Dominion 2L Termiticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Doris
    08/03/2009
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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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  • Asked by Neal
    04/21/2011
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    How far apart and deep should you drill in the cement slab for a termite treatment?
    A
    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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  • Asked by S from New Carlilse, Ohio
    06/03/2012
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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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  • Asked by John
    01/16/2010
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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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  • Asked by Mark
    07/22/2010
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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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  • Asked by Becky
    10/08/2009
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    Can Dominion 2L be sprayed in attics?
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    Dominion 2L can only be sprayed in attics if you are spot treating termites that happen to be there.  It is not labeled to broadcast or treat the whole attic area.
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  • Asked by Phillip
    08/29/2009
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    Why is Dominion 2L not to be used against imported fire ants, harvester, or pharaoh ants?
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    Dominion 2L is not labeled to treat those ants because of a patent issue with another product. If these ants happen to be on the foundation when you apply the product, it will of course affect them as well. For patent issues though, the manufacturer of Dominion 2L cannot place those ants as a target pest on the label. 
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  • Asked by David
    04/24/2011
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    New concrete foundation, what do I need to spray and when? Do I spray before and after they pour the concrete?
    I know to spray around the the plumbing, looking for long term protection.
    A
    Our most popular product is Dominon 2L for termite treatments.  You should treat the entire area before they pour the slab.  This is called a pre-treat.  You should apply the product at a rate of 1 gallon per 10 square feet.  Some of our customers also use a 5 gallon bucket and pour the 5 gallons over 50 square foot sections which will be much faster than using a hand pump sprayer which comes out slowly.  It is very important to apply more around the perimeter edges of the slab, around plumbing pipes that will come through the slab, and along expansion joints if you know where they will be.  Since these are the more likely entry points of termites you want to make sure you treat more heavily around these areas.  You should take general precautions when applying any product which would be to wear gloves, protect your eyes if it is windy, and treat only in the designated area where your slab will be poured. This treatment will protect your home for 7 years, after which you would want to re-apply a termiticide around the perimeter of the house as outlined in our How To Do A Termite Treatment article. 
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  • Asked by Steve
    06/28/2010
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    I am out in southern Arizona, and we just had an inspection and we have couple of termite mud tubes.
    I am planning on buying the Dominion 2L product. My questions are as follows: 1. We have two cement patios/porches that are about 5-7' wide-- do I need to drill or can I just apply the Dominion on the perimeter? 2. The termite company said they were going to spray something into the walls, and they called it an HP Mister? Do I need to inject anything into the walls? The walls are insulated so I assume the foam products wouldn't work. Is this an unnecessary step or is it just another layer of added protection? 3. Will the termite bait stations work if one of the mud tubes is coming up between a sidewalk and the stem wall? Or do I need to treat that with the Dominion 2L? Thanks for your help!
    A

    Dominion 2L is a great product for termite control.  When treating slabs you are supposed to drill where the slab meets the house. The goal of any termite treatment is to completely surround your home around the perimeter of the foundation. To get the product against your foundation where you have a slab you should drill through the slab. If you decide to trench around the slab then you will be leaving this important area against the house exposed to termites. 

    I am not familiar with a HP Mister or what they could be placing in the wall.  Foam is not necessary if you can get to the termites under normal conditions.  

    Termite bait stations are just a secondary form of protection.  A Baiting System will no take care of any termites that have already found wood in your house.  They are a preventative treatment only and will only intercept new colonies in the ground coming towards your house.  The only way to eliminate termites already in your home is to treat them directly with a liquid treatment.  

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.  You should also read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article if you have not already.  

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  • Asked by Xavier
    03/23/2011
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    What is the appropriate Dominion 2L usage rate for white fly treatment?
    What would be the appropriate mix rate to treat a ficus hedge that is approximately 6 feet high? I have a 4 gallon backpack sprayer. Thank you.
    A

    You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Dominion 2L per foot of shrub height so you will need to use 1.2 oz of product per 6 ft hedge. 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 foot of shrub height but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per foot of height as well. 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 translocated 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 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake.

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  • Asked by Noel from Dallas, Tx
    03/15/2013
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    When used to eliminate grubs, should Dominion be sprayed over the lawn or injecting into the ground?
    A
    For grubs you should spray it on the lawn, not inject it.  For grubs, you should apply .6 oz. per 1000 square feet.
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  • Asked by Melissa
    07/10/2010
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    Should I use Dominion 2L on indoor treatment?
    I found active mud tubes in the house and in the basement on exposed beams. How do I treat these? Do I pop them open and spray the Dominion 2L right on the bugs, or do I spray the exterior of the tube? If Dominion 2L is not suitable for this, what other product do you recommend?
    A

    You should definitely use Dominion 2L directly on the termites if you know where they are.  You would knock the tubes down and spray directly on the beam.  It also does not hurt to drill a hole into the beam and treat into the beam directly.  However, the bigger issue is that it sounds like you have subterranean termites which usually enter from around the outside perimeter of the home.  You can just spot treat the beam, but the more complete answer is to treat around the perimeter of your home completely.  This will serve two purposes.  If there are termites in other places around your home you do not know about yet, a full treatment should take care of them.  Also, if you treat around your entire home, the Dominion will last for 7 years in the soil which means you should be able to live termite free for the next 7 years.  You should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which explains exactly how you can do just as good, if not better of a treatment than a professional company. 

