Taurus SC Insecticide with Fipronil
SC contains 9.1% Fipronil, same active ingredient as Termidor
SC. Taurus SC is a
non-repellant insecticide labeled for termite treatments and home perimeter
treatments. Kills fleas, ants, spiders and many other listed pests.
Social insects (ants, Carpenter Ants, termites, etc.) are
in constant touch with their nest mates. Ants traveling along pheromone
trails, for example, can be seen touching each other as they move between food
sources and their nest. This activity is used, in large part, to
communicate the needs of the colony, health of individual ants, needs of certain
types of foods and location of food sources.
How does this all play out in control of ants and other social pests? The initial treatment with Taurus SC has now been transferred from areas sprayed to most of the members of the colony. Within two weeks, most of the ants in that colony are dead. The kill of most of its workers will result in the crash or death of the entire colony.
Fipronil is an active ingredient which many people find
familiar. It is the active ingredient in Frontline topical treatment and
Frontline spray for dogs and cats.
By treating the exterior surfaces, entry points and hiding places of a home as well as spraying the ground around the home twice each year should prevent ant infestations throughout the year. Treatments can be made at almost any time of the year. Spring and Fall are the best times for spraying Taurus SC to control:
Asian lady beetles, darkling beetles