Tengard SFR Permethrin One Shot Review - City Pests

Tengard SFR Permethrin One Shot Review

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When battling termites, it can sometimes seem like you are battling against an invisible enemy. These insects do not eat wood from the outside in, they first burrow into their food source and persist in devouring it from the inside out. It can be frustrating in DIY situations because there is no peace of mind to be gained since you cannot see the enemy you are seeking to destroy.

What is Tengard SFR Permethrin One Shot?

Tengard SFR Permethrin One Shot is a powerful termiticide containing the chemical permethrin, a central nervous system antagonist towrds insects. Combining both permethrin with flavorings and scents, Tengard SFR effectively lures and kills termites.

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According to The National Pesticide Information Center, “Permethrin can affect insects if they eat it or touch it. Permethrin affects the nervous system in insects, causing muscle spasms, paralysis and death.”

By using the powerful chemical permethrin and essences and scents that are attractive to termites, Tengard SFR both lures and kills termites by encouraging worker termites to spread the chemicals to the rest of a colony.

This product review will serve in explaining the many benefits of using Tengard SFR as a termiticide and the recommendations, usage, and concerns associated with it. This review will also explore the additional pests that Tengard SFR targets as well its dangers, mixing recommendations, and where to apply it.

According to The National Pesticide Information Center, “Permethrin can affect insects if they eat it or touch it. Permethrin affects the nervous system in insects, causing muscle spasms, paralysis and death.” By using the powerful chemical permethrin and essences and scents that are attractive to termites, Tengard SFR both lures and kills termites by encouraging worker termites to spread the chemicals to the rest of a colony.

This product review will serve in explaining the many benefits of using Tengard SFR as a termiticide and the recommendations, usage, and concerns associated with it. This review will also explore the additional pests that Tengard SFR targets as well its dangers, mixing recommendations, and where to apply it.

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Product Review

Termites typically invade homes through the soil below and even dry wood termites may crawl from the ground below to enter a home.

Even more so in preventative measures, but also during active infestations, the soil underneath and around your home needs to be saturated with a strong termiticide spray, of which Tengard SFR One Shot is capable of providing.

How to use Tengard SFR Permethrin One Shot

Termite behavior is dictated by foraging and burrowing inside of wood, therefore the liquid component of a termiticide works to seep into wood to reach the termites. 

Below we will explain how to use Tengard SRF One Shot effectively.

  1. Using a lawn and garden sprayer – preferably one with durability and effective nozzle adjustments. You will want to saturate the soil immediately surrounding your home with Tengard SFR.
  2. Once the soil is imbedded with the chemical, you can then move around your home and begin looking for the signs of termite activity in wooden structures.
  3. Once you have identified infected wood, or if you decide to just begin treating all the wood, you can begin spraying the structures. Tengard SFR One Shot combines the powerful chemical permethrin with a long-lasting residual coating that lacks a strong scent, which can cause termites to stray from the poison. The great component of this product is undoubtedly the non-repellent quality of the product.
  4. Note – This spray will not deter scent-sensitive termites from walking through it, which means that the efficacy of the poison will kill a colony much quicker as the termites will not even know they are crawling through the poison or eating poison-coated wood. Additionally, Tengard SFR is formulated with Triacetin, a powerful termite and insect attractant, which will encourage worker termites to share the poison with the rest of their colony.
  5. Once you have coated the outside and underneath the soil, spraying a coat of this product on wood inside of your home will likely ensure elimination in as short as a week. This is only possible if the method is followed correctly. The worker termites will crawl through the poison and eat the poison on wood, which they will also take back to the colony. Once the poison reaches the queen termite, the entire colony undergoes a death spiral over time.

Tengard SFR One Shot contains a much more potent formulation of permethrin than similar formulations. This means that this product clings to worker termites easily due to the absence of a repellent scent. Much like a deadly pathogen, this product spreads like a plague throughout the colony.

Many termiticides utilize permethrin and are essentially the same chemical with minor tweaks, but for an even quicker kill, with a higher concentration of permethrin per application, Tengard SFR is certainly worth the investment.

There are many advantages for using Tengard SFR One shot, but you should also be mindful of the disadvantages before purchasing. These are: –

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What does Tengard SFR kill?

Tengard SFR One Shot works by utilizing the central nervous system antagonizing properties of permethrin, which attacks and paralyzes muscular responses in insects, causing death within a matter of minutes. With this in mind, Tengard SFR can be used to destroy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor pests, not just termites.

The main culprit for this product’s effectiveness is permethrin. Over time, the muscle spasms and attack on the nervous system from permethrin will cause bugs to become paralyzed which ultimately leads to starvation. Bugs can’t break permethrin down as quickly as people or animals, which is why it has proven to be one of the most effective pest control methods.

