Dominion 2L Termiticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Jon
    04/05/2011
    Q
    How do you perform a termite treatment around a well on the property?
    How do you treat around the house with Dominion 2L. Or what is a safe distance from well to house being treated??
    A

    It all depends on how far away the well or cistern is away from the property.  Here is the verbiage off of the instruction label for Dominion:

    TREATMENT AROUND WELLS OR CISTERNS: Do not contaminate wells or cisterns.
    Structures With Wells/Cisterns Inside Foundations: Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of a structure can only be treated using the following techniques:
    1. Do not apply within 5 feet of any well or cistern by rodding and/or trenching or by the backfill method. Treat soil between 5 and 10 feet from the well or cistern by the backfill method only. Treatment of soil adjacent to water pipes within 3 feet of grade should only be done by the backfill method.
    a) Trench and remove soil to be treated onto heavy plastic sheeting or similar material or into a wheelbarrow.
    b) Treat the soil at the rate of 4 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet per foot of depth of the trench, or 1 gallon per 1.0 cubic feet of soil. Mix thoroughly into the soil taking care to contain the liquid and prevent runoff or spillage.
    c) After the treated soil has absorbed the solution, replace the soil into the trench.
    Structures With Adjacent Wells/Cisterns and/or Other Water Bodies: Applicators must inspect all structures with nearby water sources such as wells, cisterns, surface ponds, streams, and other bodies of water and evaluate, at a minimum, the treatment recommendations listed below prior to making an application.


    1. Prior to treatment, if feasible, expose the water pipes) coming from the well to the structure, if the pipes) enter the structure within 3 feet of grade.
    2. Prior to treatment applicators are advised to take precautions to limit the risk of applying the termiticide into subsurface drains that could empty into any bodies of water. These precautions include evaluating whether application of the termiticide to the top of the footer may result in contamination of the subsurface drain. Factors such as depth to the drain system and soil type and degree of compaction should be taken into account in determining the depth of treatment.
    3. When appropriate (i.e., on the water side of the structure), the treated backfill technique (described above) can also be used to minimize off-site movement of termiticide.

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  • Asked by Guido from Weirton, Wv
    09/24/2014
    Q
    When using a pump sparyer what is the application rate around a house perimeter
    spraying for Carpenter Ants
    A
    You would mix 0.6 oz of Dominion 2L per gallon of water to spray for carpenter ants around the outside perimeter.
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  • Asked by Gary from Des Moines, Ia
    04/22/2015
    Q
    I have ash trees and need to treat them as a home owner for emerald ash borers
    Please provide product recommendations
    A
    Dominion 2L is labeled to use on trees to help protect against boring beetles like Emerald Ash 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 David from Columbus, Oh
    07/25/2016
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    What's the best product to treat an active termite infestation in old tree stumps 50 feet from my house?
    I have an active termite infestation 50 feet from my house in old tree stumps. What's the best product to treat that? I also want to protect my house. I have had carpenter ant damage in my add on room. I had that professionally treated, but want to save money and do the rest myself if possible. I haven't found any evidence of termite damage in my house or porch so far. I was thinking of trenching and using Termidor around my house. Is that enough?
    A

    You need to get the Dominion into the ground, so you would typically want to drill holes in the tree stump, and around the tree stump into the ground, and then inject the Dominion inside any holes.  It will touch the termites that are inside and underneath the stump and eliminate them completely.

    Dominion or Termidor could be used in the trench around the house and would be great to do so.  Termidor would last longer in the soil, 10 years or more whereas Dominion is about 5-7 years.

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  • Asked by Kathy
    05/07/2011
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    My husband and I just treated the entire outside perimeter of our home with Dominion 2L for termites.
    A pop up thunderstorm just started, do we have to reapply if the area is rained on? Thank you.
    A
    If it was just a sprinkle, then no.  But if it rained enough to fill the trench and dilute the product quite a bit, then you probably should retreat, or at least add another couple gallons per 10 feet if the trench is open just to be safe.  Normally, the Dominion should be applied only when it is not going to rain for 24 hours.
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  • Asked by Jack from Bullard
    06/01/2016
    Q
    Can I use Dominion 2L around trees for ants?
    A

    We would recommend using Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate. This is labeled for use on trees, as well as around the perimeter of your home for ants. This is also labeled for other insects as well. Be sure to spray the area directly where the ants are. The mixing ratio is 0.6 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Meme from Natchitoches, Louisiana
    04/03/2014
    Q
    How long do you have to stay out a room when you put Dominion 2L inside a room?
    A
    Dominion 2L is NOT labeled to be applied indoors. It is used on the exterior of the structure only.
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  • Asked by Gary from Osceola, Wi
    06/08/2015
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    What is the mixing rate of Dominion 2L in a one gallon sprayer? I lost my directions. Treating carpenter ants.
    A
    Dominion 2L is mixed at 0.6 fl oz per gallon of water for treating carpenter ants. You will treat up against the structure (1ft up and 1 ft out) twice per year.
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  • Asked by Rick from Jupiter, Fl
    04/10/2013
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    Dominion 2L - Please explain measure of diameter of tree. Bayer Advance which is similar states differently/
    What is the proper way to measure the tree diameter? Bayer Advance, which is similar but much more expensive recomends measuring the circumference, not the diameter. So for bayer, you would measure around the tree. What is the recommended method for measuring for Domion 2L
    A

    Each product is formulated differently and the actual application rates are different so the instructions on each product are specific for that specific product. Here are the measuring instructions that should be followed for Dominion 2L:

    How to find the DBH or Diameter at Breast Height of a tree

     

    1. To find the diameter of the tree, measure the circumference of the tree four feet from the ground.  Use your tape measure to get accurate measurements from the ground to the four-foot mark and around the tree. 

