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It is highly recommended to also use Maxforce Carpenter Ant 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.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is specially formulated to kill carpenter ants. Carpenter Ant Bait can be used indoors and outdoors to control the ant population. This carpenter ant bait formulation provides for the carpenter ant's dietary needs while using the delayed-action insecticide Abamectin. This product works well when used with a gel bait such as Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel.
The product is filled by weight not volume.
|Active Ingredient:||Abamectin B1 - 0.011% (a slow acting active ingredient)|
|Target pests:||Carpenter ants and many other species of ants|
|For use in:||in and around homes and commercial buildings.
Can be applied directly from container or with a bulb duster.
|Application:||Best applied in small piles where carpenter ant activity is found. Carpenter Ants tend to start trailing about 30 min before sunset and remain active throughout the night. If you don't see activity, try looking around house about 1 hour before sunrise. Broadcast application: 1 lb. per acre.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|Shelf Life:||Use within 1 year of the date of purchase if unopened. After opening use within 3 months.|
|Shipping Weight:||0.67 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Whitmire Micro-Gen (Mfg. Number: 59011965)|
How Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Works
ADVANCE Carpenter Ant Bait is a ready-to-use product for use in controlling numerous ants both indoors and outdoors. This bait formulation combines a mixture of foods and the delayed action insecticide, Abamectin. This insecticide acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause an immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination. Avoid use of other insecticides or sprays on or near Advance.
Abamectin B1 is a GABA inhibitor that interferes with the normal functioning of an insect's nervous system and begins affecting ant populations within 24 hours. This type of insecticide allows the ants time to take the bait back to the nest where it is distributed throughout the colony. Reproduction of the colony halts once the queens have been eliminated and the workers, who carried the bait, perish.
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH ADVANCE CARPENTER ANT BAIT: Carpenter Ants and many common varieties of household ants such as Acrobat, Argentine, Bigheaded, Crazy, Field, Fire, Harvester, Lasius, Little Black, Pavement, Pharaoh, Odorous House, and Thief Ants
Use Advance Carpenter Ant Bait for many common household ants seeking protein. Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is specially formulated to kill carpenter ants. Advance can be used indoors and outdoors to control the ant population. This carpenter ant bait formulation provides for the carpenter ant's protein dietary needs while using the delayed-action insecticide Abamectin. This product works well when used in combination with a bait gel such as Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. (These two baits may be purchased together in our Carpenter Ant Kit #1.) The two baits also can be used side-by-side in convenient and clear bait plate stations.
Baits are also a great tool in sensitive situations where spraying is not acceptable. Baits have extremely low toxicity to people and pets, and they can be applied discreetly.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Abamectin 0.011%
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Application Instructions
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait can be used outdoors as a broadcast application around and close to the perimeter of the structure (8oz. per 1/2 acre), or on the interior inside wall voids or in areas where ants forage. Indoors, use up to 1.5 oz. of product in heavily traveled sites. Do not use in areas that have been treated with insecticides or sprays. This will cause the bait to be unattractive to the ants. Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is best applied in small piles where ant activity is found.
Carpenter Ants are most active at night and tend to start trailing about 30 minutes before sunset. If activity is difficult to find, try looking around the structure about 1 hour before sunrise. Monitor bait placements closely and reapply as needed until no more ant activity is seen. How much product is needed will depend on colony size. Always read the product label.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait can also be used in stations such as bait plate stations to protect from rain or dust and for easy placement and clean-up. Bait plate stations also protect bait from pets or children.
Yield will vary greatly with user and application needs. An 8 oz. container covers ½ acre for broadcast applications, treats around approximately 4 mounds, or treats 5-15 sites indoors. A 2 lb. container covers 2 acres for broadcast application, treats around approximately 16 mounds, or treats 20-60 site indoors.
