Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F Select T/I

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Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F Select T/I 2.15 Gallons

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Product Overview

Prime Source's Imidacloprid 2F Select Termiticide/Insecticide is a multipurpose, non-repellent liquid concentrate that may be used as an insecticide and termiticide. It may be used on structures for protection because Imidacloprid 2F T/I Select creates a protective barrier that is long-lasting to successfully control termites of multiple species. It will also provide excellent control of ants. Imidacloprid 2F T/I Select provides a critical tool for professionals to protect ornamentals, turf, and structural property from damaging insects.

  • Registered for Interior Spot treatment/Exterior Perimeter
  • Spot application for a secondary treatment role
  • Available in 27.5 oz. bottle that makes 100 gallons of termiticide
  • Non-repellency - insects cannot detect Imidacloprid 2F T/I Select
  • Imidacloprid is picked up by both ingestion and contact
  • Termites exposed are able to transfer Imidacloprid to unexposed nest mates
  • Outstanding control of white grubs in turf

Imidacloprid 2F T/I Select is an effective termiticide/insecticide that will help prevent and control insect pests such as drywood termites, dampwood termites, Subterranean termites, as well as aphids, leafhoppers, mealybugs, Japanese beetles, psyllids, and more. It uses Imidacloprid as its active ingredient and it guarantees to provide foliar and systemic insect control. It can be used on landscape ornamentals, turfgrasses, residential fruit and nut trees, and interior plantscapes.

Comparable to Premise or Merit.

CANNOT 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, Drywood Termites, Dampwood Termites, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Powder Post Beetles, Aphids, Billbugs, Left-hoppers, Mealybugs, Mole Crickets, Japanese Beetles, Psyllids and others
* See label for complete list
For use in Commercial & Residential Indoors & Outdoors: Termite Treatments, Turf-grass, Landscape Ornamentals, Residential Fruit & Nut Trees and Interior Plantscapes
* See label for complete list
Application Foliar or Soil Applications; including Soil Injection, Drenches and Broadcast Sprays
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label (Toxic to Aquatic Invertebrates, Bees and other Insect Pollinators)
Formulation Professional Product
Group 4 Insecticide
AZ, CO, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NV, RI, VT (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Special Features Provides Foliar & Systemic Insect Control
Shipping Weight 2.17 lbs
Manufacturer Prime Source
UPC 794504357462
EPA Registration 89442-19



Use in and along outside perimeter of structures and building construction to prevent and control termite infestations.


For subterranean termite control, specific treatments may differ due to regulations, treatment procedures, soil types, construction practices and other factors. The purpose of chemical soil treatment for termite control 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.

The establishment of an aerial or above ground colony may require additional treatments to control the termites, as well as landscape modifications, and/or structural repairs to deny termites of a moisture source. Use a 0.05% to 0.1% dilution based on current recommendations. For a typical control situation, use a 0.05% dilution. Use a 0.1% dilution when a severe or persistent infestation exists. When treating adjacent to an existing structure, the applicator must check the area to be treated, and immediately adjacent areas of the structure, for visible and accessible cracks and holes to prevent any leaks or significant exposures to persons occupying the structure. People present or residing in the structure during application must be advised to remove their pets and themselves from the structure if they see any signs of leakage. After application, the applicator is required to check for leaks. All leaks resulting in the deposition of termiticide in locations other than those prescribed on this label must be cleaned up prior to leaving the application site. Do not allow people or pets to contact contaminated areas or to reoccupy contaminated areas of the structure until the clean-up is completed.

Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of the structure can only be treated using the treated backfill method described in the treatment around wells and cisterns section of this label. Consult state and local specifications for recommended distances of wells from treated area, or if such regulations do not exist, refer to Federal Housing Administration Specifications (H.U.D.) for guidance.

MIXING: Refer to the MIXING TABLE for correct amount of this product to be used. (See label)

Follow this procedure for mixing the termiticide dilution:

  1. Fill the tank 1/3 full.
  2. If using large sprayers, start the pump to begin bypass agitation and place end of the treating tool in tank to allow circulation through hose.
  3. Add appropriate amount of Imidacloprid 2F Select T/I. Add remaining amount of water. Let pump run and allow recirculation through the hose for 2 to 3 minutes.

