Extinguish Fire Ant Bait - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ola from Grifton, Nc
    12/20/2013
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    Can Bifen IT be used on horse pasture to control fire ants?
    How long do u need to wait before u can let the horses back on the pasture. How much should be applied per acre?
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    The Bifen IT cannot be used on any pasture area or anywhere that animals graze, even after dry. For fire ant control, the best product to use both for pastures and effectiveness would be the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait. This product has no grazing restrictions for animals and will give you far superior contol over the entire colony of fire ants rather than just part of it like the Bifen will do. If you scroll down on the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait page after following the link we provided above, you will see all the instructions you would need for application. You will typically use 1.5-2lbs per acre. 
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  • Asked by Anne from Dallas-fort Worth, Texas
    03/26/2012
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    Extinguish fire ant bait around chickens?
    We have free range chickens and are afraid the chickens will eat the bait as it looks like "scratch". Any suggestions and/or safety data on Extinguish and poultry. Have used Extinguish for several years and love the results...but chickens are new to us this year.
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    You will need to use the Extinguish Bait in only areas that are inaccessible to the chickens. For more information on using Extinguish near chickens we recommend contacting the manufacturer Zoecon at 800-877-6374. The manufacturer may have baiting suggestions for your situation.
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  • Asked by Michael
    03/15/2010
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    Is Extinguish Fire Ant Bait waterproof? How do weather conditions affect it?
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    If Extinguish Professional Fire Ant Bait gets wet, it will have reduced palatability, and therefore reduces results. The product should be applied while ground conditions are dry and where rainfall is not expected for more that six hours. Most foraging ants will pick up the bait within six hours after placement.
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  • Asked by Kim
    03/25/2010
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    I have a fire ant problem on a 40 acre field that is cut for hay. Do you have any product that is safe for this application?
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    We have a very popular product called Extinguish Fire Ant Bait which is the preferred choice by farmers because it can be used on grazeland.  It is one of the only kinds of fire ant bait that can be used for this purpose.  One 25lb bag can be broadcasted to cover about 17 acres.  Please read the product label also for complete instructions and further information about the product.
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  • Asked by Paul from Winnsboro, Sc
    05/14/2013
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    I am looking for a broadcast ant bait for 5 acres with pyriproxyfen as a principle ingredient.
    Something like Valent Esteem ant bait.
    A
    Depending on the areas you are using the bait you would need either the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait, or the Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait. Both products will work on multiple species of ants, not just fire ants. The Extinguish Fire Ant Bait can be applied to all sorts of areas including cropland with no withdrawal period or grazing restrictions. The Extinguish Plus can be used in non-crop areas such as range land, pasture, lawns, landscaped areas, golf courses.You can use this product on pastureland, however you must remove all grazing livestock for at least 48 hours after application. Then they can return to the land after 48 hours. Although it does not have Pyriproxyfen as the IGR in the product, the Methoprene will work just as well and it is the only bait we carry for ants that has an IGR built into it. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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  • Asked by Cindi from Pitkin, La
    02/06/2017
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    Can Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait be used around fruit-bearing trees?
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    Extinguish Fire Ant Bait should be used outside the drip line of any fruit bearing trees. This is a safe product to use as long as it is used as directed around the fruit. You will still be able to consume fruit as long as the product is outside of the drip zone of your trees.

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  • Asked by Brena from Ocala, Fl
    01/09/2020
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    Will Extinguish Fire Ant Bait harm fish?
    We have a customer with a pond and some bait got into his pond, could it hurt fish?
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    According to the manufacturer, Extinguish Fire Ant Bait could, in fact, be harmful to fish and other aquatic life. The product label states that this product should not be applied directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. It also states that you want to make sure not to contaminate water when disposing of rinsate or equipment washwaters. 

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  • Asked by Paul from Wauchula, Fl
    12/04/2017
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    What is the shelf life of Extinguish Fire Ant Bait both unopened and after opening?
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    We recommend using baits such as Extinguish Fire Ant Bait within 1 year of purchase and within 3 months of opening the bag for best results.

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  • Asked by James from Lavon, Tx
    03/12/2018
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    Can Extinguish Fire Ant Bait be mixed with sand (or other inert material) in a spreader?
    Trying to broadcast only 1.5 pounds per acre is impossible with any spreader I've found. Could I mix this thoroughly with sand (or other inert material) in my spreader to allow more volume of total material to flow through it?
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    We would recommend that you either mound treat or just sprinkle Extinguish Fire Ant Bait directly out of the container (3.5 Tablespoons per 1,000 sq. ft.) rather than use a spreader.  It is hard to find a spreader with a small enough setting.  

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  • Asked by Marty from Pomaria, Sc
    06/23/2015
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    Is there a maximum amount of Extinguish Fire Ant Bait that I can purchase?
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    The largest size that we have available in the Extinguish Fire Ant Bait is a 25 lb. bag.  There is no limit on how many bags you can purchase.
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