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Fire Ants Insecticide

Solenopsis spp. Insecticide

Description of Fire Ants (Solenopsis spp.):
Fire ants are a dangerous pest to have in the lawn due to their painful bite and tendency to swarm. You can tell they are in the lawn due to the ant mounds that show the entrance to their homes.
According to the manufacturer approved labels: The following 11 insecticides, applied at the listed application rates, will control Fire Ants.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Blanket Treatment
per
Label Rate:
0.404 ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 829 square feet
at a cost of
$12.03 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.5 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 96000 - 192000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.22 - $0.44 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
The best control will be achieved by using broadcast treatments in combination with mound drenches. This will control present colonies along with foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens. It is critical either to use high volume treatments or to irrigate prior to application if the soil is dry. Apply 1 fl. oz. per 1,000 square feet when using broadcast treatments. For mound drenches, dilute 1 teaspoon of Bifen I/T per gallon of water and use 1 to 2 gallons of finished dilution using sufficient force to penetrate the top and allow dilution to flood ant channels. Treat a four-foot diameter around each ant mound. Application should be made in late evening or early morning when it is cooler (65° - 80° when insects are most active. NOTE: A spray rig calibrated to apply 1 fluid oz. per 1,000 square feet of Bifen I/T in 5 gallons per 1,000 square feet contains the equivalent dilution (1 teaspoon per gallon) required for fire ant mound drenches in the spray tank.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.27 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 4000 square feet
at a cost of
$4.22 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
3.33 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 4000 square feet
at a cost of
$7.25 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
of
Label Rate:
0.1% mixture
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 125 gallons
at a cost of
$0.24 per gallon
Instructions:
Drench Method (Ant Mounds, Fire Ants): Apply 1-2 gal of 0.1% Demon Max emulsion to each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is wet. Treat a 2 ft diameter circle around the mound. For mounds larger than 12 inches, the higher volume and wider treatment diameter (up to 4 ft) may be needed. For best results, apply in cool weather, such as in early morning or late evening hours, but not in the heat of the day.
Broadcast Treatment
No broadcast treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$2.93 - $5.86 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
The best control will be achieved by using broadcast treatments in combination with mound drenches. It is critical to water before treatment if the soil is dry. Apply up to 0.4 lb AI/A when making broadcast treatments. Treat mounds with a product that is registered with the EPA and properly labeled for control of fire ant mounds or by applying ½ cup of Bifen L/P Granules per mound and then drenching the mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water. To break their apex and permit the insecticide solution to flow inside the ant tunnels, the mounds should be treated with adequate force. A four-foot diameter circle around the mound should also be treated. For best results, apply in cool weather (65-80ºF) or in early morning or late evening hours. The queen will be killed within 24 hours of application. Six months residual activity for control of foraging Imported Fire Ants and newly mated Fly-In Queens will be provided by applying 125 lbs./acre of Bifen L/P Granules.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
Label Rate:
64 fluid ounces per gallon
Cost Effectiveness:
Makes 0.125 gallons
at a cost of
$295.28 per gallon
Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.11 - 0.24 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 33798 - 69585 square feet
at a cost of
$0.53 - $1.09 per 1,000 sqft
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.4 - 0.8 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 40000 - 80000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.45 - $0.90 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Use the higher rate for fast knockdown and increased residual control. Dense or excessive (greater than 3 inches) lawn height and arid conditions may require higher volume application rates. Repeat application if necessary. Application in combination with compatible surfactants or wetting agents may enhance penetration.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Blanket Treatment
Label Rate:
0.5 - 1 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 16000 - 32000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.94 - $1.87 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Control will be optimized by combining broadcast applications that will control foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens with mound drenches that will control existing colonies. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application or use a high volume application. Apply broad- cast treatments at 0.6 to 1 fluid oz. per 1,000 square feet. Use enough finished volume to penetrate thatch or sod. Treat mounds by applying 1 oz Talstar P Professional per mound in 1 to 2 gallons water by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat 3 feet out around the mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger than 12”. Treat mounds with sufficient force to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. For best results, apply in cool weather (65 - 80˚F) or in early morning or late evening hours.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Control will be optimized by combining broadcast applications that will control foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens with mound treatments that will control existing colonies. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application. Broadcast treatments should apply 0.2 to 0.4 lb AI/A. Mounds should be treated by applying  cup of Talstar PL Granular per mound and then drenching the mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water. The mounds should be treated with sufficient force to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. Treat three feet out around the mound. For best results, apply in cool weather (65 - 80˚ F) or in early morning or late evening hours.
Preventative
Curative
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Spot Treatment
No spot treatment rates listed. Please, review the label or contact the merchant for more information.
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Control will be optimized by combining broadcast applications that will control foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens with mound treatments that will control existing colonies. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before or soon after application. Broadcast treatments should apply no more than 0.50 lbs ai per acre (4.6 lbs/1000 square feet). Mounds should be treated by applying ½ cup of Talstar® XTRA Granular Insecticide Featuring Verge Granule Technology per mound and then drenching the mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water. The mounds should be treated with sufficient force to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. Treat three feet out around the mound. For best results, apply in cool weather (65 - 80˚ F) or in early morning or late evening hours. This treatment will control the mound within 15 minutes and kill the queen within 24 hours of application. Application of at least 125 lbs/acre (2.8 lbs granules per 1000 sq. ft.) of Talstar® XTRA Granular Insecticide Featuring Verge Granule Technology will provide four months residual activity for control of foraging Imported Fire Ants and newly mated fly-In Queens.

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