Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate

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Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate

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Product Overview

Dominion 2L is an excellent termiticide and insecticide used for subterranean, drywood, dampwood termites and carpenter ants that contains the exact same active ingredient and precentage as Premise 2 and I Maxx Pro 2F. Dominion 2L can be sprayed directly on an active termite infestation, or poured in the ground around a home or building to protect against subterranean termites. Dominion 2L is also non-repellent, meaning that termites will crawl over the product without detecting it, and spread it to each other by touch and food sharing, eventually eliminating the entire infestation. Yields 50 gallons of finished solution per bottle.

Also See: How To Do A Termite Treatment

CANNOT be used on pets for any reason.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Imidacloprid 21.4%
Target pests: Subterranean Termites and other insects
* Not to be used for imported fire ants, pharaoh or harvester ants
* Also a Foliar and Systemic Insecticide
* See label for complete list
For use in: Outside Only; Around Homes & Commercial Buildings
* Indoor spraying is limited to Spot Treatments for Termites
* Cannot be Used Indoors for Ants or other Insects
Turf-grass (including Sod Farms, Landscape Ornamental Plants, Fruit & Nut Trees and Interior Plantscapes)
* See label for complete list
Application: .6 oz. per gallon of water (2.4 oz. per 4 gallons of water per 10 Lineal feet
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, when used as directed on label
Yield: 27.5 oz will make 50 gallons of finished solution which will treat 120 lineal feet
Formulation: Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO: AK, CT, NY, PR
Special Features: Non-Repellent Termiticide
Shipping Weight: 2.16 lbs
Manufactured By: Control Solutions (Mfg. Number: 82002506)
UPC: 072693025066

Details

How To Apply Dominion 2L Termiticide

How Dominion 2L Termiticide Works

Dominion 2L Termiticide/Insecticide is a versatile non-repellent liquid concentrate with the active ingredient Imidacloprid. Imidacloprid is in the class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, neuro-active insecticides that are modeled after nicotine. Imidacloprid works by disrupting inhibiting stimuli transmission within an insect’s nervous system. More specifically, imidacloprid blocks a certain type of neuronal pathways which are much more prevalent in insects than mammals.

Termites and ants do not detect Dominion 2L and pick up the active ingredient through contact and ingestion. Because the active ingredient works slowly, ants and termites continue their regular activity and pass the active ingredient throughout the colony through touching and food sharing, eventually eliminating the entire colony.

Dominion 2L also works as an insecticide for turf and ornamental pests. Dominion 2L works as a foliar spray, killing insects on contact, or as a systemic insecticide. As a drenching treatment, Dominion 2L works from the ground up, being absorbed through a plant’s root system and killing insects that feed on that plant, such as aphids and whiteflies, by ingestion.

Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate Target Pests

Subterranean termites, carpenter ants, aphids, adelgids, whiteflies, other turf and ornamental pests

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH DOMINION 2L: Subterranean Termites, Carpenter Ants; Northern & Southern masked chafers, Cyclocephala borealis, C. immaculafa, and/or C. lurida; Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea; European chafer, Rhizofroqus majalls; Green June beetle, Cotinis nitida; May or June beetle, Phyllophaga spp.; Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica; Oriental beetle, Anomala orientalis; Billbugs. Spherophorus spp.; Annual bluegrass weevil, Hyperodes spp.; Black turfgrass ataenius, Ataenius spretulus and Aphodius spp. European Crane Fly Tipula paludosa, and mole crickets,. scapteriscus spp; suppression of cutworms and chinch bugs; Adelgids, Aphids, Japanese beetles, Lace bugs, Leaf beetles (including elm and viburnum leaf beetles), Leafhoppers (including glassy-winged sharpshooter), Mealybugs, Psyllids, Sawfly Larvae, Thrips (suppression), Whitefiles, White grub larvae (such as Japanese beetles larvae, Chafers, Phyllophaga spp. Asiatic garden beetles, Oriental beetle); Armored scales (suppression), Black vine weevil larvae, Emerald ash borer, Eucalyptus longhorned borer (including bronze birch and alder borer), Leafminers, Pine tip moth larvae, Royal palm bugs, Soft scales; San Jose scale, Yellow pecan aphid, Black margined aphid, Pecan leaf phylloxera, Pecan spittlebug, Pecan stem phylloxera

Target Uses of Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate

Dominion 2L is a liquid concentrate termiticide and insecticide for use outdoors around residential and commercial structures. As a termiticide, Dominion 2L is extremely popular as a ground treatment, either pre-construction or post-construction trenching for the prevention and treatment of subterranean termites. Dominion 2L has the same ingredient as Premise 2 Termiticide, but at a much lower cost. Indoor applications of Dominion 2L are limited to spot treatments for live termite infestations.

