INDIVIDUAL MOUND TREAMENT - FIRE ANTS

General Information

USE RESTRICTIONS

- 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

INDIVIDUAL MOUND TREATMENTS (FIRE ANTS)

For ants (Solenopsis spp.) prepare a drench solution at a concentration rate of 1 to 3 fluid ounces per ten gallons of water. Thoroughly mix solution and apply directly to mounds. For control of small fire ant mounds (<6 inches in diameter at the surface) apply one gallon of drench solution per mound. For control of larger mounds, apply 2 to 3 gallons of the drench solution per mound. Direct the drench solution to the center of the mound. Do not apply less than 0.5 gallons or more than 3 gallons per mound. Not for broadcast application.

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