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Having Tree Root Problems?
Root problems can be very annoying and expensive to fix. Fortunately, root problems can be controlled through the use of either Roebic K-77 Root Killer or Roebic Foaming Root Killer (FRK) shown below. You will need to choose the root killer that is right for your particular situation. Both of these products kill invading roots, but they will not "burn or "corrode" the roots out of the system. After the root is killed, it will begin to degrade via microbial action in this bacterial rich environment. It is this action of root degradation which will "clear" your system.

In Septic Systems - If you have either a septic tank and a drainfield, or a cesspool and a seepage pit, and you are experiencing root problems; then you should try these root killer products shown below.    

K-77 Root Killer

K-77 Root Killer destroys clogging tree and shrub roots from pipes fast. Saves costly digging and power rooter service. Just pour down the toilet and flush. Not available in Connecticut and Bay counties in California.

Root Killer - 2 lbs.
$25.00     FREE SHIPPING

*Not available for sale in the State of Connecticut or in the California counties of Alameda, Contra, Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco< San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.

K-77 Root Killer
K-77 Root Killer can be used as needed to kill troublesome tree roots, thereby restoring proper working order to the system. This product works without harming surrounding trees, ground cover, or the natural bacterial content of the septic tank or cesspool. However, if your system has no flow at all, then you should first have the system mechanically cleaned out before treating with K-77 Root Killer. The reason for this is if K-77 Root Killer cannot get to the roots, it cannot kill them. K-77 Root Killer should clear your system of roots in anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. The time it takes depends on the severity of your root problem, and where in the system the root problem is occurring. If you do need to have the system rooted out, wait 3 to 4 weeks after this is done before applying the K-77 Root Killer.

Some of you may need to use Foaming Root Killer (shown below). If you have a septic tank and the tree root infiltration is either in the main waste line (the line that brings sewage to your septic tank) or in the tank itself, then you should use Foaming Root Killer to kill those invading roots. See the discussion below entitled "In Sewer Lines".

In Sewer Lines - Do you have roots that are clogging a sewer line? If the answer is yes, then you may have a potentially costly problem.

Directions for Use:

  1. Use at night before retiring.
  2. Pour 1/3 of bottle into toilet bowl and flush.  Immediately repeat this step until all of the product has been flushed into the sewer pipe.  For low-flow toilets, additional flushings may be required to completely remove Roebic Root Killer crystals from the toilet bowl to the sewer pipe.  You may also add contents directly to the septic tank drainfield through the distribution box.  Add sufficient water to carry crystals to root growth in pipes.
  3. Do not apply Root Killer through tub or sink drains.

Foaming Root Killer

Foaming Root Killer is a new patented product which foams on contact with water to fill the entire pipe line with the root killing agent dichlobenil. Foaming Root Killer is recommended for severe recurring root problems.

Foaming Root Killer - 1 lb.
$28.50     FREE SHIPPING


Foaming Root Killer
This unique root killer, which does not contain copper sulfate, foams on contact with water for superb results. This product also contains ingredients that help speed up the decay process of the roots that it kills. This enables you to experience fast relief from your root problems. (It should take Foaming Root Killer, from 2 days to 1 week to clear your line) Your system must have some flow in order for the Foaming Root Killer to work properly. If the Foaming Root Killer cannot get to the roots, it cannot kill them. Foaming Root Killer is the product of choice in southern, semi-tropical areas including, Florida, the Gulf states, desert Southwest, and Southern California. Please note:  In Florida, this foaming root killer is not for use in onsite septic systems.  It can be used in sewer lines but not in septic systems in the state of Florida.

Other Areas:

Do Not Use These Methods In California

ALONG SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS: To inhibit the entry of roots beneath pavement structures and the resulting damage caused by root growth, cut a 3" or deeper edging along the structure and pour 2 oz. per foot of Roebic Foaming Root Killer into a thin strip.  Then cover the edged area with soil.  Repeat annually to prevent root growth near the surface along sidewalks and driveways.

IN BETWEEN ROOTS AND SEWER LINES: To prevent long term root growth from the tree to the sewer lines, a series of small holes 2 feet apart, may be bored into the ground near the offending tree or outside the sewer joints using water or mechanical boring equipment. Add 4 oz. of Roebic Foaming Root Killer per hole and fill with soil. Be sure that the holes location and depth is directly between the offending tree and sewer line.  Repeat annually to prevent root growth in between tree roots an sewer lines.

If used regularly both K-77 Root Killer and Foaming Root Killer will work to maintain a "root-free" system and help to avoid the inconveniences that result from root clogs such as back-ups and surface break outs.


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