When it comes to fire ant control, Distance is everything.
|Distance Fire Ant Bait provides effective, long-term control of fire ant colonies by killing the ant queen. |
- Non-restricted use pesticide
- Controls fire ant colonies by sterilizing the queen
- Effective long-term control
Individual mound treatment: Apply 1 to 4 level tablespoons of Distance Fire Ant Bait per mound, uniformly distributing material 3 to 4 feet around the mound. Re-treat after 12 to 16 weeks if needed. Do not disturb the mound. Do not apply to top of mounds.
Broadcast or aerial application: Apply uniformly with ground or aerial equipment calibrated to give the correct dosage. Apply at 1 to 1.5 pounds of product per acre of the equivalent rate of 0.35 to 0.5 ounces per 1,000 square feet. Re-treat after 12 to 16 weeks if needed.
Big-headed ant application: Apply uniformly with ground or hand-held equipment calibrated to deliver the correct dosage. Apply at 1 to 1.5 pounds of product per acre (or 0.35 to 0.5 ounces per 1,000 square feet). Treat surrounding areas, adjacent borders, and fence lines to help prevent ant migration into the treated areas. Repeat after 12 to 16 weeks if needed.
Distance Fire Ant Bait should be applied in the early Spring or Summer at the first sign of fire ant activity. Applications may be made any time of the day but is more effective when ants are actively foraging, usually when the soil temperature is about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid application if rain is expected within 4 to 6 hours. Do not water treated area for 24 hours after application. In the event of prolonged rains after initial treatment, re-application may be necessary.
A second application of Distance Fire Ant Bait may be advisable after 12 to 16 weeks in areas of heavy infestations, or when the mounds remain active, or when a re-infestation occurs. In large mounds, some worker fire ants may persists for a while after the queen is dead. For 7-10 days after treatment, do not apply other fire ant pesticide. This is to allow sufficient time for worker ants to seek out the bait and take it back to the mound. After 14 days, it may be desirable to apply a registered fire ant pesticide to kill remaining foraging ants.
|See label for complete application rates and recommendations.|