Dominion 2L is also an excellent systemic insecticide for a variety of turf an ornamental pests. Dominion 2L can be applied as a foliar spray on ornamentals and turf, or as a soil drench or injection around trees and shrubs. Dominion 2L can also be used as part of ant management programs to control aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and other sucking pests on ornamentals to limit the honeydew available as a food source for ant populations.

Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate Application Instructions

For subterranean termite control, the purpose of chemical soil treatment is to establish a continuous chemical treated zone (horizontal and/or vertical) between the wood and other cellulose material in the structure and the termite colonies in the soil. Structures containing wells or cisterns within the foundation of the structure can only be treated using the treated backfill method. Using a 0.1% solution (0.6 fl. oz. per gallon of water), use 4 gallons of finished solution per 10 lineal feet of 6 in. by 6 in. trench around the structure. For soil treatments to be covered by concrete slab such as under carports, porches, or basement floors, apply at a rate of 1 gallon or sufficient volume of solution to accurately and uniformly cover 10 square feet.

See our article How to Do a Subterranean Termite Treatment for further details of trenching treatment.

Dominion 2L can be converted to a foam to treat voids or hollow block to create a continuous treated zone or to treat active infestations of subterranean termites in structures at expansion rates of 5:1, 10:1, or 20:1.

  • For carpenter ants, use 0.6 fl. oz. per gallon of water to treat around the perimeter of a structure, concentrating on areas where pests may enter the structure.
  • For turfgrass, make applications preceding or during the egg laying period of the target pest. Most favorable applications will be achieved when applications are made prior to egg hatch of the target pests, followed by sufficient irrigation or rainfall to move the active ingredient through the thatch. Do not make applications when turfgrass areas are waterlogged or the soil is saturated with water. Applications cannot exceed a total of 1.6 pints per acre per year.
  • For ornamental applications, the product must be placed where the growing portion of the target plant can absorb the active ingredient. The addition of a nitrogen containing fertilizer, where applicable, into the soil may enhance the uptake of Dominion 2L application can be made by foliar application or soil applications, including soil injection, drenches, and broadcast sprays.

* For soil drenching of trees and shrubs, use 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. per inch of trunk diameter or per foot of shrub height and apply through soil injection or soil drench.

Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Dominion 2L:

  • 0.3 fl. oz. (9 mL)/gal. of water – 0.05% - some termite treatments
  • 0.6 fl. oz. (17 mL)/gal. of water – 0.1% - most termite applications, perimeter treatment for carpenter ants
  • 0.46 to 0.6 fl. oz. (14 to 17 mL) per 1,000 sq. ft. – 1.25 to 1.6 pt/Acre – Turf grass applications, ornamental broadcast applications, flowers and groundcovers – use highest rate for suppression of chinchbugs and mole crickets
  • 1.5 fl. oz. (45 mL) per 100 gal. of water or 6.0 fl. oz. per Acre – foliar applications to trees, shrubs and ornamentals
  • 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) per inch of trunk diameter or per foot of shrub height – soil injections/drench

Dominion 2L is for use in the following areas:

Termite treatments around structures and building construction; turfgrass (including sod farms), landscape ornamentals, fruit and nut trees (non-commercial), trees, shrubs, flowers and groundcovers, and interior plantscapes; turfgrass in home lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and sod farms; in and around industrial and commercial buildings and residential areas: trees, shrubs, evergreens, flowers, foliage plants, groundcovers, interior plantscapes; state, national, and private wooded and forested areas (soil injection and soil drench applications); Pome Fruit trees: Apple, Crabapple, Loquat, Mayhaw, Pear, oriental Pear, Quince; Pecan trees; Grapes

Indoors

Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate can only be used indoors for localized treatment of active termite infestations.

Outdoors

Perimeter Pest Control: Treat soil, turf, or ground cover adjacent to the structure where ants are trailing or may find food or harborage. Apply to flower, shrub or ornamental plant beds adjacent to the structure where ants may find food or storage. To control ants tunneling in soil apply a 0.05% to 0.1% solution as a drench or soil injection at intervals to establish a continuous treated zone. Treat along the edge of walls, driveways or other hard surfaces where ants are tunneling beneath the surface. Maximum application is once per month. Do not use against native or imported fire ants, pharaoh, or harvester ants.

Turfgrass: Apply Dominion 2L in sufficient water to provide adequate distribution in the treated area. Use equipment which will produce a uniform, coarse droplet spray, using a low pressure setting to eliminate off target drift. Do not apply through any irrigation equipment. Use 0.46 to 0.6 fl. oz. per 1,000 square feet. For chinch bug suppression, apply 0.6 fl. oz. (17 mL) before hatching of the first instar nymphs. For best control, irrigation or rainfall should occur within 24 hours after application to move the active ingredient through the thatch. Avoid mowing are until after irrigation or rainfall.

