colonies, Taurus SC can eliminate and exterminate workers within a couple of weeks after application.

Can Taurus SC be sprayed on trees?

When active termites or carpenter ants are present in the plant, it is possible to apply Taurus SC directly to trees or shrubs.

Is Taurus SC capable of killing grass?

When used according to the label directions on the product, Taurus SC Termiticide will not harm turf grass at all.

Conclusion

Taurus SC is an effective non-repellent termiticide that can eliminate many different types of bugs. Because it has such a wide range of uses, it could be considered a solution to any type of perimeter pests. It is used most often for post-construction termite control around the perimeter of slab houses or the crawlspace below pier-and-beam houses. With the concentrated formula of this product, a little goes a long way. Safety precautions must be taken to follow the product label carefully, as its active ingredient Fipronil is a highly toxic chemical.

Aside from killing active insect infestations, Taurus SC also acts as a barrier against termites around many types of structures. It can be used to keep termites, beetles, and spiders away from your home. Termite activity requires a product that kills more slowly, so products with a longer-lasting effect are needed for termite infestations. Taurus SC is supposed to work for months without reapplication more than twice a year. When diluted properly, Taurus SC will deter bugs from entering your home for several months. New construction sites, crawl spaces, porches, and basements will particularly benefit from this formula.

Compared to some other options, Taurus SC may seem a little more expensive than other pest control products. Despite this, because this is a concentrated formula that has to be diluted with water, you may find that it lasts a lot longer than imagined. It is also important to remember that Taurus SC should only need to be reapplied couple times a year. When you need 80-100 gallons for a typical-sized house, the price makes a difference. When used correctly, a little of the formula will go a long way.