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Melissa writes,
07/10/2010:

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?

Answer:

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. 

Answer last updated on: 07/10/2010

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