EXTERIOR PEST CONTROL - ANTS (EXCEPT CARPENTER AND PHARAOH), ETC.
- Do not apply this product in a way that will contact any other person. Only protected applicators may be in the area during application. Keep people or pets away from treated area until dry.
- In living areas, do not apply Optigard Flex Liquid as a broad¬cast spray. In these areas use only as a void application, or as a spot treatment (e.g., under and/or behind appliances) or crack-and-crevice application in areas where occupants will not be exposed to direct contact.
- When applying Optigard Flex Liquid as a crack-and-crevice or spot treatment in living areas, do not exceed 0.5 gallons/1,000 sq ft of a 0.1% finished dilution.
- For void applications, do not apply until location of heat pipes, ducts, water and sewer lines, and electrical conduits are known. Caution must be taken to avoid puncturing and injec¬tion into these structural elements. Do not apply into electrical switches or receptacles or other wiring where electrical shock hazards exist.
- DO NOT apply this product, by any application method, to linden, basswood, or Tilia species.
Optigard Flex Liquid must be applied as a diluted finished application using mixing directions contained in the label. Treatment techniques used should provide placement of the product in the infested areas or as near as possible. Optigard Flex Liquid may be applied to structural voids, in cracks, crevices, corners or other out-of-the-way places, such as under and behind kitchen appliances and baseboards, under sinks, around window and door frames, pipes and water heaters and in the attic, crawl space and garage. Acceptable locations for treatment also include non-living space areas including crawl spaces, attics and unfinished basements. Applications may be made as a crack-and-crevice spray, a coarse, low-pressure spot spray, a surface spray or as a structural void application. Application to structural voids such as wall voids may be done by drilling a small hole into the void area or using a self-puncturing tip and injecting diluted product so that surfaces inside the void area are treated. Existing holes created by construction features may also be used to gain access to void treatment areas.
As described in the section on Control of Pests in Voids, closed, in-wall delivery systems may be used to apply product to the surfaces inside void areas.
Optigard Flex Liquid may also be used as a banded, spot treatment or crack-and-crevice application to perimeter exterior areas of structures for control of listed pests.
For remedial control of wood-destroying insects including drywood termites, wood-destroying beetles, and carpenter bees, Optigard Flex Liquid may be used as a spot treatment, wood surface application, or void application.
EXTERIOR PEST CONTROL
For control of listed pests, use a 0.1% dilution of Optigard Flex Liquid as a void application, as an outdoor surface spray, a spot application or crack and crevice treatment. Apply to surfaces of structures where pests are likely to enter including but not limited to: utility entry points, soffit areas, eaves and attic vents, around doors or windows, weep or ventilation holes. Apply up to 2 gallons/1000 sq. ft. as a liquid. Optigard Flex Liquid may also be applied as a mist or foam. For ants (except carpenter ants and Pharaoh ants), treat along sidewalks or landscape edging or other areas where ants (except carpenter ants and Pharaoh ants) are likely to trail. Ant (except carpenter ants and Pharaoh ants) mounds may also be treated with a spot application or with a subsurface injection tool. Retreat as necessary to maintain control. For perimeter applications, do not exceed 17.0 fl. oz. (502 ml.) of Optigard Flex Liquid product per acre per year. When using a banded spray around the perimeter of the structure, a swath extending 3 feet up the structure exterior from the ground and 7 feet away from the foundation may be used.