Standard Application rates for Advance Carpenter Ant Bait:
*8 oz. per ½ acre – Broadcast application (1 lb./ acre)
*1 oz. per visible trail outdoors
*1.5-3.0 oz. per colony outdoors
*Up to 1.5 oz. per indoor crack, crevice, or void
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is for use in the following areas:
In and around Homes, Residential Areas, Commercial and Other Structures, Non Food/Feed Areas of Commercial Buildings, Warehouses, Hotels, Food Storage Areas, Inedible Product Areas of Meat Packing Plants, Motels, Schools, Supermarkets, and Non-Occupied Patient Areas of Hospitals and Nursing Homes. Golf Courses, Parks, Lawns, and Turf
Locate ant activity. 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 B&G Bulb Duster or other appropriate application device to place the product into crevices or voids. Repeat application as necessary. Do not use in the food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, restaurants or other areas where food is commercially prepared or processed. Do not use in serving areas while food is exposed or facility is in operation. Serving areas are defined as those areas where prepared foods are served such as dining rooms but excluding areas where foods may be prepared or held. Non-food areas are defined as 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 canning or bottling). When applying this product in the home, all food processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use. Exposed food should be covered or removed.
If a residual spray is being use, keep sprays low and baits up high. Do not spray liquid or aerosol insecticides on top of bait applications.
BROADCAST APPLICATION: Use this product at a rate of 1 lb. per acre. 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 1 ounce of product. Repeat application as necessary.
INDIVIDUAL COLONY TREATMENT: Use 1.5 to 3 ounces of product per colony. Repeat application as necessary.
If using residual sprays, do not spray on top of bait applications or use bait in areas where sprays have been applied.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Features
*Size and bait matrix are specifically formulated for Carpenter Ants.
*Attractive to a wide variety of protein feeding ants.
*Extremely low toxicity to people and pets.
*Can be used indoors and outdoors.
*Do not use in areas that have been treated with sprays or residual insecticides.
*Use in conjunction with a sweet bait for best results.
*Store and apply out of wet areas. Bait may spoil more quickly or be washed away in rain.
*Use within one year of purchase for best results.
*Can be used in convenient and clear bait plate stations for easy monitoring and clean-up. This is especially helpful near food-handling areas, such as in kitchens.
*Do not disturb the natural behavior of trailing ants or foraging ants. Placements should be made near the ants, but not on them or in the middle of the trail. By disrupting their normal behavior, bait avoidance may occur.
*Monitor bait placements closely and reapply as needed until ant activity ceases. Colony size will vary, so many repeat treatments may be needed to eradicate a colony.
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46 of 50 people found this review helpful:
Exodus complete (I think)
By Jonathan in Bellevue, WA on 07/13/2009
This is a follow-up to my last review, and an updated rating for Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. The running tally is: • 1,500+ dead or dying ants sucked up in the dirt devil • 6 queens (I can't believe I found 6). Scary. Glad I'm only renting. The activity is down to a minimum, and clearly their days are numbered since the live ones are moving very slow. (The toxins are taking effect) *evil laugh*. Each morning I find tiny ant graveyards in corners of the house that I had vacuumed clean the night before, and their numbers are decreasing. Good bye, carpenter ants. You will not be missed. If there's an ant afterlife, I hope it is an eternity closely resembling the final moments of your lives, twitching and convulsing uncontrollably, writhing in perceived pain. Advance: When you absolutely, positively have to kill every ant in the room. Accept no substitutes.
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Advance Carpenter Ant Bait
By Confidential in Marlton, NJ on 05/08/2010
I have been doing pest control for over 25 years now, even owned a few exterminating companies myself. If there is one bait that I am 100% confident in using for Carp. Ants, it is the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. I have used this product for a number of years now and the insects acceptance of this formula is amazing. Almost as soon as I distribute it, I see the Carp. ants picking it up and carrying it right back to their nest! The kill effect is also great, I tell my customers give it 4-7 days and no more ants.................and I've never had to go back to retreat any yet! I am also a first time buyer of products at DoMyOwnPestControl and was very very happy with the price and the fast no cost delivery. And NO! They didn't pay me to say that! Now I found a place that I can rely on for the best products, good pricing and fast delivery!
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Carpenter Ant Bait
By Pete in Arlington, TX on 08/25/2010
Howdy, This was my second container of the Advance Ant Bait. The product arrive on time and in good order. My colony of carpenter ants took the Advance Bait for about two weeks and then totally ignored the bait. They would walk over or around and not pick up any bait. I did notice a reduction in ant activity of about 50% over the months of June and July while I kept the bait available for the ants. Thinking I had a "stale" batch of bait I decided to try a new container. No luck with the new container of bait I got in August. I gave up on the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait and tried the Max Force Gel Bait for carpenter ants. Once I got the colony to take the Gel Bait I had a 100% kill in two days.
