Dominion 2L Termiticide - Questions & Answers

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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?
    A
    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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  • 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?
    A
    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 Rick
    04/20/2011
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    We had a termite swarm in our dining room. I plan to treat around the perimeter of the house as you suggest.
    I found tunnels from the edge of the concrete slab in the garage up to the sill plate that abuts the dining room. I'm sure I have termites in the wall between the garage and dining room. However, there are no droppings, holes or other evidence to point to exactly where the termites are inside the wall. Should I mix Dominion or Bora-Care with a foaming agent, drill holes into each joist space and spray into these spaces? If so, how much spray? Top and bottom of the joist space? Every six to twelve inches? Thanks.
    A
    If you found the tunnels then you know exactly where the termites are.  The colony is under the slab of the garage and the termites that are in the wall use the tunnel you found to back and forth between the wood they are eating and the colony below the slab.  To properly treat this area you should drill holes through the garage slab so you can get the Dominion directly in the soil where the termite tube is going.  How to do this is explained in our How To Do A Termite Treatment Article, 5th paragraph down explains how to drill that wall in your garage.  You can also drill a hole above the baseboard into the Sheetrock where the termite tunnel is going into the wall and just spray in the void with Dominion.  You do not need to buy a foamer and foaming agent, etc....spraying will be fine.  If you have any further questions please feel free to call us at 866-581-7378.
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  • Asked by Erskine from United States
    04/09/2013
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    How does Dominion 2L kill ants?
    I mixed one ounce per gallon and sprayed them but they just walk right through it like nothing at all. I watch a few several minutes but they didn't die. how long does it take?
    A
    Dominion  2L does kill ants. The product is specifically designed to be a non-repellent which means the ants will not be able to tell that it is there and will readily walk through treated areas. The product is also designed to have a delayed reaction kill which allows the ants to get back to the colony and spread the insecticide to the other ants before they start to feel the effect of the product. You should see the full effect of using Dominion 2L within 1-3 weeks when you are using as recommended on the product label.
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  • Asked by Jason
    05/05/2010
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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?
    A
    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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  • Asked by Ron from Indianapolis, In
    03/01/2013
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    Regarding Dominion 2L, to control Emerald Ash Borer, what is the recommended dosage (ounces) per inch of tree?
    A
    You will need to use .2 fl oz  of Dominion 2L per inch of diameter at breast height.
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  • Asked by Gene from Indianapolis, In
    04/26/2012
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    What is the difference between Dominion 2L and Bayer Merit 2F?
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    Dominion 2L is basically the generic form of Merit 2F. They share the same active ingredient at the same concentration. Dominion 2L does have a much broader label than the Merit 2F which does make it more versatile. Merit 2F is labeled just for plant infesting insects and can only be used on plants and grasses. Dominion 2L on the other hand has had their product further tested and the product label allows you to use Dominion 2L for plant infesting insects and also in the ground around structures for termite barrier treatments.
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  • Asked by Henry from Lawrenceburg, Ky
    04/01/2013
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    What is the mix rate and application rate for Dominion 2L used as a drench to treat Emerald Ash Borers?
    I live in Kentucky, at what time(s) should the mix be asppied and how?
    A
    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 L. from Billings, Montana
    05/22/2013
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    How to use Dominion 2L for engraver beetle and pine bark beetle?
    Direct trunk spray vs. drench?
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    To treat for pine bark beetle, you can do either. When using Dominion 2L as a soil drench for pine bark beetles you should use 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Dominion 2L per inch of trunk diameter (D.B.H.) diluted in 1 pint - 1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter.    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 but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter. 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 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake.
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  • Asked by Patty from Hedgesville, Wv
    08/09/2011
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    Will Dominion 2L work to kill hemlock wooly adelgids?
    2 trees badly infected. Big trees so I have to do the soil drench method.
    A
    Dominion 2L is labeled for adelgids and will be able to help with hemlock wooly adelgid infestations. Because hemlocks are shallow rooted, a soil drench with Dominion can be effective. Whatever method is being used to make a soil drench, whether using power equipment, a bucket or watering can, it is important to make sure the application is evenly distributed and does not run off. Soil treatments should be made when the soil is moist. Fall to early winter and spring to early summer are recommended periods for making soil applications for the HWA. It can take 2-3 months for imidacloprid products to be translocated through trees that are about 15 inches in diameter. This process may be faster or slower, depending upon the size and health of the hemlock and other environmental conditions during and after the application.  It is advisable to make soil applications of imidacloprid products to hemlocks before they become heavily infested and stressed by the HWA— to ensure good translocation through the tree.
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  • Asked by John from Massachusetts
    05/15/2012
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    How do I treat hemlock woolly adelgid by soil drench method using Dominion 2L?
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    When using Dominion 2L as a soil drench for Hemlock Woolly Adelgids you should use 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Dominion 2L per inch of trunk diameter (D.B.H.) diluted in 1 pint - 1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter.    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 but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter. 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 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake.
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  • Asked by David
    06/25/2010
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    Can Dominion 2L be used to kill lawn grubs?
