Dominion 2L Termiticide

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Dominion 2L Termiticide

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Product Overview

For a more economical option of 2.15 gallon size, please check out Premise Pre-Construction Insecticide.

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 percentage as Premise 2 and I Maxx Pro 2F. Dominion 2L can be sprayed directly on an active termite infestation or poured into 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

CAN NOT be used on pets for any reason.

NOTE: This product is not approved for use in the state of Louisana for Post-Construction Treatments.

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, if 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
AZ, CO, CT, MA, MD, ME, NV, RI, VT (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Special Features Non-Repellent Termiticide
Shipping Weight 2.16 lbs
Manufacturer Control Solutions (Mfg. Number: 82002506)
UPC 072693025066
EPA Registration 53883-229


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


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


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

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  • 2 of 5 Stars

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    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

    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 for providing professional products at fair prices.

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    179 of 189 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars


    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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    120 of 122 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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    64 of 67 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 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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    60 of 61 people found this review helpful

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Will Dominion 2L work on crazy ants?

Dominion 2L is not specifically labeled for crazy ants, however, it is labeled for ants and will kill and eliminate crazy ants if they come in contact with it. Be sure to spray around the perimeter of your home.

We do have a Crazy Ant Kit that comes with everything you will need to do a complete treat for crazy ants.

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Can Dominion 2L be used to kill Pharaoh ants?

Per the label, Dominion 2L Termiticide can not be used to treat Pharaoh ants. We do carry several ant baits that  are labeled for Pharaoh ants. We recommend you offer both a gel bait such as Advion as well as a granule bait such as Advance 375A.  Offering both baits will ensure the ants have their nutritional needs met and at least one of the baits will be accepted.  

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I have carpenter ants will Dominion 2L work?

Dominion 2L should be applied (1 ft up and 1 ft out) directly up against the structure once every 6 months for a topical barrier for carpenter ants. We also recommend that you bait for them. We carry the Dominion 2L along with a gel bait and a granular bait in our Carpenter Ant Kit #2.

Carpenter Ant Control Treatment Article

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What can I use in Massachusetts to spray around the outside of my home to ward off carpenter ants?

Our most popular product for outdoor carpenter ant control is our Carpenter Ant Kit #2.  It comes with a product called Dominion 2L which is strictly for outside control of carpenter ants and is a phenomenal product.  The kit also comes with some bait to place in the structure if you ever have any issues inside.

Carpenter Ant Control Articles

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I have carpenter ants will Dominion 2L work?

Dominion 2L should be applied (1 ft up and 1 ft out) directly up against the structure once every 6 months for a topical barrier for carpenter ants. We also recommend that you bait for them. We carry the Dominion 2L along with a gel bait and a granular bait in our Carpenter Ant Kit #2.

Carpenter Ant Control Treatment Article

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How many gallons of diluted Dominion 2L I should use per acre?

I have purchased a bottle of Dominion 2L to use in place of Merit granules. I understand the mixing rates but was wondering how many gallons of mix I should use per acre? I was also wondering if I spray now to control ants and such, would I be able to spray again at the end of June to control grubs?

Dominion 2L is labeled for ants but not as a broadcast spray over a large area such as an acre.  For ant control it is recommended to apply around the house or around whatever structure you are trying to keep them out of.  Dominion is not labeled to treat fire ants or other nesting ants in your yard.  For Chinch bugs you would use one bottle per acre, or about 1 gallon of mixed solution per 1000 square feet.  It would be ok to treat now and then again later for grubs, but again it would not be recommended to treat the entire yard for both.

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How does Dominion 2L compare to Talstar P for Red Carpenter ants?

I bought Talstar from you and you have a great service. I sprayed once but still find Florida Red Carpenter ants outside. I did perimeters within perimeters to box them in. I looked for their trails and sprayed them. Did area at base of house all around as directed. Dominion 2L is non-repellant so maybe it is a better choice. Carpenter ants are so smart.


Talstar P will kill ants that come in contact with it, but will not eradicate them. Dominion 2L sprayed around the outside perimeter of the structure will. You should mix .6 fluid oz. per gallon of water to treat for carpenter ants. This will give you approximately 1000 sq. feet of treatment. Please see our Carpenter Ant Treatment Guide for more information and tips about treating for carpenter ants.

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Does Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate work on Argentine ants?

I have lines of these ants on my property and want to get rid of them..


Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate is not labeled for argentine ants.  If you need to treat around the outside of your home, we would suggest a product like Termidor SC.   Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait would be a good choice if you need to treat indoors. 

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Will Dominion 2L also kill carpenter bees?

I have a lot of wood in my area and I always get carpenter bees in addition to carpenter ants. Would this product work?


Yes, Dominion 2L is labeld to kill Carpenter Ants and Carpenter Bees as well. Please be sure to follow the label instructions. See our Carpenter Bee Pest Guide and Carpenter Ant Pest Guide for more tips and information.

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Can Dominion be sprayed in the same area where general pesticides like Suspend are sprayed?

For example, if I spray Dominion on the exterior perimeter, can I also spray Suspend over the same area already treated with Dominion? Does timing or order matter? Can one be sprayed immediately after spraying the other? Is it better to spray one before the other? I am having problems with ants and spiders, so want to make sure I do what is most effective.

Dominion is a non-repellent, which means you should not mix it with another product or it will not work properly.  Since Dominion is much more effective on ants and cannot be applied over anything else, you should apply the Dominion first and wait about 3 to 4 weeks until all ant activity is gone, and then apply Suspend for everything else including the spiders.  Only apply the Dominion again when ants are present in the area.

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