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Termidor® HE Termiticide is a major innovation in termite control. It requires less drilling, less trenching, and in most cases one half to even three fourths less water than the industry standard, Termidor® SC Termiticide/Insecticide.
See how these savings add up.

$10

$ 60

Question 1 of 6
What is your hourly wage
plus benefits cost
per employee?
Your hourly cost
based on the wage plus benefits cost you entered, and assumed costs for a truck and insurance, is
$28.60per hour
See how we did the math
We computed total hourly cost by starting with the hourly wage plus benefits cost per employee that you entered and adding fixed estimates for truck lease cost ($350/month = $2.19/hour) and insurance ($400/6 months = $0.42/hr). The total is the cost for one man-hour plus vehicle costs. The equation looks like this:
  Hourly wage plus benefits cost
truck lease cost
insurance cost
total man-hour plus vehicle cost
Application rate per minute
.
Average depth
of treatment
Linear feet of
surface to drill
Linear feet of
soil to trench
Customer
Invoice in dollars
$
Question 2 of 6
Set the details of
your typical treatment
Your typical job
treats a structure of 200 linear feet at 1 foot average depth of treatment. You will need:
160
gallons
of water
+
125
ounces of
Termidor SC
or
80
gallons
of water
+
64
ounces
of Termidor HE
See how we did the math
We calculated total linear feet by summing your entries of “linear feet of surface to drill” and “linear feet of soil to trench”. Then we multiplied by the depth of treatment you entered. Termidor SC requires 4 gallons of solution for each segment of 10 feet and each foot of depth, so the equation for total gallons looks like this:
  4 gallons of solution
(total linear feet / 10)
depth of treatment in feet
total gallons of solution of Termidor SC
Termidor HE only requires 2 gallons per segment of 10 linear feet, and treatment is to a maximum depth of 2 feet, so if you entered “3” or “4” as your depth of treatment, this was revised down to “2” for Termidor HE, and the equation for total gallons looks like this:
  2 gallons of solution
(total linear feet / 10)
depth of treatment in feet
total gallons of solution of Termidor SC
A 78-ounce bottle of Termidor SC dissolves in 100 gallons of solution, so the amount required for 1 gallon is 0.78 ounces. So the equation for Termidor SC needed is:
  total gallons of solution
0.78 ounces per gallon
total ounces of Termidor SC
Similarly, a 79-ounce bottle of Termidor HE dissolves in 50 gallons of solution, so the amount required for 1 gallon is 1.58 ounces. So the equation for Termidor HE needed is:
  total gallons of solution
1.58 ounces per gallon
total ounces of Termidor HE


Termidor SC termiticide
$
per 78 oz. bottle
Termidor HE termiticide
$
per 79 oz. bottle
Question 3 of 6
What is your
chemical cost
per bottle?
Your chemical cost per structure
based on the bottle cost and the details of your typical treatment would be:
Termidor SC
$ 240
Termidor HE
$ 136
Based on chemical cost alone, Termidor HE is more economical than Termidor SC on structures with deep foundations as less product is required for treatment. Even on shallower treatments, labor costs will be lower.
See how we did the math
We divided the cost of a bottle of treatment by the number of ounces in the bottle to get a total cost per ounce. Then we multiplied this unit cost by the total number of ounces required per structure, which was previously calculated using your inputs. The results is the total cost of product needed per structure. The equations look like this:
For Termidor SC
cost per bottle
78 ounces per bottle
cost per ounce
  cost per ounce
ounces per structure
cost per structure
For Termidor HE
cost per bottle
79 ounces per bottle
cost per ounce
  cost per ounce
ounces per structure
cost per structure

  5

60

Question 4 of 6
If 100 gallons of Termidor SC is required
for a treatment, how many minutes does
it take to load and mix your tank?
Shorter mixing and tank load time
If it takes you
30 minutes
with Termidor SC
it will only take you
15 minutes
with Termidor HE
Why is Termidor HE so much faster?
Fewer gallons of termiticide means it takes less time to fill your tank. Because Termidor HE only requires 2 gallons for every 10 foot segment and foot of depth versus 4 gallons per 10 foot segment and foot of depth, you will use far fewer gallons of solution to treat with Termidor HE, usually half or less. Fewer gallons of solution means a shorter time to fill your tank. Only 1/2 of the water carrier is required for treatment. Also, for 3 feet and deeper foundations, no additional dilution is required for HE treatments.
Based on the details of a typical treatment that you entered, (100 linear feet of soil to trench), these are your estimated trench and treat & backfill times. Adjust estimates as needed.

