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Extinguish Professional Fire Ant Bait combines (S)-Methoprene, an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), with attractive bait that foraging fire ant workers take back to the queen. (S)-Methoprene adversely affects the queen's ability to reproduce, so when existing workers die (normally within a three-week period), no new workers are created to replace them. The result? Starvation and elimination of the entire colony.
TIPS: Extinguish Fire Ant Bait can take 8 to 12 weeks to see results, however, you should only apply this if the soil temperature is about 65 degrees, it is not going to rain within 8 hours, and the fire ants are foraging. It is recommended to broadcast the treatment instead of mound treat for best results, and you should apply the product where the ground is in the sun, since this is where fire ants will nest.
|Active Ingredient:||(S)-Methoprene Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) - .05%|
|Target pests:||Fire Ants (Use within 3 Months of Opening Bag)|
|For use in:||Range-land, Pasture Grazing Land, Cropland; Commercial & Residential Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Golf Courses, Parks, Schools, Sod Farms
* No Withdrawal Period or Grazing Restrictions
* See label for complete list
|Application:||3 - 5 Tbsp. per mound or 1 - 1.5 lbs. per acre
* Ants must be foraging for this to work
* Do Not Apply in the Late Fall or Winter when Ants are Not Foraging ... it Will Not Work!
* Bait Must Remain Dry (Do Not Apply if it will Rain within 8 Hours
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||CA, CT|
|Shipping Weight:||3.00 lbs|
EXTINGUISH PROFESSIONAL FIRE ANT BAIT contains an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) that can be applied anywhere fire ants go.
- Complete control of fire ant colonies.
- Approved for residential turf and landscapes and much more.
- No withdrawal period or grazing restrictions.
- Eliminates and controls colonies without colony relocation.
The IGR is contained in an attractive bait that foraging fire ant workers take back to the mound to feed to the queen. IGR's are different from conventional products which provide a direct kill to fire ants. IGR's work by affecting queen reproduction. The effects of the treatment may not be immediately evident. IGR's are slower in activity than conventional products. Though slower in action, control is complete without the concern of rebounding or movement of the colony to another location. Reduction in colony size can be seen beginning at 3 weeks with colony elimination within 8 to 10 weeks. When existing workers die, replacement workers are not produced resulting in starvation and elimination of the queen and colony.
Extinguish Fire Ant Bait may be used as a preventative application to reduce the buildup of fire ants into unwanted areas. Two to three broadcast applications (using a granule spreader) per year are recommended to prevent the encroachment and subsequent development of new mounds into an area. Repeat applications of Extinguish Fire Ant Bait may be made as often as fire ants are observed.
Do not disturb the mound or dump the bait on the mound! Disturbing the fire ant mound will only stress the colony, causing bait avoidance and possibly splitting the fire ants into more locations.
Broadcast Applications for Fire Ants
Apply Extinguish Fire Ant Bait to areas infested with fire ants at the rate of 1 to 1.5 pounds of product per acre (3.5 tablespoons per 1000 square feet) using a hand seeder or broadcast spreader.
Is Extinguish Professional Fire Ant Bait or Extinguish Plus waterproof? How do weather conditions affect it?
If Extinguish Professional Fire Ant Bait or Extinguish Plus gets wet, it will have reduced palatability, and therefore reduces results. The product should be allied while ground conditions are dry and where rainfall is not expected for more that six hours. Most foraging ants will pick up the bait within six hours after placement.
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12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
Extinguish fire ant bait
By B. in Austin, Texas on 08/30/2009
At the recommendation of a friend who has a PhD in entomology, specifically fire ants, I purchased Extinguish Fire Ant Bait. I have used Extinguish for about 10 years. It works great. It works even better if you and neighbors get together and treat at the same time. Follow the directions and you'll have great results. Usually, I did not broadcast but rather treated individual mounds. These are usually quite obvious after a rain. You will probably want to re-treat a heavily ant infested area. According to my ant specialist this is the safest, most effective product available at this time.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
Extinguish fire ant bait
By Jim in Boligee, Alabama on 11/22/2010
I've used this bait for about a year now. We have free range chickens and I wanted a safe bait to use around them. I treat about 20 acres with it at the suggested rate and It works very well- you just have to wait about 4-6 weeks and you will start to notice fire ant mounds with no ants left. Our family enjoy the yard much more now. Alabama is saturated with fire ants, so eventually, you have to retreat, but overall is much better than any other bait that I've tried and cost effective.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Extinguish Really Works
By Nanette in Bell, FL on 09/06/2010
We were plagued by fire ants in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for many, many years and bought everything that came out or was recommended to "work." Nothing did work, in two weeks they would be back. We live in Northern Florida now. They were here when we moved. Five acres and fire ants. Oh boy! Then on the TV I heard a commercial on Extinguish. Googled where to buy it. Bought two 2.5 pound jugs of it and within two weeks the entire five acres were clear of them totally!!!! That one treatment lasted for over a year. I love the stuff.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
By John in Greenwood, MS on 04/17/2011
Works great!!! Goes a very long, long way. 1 pound per acre covers a HUGE area just follow the directions and in only 6 weeks you will be fire ant free. It worked great in my 11 acres of blueberries and my customers were very appreciative.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Love that it works...but it's not a poison.
