Moss Terminator® - FAQs

What Does Moss Terminator Treat?
Moss Terminator is highly effective at treating the following infestations:

• Moss
• Algae
• Lichen
• Liverwort
• Fungi
• Mildew

You may find Moss Terminator to be effective against other infestations but it is primarily intended for those mentioned above.

Where Can I use Moss Terminator?
Moss Terminator is suitable for all hard surfaces including:

• Hard Landscaping
• Paving Blocks
• Wood/Decking
• Slabs
• Tarmac
• Concrete
• Roofs
• Chips, Brick, Stone etc.
• Garden furniture
• Sheds
• Trampolines
• Non-grass tennis/squash courts
• Other non-grass sports areas
• Unfilled Plant Pots

Works on flat, sloped or vertical surfaces.

How large an area will Moss Terminator treat?
The treatable area varies depending on dilution, application density and the level of infestation. The two extremes are:

Infestation Level


Application Rate

Area Covered

Dense Moss


3.5m2 per litre

87.5m2 per 5 Litre container of Moss Terminator

Very Light Moss


7m2 per litre

350m2 per 5 Litre container of Moss Terminator

Adjust the dilution and application density according to your own circumstances. If in doubt use at the rates indicated for dense moss.

How do I use Moss Terminator?
Apply Moss Terminator™ to dry surfaces only. Dilute 1:4 for normal use or up to 1:9 for light growth in low pressure garden sprayer or watering can. Rinse out applicator after use. Do not apply if rain is expected in next 5-6 hours. For heavy moss brush off growth to expose moss stem before treatment. Application dosage is 3.5m2 to 7m2 per litre. Allow a contact time of 2-4 days.

What does Moss Terminator contain?
Moss Terminator® – Moss & Algae Remover and Moss Terminator® – Moss & Algae Inhibitor are solutions primarily made up of alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and are used as a biocide for the effective removal and killing of moss and algae on a variety of surfaces. In solution Moss Terminator is between neutral and very slightly alkaline.

How does Moss Terminator Work?
Moss Terminator works by disrupting the intermolecular interactions of the moss and algae, breaking down cell walls and causing the cells to leak and die

How long does Moss Terminator take to work?
Moss Terminator begins working right away. Effects can usually be seen within 24 hours depending on the dilution, application and level of infestation. Allow 2-4 days for full effect.

How long will Moss Terminator last?
Moss Terminator can inhibit the growth of moss and algae for up to 6 months. The effective time varies based on numerous factors including, but not limited to humidity, frequency of wet weather, available light, proximity to trees/bushes and similar plant life and other environmental factors.

Will Moss Terminator stain my surfaces?
No. Moss Terminator does not cause stains. Any staining following treatment is most likely as a result of the moss itself. Usually a second application of Moss Terminator is all that is required to clear this but in the event of heavy, persistent staining contact 0800 074 1031 and we will recommend a suitable surface cleaner.

Will Moss Terminator work on my roof?
Moss Terminator is ideal for removing moss, algae, lichen etc. from all roofs. This includes slate, shingles, tiles, felt, lead, corrugated sheets etc. Moss Terminator is suitable for flat or sloped roofs.

How safe is Moss Terminator?
Moss Terminator contains no bleach or acid, it’s entirely water soluble and antibacterial. It is completely safe to use in areas where children and pets play. For further information please see our Material Safety Data Sheets:

Moss Terminator: Inhibitor MSDS >
Moss Terminator: Remover MSDS >

Where Can I Buy Moss Terminator?
Moss Terminator: Moss & Algae Remover and Inhibitor are available through our online store and are also available to purchase through Amazon or by calling 0800 074 1031.

Is Moss Terminator suitable for Domestic/Commercial/Industrial use?
Moss Terminator is suitable for use in any domestic, commercial or industrial environment. We supply private householders as well as a large number of cleaning, gardening and landscaping businesses.

Can I buy in bulk?
Yes! We can supply in large volume containers and in pallet quantities. If you have specific requirements please call 0800 074 1031.

What are your delivery times?
Whenever possible, orders placed before 12pm will be shipped the same day. Orders placed in late afternoon or evening will be shipped next day. The vast majority of orders arrive the day after they are shipped but orders may take up to 2 working days to arrive depending on factors such as volume.

Contact us
If you require further information on Moss Terminator® please contact us on +44 (0)141 429 2525,
E-mail or fill out our Enquiry Form.

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