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By Becky on 07/02/2008
All I have to say after my first application of Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is wow! The ants immediately scurried off with the bait down their little ant holes. The next day, about 18 hours later, they were up on the surface staggering around and dead! I hope all of their nasty babies enjoyed the feast too. Thanks!
13 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Saw a reduction in 4-5 days
By Carrie on 06/17/2008
We had carpenter ants in the house and in our old fencing. I put some Advance Carpenter Ant Bait out and they went crazy carrying it back to the nest. Saw a reduction in ants in about 4-5 days. I also recommend the Talstar professional insecticide spray to use on your yard. It does not seem to deter the ants from the bait, like some other sprays.
Carpenter Ant Problems
By Daniel in Liberty County Texas on 04/11/2018
Excellent product works in most cases 24 hrs. or less also works well on Fire Ant mounds.
Not happy with the result
By Dustin in Reynoldsburg ohio on 09/05/2017
Only worked for a day. Not sure if it was even this product that even did that. It may have been the weather. As I'm writing this my dog is running around me eating the carpenter ants that are trying to attack me lol. Have applied this product for over 2 weeks now consistently. Would not recommend.
Dallas TX follow red and black carp ants
By Tiff in Dallas Texas on 09/04/2017
Follow up. Going on three weeks, I have killed 6 queens in my home. The activity has slowed down, but I have seen some moving around in my living room but still some activity. I noticed some crawling (workers) around my foundation. I have ordered more granular bait and this time the carpenter ant gel. Hopefully this combination will kill them once and for all. I noticed a queen with no wings was on the move, I killed her dead so idk if I got all of them. Debating on getting my tree removed from my home.
Difficult to use in plastic trays, but seems effective.
By Sanford in Bellingham, WA on 09/01/2017
Very easy to apply around the perimeter of the house (in the rocks and crevices), but very hard to place on the plastic bait trays due to rather severe static electric repulsion: the bait literally flys away when trying to load and - especially - when trying to attach the lids. Some help for this problem would be appreciated. But, so far, using in combination with the gel bait, this product seems to be quite effective. The carpenter ant colony has been almost entirely eliminated after just two weeks. I will keep the traps loaded pretty much indefinitely to make sure the colony remains destroyed, as these menaces are active throughout our neighborhood.
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Advance Carpenter Ant Bait
By Robert in Whitesville, KY on 08/29/2017
was really disappointed with the results of using of this bait. The effects were zero. Since I still the ANTS!
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Follow up texas - carpenter ants
By Tiff in Dallas texas on 08/27/2017
Okay! So the only reason I gave it four stars is because I hadn't to use a combo of things to get the activity down, however; after three days I have killed three queens from the nest in my house. Omg!!! So gross. I kept the bate available for a week. I sweep up the bate off my carpet and found two more queens dead. I found out they were crawling through my window. So I put down some bug be gone granules in the yard and around my foundations. Omg when I did that, it really slowed down. I think I have some young ones hatching because the ones I saw dead are really small and light colored. I will be using the gel next week around windows and the tree outside. Use a combination of bates, gel, advance bait, and outside barrier, you will win! I'm glad they are leaving and I hope they stay away. Keep looking out for them around your house! It only takes one to get in and drill a nest! Heck no!! I pray never again
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By Dan in Lauderdale on 08/26/2017
Used this along with Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. I put both near the carpenter ant nest. Ants were on both of these right away and the ants were all gone within 2 days. Works great.
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Advance Carpenter Ant Bait
By Luda in Washington NJ on 08/25/2017
The whole colony of carpenter ants decided to make a nest in my house. It was very scary! Thankfully I had ADVANCE. It took several days to get rid of them. A year ago I had similar situation and this bait worked! Thanks!!!
Carpenter ant in my home after tree cut
By Tiff in Dallas TX on 08/23/2017
Well I'm only on day two and I killed a queen. Not sure if I have more then one colony in my Home. But for sure killed a queen in 24 hours. I also put some around and on the tree in front. Don't know if I will get confirmation of the queen death as I got in my house. I mixed the bait with Max force seems like they ate this one first but who knows. All I want is the ants out of my house and tree. I will be placing repellent around my perimeter after I see no ant activity.