Use the application volumes described in the DIRECTIONS FOR USE whenever possible. However, where soil conditions will not accept application of 4 gallons of this product per 10 linear feet, apply twice the product concentration in 2 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet. For example, if 0.05% is the correct use rate to be applied in 4 gallons of water, then use 2 gallons of 0.1% dilution per 10 linear feet to deliver an equivalent amount of product per unit of soil.

(See label for complete treatment for pre-construction and post-construction)


Use to control insect pests on turfgrass in residential lawns, business and office complexes, shopping complexes, multi-family residential complexes, golf courses, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

This controls soil inhabiting pests such as Northern & Southern masked chafers, Cyclocephala borealis, C. immaculata, and/or C. lurida; Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea; European chafer, Rhizotroqus majalis; 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. This product can also be used for suppression of cutworms and chinch bugs.

For optimum control, make applications preceding or during the egg laying period of the target pest. The active ingredient in this product has enough residual activity so that applications can be made preceding the egg laying activity. Application timing can be based on historical monitoring of the site, previous records or experiences, current season adult trapping or other methods. Most favorable control 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. Sufficient distribution of the active ingredient cannot be achieved under these conditions. The treated turf area must be in such a condition that the rainfall or irrigation will penetrate vertically in the soil profile.
  • Do not exceed a total of 25.6 fl. oz. (0.4 lb. of active ingredient) per acre per year.
  • Keep people and pets off treated areas until dry.
  • Do not allow runoff or puddling of irrigation water following application.
  • Do not use on sod farms.
  • Do not allow this product to contact plants in bloom if bees are foraging in the treatment area.
  • Do not graze treated areas or use clippings from treated areas for feed or forage.


Apply this in sufficient water to provide adequate distribution in the treated area. The use of accurately calibrated equipment normally used for the application of turfgrass insecticides is required. Use equipment which will produce a uniform, coarse droplet spray, using a low pressure setting to eliminate off target drift. Check calibration periodically to ensure that equipment is working properly.

RESTRICTION: Do not apply through any irrigation system.

Use on ornamentals in commercial and residential landscapes and interior plantscapes. This is a systemic insecticide and will be taken up into the plant system from root uptake. To assure optimum effectiveness, 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 solution may enhance the uptake of the active ingredient. Application can be made by foliar application or soil applications including soil injection, drenches, and broadcast sprays. Foliar applications offer locally systemic activity against insect pests. When making soil applications to plants with woody stems, systemic activity will be delayed until the active ingredient is taken up throughout the plant. In some cases, this translocation delay could take 60 days or longer. For this reason, treat prior to anticipated pest infestation to achieve optimum levels of control.


  • Do not exceed a total of 25.6 fl. oz. (0.4 lb. of active ingredient) per acre per year.
  • Not for use in commercial greenhouses, nurseries, sod farms, or on grass grown for seed, or on commercial fruit and nut trees.
  • Do not apply this product, by any application method, to linden, basswood or other Tilia species in the State of Oregon.
  • Do not graze treated areas or use clippings from treated areas for feed or forage.

Ant Management Programs
Use to control aphids, scale insects, mealybugs and other sucking pests on ornamentals to limit the honeydew available as a food source for ant populations. Applications of this product can then be supplemented with residual sprays, bait placements or other ant control tactics to further reduce the pest population.

This mixes readily with water and may be used in many types of application equipment. Mix with the required amount of water and apply as desired dependent upon the selected use pattern.

When making foliar applications on hard to wet foliage such as holly, pine, or ivy, add a spreader/sticker, if needed. If concentrate or mist type spray equipment is used, an equivalent amount of product must be used on the area sprayed, as would be used in a dilute application.

This has been found to be compatible with commonly used fungicides, miticides, liquid fertilizers, and other commonly used insecticides. Check physical compatibility using the correct proportion of products in a small jar test if local experience is unavailable.

RESTRICTION: Do not apply through any irrigation system.

