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Shannon writes,

Will Dominion 2L hurt my bees?

I want to use Dominion to kill ants in my trees. I've tried bait but with how much it rains the bait washes away or starts to grow things. Since the Dominion is similar to Termidor and will stay on the tree through the rain, I thought it was my best choice. I wanted to know if it would be safe for my honey bees. Could it kill them or cause their honey to be poisonous?


Dominion 2L contains Imidacloprid which could indeed be harmful to honey bees. According to the Dominion 2L product label ,"This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area."

You may want to consider using ant bait in a bait station such as the Ant No More Bait Station which can be placed around the base of the infested trees. By placing the bait into the station you will be protecting it from the elements. Ant No More allows you to add two of your own favorite liquid, gel, or granular ant baits. The choice of two different baits ensures greater attraction for all kinds of ants.

Answer last updated on: 07/12/2011

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