It is highly recommended to also use Maxforce Carpenter Ant Gel which is a sugar bait. You should always give ants a choice as they may be in the mood for either a protein (granule) or a sugar (gel) bait.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is specially formulated to kill carpenter ants. Carpenter Ant Bait can be used indoors and outdoors to control the ant population. This carpenter ant bait formulation provides for the carpenter ant's dietary needs while using the delayed-action insecticide Abamectin. This product works well when used with a gel bait such as Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel.
|Active Ingredient:||0.011% Abamectin B1, a slow acting active ingredient. 99.989% other ingredients|
|Target pests:||Carpenter ants and many other species of ants|
|For use in:||in and around homes and commercial buildings. |
Can be applied directly from container or with a bulb duster.
|Application:||Best applied in small piles where carpenter ant activity is found. Carpenter Ants tend to start trailing about 30 min before sunset and remain active throughout the night. If you don't see activity, try looking around house about 1 hour before sunrise. Broadcast application: 1 lb. per acre.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|Shelf Life:||Use within 1 year of the date of purchase if unopened. After opening use within 3 months.|
|Manufactured By:||Whitmire Micro-Gen|
Active Ingredient: Abamectin - .011%
DESCRIPTION: Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is specially formulated to kill carpenter ants. Advance can be used indoors and outdoors to control the ant population. This carpenter ant bait formulation provides for the carpenter ant's dietary needs while using the delayed-action insecticide Abamectin. This product works well when used in combination with a bait gel such as Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel.
USE: Advance Carpenter Ant Bait can be used outdoors as a broadcast application around and close to the perimeter of the structure (8oz. per 1/2 acre), or on the interior inside wall voids or in areas where ants forage. Do not use in areas that have been treated with insecticides or sprays. This will cause the bait to be unattractive to the ants. Always read the label!
Abamectin B1 is a GABA inhibitor that interferes with the normal functioning of an insect's nervous system and begins affecting ant populations within 24 hours. This type of insecticide allows the ants time to take the bait back to the nest where it is distributed throughout the colony. Reproduction of the colony halts once the queens have been eliminated and the workers, who carried the bait, perish.
ADVANCE Carpenter Ant Bait is a ready-to-use product for use in controlling numerous ants both indoors and outdoors. This bait formulation combines a mixture of foods and the delayed action insecticide, Abamectin. This insecticide acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause an immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination. Avoid use of other insecticides or sprays on or near ADVANCE.
BROADCAST APPLICATION: Use this product at a rate of 1 lb. per acre. Apply the product as uniformly as possible. Repeat application as necessary.
AROUND STRUCTURES: Lightly sprinkle the product evenly in a band approximately 1 - 2 feet wide around the foundation of the building. Treat visible trails with approximately 1 ounce of product. Repeat application as necessary.
INDIVIDUAL COLONY TREATMENT: Use 1.5 to 3 ounces of product per colony. Repeat application as necessary.
LOCATE ANT ACTIVITY: Follow ants back to voids. Apply product to cracks and crevices or voids where ants are active. In heavily traveled sites, use up to 1.5 ounces of product. Use a large Centrobulb* puffer or other appropriate application device to place the product into crevices or voids. Repeat application as necessary. Do not use in the food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, restaurants or other areas where food is commercially prepared prepared or processed. Do not use in serving areas while food is exposed or facility is in operation. Serving areas are defined as those areas where prepared foods are served such as dining rooms but excluding areas where foods may be prepared or held. Non-food areas are defined as areas such as garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewers), entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling). When applying this product in the home, all food processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use. Exposed food should be covered or removed.
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21 of 24 people found this review helpful:
Exodus complete (I think)
By Jonathan on July 13, 2009
This is a follow-up to my last review, and an updated rating for Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. The running tally is: • 1,500+ dead or dying ants sucked up in the dirt devil • 6 queens (I can't believe I found 6). Scary. Glad I'm only renting. The activity is down to a minimum, and clearly their days are numbered since the live ones are moving very slow. (The toxins are taking effect) *evil laugh*. Each morning I find tiny ant graveyards in corners of the house that I had vacuumed clean the night before, and their numbers are decreasing. Good bye, carpenter ants. You will not be missed. If there's an ant afterlife, I hope it is an eternity closely resembling the final moments of your lives, twitching and convulsing uncontrollably, writhing in perceived pain. Advance: When you absolutely, positively have to kill every ant in the room. Accept no substitutes.
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By Becky on July 2, 2008
All I have to say after my first application of Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is wow! The ants immediately scurried off with the bait down their little ant holes. The next day, about 18 hours later, they were up on the surface staggering around and dead! I hope all of their nasty babies enjoyed the feast too. Thanks!
