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Maxforce Ant Bait Stations are all about fast control and secondary kill. Due to Fipronil and its accelerated Domino Effect kill, Maxforce Ant Bait Stations start to kill ants in just six hours. Tests show 90% population reductions in just four days for ants. This product is more of a protein based bait. We recommend using these bait stations along with a gel bait which is mostly a source of sugar, since ants could be in the mood for either protein or sugar. Gels and stations provide different dietary needs for ants. The ants may eat the gel, or bait stations, or both. And their diet may change frequently between gels and the bait stations. It is better to provide them with both for an optimum kill. Bag contents: 24 Child-Resistant Bait Stations
|Active Ingredient:||Fipronil - 0.01%|
|Target pests:||Pharaoh Ants and other common household ants: Acrobat, Argentine, Crazy, Odorous House Ants, and Pavement ants
These stations are protein based and will not work with sugar ants or ants that are going after sweets
In that case, please choose a carbohydrate gel based bait
If Not Sure, we suggest getting both stations and gel based bait so the ants have both types available
|For use in:||Residential, Commercial, and Industrial|
|Application:||For Normal Infestation, Use 3 Stations per Average Size Room (More for heavy infestations)|
|Yield:||24 Child Resistant Stations|
|Shipping Weight:||0.38 lbs|
Active Ingredient: Fipronil - 0.01%
Maxforce Ant Bait Stations are all about fast control and secondary kill. Due to Fipronil and its accelerated Domino Effect kill, Maxforce Ant Bait Stations start to kill ants in just six hours. And tests show 90% population reductions in just four days for ants!
The bait formula is that irresistible, and works that fast.
Maxforce ant bait stations are also convenient and easy to use. The small ant bait station bags contain loose-packed single stations and are resealable to keep baits fresh and protected from contamination. Plus, the patented inspectable red station lids now have an additional feature: A debossed lid that's index welded to the base, creating even greater bait station integrity. And, the easy peel-and-stick adhesive makes application fast.
Tips for Use:
- Place Maxforce ant bait stations by ant trails and where ants have been seen.
- Three bait stations should control an average size room, or approximately one bait station per 100 square feet.
- Do not spray chemicals or disturb trails between ant nests and bait stations.
- Periodically, replace bait stations that are empty and relocate stations that show little or no ant activity.
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29 of 29 people found this review helpful:
By Kathy in Columbus, OH on 01/13/2009
We had ongoing ant problems in our home for years; our house is on a slab and they lived in the plumbing wall void in the center of the house. I tried many sessions of Terro Liquid Ant Killer, and though they took the bait it was not effective. Maxforce FC Ant Bait stations attracted the ants in droves and within hours they were dying or gone. Weeks later and no ants have resurfaced. We had several separate colonies and they are wiped out. This was well worth the money.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Needs some help to work
By Maureen in Orlando, FL on 07/08/2010
From reading up about getting rid of Pharaoh ants, it seemed Maxforce was the way to go. I was rather disappointed when the ants were walking right by the stations I put in various places they concentrated. They were mostly drawn to any cat or dog food left out for more than 15 mins. - they would come from "out of the woodwork". Also, any cooking oils on the stove and oddly, toothpaste was their favorites! Talked to a couple of friends who are professional pest control techs and they advised cutting open the top of baits a little and mixing up some p-nut butter into the granules. That sure made a difference! I am now ant-free by all observations - hope they got to the queen!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Worked great with some modification
By Patti in Clever, Missouri on 08/31/2010
I tried a couple of other things before purchasing the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations. I believe we had thielf ants and they were more attracted to the grease than to these traps. However, I tried what I found suggested elsewhere on the web and poked four holes using a probe and put a drop of oil on each of the holes. The ants were gone by the next day. We had used the standard ant baits to no effect and I also had tried a homemade concoction recommended by a university extension site with no effect. These did the trick.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
The only thing that works
By Ryan in Springfield, VA on 07/02/2010
These are the only bait traps that work for us. Some of these were given to us for use in the house by a pest control company a couple of years ago. We quit paying for the expensive service when we realized they were not doing anything that we couldn't do on our own. These things stopped hundreds of little piss-ants in our kitchen. We tried a lot of other store bought items that didn't come close to working. I highly recommend these.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
By Mike on 11/29/2006
Our office had a major ant (small ants) invasion and we called the local pest control company. We didn't want them to spray so they placed these Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations throughout our office. Within 2 weeks, the ants were significantly reduced to almost nothing, and a month later, the ants were completely gone. Maxforce ant baits are the most effective ant bait product that I know of. I've personally used Grant Ant Stakes (totally ineffective) and Zep Ant Bait (decently effective ) but Maxforce has been by far the fastest acting and most complete in controlling ants.
By Cheryl in Gainesville on 09/23/2017
Tried these bait stations took a few days to see no ants. So far so good!