Best any bait
By Mike in Holland mi on 08/22/2017
Killed ants within a couple days and saved my tree
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QWhen placed outdoors, will the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait attract or harm pets?
A The Advance Carpenter Ant Bait, when applied correctly 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. As with any cleaning product or otherwise, you should always keep the container out of reach of children and pets.
The Advance Carpenter Ant Bait, when applied correctly 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. As with any cleaning product or otherwise, you should always keep the container out of reach of children and pets.
QWhen is the best time to begin a program to eliminate carpenter ants using MaxForce Carpenter Gel Bait and Advance Carpenter Granular Bait?
AAnytime you see carpenter ants around the home, even one, is a good time to apply the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait around your home to discourage entry inside your house. Early spring is when carpenter ants start to become active and are looking for food since they have been overwintering for a while. So now (March) is actually a perfect time for applying the bait. We offer the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules and the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel in our Carpenter Ant Kit #1 and Carpenter Ant Kit #2.
QHow do I know if the Advance Ant Granules are working?
We applied Advance granule three days ago and the first day ants just pick them up and carry back to the nest like crazy. But since yesterday they seem to have totally lost interest in it. They crawl right past the granules without picking them up. We did see some dead ants but there seem to be more ants coming out. Is it not working? Why does it lose its appeal?
ASeeing the dead ants means that the Advance Carpenter Ant granules are doing their job. Ants however change their nutritional needs frequently This means that one day they may only forage for proteins, like the granules you put out and another day they may forage for carbohydrates like bait gels or liquids. We recommend leaving the granules in place and allow the ants to continue their natural foraging. You may also consider using an ant bait gel like the Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel in combination with the Advance Granules.
07/18/2015 Tom from Long Island, Ny
QDoes Advance Carpenter Ant Bait product lose effectiveness over time?
This worked well a few years ago but now the carpenter ants just ignore it. I'm using the same bottle I purchased 3 years ago. Do I need a new, unopened bottle of the stuff or have the ants just wised up?
A Advance Carpenter Ant Bait has a shelf life of approx. 2 years after opening. You may need fresh bait.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait has a shelf life of approx. 2 years after opening. You may need fresh bait.
07/10/2013 Carl from Rockville, Md
QAdvance Ant Bait placed in shed on paper, next morning bait gone, repeated 3 times same thing.
I have a carpenter ant problem as well as other nuisance ants and insects . I put Advance Ant bait near a carpenter ant colony at a rotten window sill. The bait appears to have worked well at this location. However, for the shed issue listed above, did ants eat the bait or am I feeding other insects? Will the Advance Ant bait kill roaches and other insects? Interestingly, the paper was partially eaten also.
AIt may be that you have a rodent that was attracted to Advance Carpenter Ant bait food scent. We know that this bait is only formulated for ant treatment and may not pose harm to other pest.
07/31/2017 Andy from Plattsburgh, Ny
QWhat is the difference between Advance Carpenter Ant Bait and Advance 375A?
What is the difference between the two products. They appear to be quite similar. I'm trying to determine which to use on Carpenter Ants. I would figure the Carpenter Ant version, yet most websites seem to recommend 375A for Carpenter Ants.
A Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is specifically designed to be more attractive to carpenter ants as it has larger granules which smaller ants are not as interested in. Advance 375A has granules of all sizes so that more types are attracted to it.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is specifically designed to be more attractive to carpenter ants as it has larger granules which smaller ants are not as interested in. Advance 375A has granules of all sizes so that more types are attracted to it.
07/20/2017 Steve from Fort Lauderdale, Fl
QIs Advance Carpenter Ant Bait safe for Fruit bearing tree?
Hi is this product safe to use around a fruit bearing tree?
A Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is safe when used as directed. You can apply in small piles around the base of the tree and where any reachable branches meet.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is safe when used as directed. You can apply in small piles around the base of the tree and where any reachable branches meet.
03/26/2016 Sue from St Augustine, Fl
QHow do I treat for carpenter ants in the root of an oak tree?
They appear to come out of the ground in one area.
