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Connie from Puna, Big Island Of Hawaii writes,
10/14/2011:

Is Ascend Fire Ant Bait chemical free? Is Ascend non-toxic to people and pets?

I'm searching for non-chemical, natural, not toxic to humans/pets solution for fire ants. Is Ascend? (We've recently been invaded by LFA, & the whole island is searching for product that's effective & non-chemical, non-toxic. I really hope I've found it in Ascend!)

Answer:

Every single insecticide has some level of toxicity and some type of chemical, even all natural or organic products. If there is absolutely no toxicity in the product there is no way to kill the ants. Ascend Fire Ant Bait does contain Abamectin which is usually categorized in the "lower risk" group of insecticides. This means that when used as directed on the product label Ascend Bait Granules pose a much lower toxic risk to non-target animals than other ant bait granules. We recommend you take a few moments to read the Ascend Fire Ant Bait product label as well as the MSDS to see if this product will fit your needs.

Answer last updated on: 10/14/2011

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