Not so good
By Dave in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 09/03/2017
These contain a dense material that is just not attractive to the ants I have. Stated to be for protein-seeking ants, which I have. Usually on baits like these, if the ants won't take it, I can open the package and mix the bait with something that the ants go for, like cat food or peanut butter, and the combination will work. Not with these; this material just will not mix with anything else. Had to go to another bait entirely.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Ghost or Crazy Ants
By Ed in Satellite Beach, FL. on 07/23/2017
Ants were not attracted to this bait. Advion Ant Gel seems to be the answer for this type of ant!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
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By Renee in Dunedin, Florida on 07/22/2017
I do not think these bait stations are a good value. I placed them directly in the path of the pharaoh ants that were invading my kitchen and bathroom and the ants just avoided them taking little notice. I understand that ants forage for different foods at different times but for the price I would expect a more favorable result. Not worth the money in my opinion. I would not recommend for purchase. They do not work. I would like to ask for my money back but I opened the package so I guess I'm stuck with $25.00 worth of useless merchandise.
By Joseph in Merida, Mexico on 05/21/2017
It really appeals to my ants. I stored a dozen bait stations in a baggie. The ants chewed their way in to get to them. The ones I have placed are swarming with ants. It's too soon to tell final results but it looks very promising.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
ULTRA SMALL CRAZY ANTS
By John in Cape Coral, FL on 12/05/2016
Maxforce worked on a large group of small crazy ants outdoors but not on the ultra small group indoors. They may be too small or smart to get into the bait box. They are about one forth the size of a pin head and have all of the moves of crazy ants. I use honey mixed with borax for some help but it is a long procedure. Is it safe to open the container and put the bait where they can get to it?
Thank you for your comments! You should not open Maxforce or other similar ant bait stations. We sell many other baits in different formulations that can be used for crazy ants. These ants can be very aggressive and prolific, so it is usually necessary to use multiple products in conjunction to control them. We sell a great Crazy Ant Kit that contains Termidor SC, Invict Blitz bait granules, and CimeXa Dust. Maxforce Quantum is an excellent sweet bait that can be used inside or outside, as well. Please let us know if we can further assist you. http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/rasberry-carribean-crazy-ant-kit-p-3486.html http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/maxforce-quantum-ant-bait-p-1884.html
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Dale in Oxnard,California on 09/28/2016
I can't get the ants to go within a mile of the bait stations.I tried everything inside and outside. No luck!! Never seen anything like it. I should have bought some ant stakes at the grocery store. They are allot cheaper and they work. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
We apologize you did not receive the expected results when using this product. As noted on the page, this product is more of a protein based bait. We recommend using these bait stations along with a gel bait which is mostly a source of sugar, since ants could be in the mood for either protein or sugar. Gels and stations provide different dietary needs for ants. The ants may eat the gel, or bait stations, or both. And their diet may change frequently between gels and the bait stations. It is better to provide them with both for an optimum kill.
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By Rich in ME on 07/07/2016
Great service and a very effective product. Follow the directions.
Great Product & Sevice
By Rich in Hartland, ME on 04/26/2016
I've been using this product for several years around the foundation of the house to control ants and it works very well. Service from DIYPC is excellent as usual.
By Carol in ny on 04/17/2016
This works great First notice these when we had someone come to get rid of carpenter ants a professional so we decided to order them and do our own control works great recommended them to others and they purchased them too to keep carpenter/black ants under control without paying a professional.
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QMy dog chewed up a MaxForce FC Ant Bait Station. Will my dog get sick?
ADue to the very small amount of product in the station, there would most likely be no effect to your dog. Just to be safe, you may want to contact your veterinarian. We have linked the product label and the MSDS in our answer because your veterinarian may need to see these documents. In the future, when using MaxForce FC Ant Bait Stations be sure to place them out of reach of all pets and children as directed on the product label.
06/23/2012 Jean from Maple Grove, Minnesota
QHow often to replace Maxforce Ant Bait stations?
I do not know what to look for in bait traps to see if they are used up? I did not think instructions were clear as to how many to use and how often to replace. I have a large tree that had many carpenter ants. I put quite a few bait traps on the tree but today I did see several ants again. I reread information on labels but did not get my questions answered
AThe Maxforce FC Ant Bait stations are made so that you can see the bait faintly through the top plastic red covering. The stations should only be replaced if the bait inside is gone. Typically the stations are left out for at least 30 days or as long as needed until the bait is gone. Baiting is not an overnight process. Depending on colony size, baiting can take a few days to 3 to 4 weeks to kill an entire ant colony.
QHow do I use Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Stations effectively?
Received a shipment of MaxForce Ant Killer Bait Stations. Placed stations on and near ant trails. Ants have shown absolutely no interest in any of the stations. They continue to by-pass the stations. What am I doing wrong? Do stations have to be activated in some manner? Do the stations have to be opened up in some manner?