A For treating carpenter ants around/in trees, you can use a bait such as the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait around the base of the tree as well as where the roots/branches meet in small piles. The Carpenter Ants will eat the bait and take it back to their nest. They will then feed the bait to the queen and the other colony members, and in turn the product will kill all of the ants in the colony. This is important because once the colony is eliminated, you will not have to battle them again. Another option is a spray product called Dominion 2L which will work similar to a bait, but they just have to walk across the treated area and they pick it up and transfer to others in the colony. It can be sprayed up to breast height on the tree or by injecting into the part of the tree that is infested following the instructions on the product label.
For treating carpenter ants around/in trees, you can use a bait such as the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait around the base of the tree as well as where the roots/branches meet in small piles. The Carpenter Ants will eat the bait and take it back to their nest. They will then feed the bait to the queen and the other colony members, and in turn the product will kill all of the ants in the colony. This is important because once the colony is eliminated, you will not have to battle them again. Another option is a spray product called Dominion 2L which will work similar to a bait, but they just have to walk across the treated area and they pick it up and transfer to others in the colony. It can be sprayed up to breast height on the tree or by injecting into the part of the tree that is infested following the instructions on the product label.
03/19/2016 Tom from Melrose Park, Il
QWould it be better to broadcast or use bait stations with the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait?
A You can get effective control either way you use the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait; however using it in a bait station will allow the product to hold up longer outdoors and reduce wasted product from the moisture and weather that would affect it over time during a broadcast application.
You can get effective control either way you use the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait; however using it in a bait station will allow the product to hold up longer outdoors and reduce wasted product from the moisture and weather that would affect it over time during a broadcast application.
QIf I can smell this bait, should I be worried too much has been applied and I'm breathing in poison?
We hired a pest control company when we saw ants in our home. The "professional" brought this container, held it out to me and told me to smell it before he applied it in our attic. That was 10 days ago. Everyday, the part of the house directly under the attic smells worse and worse. It is the same fishy smell from the container of Advance bait he put into our attic. Why could the smell be getting worse? Did he use too much if we can smell it days later? Are the granules now settling into the insulation instead of laying on top allowing us to smell it better? Most importantly, is this dangerous to us or to our 5 month old baby? I'm just not sure whether the fact that we can smell this means we are breathing in poison.
ASince we do not make the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules, we would recommend contacting the manufacturer Whitmire Micro-Gen directly for your situation. They can be reached at 1-800-777-8570.
10/11/2014 Joseph from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
QHow soon can a person work in an area where Advance Carpenter Ant Bait has been used?
Have carpenter ant problem. Sprinkled Advance ant bait along a portion of my house that has rotted wood. Will replace wood board in a week or two. Will any protective measures be needed? Will it be OK to work unprotected in the area where the bait was used or should the area be covered or raked before anyone ventures in to replace the rotted wood board?
AAdvance Carpenter Ant Bait is safe to be used in areas where adults work and live. However, you want to be sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets. There is no re-entry waiting period after using Advance Carpenter Ant Bait.
08/09/2011 Diana from Portland, Oregon
QIs the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait in granule form?
AThe Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is indeed a granule formulation.
QAre Advance Carpenter ant granules safe to use near a water supply ?
AAdvance Carpenter Ant Bait granules are safe to use as long as the bait granules cannot actually roll into the water source. The bait will not leach through the soil to contaminate water. If you do have a situation where the bait could roll into a water source you should place the bait into an ant bait station such as the Ant No More Ant Bait Stations.
QIf I use the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait, will it harm the birds and frogs if they eat the poisoned ants?
ANo, we have never heard of any reports of harm coming to animals that ate the ants that had died from eating Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. For more information concerning secondary poisoning, please call Whitmire Microgen, the product manufacturer at 800-777-8570.
QDo you offer a larger size of Advance Carpenter Ant Bait?
I purchased the 8oz. bottle and it seems to be working, but I'm going to need a lot more than 2lbs. to get rid of these things, they are literally coming out of the wood work. Our property adjoins some abandoned property and the ants are coming from there and moving onto ours. I also have the liquid honeydew stations set-up in the shaded locations and they are bone dry every few days. Do you offer a larger size of this product?
AUnfortunately the Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Granules only come in a 8 oz container or a 2lb container.