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Postby Bernardyn » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:00 pm

I have done research on Fipronil. Are the inert ingredients in Termidor safe? Are they toxic? I understand it is going to be applies to the dirt around my house and I am not eating it. But I still would like to know. The company that is doing the work has no idea.

ANSWER: Carrie,

Everyone's definitions of "safe" and "toxic" are different and since Termidor is a pesticide there are risks to using it(see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/termidor.html for a current label and factsheet). However, compared to older insecticides Termidor is relatively less hazardous because the ingredients are less toxic and the material is used at a much lower rate. It sounds like you are having Termidor applied for subterranean termites. Termidor combined with termite baits(see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/termit_3.html for info about baits) is a good approach. I would be more concerned about the training and experience of the applicators rather than the inherent toxicity of Termidor itself. If properly applied Termidor is as "safe" as any treatment for termites. However, if improperly applied any insecticide can be made unsafe. Ask about the training and experience of their applicators, ask to see an applicator license(in the name of the person doing the application) and check for complaints with the BBB and other consumer protection sources.

Post a follow up if you have questions.

Jack DeAngelishttp://www.livingwithbugs.com

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

I wanted information about the inert ingredients in Termidor.

Thank you!

ANSWER: Google "termidor msds" for the "material safety data sheet". This is the official data on all components of the material, including "inerts".

Jack DeAngelis

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

I did that before I emailed you the first time. The MSDS gives no information on the inert ingredients.

Can you please help me?
Bernardyn
 
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Termidor

Postby matchitisiw » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:55 pm

The MSDS is the only data that the manufacturer is required to provide. If the information you want is not in this report then it is not available. You might try looking through the original data, some of which is posted on the EPA site for Pesticide Programs.

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Termidor

Postby Clustfeinad » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:52 pm

I have done research on Fipronil. Are the inert ingredients in Termidor safe? Are they toxic? I understand it is going to be applies to the dirt around my house and I am not eating it. But I still would like to know. The company that is doing the work has no idea.

ANSWER: Carrie,

Everyone's definitions of "safe" and "toxic" are different and since Termidor is a pesticide there are risks to using it(see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/termidor.html for a current label and factsheet). However, compared to older insecticides Termidor is relatively less hazardous because the ingredients are less toxic and the material is used at a much lower rate. It sounds like you are having Termidor applied for subterranean termites. Termidor combined with termite baits(see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/termit_3.html for info about baits) is a good approach. I would be more concerned about the training and experience of the applicators rather than the inherent toxicity of Termidor itself. If properly applied Termidor is as "safe" as any treatment for termites. However, if improperly applied any insecticide can be made unsafe. Ask about the training and experience of their applicators, ask to see an applicator license(in the name of the person doing the application) and check for complaints with the BBB and other consumer protection sources.

Post a follow up if you have questions.

Jack DeAngelishttp://www.livingwithbugs.com

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

I wanted information about the inert ingredients in Termidor.

Thank you!

ANSWER: Google "termidor msds" for the "material safety data sheet". This is the official data on all components of the material, including "inerts".

Jack DeAngelis

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

I did that before I emailed you the first time. The MSDS gives no information on the inert ingredients.

Can you please help me?
Clustfeinad
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:47 pm


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