DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of the structure can only be treated using the treated backfill method described in the treatment around wells and cisterns section of the label. Consult state and local specifications for recommended distances of wells from treated area, or if such regulations do not exist, refer to Federal Housing Administration Specifications (H.U.D.) for guidance.
Do not formulate this product into other end-use products
IN-LINE-INJECTION: For the desired application rate, use the proportional injector mixing table to determine the amount of PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide for a given injection volume of finished emulsion.
CONVERSION KEY: 128 fl oz = 1 gal, 16 fl oz = 1 pint, 8 pints = 1 gal, 1 fl oz = 29.5 mL
It is recommended that application volumes described in the PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide \"DIRECTIONS FOR USE\" be used whenever possible. However, where soil conditions will not accept application of 4 gallons of PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide per 10 linear feet, twice the PREMISE concentration may be applied in 2 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet. For example, if 0.05% is the correct use rate to be applied in 4 gallons of water, then 2 gallons of 0.1% dilution may be used per 10 linear feet to deliver an equivalent amount of PREMISE per unit of soil.
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment
(USE NOT APPROVED IN LA AND MS)
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment is an optional method of termite treatment only for use in post-construction applications, after the final grade is established. Structural protection when using the Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment is accomplished by: 1) establishing a continuous treated zone around the entire exterior foundation wall of the building; and 2) spot-treating infested areas on the building interior. Soil adjacent to the exterior foundation wall must be treated in the same manner as conventional (full) application.
It is required that a complete and continuous treated zone be achieved around the entire exterior perimeter, including under any attached slabs such as garages, porches, patios, driveways and pavement adjoining the foundation. Interior spot treatments must then be made to any indoor areas where termite activity is present. Optional interior spot treatments may also be made to high risk areas including, but not limited to, plumbing and utility penetrations (including bath traps), along settlement cracks and expansion joints, and dirt-filled porches.
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment can be used either as a preventative treatment (before structural infestation occurs) or as a curative treatment (after structural infestation occurs) in existing structures. Preventative treatment does not include pre-construction applications made to protect new construction. It is required that a thorough structural inspection be completed, before treatment, to locate all areas of active infestation. Spot treatment of all known sites of termite activity is required with this optional labeling. If no termite activity is observed inside the structure, interior spot treatments are not required. Do not apply at a lower dosage and/or concentration than specified on the label.
Retreatment for subterranean termites can only be performed if there is clear evidence of reinfestation or disruption of the treated zone due to construction, excavation, or landscaping and/or evidence of the breakdown of the termiticide treated zone in the soil. These vulnerable or reinfested areas may be retreated in accordance with application techniques described in this product’s labeling. The timing and type of these retreatments will vary, depending on factors such as termite pressure, soil types, soil conditions and other factors which may reduce the effectiveness of the treated zone. Retreatment may be made as either a spot or complete treatment.
When a structure is not known to be reinfested and the treated zone is not disturbed, but where the structure was last treated five or more years ago, retreatment may be performed if, in the judgment of the applicator, it is necessary to ensure adequate protection of the structure. In determining the timing of any retreatment, the applicator should consider efficacy and/or degradation data and/or site specific conditions and previous experience that indicate a vulnerability of the structure to termite attack.
Annual retreatment of the structure is prohibited unless there is clear evidence that reinfestation or treated zone disruption has occurred.
When another registered termite control product/system is used as the primary treatment for prevention or control of subterranean termites and is applied to all label-specified areas, PREMISE may be applied as a spot application in a secondary treatment to critical areas of the structure including plumbing and utility entry sites, bath traps, expansion joints, and foundation cracks, the outside foundation wall, and areas of known or suspected activity at either a pre-construction or post-construction timing. These secondary treatments must be made applied in amounts and concentration in accordance with label directions relevant to the treatment area(s) to receive the secondary treatment.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS
After treatment, plug and fill all holes drilled in concrete slab areas of the building with a suitable sealant.
Do not apply solution until location of heat pipes, ducts, water and sewer lines and electrical conduits are known and identified. Caution must be taken to avoid puncturing and injection into these structural elements.
Do not plant for the purpose of consumption, edible plants into the treated areas of soil.
Avoid contamination of public and private water supplies.
Use anti-backflow equipment or an air gap on filling hoses.
Consult State, Federal, or local authorities for information regarding the approved treatment practices for areas in close proximity to potable water supplies.
Construction practices, soil subsidence and other factors may create situations in which a continuous chemical treated zone cannot be achieved using conventional treatment alone. In situations where necessary, conventional application methods can be supplemented through use of foam generating equipment, or similar devices can be used to provide a continuous treated zone.
The objective with termiticide foam, as with termiticide solution, is to deliver an adequate rate of termiticide active ingredient to soil and structural points in order to create a complete treated zone to control termites and protect structures from termite damage. Foaming is a useful and versatile tool, but should be used strategically when structural and soil features dictate that foam will achieve or improve the desired termiticide delivery. Some key benefits to foam are: delivery of the active ingredient without the volume of fluid that could damage structures in certain situations, movement of foam over surfaces carrying termiticide to areas where solution may not reach or be deflected, and stackable characteristics to foam permitting delivery of termiticide to multi-faceted surfaces and voids. Termiticide solution will remain the primary tool for delivery of termiticide active ingredient to provide structural protection and pest control operators will have to make some decisions on when best to use termiticide foam.
Foam application may be made alone or in combination with conventional application methods, provided that the labeled amount of active ingredient per unit area is used.
Foam Application Use Directions: Mix solution of PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide with manufacturer’s recommended volume of foaming agent (see table in the label for foaming recommendations and specific rates). Apply a sufficient volume of PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide foam alone or in combination with liquid solution to provide a continuous treated zone at the recommended rate for specific application sites.
Depending on the circumstances, foam applications may be used alone or in combination with liquid solution applications. Applications may be made behind veneers, piers, chimney bases, into rubble foundations, into block voids or structural voids, wall voids, under slabs, stoops, porches, or to the soil in crawlspaces, and other similar voids.
Foam and liquid applications must be consistent with volume and active ingredient instructions in order to ensure proper application has been made. The volume and amount of active ingredient are essential to an effective treatment. At least 75% of the gallons of Premise 0.5 SC must be applied as a typical liquid treatment. The remaining 25% or less gallons is delivered to appropriate locations using a foam application.
NOTE: When foam is used solely to kill subterranean termites in above ground locations(such as feeding galleries in wooden framing, or in voids with framed walls), and whenever the target pest is other than subterranean termites (drywood termites, beetles, ants, etc.). dilute solutions of PREMISE may be expanded by foaming without concentrating the PREMISE solution as previously described for soil applications. Add the manufacturers’ recommended volume of foaming agent to produce foam of the desired expansion ratio. Use application tips and methods suitable to the site and pest.
See label for the Mixing Table for Foam Application.