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    emerald ash borer pest control

    By L on 07/11/2016

    60% of the trees in Niagara County, ny are ash trees. emerald ash borer is already here, so Niag County will probably lose all those trees in the next 10 years. there are 3 ash trees in my back-yard neighbor's yard that i treat with this each spring, with his permission. since this concentration cannot be shipped to NY (DUH) I have it shipped to my daughters house in PA. she and her family are moving to NY next week, so i ordered a gallon which will last me about 10 years. by then, i will be in my 70's if i am still alive, and probably will no longer care what happens to these trees. they are messy, but give us good shade, so for now they are worth protecting. i do a root soak late each april, 3 oz per tree, and 1 oz on our dogwood - you should see the clutter of dead japanese beetles at the base of this dogwood. this stuff works. it would be nice if i could use it on our grape vines for Japanese beetles, but then it would be in the fruit. this particular insecticide is listed as having no known effects on mammals, but i do not want to become the test case, so i only use it on ornamentals. i know it is used heavily on food crops, and is one of the suspected causes of honey bee colony collapse disorder

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    57 of 59 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    used as soil drenching for trees

    By J on 09/28/2016

    have had caterpillar tree issues for 3 yrs. purchased this product 1 gallon to kill the oak tree caterpillars. 1OZ to 5 gallons of water . used 4 OZ of product per large 24inch plus trunk diameter. total 20 gallons of water to 4OZ or product per tree. did this in late March. well my trees look great . loaded with leaves the first time in 4 yrs . I did notice some leaves damaged very few so I guess they eat some leaf then fall off tree and die. since this worked so well in june I did the soil drenching to my roses and no insect damage did not spray ,as I would always have to. ant populations are way down .. reason is the ants eat the caterpillars. no caterpillars no food for ants... I saved about 40 OAK trees and a lot of money if they died from all those insects .

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    39 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Merit substitute

    By Loren on 08/28/2020

    Try buying brand name Merit at this price. This is same stuff without the Brand Name and at least 50% less.

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    20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Perfect Site

    By Jim on 09/03/2015

    I called and got a friendly person that was very helpfull and knowledgable. They did'nt have the product in stock that I originally wanted but had the exact same thing in a different brand and I purchased that one instead. Fast shipping and very helpfull,,,,I fully recommend this site.

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    18 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    The proof is in the pudding

    By James on 05/30/2017

    Sprayed my lawn with Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F. Will The June bugs and European chafers soon meet their fate?Only time will tell though i have used Imidacloprid as soil drench before and it works for many other insects.Please always follow the label.

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    16 of 20 people found this review helpful

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How does Select Source Imidacloprid 2F T/I compare to Dominion 2L? Any notable differences?
Select Source Imidacloprid 2F T/I and Dominion 2L are the same products and work on the same level of effectiveness. They both share the same percentage of the same active ingredient and both will last in the ground as a soil treatment for 5-7 years. They are manufactured by different companies.

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Is Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F T/I a good product to use to control white grubs in my lawn?

When is the best time to apply??


Yes, Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F T/I is a great product for grub control. Per the product label, to achieve the best control, you should apply just prior to egg hatch.  We recommend contacting your local cooperative extension office for the best application timing for your region. 

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Can I treat aphids on my crepe myrtle tree with Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F?

I have aphids on my crepe myrtle tree. The tree is about 5 or 6 yrs old and hasn't started flowering yet. Will Prime Source Imidacloprid stress the tree so that it won't flower this year?


No, the Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F should not stress your tree out if you use the product as directed. It is recommended that you do a foliar application before the onset of high pest populations and reapply as needed.

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Can Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F T/I be applied as a soil drench for treating bronze birch borers?

The arborist who diagnosed by trees recommended the use of Imidacloprid.


Yes, Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F T/I can be applied as a soil drench to treat bronze birch borers. Please refer to the product label for complete mixing and application instructions.

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What is the shelf life of Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F Select T/I?

I need to use it for both termites and emerald ash borers, so I'll likely have some left over this year. Will the concentrate keep until next year?


We appreciate your inquiry. Prime Source Imidacloprid 2F Select T/I has a sehlf life of 3-5 years when stored in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperatures.

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