Best Termite Killer (2020 Edition)

Termites pose a high risk to your house, especially subterranean termites, as they simply eat 24 hours everyday. In this round-up of the best termite killer products, we have included three major types of termiticide: concentrate, foam, granule. Depending on where you are treating termites at home or around the house, one method is more ideal than the other.

Almost all the termite killers on our list provide elimination and protection against termites. Some are even effective against other types of pests, which provides great value to your dollar spent. Without further ado, let’s check them out.


1) Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killer Stakes

The Spectracide Terminate Termite Detection & Killer Stakes is an easy to use 2-in-1 termite killer that detects and destroys termites. It comes with a detection indicator that detects any presence of termites and the killer stakes provides the deadly kill on any termites that come into contact with it.

Each purchase is a complete termite killing kit that has 15 stakes and the accompanying locator shields so you can easily find them again after treatment is in place. Each purchase also comes with a digging tool and an instruction booklet to help you get clarity on the best way to set this up.

For best protection around the house, place the killer stakes about 2 – 3 feet away from your home, leaving about 10 feet or less apart. Also set up the stakes in areas that are prone to have termites, like under the decks, moist areas that trap water and cant be reached by the sun.

Pros
  • 2-in-1 system
  • Made with Dow technology
  • Comes with money back guarantee

2) BioAdvanced 700350A Home Perimeter Treatment Granules Termite Killer 

The Bayer BioAdvanced Termite Killer is an outdoor ready-to-spread granule killer product that is able to get rid of termites almost completely (depending on seriousness) with a single application. 

Application of the treatment around the house is easy where you only need to spread the fast-releasing granules around the perimeter and water over the granules. 

The container has a built-in applicator for ease of application and each bottle can treat up to 2,000 linear feet area. It’s built-in spout also ensures each treatment of the termite granules is applied in the band of 6 inches. This allows for ease of consistency without having to measure or worry whether you have applied enough. 

Tip: For maximum effectiveness, water application as soon as possible to activate granule. Water until granule are moist but not to the point where the entire area is flooded with water and the granule are floating away.

Pros

Built-in shaker for easy application

Built-In spout design

No spraying required

Fast Killing


3) HARRIS Termite And Mold Treatment Killer Powder

The HARRIS Termite And Mold Treatment Killer Powder is a non-flammable and odourless termite powder formulated to kill and control termites. On top of termites, it’s also formulated to get rid of other wood damaging pests like carpenter ants, beetles and more.

What we like about this product is that besides the termite killing ability, it also kills and prevents the growth of mold and fungi that are common causes of wood rot. One bottle can produce up to 2 gallon of Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate mixture that is able to treat against termites and other pests in areas up to 200 square feet.

Pros
  • Formulated for both infestation and prevention
  • Kills and prevents mold and fungi
  • Works on termites and other pests
  • Odourless
  • Non-flammable

4) Bayer 03780574 Premise Foam Termiticide Killer

The Bayer Premise Foam Termiticide Killer is a ready-to-use termite foam killer designed to eradicate termites around the premise. On top of killing termites, subterranean termites and drywood termites, it also works on controlling other wood-infesting pests like carpenter bees, ants and beetles.

It requires no mixing and is able to deliver consistent instant dry foam during every application regardless of the conditions. This foam termiticide expands at a 30:1 ratio, making it ideal for application into narrow areas such as inside termite nests, voids in the wall, floor joists that are hard to reach.

Pros
  • Undetectable by termites
  • Originated in the USA
  • Ready-to-use

5) Bonide (BND372) Ready-to-Use Termite Insecticide Killer

The Bonide Termite and Carpenter Ant killer Insecticide is a ready-to-use termite control product that uses Pyrethroid to kill termites instantly on contact. On top of Termites, it also gets rid of crawling pests like the ant and carpenter ants as well as flying pests that stings like hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, carpenter bees and mud daubers.

It’s water-based formula makes application possible for both indoor and outdoor and each application is able to provide up to 4 months of continuous protection.

The bottle comes designed with a trigger sprayer that allows direct application from the bottle without having to transfer out before application.

Pros
  • Kills on contact immediately 
  • Residual killing for up to 4 month
  • Can be used indoor and outdoor
  • No mixing needed
  • Kills other crawling and flying pests

6) Ortho Home Defense Termite & Destructive Bug Insecticide Killer

The Ortho Home Defense Termite & Destructive Bug Killer is an insecticide formulated to be used on wood surfaces and around the house perimeter to kill and provide protection against termites and other wood-damaging pests such as carpenter ants, subterranean termites, carpenter bees and more.

When used as a trenching treatment, this termite insecticide is able to keep the list of pests away for up to 5 years.

Pros
  • Kills and protects
  • Works against termites and other pests
  • Long lasting protection

7) BASF 805571 Termidor Foam Killer Termiticide

The BASF 805571 Termidor Foam Termiticide uses Fipronil as its active ingredient to effectively kill termites and ants on contact. Its formula is undetectable to termites which means there’s no chance of them avoiding contacting or ingesting this termiticide.

During treatment, this product expands dry foams quickly before expanding. This foam treatment killer is great for spot treatment in the galleries, voids and nests openings.

Pros
  • Perfect for spot treatment
  • Can’t be detected by termites
  • Expands fast upon application
  • Ready-to-use

8) Taurus SC Termiticide Generic Termidor Killer

The Taurus SC Termiticide Generic Termidor is a water-based concentrate formulated using Fipronil as its active ingredient to destroy termites, ants and their colony.

This termite killer has been tested to be able to eliminate a termite colony as short as within 3 months and only takes a few weeks to get rid of ant colonies.

To use, simply mix 1 gallon of water with about 0.8 oz of the Taurus SC insecticide in a pump sprayer. Apply treatment by spraying around the perimeter of your house in a band pattern, going 1 feet away from the house and 1 feet up the side of the house.

Other treatment areas include possible entry points like the window, vents, doors etc. Also apply to cable or telephone wires that enter the house.

Tip: Remove any plants or vegetation around the house that may be in contact. This prevents the chances of any pests bypassing the treatment to get to your house.

Pros
  • Kills and provides prevent
  • Non-repellent formula
  • Destroys termite colony

Final Thoughts

Depending on the termite situation and area of treatment, a type of termite treatment method may be more ideal than the other. For house perimeter treatment and protection, insecticide and granular termite killers are great options as they are easy to apply and can cover a wide area relatively quickly. 

For spot treatment or treating areas with narrow openings, the foam termite killer will make an ideal option as the foam termiticide is able to easily reach into these small areas and quickly expand to cover the internal area, killing all termites or other pests on contact.