How Taurus SC works for Ants
Taurus SC is an excellent insecticide for ant control because of its non-repelling chemical structure. You will want to mix 0.8 oz of Taurus SC termiticide insecticide per 1 gallon of water in a pump sprayer. By spraying around the house in a band pattern that goes 1 ft up the side of your house and 1 ft out from the house. Using the Taurus mixture in this way will be setting up a great ant perimeter treatment. Make sure to remove vegetation that may be touching the house so the ants and other pests won't be able to bypass the treatment.
Other areas of spray would be more entry points such as : doors (don't spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house.
Always follow the product label according as these are recommendations. You may only apply Taurus SC twice a year according to label instructions. Spring and Fall seasons are typically the most active times of the year for ants and would be the recommended application times to control and prevent ant infestations.
Perimeter Pest Treatment:
Use TAURUS SC to kill and to provide residual control of the following pests:
TAURUS SC is not a knockdown agent and will not kill on contact
How to Mix your Taurus for Perimeter Pest Treatment
For a perimeter pest control treatments mix a 0.06% spray dilution of TAURUS SC by filling the treatment tank 1/4 to 1/3 full with water, then add 0.8 fluid ounces of TAURUS SC.
The filling hose must be equipped with an anti-backflow device or the water flow must include an air gap to protect against back siphoning. Add more water to the tank while agitating to 1 gallon of finished dilution.
Apply 0.06% of finished TAURUS SC dilution as a low-pressure spray to the exterior of the structure where listed pests enter, trail around the structure or where they crawl and hide. Also apply around any exterior openings where listed pests could enter the structure such as around doors, windows, vents, pipes, foundation cracks or drilled holes. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires that enter the house. This Taurus SC treatment should be made as a general surface spray, crack and crevice spray, or a wall void application.
TAURUS SC may be applied as a foam treatment into wall voids to kill and / or control the above listed pests. It will require an additional foaming agent and a foaming system like the Foamer Simpson or a B&G Foamer.
Apply 2 quarts of 0.06% finished spray of TAURUS SC per 160 linear feet. Refer to the "Foam Application" section of this label for specific foam mixing and application instructions.
Except for foam applications made into wall voids, application is limited to an area 1 foot out from and 1 foot up from were the ground meets the foundation. Do not exceed a maximum of 2 applications per year.
Nests found on the ground within 1 foot of the foundation may be treated. Vegetation touching the structure may offer a route for the entry of ants into the structure without coming into contact with the treatment; therefore, remove or prune away any shrubbery, bushes, and tree branches touching the structure
Delta Dust Insecticide
Product code: 1075
The One and Only Water Proof Dust
DeltaDust with DeltaGard is the world's first and only 100% waterproof insecticide dust, so it works in the wet and damp places that insects love. Nothing short of running water will disturb it, making DeltaDust an ideal crack and crevice treatment. It's effective against a broad spectrum of insects at a wide range of labeled use sites, indoors and out, especially against fleas and ticks in rodent burrows, as well as around pet kennels and in zoos. Since its effect is not diminished by moisture, DeltaDust provides a residual of up to 8 months with a DeltaGard active ingredient concentration of just 0.05%; probably the lowest of any insecticide dust anywhere.
What's more, DeltaDust is odorless, and is an economical buy; a standard 1 lb. bottle covers about 2000 sq. ft.
What's Delta Dust Controls
Ants, Bees, Bedbugs, Boxelder bugs, Carpet beetles, Cockroaches (both resistant and non-resistant strains), Crickets, Fleas Firebrats, Termites, Carpenter ants, Carpenter bees, Centipedes, Cheese mites, Cigarette beetles, Dark meal worms, Drugstore beetles, Fire ants, Grain mites, Granary weevils, Ground beetles, Lesser grain borers, Merchant grain beetles, Millipedes, Redflour beetles, Rice weevils, Rusty grain beetles, Sawtoothed grain beetles, Scorpions, Silverfish, Slugs, Sowbugs, Spiders, Spider beetles, Ticks, Tobacco moths, Wasps, Webbing clothes moths, Yellow meal worms.
DELTADUST Application Tips:
Proper Dusting Tips:
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 agricultural buildings and other man-made structures, garages, transport vehicles, sewers, animal research facilities, and food service, storage, handling and processing establishments. Turf sites include lawns, landscape beds, ornamental turf, parks, playing fields, right-of-ways, golf course greens and tee boxes, and home greenhouses.
How It Works: Worker ants* cannot eat solid food, so they pick up the bait and take it back to the nest and feed it to the larvae. The larvae digest solid food and excrete liquid food for the rest of the colony.
Outdoor Perimeter Application: Apply bait at a rate of 1/2 - 1 oz (2 - 4 tablespoons) per 100 square feet. Use a hand shaker, duster or mechanical spreader to apply the bait. Apply in a band from 1 - 3 feet wide around the perimeter of buildings. For example, a 2 foot band around a 200 linear foot building would require 8 - 16 tablespoons (1/2 - 1 cups) of bait. Also apply around exterior light fixtures and along the edges of sidewalks, patios and driveways and under decks. Pay particular attention to potential insect harborage sites such as mulch beds, flowerbeds, fruit and vegetable gardens, compost heaps, wood piles, trees, stumps and trash areas and apply bait at the more 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 bait in exposed areas. The bait may also be sprinkled in and around rodent bait stations to control insects that harbor in these stations. When treating for ants*, apply ½ to 1 oz of bait around ant mounds and sprinkle along foraging trails. For ants*, pay particular attention to harborage areas and apply bait around trees and stumps, in tree cavities, in and around firewood piles, around landscaping stones and in mulch beds. Ants* can take the bait back to the nest and kill the colony. Bait may also be applied in insect bait stations. Reapply bait after one week if infestation is still present. To prevent large insect populations from developing around structures in warm months, a quarterly application around the perimeter and to harborage areas, as described above, is recommended. This treatment 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 used around 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 recommended that overhanging trees and other vegetation touching the structure be trimmed back, and cracks or gaps around pipes and window and door frames be sealed to minimize potential insect entry into buildings.
Turf Application: Apply bait evenly over the affected area using a hand shaker or mechanical spreader at a rate of 4 - 8 oz per 1000 square feet or 10 - 20 lbs per acre. The product should not be watered in. For mole cricket treatments, results will be best if the area is irrigated prior to bait treatment. 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 and around manhole covers.
Indoor Application: Apply bait only in areas inaccessible to children and pets, or in tamperresistant bait 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, utility closets, dropped ceilings, under and behind appliances and vending machines, in wall voids and voids 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 insects may harbor. Focus application in areas where insects or their signs are seen. Reapply bait after one week if infestation is still present. The bait may be broadcast in unfinished attics, basements and crawlspaces 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 well as around any pipes or potential access points between the attic and the main structure. Attics should 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 easily removed.
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 be pulled back to allow access to voids.
3. The bottom drawers in kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be removed and bait dusted into drawer 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 be applied directly in electrical boxes.
5. If there are cracks between baseboards, cabinets, doorframes, hinges, counters or trim, and walls, these cracks can be lightly dusted with bait. If practical, these areas can be sealed once insect problems have been eliminated, to help prevent future problems.
6. Insects need moisture, so kitchen and bath areas and areas immediately surrounding them, and any other damp areas should be carefully inspected and treated if necessary. As a separate matter from the use of this product, as part of an IPM program, it is advisable to fix any leaks to minimize structural damage and odors, and to prevent potential chronic insect problems.
Food Processing and Handling Establishments, Including Federally-Inspected Food Plants: In food 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 directly to a surface where food is stored, prepared or served. Follow above directions for crack and crevice placement.
Restrictions: AK, MA, NY or CT
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