Foliar applications: Use 1.5 fl. oz. per 100 gal. of water for foliar pests on trees, shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, etc. Begin applications before the onset of high pest populations and reapply as needed. For broadcast applications, use 0.46 to 0.6 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. Use enough water to mix the product and thoroughly apply to the treatment area. Do not use less than 2 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. For best results, irrigate after application to incorporate Dominion 2L into the upper soil level.

Soil drench: For trees, use 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. per inch of trunk diameter (or per foot of shrub height for shrubs). Apply uniformly as a drench around the base of the tree in not less than 10 gallons of water per 1000 square feet. Direct application to the root area. Remove plastic or any other barrier that will stop solution from reaching the root zone. For soil injection, Use enough water to mix the product and inject an equal amount of solution in each hole. Use low pressure and sufficient solution for distribution of the liquid into the treatment area. For best control, keep the treated area moist for 7 to 10 days. Do not use less than 4 holes per tree or shrub.

Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate Features

  • Excellent termite prevention and control
  • Low dilution rate for high yields
  • No phytotoxicity to landscape ornamentals
  • Labeled for non-commercial fruit and nut trees (see label for specific approved plants)
  • Highly versatile active ingredient and formulation: use for subterranean termites, carpenter ants, turfgrass pests, and ornamental pests

Extra Tips for Using Dominion 2L

  • Do not treat soil that is water-saturated or frozen or in any conditions where run-off or movement from the treatment area is likely to occur.
  • Keep people and pets out of treatment areas until product is dry.
  • Do not apply more than once per month for perimeter pest control.
  • Do not apply as a termite soil treatment annually unless there is clear evidence that reinfestation or treated zone disruption has occurred. Regular retreatment should not be needed for at least five years after initial treatment.
  • Not for use in commercial greenhouses, nurseries, or on grass grown for seed, or on commercial fruit and nut trees.
  • When using Dominion 2L as a foliar application on hard to wet foliage such as holly, pine, or ivy, the addition of a spreader/sticker is recommended.
  • Do not graze treated areas or use clippings from treated areas for feed or forage.
  • Do not apply more 1.6 pt (0.4 lb. of active ingredient) per acre per year.

Compare to: Premise 2 Termiticide, Adonis 2F Insecticide/Termiticide

  
  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Dominion 2L Product Review

    By Patrick on 04/29/2010

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    I don't know why the wood adjacent to my bath tub wet-wall was moist? I found no leaks and the plumbing vent to the roof was well sealed. Condensation? The bath drainpipe and water inlets come up through a hole in the slab. The subterranean termite varmints tunneled 10' or 40' under the house slab and surfaced at this point of exposed earth attracted by the moist wood. They swarmed the first warm days in Spring. I treated the exposed earthen area with the Dominion 2L termiticide and then filled it in with sand which is known to obstruct termites. I treated the slab, wood framing, floor and molding with a 2:1 water to Bora-Care mixture. I sprayed Bora-Care down from the attic and drilled holes in the walls where there was no other access. I finished by treating the ground around the house with Dominion 2L. This is my first experience with a termite infestation and my problem appears to have been solved for under $170. I Thank DoMyOwnPestControl.com for providing professional products at fair prices.

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  • 2 of 5 Stars

    Unsure at this time

    By Gary on 04/28/2011

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    I had a major infestation of flying drone termites in my house. I trenched around my entire house 6-8" down and 4-5" away from foundation where I could and drilled a 1/2" hole 18" deep at the stoop and driveway every 10" and applied Dominion 2L at the rate shown for heavy infestation. I still had them in my house 5 days later though not as bad. I then went to the basement and exposed the exterior framing at the foundation and proceed to spray the BoraCare. 1/2 way through this process I found huge piles of dirt and trails a plenty underneath my front door. At this time I saturated the wood using the Dominion 2L. It is now over a week since then (2 weeks since treating outside) and I am still finding one or two termite upstairs everyday.

    Expert ResponseExpert response:
    Dominion 2L is a non-repellent termiticide, meaning it does not kill the termites right away.  The product is a delayed kill so the termites above the ground have time to take the product back to the colony and the queen that is below ground.  This ensures that the colony is completely eliminated.  For this reason Dominion 2L and all other non-repellents including Termidor, take up to 90 days to kill a termite colony.  So it is normal to see activity for up to 90 days after treating your home.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Effective

    By Lawrence on 06/08/2010

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    I used this material to treat a very large tree in my yard that was being attacked by termites and large black ants. I previously used products from Home Depot; a complete waste of money. Within one day, I could not find any activity.

