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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is usually recommended to do both a topical treatment as well as a systemic treatment for aphids. Our most popular choices for these are Talstar P (topical spray, water-based concentrate- use 1 oz per gallon of water) and Dominion 2L (systemic, applied as a root drench; use 0.2 oz per inch of trunk diameter for trees or per foot of shrub height for bushes). You may want to take a look at our article on Aphid Control for more information on treating this pest.