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Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait has the active ingredient, metaflumizone that will control fire ants. Siesta contains a sodium-blocker that is formulated from soybean oil and corn grit and is the only product which does not require metabolism for bioactiviation. This active ingredient is long lasting and has fast control of imported and native fire ants. It works as a broadcast treatment to control foraging ants as well as those on the mound. Siesta is recommended to be applied when temperatures are above 60 degrees in the early morning or late afternoon. This is when ants are the most active. Applications should be avoided in wet conditions or when rain or irrigation is expected within 12 hours.
Comes in three sizes: 1.5 lb jug, 2 lb jug, and 15 lb bag
|Active Ingredient:||Metaflumizone - 0.063%|
|Target pests:||Imported - Native Fire Ants|
|For use in:||Lawns, landscape, Golf courses, Container and field grown ornamentals, Athletic fields, Sod farms, Commercial grounds|
|Application:||Suggested Spreader Settings for Broadcast Applications
BROADCAST Spreaders: (Settings)
Scotts SpeedyGreen 2000 (6.5)
Scotts SpeedyGreen 3000 (6.0)
Sta-Green 4500 (5.5)
Vigoro 4300 (5.0)
Craftsman Model 486.19710 (4.5)
EZ Spread Model SB5500 - Precision Products (5.0)
Scotts AccuGreen 1000 (8.0)
Scotts AccuGreen 2000 or 3000 (8.5)
Scotts HandyGreen II (3.5)
Earthway EV-N-SPRED Model 2700-A (3.0)
Ortho Whirlybird (3.0)
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed on label|
|Shelf Life:||Unopened - two years
Opened - three months
|Special Features:||Group 22B Insecticide; Sodium Channel Blocker Insecticide (SCBI)|
|Time to Kill:||Within 72 hours|
|Shipping Weight:||1.90 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||BASF (Mfg. Number: 59011061)|
Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is the only sodium blocker Insecticide that does not require metabolism for bioactivation. It acts on the nervous system, where it blocks the voltage dependent sodium neuron channel. Ants will soon stop feeding, start becomming immobile and then eventually die.
Chemical Family: Semicarbazone
Mode of Action: Metaflumizone is part of a new Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Mode of Action Chemical Group, 22B
Behavior in Ants: Acts through ant ingestion with limited contact activity. Feeding cessation begins quickly - within 15 minutes to 12 hours of ant recruitment of the bait. Insects will die within 72 hours.
Use Rates: 1.0 to 1.5 lb per acre applied by broadcast to the area. Or mound treatments - 1.0 to 2.0 oz ( 2 -4 level tablespoons) around mound. Do not apply more than 6.0 lb per acre per year or four applications.
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03/04/2014 Jackie from Plant City Fl
QHow much Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait do I need for 3.5 acres?
How often do I need to apply?
ASiesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait should be applied in the early morning or late afternoon
10/22/2013 Lewis from Ms
QIs the Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait safe around small dogs?
AThe Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is safe to use around dogs and cats, they just need to be out of the area while the application is being made.
02/07/2015 George from Hot Springs, Arkansas
QCan I use Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait on my vegetable garden?
03/07/2016 Amanda from Aiken, Sc
QCan Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait be used in horse pastures?
11/04/2014 Jean from Hilo, Hi
QDoes Siesta act as a bait that is carried back to the Queen?
Instructions do not address eradicating a nest area.
ASiesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is a bait and will be taken back to the nest and transferred throughout the colony. Siesta is recommended to be applied when temperatures are above 60 degrees in the early morning or late afternoon. This is when ants are the most active. Applications should be avoided in wet conditions or when rain or irrigation is expected within 12 hours.