By Vivian in Oviedo, FL on 02/14/2013
I use this product instead of a poison around my dog and my horses. It works slower...but it works ... and it's not a poison that can hurt other animals. Love That.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By Vicki in Oviedo, FL on 11/05/2013
I use this in my horse pasture. I like that I do not have to worry about my horses eating a poison. It's just birth control for the fireants. In a few weeks, my fireant population is greatly reduced and sometime almost completely destroyed ...at least for awhile. Both my horse and I are happy with the results. I'll need to reapply in Spring and again next Fall.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Extinguish works... but slowly
By Anne in Flower Mound, TX on 08/30/2012
Like this product because it is safe on my pastures where my livestock is. It seems like we get more ants initially after treatment. always takes a second treatment to see results.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
My favorite fire ant control....
By Vicki in Oviedo, FL on 12/21/2015
I use this in my horse pasture and around my lawn and I don't worry about my dog, or my horses eating the bait because it's not a poison....it's birth control for ants! It takes a little longer to work....but it WORKS and without all the worry of a poison.
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12/20/2013 Ola from Grifton, Nc
QCan Bifen IT be used on horse pasture to control fire ants?
How long do u need to wait before u can let the horses back on the pasture. How much should be applied per acre?
AThe Bifen IT cannot be used on any pasture area or anywhere that animals graze, even after dry. For fire ant control, the best product to use both for pastures and effectiveness would be the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait. This product has no grazing restrictions for animals and will give you far superior contol over the entire colony of fire ants rather than just part of it like the Bifen will do. If you scroll down on the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait page after following the link we provided above, you will see all the instructions you would need for application. You will typically use 1.5-2lbs per acre.
03/26/2012 Anne from Dallas-fort Worth, Texas
QExtinguish fire ant bait around chickens?
We have free range chickens and are afraid the chickens will eat the bait as it looks like "scratch". Any suggestions and/or safety data on Extinguish and poultry. Have used Extinguish for several years and love the results...but chickens are new to us this year.
AYou will need to use the Extinguish Bait in only areas that are inaccessible to the chickens. For more information on using Extinguish near chickens we recommend contacting the manufacturer Zoecon at 800-877-6374. The manufacturer may have baiting suggestions for your situation.
QIs Extinguish Fire Ant Bait waterproof? How do weather conditions affect it?
AIf Extinguish Professional Fire Ant Bait gets wet, it will have reduced palatability, and therefore reduces results. The product should be applied while ground conditions are dry and where rainfall is not expected for more that six hours. Most foraging ants will pick up the bait within six hours after placement.
QI have a fire ant problem on a 40 acre field that is cut for hay. Do you have any product that is safe for this application?
AWe have a very popular product called Extinguish Fire Ant Bait which is the preferred choice by farmers because it can be used on grazeland. It is one of the only kinds of fire ant bait that can be used for this purpose. One 25lb bag can be broadcasted to cover about 17 acres. Please read the product label also for complete instructions and further information about the product.
05/14/2013 Paul from Winnsboro, Sc
QI am looking for a broadcast ant bait for 5 acres with pyriproxyfen as a principle ingredient.
Something like Valent Esteem ant bait.
ADepending on the areas you are using the bait you would need either the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait, or the Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. Both products will work on multiple species of ants, not just fire ants. The Extinguish Fire Ant Bait can be applied to all sorts of areas including cropland with no withdrawal period or grazing restrictions. The Extinguish Plus can be used in non-crop areas such as range land, pasture, lawns, landscaped areas, golf courses.You can use this product on pastureland, however you must remove all grazing livestock for at least 48 hours after application. Then they can return to the land after 48 hours. Although it does not have Pyriproxyfen as the IGR in the product, the Methoprene will work just as well and it is the only bait we carry for ants that has an IGR built into it. Please let us know if you have any questions.