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    89 of 90 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Good Value

    By Robert on 05/21/2010

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    I found the process not that difficult.  I used a short pickax to dig the trench, and needed 2 containers of Dominion. I found the tech support from the website to be great, but still have to wait a while to see if all termite activity ceases.  So far so good, no new mud tubes, and its been 3 weeks since the application.

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    48 of 51 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Dominion 2L works as advertised

    By Robert on 06/12/2010

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    I trenched around my house (using a small pickax) and applied Dominion 2L as directed by the very helpful staff at DoMyOwnPestControl.com. It's a month and a half later, we replaced a threshold that was eaten up, and there doesn't appear to be any signs of termites.  This wasn't easy, but it saved a bundle. Also the carpenter ant gel sold on this site is very effective. Thanks again!!

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Questions & Answers

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How does Dominion 2L compare to Termidor?
A

Dominion 2L and Termidor SC are both non-repellent termiticides. One of the features of a non-repellent is that the product is undetectable by pests--they walk over it and touch it without knowing it, and then they are able to transfer the product to each other eventually wiping out the entire colony of termites or ants. Termidor SC does have a slightly longer residual in the ground. Termidor lasts about 10 years in the ground, and Dominion 2L will last around 7 years. Dominion 2L is a much better deal money wise; you can make double the amount of solution for a little more than half of the price.

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How far apart and deep should you drill in the cement slab for a termite treatment?
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The answer to this question is also in our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article.  For your garage, porch, patios, or other contiguous slabs against the home, you will need to get the termiticide underneath the concrete against the foundation. To do this you will need a hammer drill with a 1/2" x 18" drill bit. You drill holes throughout the concrete about 3-4 inches away from the wall or foundation, and about every 10"-12" apart. Once the holes are drilled, you fill at the same rate you did the trench, 4 gallons per 10 feet. To fill these I would recommend using the one gallon sprayer on a "pin stream" setting so you can force the liquid down the hole and not splash it everywhere. You can also use a funnel and pour the termiticide down the holes. It is difficult to get 4 gallons per 10 feet in the holes, so it is important that you use a long drill bit, at least 18" long so you can bore out enough dirt to hold the termiticide. Once the holes are filled all you need to do is patch them with a concrete patch filler you can buy at Home Depot or you can use our Trebor plugs that will close the hole with no concrete mess.

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What is the shelf life of Dominion 2L?
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Dominion 2L will last for 3 or more years on the shelf as long as the top is securely fastened and the bottle is kept at room temperature.

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Can I use Dominion 2L to treat ash trees for Emerald Ash Borer?

I have used other products which have 1.47% Imidacloprid appied at 1 Oz per inch circumference applied annually. At 21.4% I would think about 1 Oz per foot circumference would be more that adequate. Recommendations for this use?

A
Dominion 2L is labeled to use on trees to help protect against boring beetles. Treatments should begin in May or June and should be done every year to protect trees from the Emerald Ash Borers. Most people use a 5 gallon bucket or a large watering can to apply Dominion as a soil drench. You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Dominion 2L per inch of trunk diameter for trees. It is recommended that you use the higher rate for boring beetles. The amount of water that is used will vary depending on soil conditions and volumes that are easy for applicators to use. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per inch of trunk diameter for trees but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter for trees. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested.  Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred. After the soil drench has been applied you should water it in with at east 1/2 inch of water. Note: Water simply acts as a carrier and it is important that even distribution of the product is achieved. Thus, more water may be used if the applicator feels runoff will not occur and proper penetration of the root zone is achieved. Insecticides applied to the soil are taken up by the roots and trans-located throughout the tree or shrub. Root/soil drenches offer the advantage of requiring no special equipment to apply (other than a bucket or watering can). However, surface layers of organic matter, such as mulch or leaf litter, can bind the insecticide and reduce uptake. Before applying drenches, it is important to remove or pull back any mulch or dead leaves so the insecticide solution is poured directly on the mineral soil. It is also important to keep the soil around the tree or shrub moist for the next 10-14 days after applications to encourage uptake.

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How long does a Dominion 2L application last, and is it as good as Termidor SC?
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Dominion 2L is a non-repellent just like Termidor SC, but it has a different active ingredient. Dominion 2L will last about 7 years in the ground and Termidor SC will last for 10 years.  Other then the length of time in the ground, they are both applied the same way.  Dominion 2L is half the cost of Termidor SC and that is the main reason why it has been so popular.  Dominion 2L is our best seller for termite control as of late and our customers have been very pleased with the results.

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