AYou are probably not doing anything wrong, but one thing to consider is that ants are very finicky eaters. They are either in the mood for protein/fats or sugar depending on what the colony needs. Maxforce FC Ant Stations are more of a protein/fat type of bait. The ants are probably looking for more of a sugar type bait right now. On our product description we do recommend using the stations along with the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel which is a sugar based bait. This way you have both to offer if they are in the mood for one over the other. If you would like to test this theory, you can place a spoonful of jelly on a piece of tin foil or paper next to one of the Maxforce FC Ant Stations. If they eat the jelly and not the station bait then they are in the mood for sugar, not protein.
QWhat is the shelf life of Maxforce Ant Bait Stations?
AMaxforce FC Ant Bait Stations will be good for a period of one year once the bag to the stations has been opened.
QHow long does one bait trap last? How can we tell when we need to replace it?
We just put out three traps, and I was getting ready to order some more. I didn't know whether I should wait till later if the ones we put down were good for a while. Please advise.
AMaxforce FC Ant Bait Stations will be good for a period of one year once the bag to the stations has been opened. Once the stations have been used, they should be replaced every few months because they may become contaminated by things in the home such as cleaners, perfumes, cigarette smoke and the like.
12/18/2011 John from Kansas
QIs Maxforce FC Ant Bait something that they take back to colony and continue to be effective?
AYes. Maxforce FC Ant Bait will be picked up by the foraging ants and taken back to the colony and shared among the other ants.
05/29/2013 Bob from South Florida
QI have whitefooted ants. What bait would work best?
ABaits do not normally work on White-Footed Ants so alternative methods will be needed. You will need to treat the outside of the home with a residual product like Talstar P and treat any mounds you see in the yard as well. Spray the Talstar around window and door frames, any areas where pipes enter the home, and around the foundation 3 feet up and 3-5 feet out on ground. Please review our detailed article on How to Get Rid of White Footed Ants for more information on eliminating them from your home.
09/19/2013 Doug from La, Ca
QCan Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations be used outdoors?
ABait stations work best indoors. However, placing stations out around where you see active trailing, around their nests, or on a covered porch area would be good locations for outdoors. A great ant bait to use outside would be Advance 375A.
08/15/2016 Elisabeth from Hawthorne, Nj
QWhich ant bait in small containers is safe for children and dogs?
A We recommend applying any professional ant bait gel in bait plate stations or the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations. Place in areas that are inaccessible to pets and children where the insect activity is located. For more helpful information on eradicating ants, please review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Ants.
We recommend applying any professional ant bait gel in bait plate stations or the Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations. Place in areas that are inaccessible to pets and children where the insect activity is located. For more helpful information on eradicating ants, please review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Ants.
04/29/2014 Kelly from Suwanee
QIs it safe and effective to use a bait station next to a raised vegetable bed infested with odorous house ants
I have an odorous house ant nest under a raised vegetable bed so do not want to spray the nest with chemicals and was wondering if bait next to the bed would work even though it is outdoors.
AYes, Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations can be safely and effectively used around the perimeter or adjacent to the vegetable garden to control Odorous House Ants.
08/15/2014 Chris from New Jersey
QAre Maxforce Gel and Bait Plate stations considered effective against acrobat ants?
Looking for solutions that do not necessitate spraying pesticides all over the place, so any other options/opinions would be very much appreciated.
A Maxforce Ant Bait Stations are very effective for eradicating acrobat ants and it starts to kill them in just six hours, and tests show 90% population reductions in just four days. For more information on treating this ant species, please click on the article link below.
Maxforce Ant Bait Stations are very effective for eradicating acrobat ants and it starts to kill them in just six hours, and tests show 90% population reductions in just four days. For more information on treating this ant species, please click on the article link below.
QAre Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations effective against Leaf Cutting Ants?
I know that Fipronil is found to be effective against Leaf Cutting Ants, but I don't know what the bait is they're using in this product. How effective it is for these ants specifically? Is there another formula that meets this criteria & is more effective?
A Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations have not been tested on leaf cutting ants so we do not have any information as to the efficacy. According to several university websites, Maxforce Complete Ant Granules containing hydramethlynon are some what effective, though they will usually eliminate only about 30% of a large colony in one treatment and will need to be reapplied several times. We recommend contacting your local county extension office to see what baits have been proven to be effective on leaf cutting ants in your area. We also carry DeltaGard G Granules and it one of the only products that are labeled for leaf cutting ants.
03/19/2015 Woody from Little Rock, Ar
QHave some Maxforce bug bait in a plastic tub in my store room. Not in any kind of "bait station"
Don't know if it is for ants or roaches but suspect ants. How do I use bulk product without "stations"?
ASo, you have Maxforce bait in a plastic TUB or TUBE? We really need to know what type specifically so that we can better assist you. Can you take a clear picture of the product and email it to us?