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Grace writes

Are Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations effective against Leaf Cutting Ants?

I know that Fipronil is found to be effective against Leaf Cutting Ants, but I don't know what the bait is they're using in this product. How effective it is for these ants specifically? Is there another formula that meets this criteria & is more effective?


Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations have not been tested on leaf cutting ants so we do not have any information as to the efficacy. According to several university websites, Maxforce Complete Ant Granules containing hydramethlynon are some what effective, though they will usually eliminate only about 30% of a large colony in one treatment and will need to be reapplied several times. We recommend contacting your local county extension office to see what baits have been proven to be effective on leaf cutting ants in your area. We also carry DeltaGard G Granules and it one of the only products that are labeled for leaf cutting ants.

Answer last updated on: 02/10/2010

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