  5

70

Trenching

  5

650

Treat and Backfill

Question 5 of 6
How many minutes does it
take you to dig a 6" x 6" trench
and treat and backfill?
Shorter trenching, treating,
and backfill time
based on the trenching time you entered and the details of your typical treatment, your time to trench & treat should be about:
1.1
hours with Termidor SC
0.5
hours with Termidor HE
See how we did the math
Estimated time to dig trenches starts with the “linear feet of soil” that you entered. We multiply that by 13.7 seconds, which is the observed average time to trench a linear foot of soil (as measured in the Termidor HE Termiticide Time & Motion Field Study). Then we divide by 60 seconds per minute to get the trenching time in minutes. So the equation looks like this:
  Linear feet of soil
13.7 seconds avg. time to trench
60 seconds per minute
Trenching time in minutes with Termidor SC
Because the trenches for Termidor HE are 2" x 4", the time to trench is much less, 5.7 seconds per foot as the Time & Motion Field Study shows. The equation looks like this:
  Linear feet of soil
5.7 seconds avg. time to trench
60 seconds per minute
Trenching time in minutes with Termidor HE
Estimated time to treat and backfill also starts with the “linear feet of soil” that you entered. We multiply by 4 gallons and divide by 10, because 4 gallons of Termidor SC are needed for every 10 feet. Then we multiply by the depth in feet to account for the treatment of additional depth, and divide by the application rate (in gallons per minute) to get the total time to treat in minutes. Finally, we multiply by 1.3, a constant that accounts for the time to backfill the trench. The equation looks like this:
  4 gallons of solution
Linear feet of soil / 10
depth of treatment (in feet)
application rate (gallons per minute)
1.3 (backfill time)
minutes to treat using Termidor SC and backfill
For Termidor HE, only 2 gallons are needed per 10 feet, and the maximum depth of treatment is 2 feet, so if you entered “3” or “4” as your depth of treatment, this was revised down to “2” for Termidor HE. Backfill time is also less for the smaller trench, so the equation looks like this:
  2 gallons of solution
Linear feet of soil / 10
depth of treatment (in feet)
application rate (gallons per minute)
1.2 (backfill time)
minutes to treat using Termidor HE and backfill
Note: If you adjust the slider values, you are effectively overriding the calculated estimates, and further calculations will be based on the manually selected values on the sliders.


Based on the details of a typical treatment that you entered, (100 linear feet of surface to drill), these are your estimated drill, treat and patch times. Adjust estimates as needed.