This product actively kills termites, fleas, ticks, roaches, bed bugs, ants, indoor and outdoor beetles, wasps, flies, midges, mosquitoes, scorpions, worms, and spiders, in addition to many others.

The residual components of the product will continue to make the poison active for up to six months after the initial application, making this product particularly attractive when battling long-gestating termites.

How to mix Tengard SFR One Shot

The proper mixture is one-half an ounce (15 milliliters) per 1 gallon of water. This covers roughly 1,000 square feet of surface area total. This not only allows for proper coverage, but it also helps minimize any runoff that could occur from using too much Tengard SFR at one time.

While many may think that large infestations require a greater amount of this product than usual, this isn’t the case.

Where large infestations are present, the help of an experienced and licensed pest control technician is strongly advised. You will want to use a handheld, pressurized sprayer to apply Tengard SFR One Shot and the mixing should be done within the sprayer’s tank itself.

One of the most common handheld sprayers used for application is a Hudson sprayer, which has a nozzle that allows for the right fan to be used during application while ensuring consistent coverage throughout the application. Not utilizing the right sprayer for application could prevent the desired results from surfacing.

When using this product to treat your outside area for termites, you will want to saturate the soil immediately surrounding the perimeter of your home. This will address the problem of foraging termites that burrow through the soil in search of wood sources.

Where to apply it

Once mixed, you will want to apply Tengard SFR to all problem areas inside and outside of your home. For example, when using this product for termites, apply the product to all wood structures and surfaces that show termite exit holes or mud tunnels. Saturate the wood with the product and allow it to dry thoroughly. Study each indoor pest preferred hiding and harborage areas and apply Tengard SFR One Shot accordingly.

For outdoor use, spray the entire perimeter of doors and window seals as well as the perimeter of porches and outdoor furniture. Be sure and cover this product around all entry points into the home and check for cracks and voids that could also provide entry points.

For example, with mosquitoes, apply Tengard SFR to all outdoor areas that collect water and for pests that prefer foliage, the insecticide can be applied to the plants when not in active bloom, preferably in the autumn and winter months.

Be sure and walk backwards when using this product as a hose application so as not to disturb the areas that are saturated before they are able to dry.

How long before Tengard SFR is safe after use?

Tengard SFR One Shot is generally safe to humans and pets; however, there can be adverse reactions if the chemical is inhaled or exposed to skin or the digestive system.

Respiratory effects have been seen, in addition to nausea and dizziness if the poison is heavily breathed in.

Contact a poison control center immediately if you or your pets exhibit these symptoms after application. Additionally, this product can be lethal to aquatic animals and should not be left to drain into nearby drainage systems if applied outdoors.

After you have administered Tengard SFR One Shot, the chemical will immediately begin to start drying and forming a sought after residual effect, which will continue to kill insects for months after the application.

Once the chemical is dried, it is not considered to be dangerous to humans and pets. A dried chemical is not as potentially aggressive to the nervous systems of humans and pets as when the chemical is still in liquid form.

Just how dangerous is permethrin?

Permethrin is a member of the pyrethroid family, which are a strand of insecticides that are consistently used due to their low-toxicity towards humans and animals.

It should be known that although permethrin is considered safe, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t cause adverse reactions. If you have pets, you will want to monitor your pet activity both indoors and outdoors to ensure they are not ingesting or coming into contact with the chemicals.

Never apply the product to easily exposed and frequented areas where pets can come into contact with it. When treating furniture, avoid placing the product on areas where bare skin will touch the poison. Wear protective gloves and clothing when applying, including a respirator mask and always thoroughly wash hands after application.

The bottom line

Tengard SFR One Shot is a wonder chemical against termites, but it also spreads its diversity to a wide variety of bothersome pests.

This product combines a contact kill with an elongated residual kill for maximum pest treatment. Available for use both indoors and outdoors, Tengard SFR provides an all-purpose approach to do-it-yourself pest treatment with chemicals that target and attract insects to take the bait.

This product kills a large array of insects that inhabit both the interior and exterior of homes and is flexible to be used as an outdoor insecticide as well. When using this product in your fight against termites, the product is effective in how it encourages worker termites to take the poison back to the colony and spreading the chemical throughout.

There are many pyrethroid-based termiticides and insecticides on the market, but Tengard SFR One Shot manages to stand out due to a superior chemical formulation and a powerful residual that makes pest control much easier and seldom.

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Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson

Mike is a pest control operator from New York with over 15 years experience dealing with a wide range of pests. He shares his knowledge on this blog and provides useful information to help you combat pests on your own.

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