     

    The circumference of my tree is _____________________

         (include units)   

     

    2.  Calculate the diameter of your tree:

     

    _________________ ÷  pi (3.14) = _____________________

        circumference                                  diameter (include units)

     

    Note: For multi-stem trees, such as crape myrtle or birches, the rate should be determined on cumulative stem diameter for all stems in the clump.

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  • Asked by Jay
    07/12/2013
    Q
    Will Dominion2L work on spider mites as a ground drench?
    A
    Dominion will not cover spider mites no matter which way you use it. A better option would be a foliar spray with something like Talstar which is a general insecticide which works well on a variety of mites; or you could go with Avid which is purely a miticide which will cover spider mites and a large variety of other mites specifically. Make sure to follow the product labels and reapply as it state for heavy infestations. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Eva from Tx
    03/01/2013
    Q
    For prevention of aphids on pecan trees how much area from the trunk do you drench with Dominion 2L?
    A
    When using Dominion 2L for a soil drench you typically start drenching about 12 inches from the base of the tree and out to the drip line.
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  • Asked by Roger
    09/26/2014
    Q
    Is Dominion 2L good to kill emerald ash borer? How often is applied I want to save one tree.
    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 Marie from Huntsville, Alabama
    01/12/2020
    Q
    Does Dominion 2L treat crepe myrtle scale?
    Black debris on trees from scale. I see it in our area everywhere on crepe myrtles. Mine have it, too. How do I use this? Does protective gear includes a special mask? Can I use it in same container that I use for other products. I'd rather not spray this, so root application to drip line? I watched the film, but want to be safe!
    A

    You can use Dominion 2L insecticide to treat scale on your crepe myrtle trees. You would apply this as a drench around the root system of each tree while the trees are actively growing. This is typically done in spring after petal fall. You would use 0.1 – 0.4 oz of Dominion 2L per inch of trunk diameter at breast height diluted in water in a bucket or watering can and poured around the base of each tree. We generally recommend that you pair a soil drench with a topical spray such as a horticultural oil or a pyrethroid such as Talstar P for fastest results when treating for scale. 

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  • Asked by Joel from Marrrero, La.
    03/03/2015
    Q
    I did a full trench treatment with Dominion 2L last year. What should I now use as a annual treatment?
    Could I use a repellant such as Demon or Bifen or continue with Dominion?
    A
    Dominion 2L should only be applied in a trench for a perimeter treatment for termites once every 7 years. Using an insect such as Demon WP or Bifen can be applied to the top of the soil for general insect control monthly on the exterior of the structure and once every 90 days to indoor cracks and crevices.
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  • Asked by Kenneth from Santa Fe ,texas
    05/22/2014
    Q
    When using Dominion 2L ,what setting would I use for a dial n sprayer for grubs in lawn?
    All I see is .46-.6 fl.oz. per 1000 feet ,when using home sprayer, it is a set dial per gallon of water, help me if you can. I hope I'm clear on this, thank you.
    A
    You can use .6 fluid oz. Dominion 2L per gallon of water.  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 Thomas from Parkland, Fl
    01/27/2014
    Q
    Whitefly in ficus
    I've done a root drench and also sprayed the hedges at the 1.5oz to 100 gallon rate about 10 days ago and then another round a couple days ago and it seems that the whitefly numbers are actually increasing. There are clouds of whiteflies above the shrubs where previously there were not. The root drench was at a higher rate as recommended on the label. I'm concerned that this product does not work as indicated.
    A
    Please be advised that it can take 8 weeks a systemic product to be translocated throughout the plant.  If you are trying to treat an active infestation, doing a foliar spray with a product like Talstar P is the better option because it will help to kill anything that you spray directly and will leave a residual of up to 30 days.  Please be advised that the instructions on the product label should always be followed.  Mixing a product stronger or applying more often than stated does not make it any stronger or help it to be absorbed quicker.
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  • Asked by Chrissy from Washington, Wv
    02/23/2013
    Q
    Can Dominion 2L be used to treat potato bugs?
    Is it safe to consume harvested potatoes that were treated with Dominion 2L at the time they were planted?
    A
    Dominion 2L is not labeled for use on edible plants and any food plants treated with the product should be discarded. There are other products that share the same active ingredient that are formulated for use on edibles such as Imidapro 4SC or Monterey Fruit Tree and Vegetable Systemic.
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  • Asked by Levi from Abilene Tx
    10/07/2013
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    How many tablespoons or teaspoons of Dominion 2L do you mix per gallon of water?
    A

    Dominion 2L is mixed at 0.6 fl oz or 3.6 teaspoons per gallon of water. Please refer to the product label for additional mixing and applications for this product.

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  • Asked by Alan
    05/24/2010
    Q
    I bought an old house that has plug holes around it, what is the best way to re-treat these holes?
    A
    I assume you are talking about drill holes in concrete for termite control.  These holes can be re-treated using Dominion 2L.  You should read our "How To Do A Termite Treatment" article which explains how to treat a home for termites including the drill holes.
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  • Asked by Wayne from Angleton, Tx
    10/21/2013
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    Will Dominion 2L work as a drench treatment against mealy bugs ?
    I have several large live oak trees that have become infested with mealy bugs. Is this product effective as a drench systemic treatment for this problem ?
    A
    Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate can be used to treat for mealy bugs. The label states to use 1.5 fl oz Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate per 100 gallons of water as a foliar spray not a systemic. This would break down to approx. .015 fl oz Dominion 2L Termiticide Concentrate into 1 gallon water.
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