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  • Asked by Johnny
    03/02/2011
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    Can Dominion 2L be used for fleas and ticks?
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    Dominion 2L is not labeled for fleas or ticks. For flea and tick infestations consider using our Outdoor/indoor flea kit which contains the insecticide Onslaught and the Insect Growth Regulator Martins IGR. The combination of a good long lasting insecticide and an insect growth regulator is needed to eliminate a flea and tick infestation.

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  • Asked by Juan from Brownsville, Tx
    09/09/2011
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    Is Demon WP good for termites? If not, what product can I use to do it my self and save?
    One of the walls of our dining area has some little holes, we noticed that they had like dirt and when we cleaned them, we left the little holes open, we saw them the first time about a month ago and now a second wall has the same little holes...they have to be termites!! I've used Demon WP all the time, I need to know if we can use it for these or if there's another product I can use for termites?
    A
    Demon WP is a great product for all other insects, but it is not the right product for termite control.  You need a termite specific product.  Also, termites require a much more involved treatment than just spraying around the house like what you would normally do with Demon WP for other insects.  We have an article that explains exactly what you need to do to perform a termite treatment.  It is called, "How To Do A Termite Treatment" and if you follow the instructions outlined in this article you will treat and protect your home from termites as good as any professional company could do.  It also recommends the product you should use, which is Dominion 2L.
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  • Asked by A. from Coral Springs Florida
    12/06/2013
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    How do you use Dominion 2L as a soil drench?
    I have several trees with different tree trunk diameters. I like to know how best to mix Dominion with water for each tree application. Example, one tree is 5 inches in diameter and an other 102 inches in diameter 1. what is the mix rate of Dominion and water per tree? 2. do you apply with a watering can for an even distribution? 3. Where do you apply, at the base of the tree or at the line of foliage? 4. What t matter if there is grass or other plants in the area? 5.Do I have to moist the ground before application and maintain moist thereafter?
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    You will need 0.1 to 0.2 fl oz of Dominion 2L per inch of trunk diameter for trees at the base of the tree inside in the drip line. 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 foot of height (or inch of trunk diameter for trees) as well. 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 translocated 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 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake. - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/dominion-2l-termiticide-concentrate-p-1223.html?keywords=drench&search_for=questions#questions
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  • Asked by Bruce
    05/31/2010
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    Will Dominion 2L kill my plants or trees?
    If I spray it around the exterior of my house what will it do to my plants & trees?
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    When used as directed on the product label, Dominion 2L will not harm your trees or plants. Dominion 2L is actually labeled to use directly on trees and other plants for control of plant infesting insects. Please read the product label to learn how to correctly use Dominion 2L on vegetation.
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  • Asked by Gregory
    05/03/2011
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    Termites found in mulch bed, but none in house, which treatment is best?
    While doing work in my mulch bed around my house, I found subterranean termites (workers and swarmers) in the mulch. I checked inside and outside the house and found no evidence of them inside the structure. What would be the best course of action in controlling the termites in the beds and to keep them out of my house? Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
    A
    For subterranean termites you should perform a liquid termite treatment in the ground around your home if you have not done so in years past.  When you do this it will protect the structure for a period of 7 years.  You can just spot treat the mulch area that you found, but that still leaves your house exposed.  The proper thing to do is to treat around your home by following these instructions in our How To Do A Termite Treatment article.  It is the only way to truly protect your house.
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  • Asked by Ann from Houston,tx
    05/21/2016
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    What is the difference between Taurus SC and Termidor SC or Dominion 2l?
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    All 3 products are non repellents that kill by transfer. Taurus is considered the generic of Termidor. They are virtually the same.  Dominion uses a different active ingredient, but kills the same way.. 

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  • Asked by Captain
    11/07/2009
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    Can Dominion 2L be used safely inside a home. If so, how long is the wait time for re-entry?
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    Dominion 2L is only labeled for outside use around your foundation for termites and carpenter ants. What pest are you having a problem with on the inside? We do carry many other products labeled for inside use depending on what your issue is.
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  • Asked by Dennis
    04/26/2011
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    Can you treat half of a house at a time for termites?
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    Absolutely.  You do not have to treat the entire house at once.  Many of our customers treat one side of the house one week, and then another the following week, and so on.  Termiticides last for 7 to 10 years in the ground, so if you take a month or so to do a full treatment, it is no big deal.  The most important thing is to overlap and make sure that you do not miss any areas.
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