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    Yes, Dominion 2L can be used for grubs. For best results, Dominion 2L should be applied prior to egg hatch and applications should be watered in. For more information on the best time to treat in your region, you should contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener.
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  • Asked by Beth from Palm Coast
    03/27/2015
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    How much Dominion 2L do I use per 5 gallon bucket of water?
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    Dominion 2L can be mixed at 2.4 fl oz per 4 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket. This amount of solution will treat 10 lineal feet of trenching for termite treatment applications.
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  • Asked by David
    08/10/2010
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    How do you get rid of termites inside the home?
    Someone already asked this, but the answer wasn't clear. The article "How To Do A Termite Treatment" only explained how to set a trench system, not how to get rid of termites in the home.
    A
    If you have termites in your home, you have to treat them directly with a liquid treatment. The termite baiting system is only meant to go into the ground around the perimeter of your house to prevent new colonies from entering your home.  If termites are already in your house then that means they have already found food. They will not leave your home to go to the termite stations.  If you have termites in your home, we recommend doing the liquid treatment as outlined in the "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article and then inside the home where you know you have the termites you will treat them directly by injecting the Dominion 2L into the wall or cutting a hole into the wall and spraying on the wood or however you can get the product to the termites. It only needs to touch a few termites to work.
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  • Asked by Bryan from Indiana
    08/29/2014
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    Does Dominion 2l kill mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and/or spiders?
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    Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate will kill all insects listed just slowly. For a more effective treatment and coverage area, you can use Bifen IT and Nyguard IGR mixed together. Bifen will kill the adults while Nyguard will stop the reproductive cycle. The combination of products can be used indoors cracks and crevices and outdoors.  
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  • Asked by B from Rome Ga
    12/11/2011
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    Is Dominion 2L effective in killing Formosan Subterranean Termites?
    I have heard different stories about Formosan Subterranean termites and how they are the "super termite", and that certain termite treatments are not effective in getting rid of the colony. Right now I can only afford Dominion 2L to treat my house, will this get rid of a Formosan Subterranean termite colony?
    A
    Dominion 2L is effective on all subterranean termites - and Formosan termites are a type of subterranean termites - and will work just fine at eliminating them.
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  • Asked by Susan from Acworth, Ga
    07/31/2013
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    I noticed subterranean termites tubes in my garage.
    I started poking the wood (all of it) and found a small area in the garage that was infested which I will have replaced. Unfortunately I didn't research before spraying with Spectracide Termite and carpenter ant killer from HD so they probably moved location. Since researching I have found that the 6"x6" trench with 4 gallons of Termidor per 10 linear feet of trench is the solution. I do not want to pay the pros for this so I would like to do this myself. After reading the labels it looks like a 4 ft. trench is required for the sides of the house that have a basement. Since the basement is not finished and I have access to all the beams can I just spray the wood with Dominion 2L or something else? I found the termite gallery outside of the garage which is the part of the house that is on a slab and no other mud tubes outside or in basement so can I get away with a 6"x 6" trench all the way around? I am a 50 year old 120 lb. Woman and do not mind hard work, but 4 feet deep is a little much. I looked at Boracide, but it seems like this is for drywood termites. I had the house treated by pros in the past so the basement has plugged holes. I checked the wood in the basement and did not find any activity? If there is nothing I can apply directly to the wood can I drill through the plugs and inject Termidor using a hand pump then re-plug the holes (I would rather not have to do this)? Thank you for your help.
    A
    You do not have to dig the trench 4 feet deep.  You should do a 6 inch wide x 6 inch deep trench around the entire house, everywhere the ground comes up to the structure and apply at 4 gallons per 10 lineal feet.  Inside the garage where you have had activity, you should treat that area directly by drilling holes into the infested wood and injecting the Termidor or Dominion 2L product directly.  These 2 treatment options should take care of your issue.  Just keep in mind that Termidor or Dominion are not wood treatment products, so they will not protect the wood long term like they do when they are in the ground.  However, if they touch live termites in the wall or in the wood, the termites will take the product back to the colony as it was intended.
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  • Asked by Bill from Jupiter Fl
    11/17/2012
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    What is the mixture rate for soil drenching around a 20' tall coconut palm tree with whitefly infestation
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    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 per foot of shrub height or 0.1 to 0.2 fl oz per inch of trunk diameter for trees. 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 (or 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. We also recommend using a product with an active ingredient that is different than the soil drench for a foliage application while you are waiting for the Dominion to translocate through the ficus. Talstar P is the most popular choice for foliage application on ficus for white fly.
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  • Asked by Suzi from Hobbs Nm
    03/24/2014
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    Is it safe to eat pecans from a tree that has been treated with Dominion 2L Termiticide?
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    Dominion 2L is not labeled for use on edible plants and any food plants treated with the product should be discarded.  You would not want to eat anything from the tree for at least one year or one growing season.
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  • Asked by Russ
    07/11/2011
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    What product and when should I apply it to curtail emerald ash borer?
    I am trying to keep the green ash borer from destroying a couple of my trees, one is already a goner, the two others look ok right now, should I wait till next spring or give them a dose of something now? My ash trees are roughly 12' in diameter. Any advice is welcomed.
    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.

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