FIRE ANT CONTROL - SINGLE MOUND TREATMENT

General Information

General Information

Logic Fire Ant Bait is an insect growth regulator with a mode of action specific to insects, and therefore has less influence on non-target organisms. Logic Fire Ant Bait is very easy and convenient to apply (see following use directions.)

Precautions: (1) Avoid application during excessively hot periods of the day or when the grass is wet. (2) Heavy rainfall within 2 or 3 hours of application may reduce effectiveness. (3) DO NOT APPLY TO PASTURE, RANGELAND, OR OTHER AREAS WHICH MAY BE GRAZED BY CATTLE, SHEEP, OR OTHER DOMESTIC ANIMALS, EXCEPT HORSE FARMS. SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON HORSE FARMS FOLLOW.

Application Sites*

Logic Fire Ant Bait may be applied to the following nonbearing crops: apples, avocados, blueberries, carambola, citrus, guava, lychee, mangoes, mamey sapote, nectarines, peaches, pecans, plums, and West Indian cherry. Nonbearing crops are those those that will not bear fruit for at least one year following application of Logic Fire Ant Bait. Logic Fire Ant Bait may also be applied to home lawns and landscaped areas around the home. Logic Fire Ant Bait may be applied to noncropped and nongrazed areas on the farm. Noncropped and nongrazed areas include areas around barns, outbuildings, fence rows, set aside acres, and other areas not grazed by livestock or used as crop land.

Logic Fire Ant Bait may be used on pasture, rangeland, or other grazed areas on horse farms only if horses are not used for human consumption.

*IN CALIFORNIA, THE USE OF LOGIC FIRE ANT BAIT IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO USE ONLY ON HOME LAWNS AND IN THE LANDSCAPED AREAS AROUND THE HOME. DO NOT USE LOGIC FIRE ANT BAIT IN CALIFORNIA ON OTHER SITES.

Precautions: (1) Application to nonbearing crops is permitted up to one year before the first harvest. (2) Do not apply to the specified nonbearing crop more than twice per year.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

FIRE ANT CONTROL

Logic Fire Ant Bait is slow acting, but very effective for control of fire ants. Following application, Logic Fire Ant Bait is collected by worker ants and distributed throughout the colony. Within 4-8 weeks, there is considerable ant mortality and a continual decline of the fire ant colony. Applications made in the fall may take up to 12 weeks before decline of the colony occurs due to cooler weather.

Methods of Application

Apply Logic Fire Ant Bait when ants are actively foraging. This is usually when soil temperatures are above 60°F. Avoid application during excessively hot periods of the day or when grass or other vegetation is wet.

Heavy rainfall within 2 or 3 hours of application may reduce effectiveness.

In cases where reinfestation occurs or when very large mounds remain active, retreatment may be desirable after 3-4 months.

Single Mound Treatment: Apply 1-3 level tablespoons of Logic Fire Ant Bait per mound, uniformly distributing material 3-4 feet around the mound. Do not contaminate kitchen utensils by use or storage.

On home lawns and landscaped areas around the home

Apply as directed.

On noncropped and nongrazed areas of the farm and on horse farms

Noncropped and nongrazed areas of the farm include areas around barns, outbuildings, fence rows, set aside acres, and other areas not grazed by livestock or used as crop land.

Logic Fire Ant Bait may be applied to pastures, rangeland, and other grazed areas on horse farms only if horses are not used for human consumption.

Apply as directed above.

On nonbearing citrus, pecans, peaches, apples, nectarines, plums, mango, avocado, carambola, mamey sapote, guava, lychee, and blueberry

Nonbearing crops are those that will not bear fruit for at least one year following the application of the Logic Fire Ant Bait.

Apply as directed. For best results, apply Logic Fire Ant Bait in the spring prior to planting and make annual treatments each spring until one year before bearing. Fire ant control in the tropical crops may require spring and fall treatments of Logic because of year-long fire ant activity.

Precautions: (1) Do not apply within one year of the first harvest. (2) Do not apply to these nonbearing crops more than twice per year.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours