Bayer's Maxforce(Max Force) Quantum Ant Bait is a high performance low impact, ant bait that remains effective for up to three months. Maxforce Quantum controls many ant species, including Argentine ants, Pharaoh ants, ghost ants, black garden ants, odorous house ants, and crazy ants.
For Use In
Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait is for use in and around Residential Buildings, Schools, Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Warehouses, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Motels, Hotels, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Laboratories, Computer Facilities, Pet Shops, Zoos, Food Processing Plants, Food Handling/Storage Establishments and Transportation Equipment.,
Using Maxforce® Quantum's transparent formulation will allow you to apply the product quicker than other conventional treatments (especially bait stations). The 30g cartridge contains 150 single doses (0.2g), which is enough to cover 150m2 (this will treat approximately 15 apartments).
Remains attractive for up to 3 months
Maxforce® Quantum's unique non-drying formulation is highly attractive to ants and remains active for up to 3 months due to Bayer's exclusive bait matrix technology. Ants are drawn to the droplets to feed, before returning to their nest along with some of the droplet and subsequently eradicating the colony.
Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait is a ready-to-use bait formulation for the control of ants, (excluding fire, harvester and carpenter) and can be used in both outdoor and indoor locations. Containing imidacloprid, this bait resists drying out and remains palatable to ants for up to 3 months in indoor environments. Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait is designed to take advantage of trophallaxis (food exchange) in ants, allowing for transfer of imidacloprid within the ant colony. Foraging ants that feed on the bait will return to the nest and transfer the bait to the queen(s) and the entire colony. Dead worker ants and a reduction in ant numbers should be noticeable within a few days. Formulated to be attractive to many species of pest ants, Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait controls a broad spectrum of ants. Species attracted to and controlled by this bait include: Acrobat ant, Argentine ant, Big-Headed ants, Black Garden Ant, Crazy ants, Ghost ant, Little Black ant, Odorous House ant, Pavement ant, Pharaoh's ant, Rover ants, Thief ant, or White-Footed ant. These and other ant species are attracted to sweets and moisture will be attracted to and controlled by this bait.
Indoor Use Directions
Indoor applications are limited to areas that are inaccessible to children or pets, such as cracks, crevices, wall voids, unfinished attics, crawl spaces, refillable bait stations [see above] and behind electrical switch plates.
Apply Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait in small amounts between different elements of construction, behind or beneath equipment, behind baseboards or molding, at openings into voids, and within hollow spaces in equipment bases and legs, walls, floors and ceilings, cabinets and near sinks or stoves, in bathrooms and in garbage collection areas. Make bait placements where ants may be entering the structure, around plumbing pipes, utility lines, doors or windows.
Use as a spot or crack and crevice treatment to control ants in residential structures and in non-food /non-feed areas of commercial, industrial, public and institutional buildings. Nonfood/non-feed areas include areas such as garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewers), entries, and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after bottling or canning). Refer to section below for use directions and restrictions when making applications in food/feed handling areas of Food/Feed Handling Establishments.
Outdoor Use Directions
A careful inspection around a structure can help identify areas where ants are nesting, actively foraging, or are gaining access to the structure. Place bait on or adjacent to the structure where you observe ants or to areas of suspected ant activity to control ants before they enter the structure. Place bait in cracks and crevices (in brick walls, between pavement slabs, in tree holes, under stones, etc.) where ants are seen to be active or ant trails are evident. To maximize residual effectiveness, apply Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait in locations that are protected from direct sunlight and rain or irrigation. Make spot treatments outdoors where ants are seen, next to ant trails and suspected areas of ant activity. Likely locations for bait placements are points of entry into structure (e.g., along windows, doors, between construction elements) and areas where ants may find water (e.g., eaves, soffits, weep holes), and especially where wires or pipes enter the structure. Bait can also be applied at trees, stumps, roots, wood decks, fences, planter boxes, woodpiles, landscaping, and railroad ties where ants may build nests.
Time to Kill
A significant reduction in ant activity can be expected within days after treatment, followed by colony elimination within weeks (depending on ant species and size of nest e.g. Pharaoh Ants 1-2 weeks and Black Ants 2-3 weeks). An initial increase in ant activity might be seen (as they are attracted to the bait).
Ready to Use
Maxforce Quantum is made with a low dose of imidacloprid, Quantum attracts ants with its "Simply Irresistible "bait matrix and features the exclusive Domino Effect, a delayed action kill whereby foraging ants bring the bait back to the nest and feed it to the queen(s) and larvae, killing the entire colonies. The bait's moisture-rich hydroscopic formula ensures that it will continue to deliver results long after it's applied. May be used inside or outside.
Application Rates: Place bait in areas of known foraging activity, along foraging trails and into nest sites. A careful inspection will help to identify sites suitable for bait placement. Apply bait into cracks, crevices, holes or other small openings where ants travel. Apply bait in small spots or beads on horizontal surfaces wherever possible as bait will not adhere well to vertical surfaces. The amount of bait required for effective control will depend on the severity of the ant infestation; the total amount of bait applied must not exceed the application rate outlined below.
Indoors, apply at rates up to 2.0 g per 100 sq ft of floor space. For example, apply 10 x 0.2-g bait placements (ca. 1/4 inch "spots") in a 100 square foot kitchen in the areas where ants are seen or reported to be foraging.
Outdoors, apply spots or beads of bait up to 0.2 g of bait per placement in areas where ant activity is observed.
At the entrance to ant nests, inject up to 2.0 g of bait directly into nest entrance.
Along active foraging trails apply 0.6 g of bait per 10 linear feet of ant trail, distributing the bait in a number of spots or in a series of small beads (1/8 inch wide, and 1 to 2 inches long) next to foraging trails. During follow up visits inspect bait placements and reapply as needed; reapply bait in the same location if all the bait is gone or in a different area if no ant activity is evident.
Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait may be placed into refillable bait stations designed for interior or exterior/perimeter use; when placing bait in the station, do not exceed the capacity of the station's reservoir. Close bait station securely after application. During follow up visits inspect placements and reapply as needed. Place stations near ant trails, nest sites, where ants are actively foraging or suspected areas of ant activity. Stations may also be placed along fence lines and property lines to intercept foraging ants entering the property.
FOOD/FEED HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS:
Application in food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments is limited to crack and crevice treatment only.
Do not apply bait to areas where food/feed, food utensils or food processing surfaces may become contaminated. Do not apply bait in cracks and crevices of areas that are routinely washed, tops of tables, food/feed preparation and prepared food/feed holding surfaces as bait may be removed by washing. Care must be taken to avoid depositing bait onto exposed surfaces. If bait contacts an exposed surface, remove it and wash exposed surface.
Food/feed areas include areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing edible waste for storage, and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas are also considered a food/feed area when food is exposed and facility is in operation. Application of this product in food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments other than as a crack and crevice treatment is not permitted.
Product may stain textiles, clothing and porous surfaces; if concerned for risk of staining apply a small amount of product in an inconspicuous location before treating wider area Each order of Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait will come with 10 bait stations to apply the quantum into unless you buy a case which will come with 120 stations.