InVict™ Blitz™ Ant Granules are for the user who wants to take the fight to persistent ant species such as Tawny/Caribbean/Rasberry Crazy, Argentine and Big-Headed ants. The InVict Blitz proprietary bait matrix and the power of imidacloprid turns the tables on ants and gives you the "Unfair Advantage".
Kills Acrobat, Allegheny, Argentine, Big-headed, Cornfield,Crazy, Ghost, Little Black, Odorous House, Pavement,Pyramid, Rover, Thief and White-footed Ants
Use Sites: In and around structures, including homes, apartments, commercial, industrial, municipal,institutional, research, recreational, health care, educational, daycare, hospitality and agriculturalbuildings and other man-made structures, garages, transport vehicles, sewers, animal researchfacilities, and food service, storage, handling and processing establishments. Turf sites includelawns, landscape beds, ornamental turf, parks, playing fields, right-of-ways, golf course greens andtee boxes, and home greenhouses.
How It Works: Worker ants* cannot eat solid food, so they pick up the bait and take it back to thenest and feed it to the larvae. The larvae digest solid food and excrete liquid food for the rest of thecolony.
Outdoor Perimeter Application: Apply bait at a rate of 1/2 - 1 oz (2 - 4 tablespoons) per 100square feet. Use a hand shaker, duster or mechanical spreader to apply the bait. Apply in a bandfrom 1 - 3 feet wide around the perimeter of buildings. For example, a 2 foot band around a 200linear foot building would require 8 - 16 tablespoons (1/2 - 1 cups) of bait. Also apply aroundexterior light fixtures and along the edges of sidewalks, patios and driveways and under decks. Payparticular attention to potential insect harborage sites such as mulch beds, flowerbeds, fruit andvegetable gardens, compost heaps, wood piles, trees, stumps and trash areas and apply bait at themore liberal application rate in these areas. In home greenhouses, apply bait on and under benches.Do not apply bait directly in flats or pots. Pets may be attracted to this product. Do not pile the baitin exposed areas. The bait may also be sprinkled in and around rodent bait stations to control insectsthat harbor in these stations. When treating for ants*, apply ½ to 1 oz of bait around ant moundsand sprinkle along foraging trails. For ants*, pay particular attention to harborage areas and applybait around trees and stumps, in tree cavities, in and around firewood piles, around landscapingstones and in mulch beds. Ants* can take the bait back to the nest and kill the colony. Bait mayalso be applied in insect bait stations. Reapply bait after one week if infestation is still present. Toprevent large insect populations from developing around structures in warm months, a quarterlyapplication around the perimeter and to harborage areas, as described above, is recommended. Thistreatment is particularly effective to help prevent the establishment of large colonies of pest ants*.If the perimeter is treated with a repellent insecticide (eg. pyrethroid), the bait may still be usedaround the perimeter, but it should be applied in a band outside the repellent barrier for best results.As a separate matter from the use of this product, as part of an IPM program, it is recommendedthat overhanging trees and other vegetation touching the structure be trimmed back, and cracks orgaps around pipes and window and door frames be sealed to minimize potential insect entry intobuildings.
Turf Application: Apply bait evenly over the affected area using a hand shaker or mechanicalspreader at a rate of 4 - 8 oz per 1000 square feet or 10 - 20 lbs per acre. The product should notbe watered in. For mole cricket treatments, results will be best if the area is irrigated prior to baittreatment. Mole crickets typically come to the surface to feed in the evening.
Sewer Application: Apply bait at a rate of 1 oz per 100 square feet along ledges inside sewers andaround manhole covers.
Indoor Application: Apply bait only in areas inaccessible to children and pets, or in tamperresistantbait stations. Use a hand shaker or duster to apply bait. Apply up to 0.5 oz (2 tablespoons)per crack, crevice or void, or at a rate of 0.5 oz (2 tablespoons) per 100 sq ft. Trash closets, utilityclosets, dropped ceilings, under and behind appliances and vending machines, in wall voids andvoids under and behind cabinets, sinks and tubs, in drawer wells, garbage chutes, pipe chases,elevator pits, around drains, around electrical conduits and in cracks and crevices where insectsmay harbor. Focus application in areas where insects or their signs are seen. Reapply bait after oneweek if infestation is still present. The bait may be broadcast in unfinished attics, basements andcrawlspaces provided children do not have access to these areas.Application tips for certain sites follow:
1. In attics, be sure to get bait near the eaves and vent pipes where insects often first enter, as wellas around any pipes or potential access points between the attic and the main structure. Atticsshould have proper ventilation to insure that no food odor from the bait seeps into the living area,particularly in hot weather. If in doubt, apply the product in a manner such that it can be easilyremoved.
2. When treating cabinetry areas, if there is no gap between the lower cabinets and the kickplate,then small holes can be drilled to access the voids. Escutcheon plates around pipes can also bepulled back to allow access to voids.
3. The bottom drawers in kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be removed and bait dusted intodrawer wells. No bait should be left exposed when drawers are replaced.
4. Electrical switch plate covers can be removed to allow access to voids, but bait shouldn't beapplied directly in electrical boxes.
5. If there are cracks between baseboards, cabinets, doorframes, hinges, counters or trim, andwalls, these cracks can be lightly dusted with bait. If practical, these areas can be sealed once insectproblems have been eliminated, to help prevent future problems.
6. Insects need moisture, so kitchen and bath areas and areas immediately surrounding them, andany other damp areas should be carefully inspected and treated if necessary. As a separate matterfrom the use of this product, as part of an IPM program, it is advisable to fix any leaks to minimizestructural damage and odors, and to prevent potential chronic insect problems.
Food Processing and Handling Establishments, Including Federally-Inspected Food Plants: Infood areas, including serving areas while the establishment is in operation, only apply bait in cracks,crevices, and other inaccessible areas, or in tamper-resistant bait stations. Never apply bait directlyto a surface where food is stored, prepared or served. Follow above directions for crack and creviceplacement.Restrictions: CA, NY
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Q: What is the application rate for inside my house for treating Odorous Ants
A: 4-8 ounces per 1,000 square ft for the Invict Blitz Ant Granules