Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait when applied properly is too small of an amount to harm an animal as large as a pet. You should keep the container of the granule in a safe place as you would any other cleaning solution or product. Keep in mind this product is only 0.011 per cent active ingredient and the remaining 99.989% is food products that attracts the ants to eat it, so it would take a large amount of this product, almost the whole jug for an animal to get sick.
When Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait is applied correctly, it will not harm children or pets. Pets can be attracted to the granules but if they are applied correctly the pets should not be able to eat enough of them for it to be harmful. You are supposed to broadcast this product outside meaning you will be placing very small amounts in grass, mulch, etc. A pet would have to consume a large quantity of this product, meaning they would have to get into the container and consume a large amount to get sick. Insects consume and digest a small amount so wildlife would have to consume a large amount to be harmed.
Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait would only be less attractive to ants if it gets wet. The issue with ants is that their nutritional needs can change daily and this is a fat/protein based bait. It is highly recommended to also use Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gel which is a sugar bait. You should always give ants a choice as they may be in the mood for either a protein (granule) or a sugar (gel) bait. Continue to bait as long as you see activity.
The only way you can use Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait in a fruit and vegetable garden is if you place the granules in a bait plate station so that the granules do not come into contact with the plants. You can also sprinkle the granules around the outside perimeter of the garden.
Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait should not be applied directly to water or areas where surface water is present. It is not an insecticide that translocates throught the soil but if there’s a chance of wind blowing it into the well, then you can use bait stations like the Ants No More Bait Stations to keep it in place.
You could use Advance 375A for treatment along trails and the perimeter of your home.
BROADCAST APPLICATION: Use this product at a rate of 8 oz. per 1/2 acre. This is equivalent to approximately 1.8 ounces per 5000 sq. ft., or 0.4 ounces per 1,000 sq. ft. (One tablespoon equals approximately 0.3 oz. of bait.) Apply the product as uniformly as possible. Repeat application as necessary.
AROUND STRUCTURES: Lightly sprinkle the product evenly in a band approximately 1-2 feet wide around the foundation of the building. Treat visible trails with approximately 0.3 to 1 ounce of product depending on the number of ants in the trail. Repeat application as necessary.
INDIVIDUAL COLONY OR MOUND TREATMENT: Use 1.5 to 2.1 ounces of product per mound. Apply the product at the edge of the mound. Repeat application as necessary.
Follow ants back to voids. Apply product to cracks and crevices or voids where ants are active. In heavily traveled sites use up to 1.5 ounces of product. Use a large Centrobulb* puffer or other appropriate application device to place the product into crevices or voids. Repeat application as necessary.
The 2 lb container of Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait will treat up to 2 Acres as a broadcast at the label rate of 1 lb per Acre (0.4 lb per 1,000 sq ft). For visible ant trails, use 0.3 - 1.0 oz. per trail. For individual mound treatments, use 1.5 - 2.1 oz. per ant mound, so you could treat approximately 15-21 individual mounds with this container.
Baiting will take time and ants (including Carpenter Ants) will change their nutritional needs periodically throughout the year. You may want to incorporate the Maxforce FC Carpenter Ant Bait Gel if they are foraging for something sweet, rather than trying to add to an existing granule bait. We do not suggest baiting on countertops. We recommend applying the baits in our Bait Plate Stations. For more information on a successful treatment program, please review our How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants article for additional tips on eradication.
We would recommend using the Advance 375A Select Granular Ant Bait inside of bait plate stations if you are wanting to use indoors. If applied (as directed) outdoors, you can repeat applications as needed (for example, after a rainfall when the ground is dry or if consumed or removed). You should not remove unless it has obtained moisture or been contaminated. You can replenish in the reusable bait stations.