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Advance Carpenter Ant Bait
By Confidential on May 8, 2010
I have been doing pest control for over 25 years now, even owned a few exterminating companies myself. If there is one bait that I am 100% confident in using for Carp. Ants, it is the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. I have used this product for a number of years now and the insects acceptance of this formula is amazing. Almost as soon as I distribute it, I see the Carp. ants picking it up and carrying it right back to their nest! The kill effect is also great, I tell my customers give it 4-7 days and no more ants.................and I've never had to go back to retreat any yet! I am also a first time buyer of products at DoMyOwnPestControl and was very very happy with the price and the fast no cost delivery. And NO! They didn't pay me to say that! Now I found a place that I can rely on for the best products, good pricing and fast delivery!
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Carpenter Ant Bait
By Pete on August 25, 2010
Howdy, This was my second container of the Advance Ant Bait. The product arrive on time and in good order. My colony of carpenter ants took the Advance Bait for about two weeks and then totally ignored the bait. They would walk over or around and not pick up any bait. I did notice a reduction in ant activity of about 50% over the months of June and July while I kept the bait available for the ants. Thinking I had a "stale" batch of bait I decided to try a new container. No luck with the new container of bait I got in August. I gave up on the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait and tried the Max Force Gel Bait for carpenter ants. Once I got the colony to take the Gel Bait I had a 100% kill in two days.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Saw a reduction in 4-5 days
By Carrie on June 17, 2008
We had carpenter ants in the house and in our old fencing. I put some Advance Carpenter Ant Bait out and they went crazy carrying it back to the nest. Saw a reduction in ants in about 4-5 days. I also recommend the Talstar professional insecticide spray to use on your yard. It does not seem to deter the ants from the bait, like some other sprays.
Carpenter ant bait
By Christopher on May 20, 2013
Works better than advertised! Like giving ants crack cocaine!
By sd on May 10, 2013
I could hear the carpenter ants in my house last summer. I sprinkled the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait along the outside perimeter of my house, and within a few days, the noise was gone. Needless to say, I was so relieved. I ordered it again this spring just to keep the pests from coming back.
By Catherine on May 6, 2013
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is a great product. Sprinkle around active ant sites and in no time the ants are carrying it off to their nest. I use this when the ants want protein. Of course, I always put it down along with some sweet...Advion Ant Bait Gel. That way, the ants can choose whether they want sweet or protein. Highly recommend this product! ...Do My Own Pest Control carries many fine products. Thank you for providing us with your very best service and products.
By Disapointed on April 25, 2013
Have had the bait out for two weeks now. Carpenter ants crawl across the bait without even stopping.
Carpenter Ant Bait
By Louise on March 16, 2013
The IPM specialist for Bexar County recommended this product to me since we had a severe carpenter ant problem. They had infested our home and wooden arbor. I baited around our entire house and it solved the problem instantly. I now do this every spring and fall, just to make sure no ants have returned. Terrific product. I do keep it in the house in a sealed plastic bag because it has a strong odor and the heat in our garage makes it ineffective.
Bye Bye Ants!
By Michael on February 27, 2013
We had ant piles as big as mountains! We wouldn't let our sons play at all in the back yard because there were soooo many. My brother suggested that we look into this product. He ordered it, came over and poured it everywhere. they were gone in days. Now my sons get to play without being attacked!
By Lovemydobie on October 14, 2012
After only one use my carpenter ants have disappeared. The only thing I have to be careful of is that my Golden Retriever was very interested in the smell of this stuff. Certainly it would not be good if he decided to sample it. But I am glad the ants are gone. Also saw other smaller black ants happily carrying the little granules away too. Glad different ants like it as well. We certainly have no shortage of ants here in florida and anything that helps eliminate them is great! Also relly appreciate the fast shipping and great customer service. This is a very good company to deal with and will order from them again anytime I need pest control. Thank you.
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By Greg on August 8, 2012
You will actually enjoy pulling up a lawn chair watching the little beggars carrying this stuff away. Quickly noticed a decrease in the carpenter ant population. I would say I have achieved about a 90% reduction... I have applied it a second time and dont see any in that area. Recently had a few in my den and I traced them to outside the window and a small hole in the frame. Put it down yesterday and have many dead ants in that area with others slowly moving. Use the gel also for a 1-2 punch...carpenter ants are highly destructive. You need to get rid of them.
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By Elf on July 17, 2012
the ants never took the bait that i could see. read up on it and bait isn't the way to kill them. the ant continued to be everywhere. i don't want to wait till my house is deystroyed
Sometimes they like it, sometimes they don't
By Alan on June 23, 2012
At times, the carpenter ants really go for the bait. At other times, they walk right over it in search of something else. I also have liquid ant bait in stations around the area. They seem to change which they prefer from time to time. But I am also competing with many other natural food sources, such as aphid residue in the tree canopy, etc. Other species of ants, small slow moving brown ones, can't seem to get enough it and drag it back down into their ant holes endlessly.
