FOR CONTROL OF ANTS IN HOUSES IN OTHER STRUCTURES
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Structures that contain wells or cisterns within the foundation of the structure can only be treated using the treated backfill method described in the treatment around wells and cisterns section of the label. Consult state and local specifications for recommended distances of wells from treated area, or if such regulations do not exist, refer to Federal Housing Administration Specifications (H.U.D.) for guidance.
Do not formulate this product into other end-use products
IN-LINE-INJECTION: For the desired application rate, use the proportional injector mixing table to determine the amount of PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide for a given injection volume of finished emulsion.
CONVERSION KEY: 128 fl oz = 1 gal, 16 fl oz = 1 pint, 8 pints = 1 gal, 1 fl oz = 29.5 mL
It is recommended that application volumes described in the PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide \"DIRECTIONS FOR USE\" be used whenever possible. However, where soil conditions will not accept application of 4 gallons of PREMISE 0.5 SC Insecticide per 10 linear feet, twice the PREMISE concentration may be applied in 2 gallons of solution per 10 linear feet. For example, if 0.05% is the correct use rate to be applied in 4 gallons of water, then 2 gallons of 0.1% dilution may be used per 10 linear feet to deliver an equivalent amount of PREMISE per unit of soil.
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment
(USE NOT APPROVED IN LA AND MS)
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment is an optional method of termite treatment only for use in post-construction applications, after the final grade is established. Structural protection when using the Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment is accomplished by: 1) establishing a continuous treated zone around the entire exterior foundation wall of the building; and 2) spot-treating infested areas on the building interior. Soil adjacent to the exterior foundation wall must be treated in the same manner as conventional (full) application.
It is required that a complete and continuous treated zone be achieved around the entire exterior perimeter, including under any attached slabs such as garages, porches, patios, driveways and pavement adjoining the foundation. Interior spot treatments must then be made to any indoor areas where termite activity is present. Optional interior spot treatments may also be made to high risk areas including, but not limited to, plumbing and utility penetrations (including bath traps), along settlement cracks and expansion joints, and dirt-filled porches.
Exterior Perimeter/Interior Spot Treatment can be used either as a preventative treatment (before structural infestation occurs) or as a curative treatment (after structural infestation occurs) in existing structures. Preventative treatment does not include pre-construction applications made to protect new construction. It is required that a thorough structural inspection be completed, before treatment, to locate all areas of active infestation. Spot treatment of all known sites of termite activity is required with this optional labeling. If no termite activity is observed inside the structure, interior spot treatments are not required. Do not apply at a lower dosage and/or concentration than specified on the label.
Retreatment for subterranean termites can only be performed if there is clear evidence of reinfestation or disruption of the treated zone due to construction, excavation, or landscaping and/or evidence of the breakdown of the termiticide treated zone in the soil. These vulnerable or reinfested areas may be retreated in accordance with application techniques described in this product’s labeling. The timing and type of these retreatments will vary, depending on factors such as termite pressure, soil types, soil conditions and other factors which may reduce the effectiveness of the treated zone. Retreatment may be made as either a spot or complete treatment.
When a structure is not known to be reinfested and the treated zone is not disturbed, but where the structure was last treated five or more years ago, retreatment may be performed if, in the judgment of the applicator, it is necessary to ensure adequate protection of the structure. In determining the timing of any retreatment, the applicator should consider efficacy and/or degradation data and/or site specific conditions and previous experience that indicate a vulnerability of the structure to termite attack.
Annual retreatment of the structure is prohibited unless there is clear evidence that reinfestation or treated zone disruption has occurred.
When another registered termite control product/system is used as the primary treatment for prevention or control of subterranean termites and is applied to all label-specified areas, PREMISE may be applied as a spot application in a secondary treatment to critical areas of the structure including plumbing and utility entry sites, bath traps, expansion joints, and foundation cracks, the outside foundation wall, and areas of known or suspected activity at either a pre-construction or post-construction timing. These secondary treatments must be made applied in amounts and concentration in accordance with label directions relevant to the treatment area(s) to receive the secondary treatment.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS
After treatment, plug and fill all holes drilled in concrete slab areas of the building with a suitable sealant.
Do not apply solution until location of heat pipes, ducts, water and sewer lines and electrical conduits are known and identified. Caution must be taken to avoid puncturing and injection into these structural elements.
Do not plant for the purpose of consumption, edible plants into the treated areas of soil.
Avoid contamination of public and private water supplies.
Use anti-backflow equipment or an air gap on filling hoses.
Consult State, Federal, or local authorities for information regarding the approved treatment practices for areas in close proximity to potable water supplies.
FOR CONTROL OF ANTS IN HOUSES IN OTHER STRUCTURES
For control of ants in houses and other structures, apply a 0.05 to 0.1% solution as a general surface, spot crack and crevice or wall void application. Apply to surfaces on buildings, porches, patios and other structures, around doors and windows, eaves and attic vents. Utility entry points, soffit areas and other exterior openings (including foundation cracks or drilled holes) where these pests enter the structure or where they crawl or hide. Spray into cracks and crevices. Spray, mist or foam into voids where these ants or their nests are present. Apply the volume of spray mist or foam sufficient to cover the area, but do not allow excessive dripping or run-off to occur from vertical or overhead surfaces.
Treat soil, turf or ground cover adjacent to the structure where ants are trailing or may find food or harborage. Apply to flower, shrub or ornamental plant beds adjacent to the structure where ants may find food or forage. To control ants tunneling in soil apply a 0.05% to 0.1% solution as a drench or soil injection at intervals to establish a continuous treated zone. Treat along the edge of walls, driveways or other hard surfaces where ants are tunneling beneath the surface.
Aerial Nests: If ant nests are located in tree hollows or non-structural wooden construction(e.g.; posts, fences, decks) treat the interior cavity and/or the nest site by injecting a 0.05%-0.01% solution as a spray mist, or sufficient volume of foam.
Apply in sufficient water to cover the foliage and soil area being treated. Maximum application is once per month to maintain control.
Do not allow residents or pets into the immediate area during the application or contact with treated areas until spray has dried. Interior applications for ant control are limited to spot, crack and crevice, or wall void applications only.
Do not use this product against native or imported fire ants, pharaoh or harvester ants.
NOTE: Where severe pest pressures may exist and when rapid knockdown or exclusion at pest entry points is desired, supplemental treatments using PREMISE with targeted applications of a pyrethroid such as TEMPOSC ULTRA or SUSPENDSC to doors and windows, utility entry points, and other places where theses pests enter the structure. Read and follow all label directions for use of this companion product.