  5

300

Drill

  5

500

Treat

  5

200

Patch
Question 6 of 6
How many minutes does it
take you to drill, treat & patch?
Shorter drill, treat & patch time
If it takes you
1.7 hours
with Termidor SC
it should only take you
1.1 hours
with Termidor HE
due to the spacing of drill holes every 18" (HE) instead of every 12" (SC)
and applying 1/2 of the amount (or less) of finished dilution.
See how we did the math
Estimated time to drill starts with the “linear feet of surface to drill” that you entered. We multiply that by 24.9 seconds, which is the observed time to drill per linear foot of soil for Termidor SC (as measured in the Termidor HE Termiticide Time & Motion Field Study). Then we divide by 60 to get the drilling time in minutes. The equation looks like this:
  Linear feet of surface to drill
24.9 seconds avg. time to drill
60 seconds per minute
Drilling time in minutes for Termidor SC
For Termidor HE, we multiply linear feet of surface to drill by 16.4 seconds (also as measured in the Termidor HE Termiticide Time & Motion Field Study). The drilling time is shorter for Termidor HE because the drill holes are spaced every 18 inches instead of every 12 inches.
  Linear feet of surface to drill
16.4 seconds avg. time to drill
60 seconds per minute
Drilling time in minutes for Termidor HE
Estimated time to treat the drilled surface also starts with the “linear feet of surface to drill” that you entered. We multiply by 4 gallons and divide by 10, because 4 gallons of Termidor SC are needed for every 10 feet. Then we multiply by the depth in feet to account for the treatment of additional depth, and divide by the application rate (in gallons per minute) to get the total time to treat in minutes. The equation looks like this:
  4 gallons of solution
Linear feet of soil / 10
depth of treatment
application rate (gallons per minute)
minutes to treat using Termidor SC and backfill
For Termidor HE, only 2 gallons are needed per 10 feet, and the maximum depth of treatment is 2 feet. Backfill time is also less for the smaller trench, so the equation looks like this:
  2 gallons of solution
Linear feet of soil / 10
depth of treatment
application rate (gallons per minute)
minutes to treat using Termidor HE and backfill
Estimated time to patch is based on observed times to patch from the Termidor HE Termiticide Time & Motion Field Study. For Termidor SC, The equation looks like this:
  Linear feet of surface to drill
18.4 seconds (per foot)
60 (to get an answer in minutes)
minutes to patch using Termidor SC
For Termidor HE, drill holes are spaced every 18 inches instead of every 12 as with Termidor SC, so observed time to patch is correspondingly lower. The equation looks like this:
  Linear feet of surface to drill
14.1 seconds (per foot)
60 (to get an answer in minutes)
minutes to patch using Termidor HE
Note: If you adjust the slider values, you are effectively overriding the calculated estimates, and further calculations will be based on the manually selected values on the sliders.


Potential savings
Select the number of structures you treat per year
to see your total savings in labor and chemical costs.


  1

1,500

You could
save
$66,850
per
year
See how we did the math
To calculate the possible savings with Termidor HE, we first calculate the time required to complete a job of the size you entered. The equation looks like this:
  Fill time
trench, treat, and backfill time
drill, treat, and patch time
30 minutes (assumed drive time between jobs)
total time per job
Then we divide 8 (hours in a workday) by the total time per job to determine the number of jobs you can do in a standard workday, and we multiply your total time per job by your total hourly rate to determine your labor costs per job. Because each task takes fewer hours of labor with Termidor HE, the total labor costs will be correspondingly lower.

We calculate your labor savings per structure by subtracting your lower Termidor HE labor costs from your Termidor SC labor costs. The equation looks like this:
  Termidor SC labor cost per structure
Termidor HE labor cost per structure
Labor savings per structure
We asked you to enter the number of structures per year that you treat. That number multiplied by your labor savings per structure yields the amount of potential labor savings per year. The equation looks like this:
  Labor savings per structure
Structures treated per year
Potential Labor Savings per year


Potential additional revenue
Because using Termidor HE saves time, you can treat more structures. You could gain,
$252,638
in additional revenue per year
See how we did the math
We calculated your additional revenue per day possible with Termidor HE by determining the number of additional jobs per day that could be accomplished due to the reduced labor needed. The equations look like this:
  8 (hours per workday)
time per site
Termidor SC jobs per day
  8 (hours per workday)
time per site
Termidor HE jobs per day
  Termidor HE jobs per day
Termidor SC jobs per day
Additional jobs per day possible with Termidor HE
Now that we have a number of jobs per day that is possible with the same hours of labor as before, using Termidor HE, we have assumed a 5-day workweek and 48 workweeks per year. So the equation to indicate possible additional revenue per year looks like this:
  Additional jobs per day possible with Termidor HE
revenue per job
5 (days in a workweek)
48 (workweeks in a year)
Additional possible gross revenue per year


To put more efficient termite control to work for you, contact your Termidor Representative about Termidor HE at 1-877-837-6436 or visit us online at
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