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March 17, 2010Susan asked:
QWhen is the best time to begin a program to eliminate carpenter ants using MaxForce Carpenter Gel Bait?
When is the best time to begin a program to eliminate carpenter ants using MaxForce Carpenter Gel Bait and Advance Carpenter Granular Bait?
AAnytime you see carpenter ants around the home, even one, is a good time to apply the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait around your home to discourage entry inside your house. Early spring is when carpenter ants start to become active and are looking for food since they have been overwintering for a while. So now (March) is actually a perfect time for applying the bait.
September 18, 2009Robert asked:
QWhen placed outdoors will the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait attract or harm pets?
AThe Advance Carpenter Ant Bait, when applied correctly will not harm children or pets. Pets can be attracted to the granules but if they are applied correctly the pets should not be able to eat enough of them for it to be harmful. You are supposed to broadcast this product outside meaning you will be placing very small amounts in grass, mulch, etc. A pet would have to consume a large quantity of this product, meaning they would have to get into the container and consume a large amount to get sick. As with any cleaning product or otherwise, you should always keep the container out of reach of children and pets.
May 6, 2010Yan asked:
QHow do I know if the Advance Ant Granules are working?
We applied Advance granule three days ago and the first day ants just pick them up and carry back to the nest like crazy. But since yesterday they seem to have totally lost interest in it. They crawl right past the granules without picking them up. We did see some dead ants but there seem to be more ants coming out. Is it not working? Why does it lose its appeal?
ASeeing the dead ants means that the Advance Carpenter Ant granules are doing their job. Ants however change their nutritional needs frequently This means that one day they may only forage for proteins, like the granules you put out and another day they may forage for carbohydrates like bait gels or liquids. We recommend leaving the granules in place and allow the ants to continue their natural foraging. You may also consider using an ant bait gel like the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel in combination with the Advance Granules.
January 12, 2010Carola asked:
QShould I treat outside for ants when Spring comes?
I live in Ohio and it is winter now about 19 degrees, my husband found ants after removing the carpet in the family room on one of the edges and he vacuum them every day and more appear every day. We know now that we need to treat them. What products do we need to use?
ADo you know if they are carpenter ants? If so, then you should purchase our Carpenter Ant Kit which comes with bait to place in the house for the ants to take back to wherever they are nesting. This is important because if you do not take out the nest the colony will continue to reproduce and continue to be a problem.
January 29, 2010Kate asked:
QIs Advance Carpenter ant bait safe to use in a childs room?
There are ants in my 3 year olds bedroom. I was thinking that I would drill holes in the wall and blow the bait inside the wall.
AYes, Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is a very safe ant granule bait that can be used inside the home. Placing it in a wall void would be ideal so the ants would be able to find it but your child would not. Although the bait is very safe and a child would have to consume a large amount to become ill, you of course want to always exercise caution and not leave bait where children or pets could easily access it.
October 30, 2009Gary asked:
QIs it too cold to use Advance Ant Bait around the perimeter of my home?
I live in Houston, Tx. Outside temperatures are now mid 50's at night and 60-70F in the day time. Is it too cold to use Advance around the perimeter of my home?
ANot at all. Any temperature is good to use the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. As long as there are ants around the bait will work, despite the temperature. The only time you would not want to apply it is if it is raining or going to rain within 24 hours. This product is best applied when you are going to have a few days of dry weather.
April 16, 2010Barb asked:
QIs the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait a powder or is it small grains shape?
AThe Advance Carpenter Ant Bait granules are little granules that the ants can pick up and carry away.
May 6, 2010Kelly asked:
QDo you offer a larger size of Advance Carpenter Ant Bait?
I purchased the 8oz. bottle and it seems to be working, but I'm going to need a lot more than 2lbs. to get rid of these things, they are literally coming out of the wood work. Our property adjoins some abandoned property and the ants are coming from there and moving onto ours. I also have the liquid honeydew stations set-up in the shaded locations and they are bone dry every few days. Do you offer a larger size of this product?
AUnfortunately the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules only come in a 8 oz container or a 2lb container.
July 2, 2010Carol asked:
QIf I use the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait, will it harm the birds and frogs if they eat the poisoned ants?
ANo, we have never heard of any reports of harm coming to animals that ate the ants that had died from eating Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. For more information concerning secondary poisoning, please call Whitmire Microgen, the product manufacturer at 800-777-8570.
July 17, 2011Maureen asked:
QAre Advance Carpenter ant granules safe to use near a water supply ?
AAdvance Carpenter Ant Bait granules are safe to use as long as the bait granules cannot actually roll into the water source. The bait will not leach through the soil to contaminate water. If you do have a situation where the bait could roll into a water source you should place the bait into an ant bait station such as the Ant No More Ant Bait Stations.