Maxforce Ant Bait Granular is a fantastic bait product that works very well on little black ants and other household ants that invade your home. With a new label that allows for use indoors and out, Maxforce Ant Bait Granular offers irresistible year-round control with a special combination of sugars, proteins (including silk worm pupae), carbohydrates, fats, and oil, which accommodate insects' changing tastes and nutritional needs.
To broadcast granular bait, use one ounce per 1,800 square feet.
A 1/2-ounce application is sufficient for treatment of cracks and crevices.
Fire ant mounds should be treated with one ounce around the perimeter of the mound.
DESCRIPTION: Maxforce granular ant bait is a ready to use product for use around structures and in lawn and garden areas. Maxforce ant bait granules is effective against roaches, crickets, silverfish, and a variety of ants including Argentine, Big Headed, Carpenter, Fire, Odorous House, Pavement, Pharaoh, Thief. The bait contains a delayed-action poison that will allow ants to carry the poison back to the nest and kill the enitre colony, including the queen. Expect to see fewer ants and other target pests within a week after application. This product can be used indoors as well as outdoors, but follow the label carefully.
USE: Maxforce ant bait granular can be applied in a 2-3 foot band around your home to kill target pests before they enter the house. The bait can also be broadcast in large areas or placed in small amounts (1 oz.) around each ant mound (do not place directly on the mound). Do not apply spray insecticides or other chemicals on or near the Maxforce ant bait granules as this will contaminate the bait and reduce its effectiveness. For more application methods catered to your specific situation, please e-mail us. Always read the label.
Indoors, Maxforce Granular Insect Bait can be applied to cracks, crevices and other inaccessible areas such as wall voids, unfinished attics and crawl spaces within residential and non-residential buildings or structures and within non-food / non-feed areas of industrial, institutional and commercial buildings. Outdoors, applications can include broadcast, perimeter and crack and crevice treatment.
The bad news for insects: Maxforce's exclusive Domino Effect™ delayed killing action allows insects to make several trips back to where they live and breed before they die. This provides better control of the population than contact poisons, which only kill the insects they touch.
We had argentine ants (little brownish-black ants) trailing into our kitchen around the sink area that we couldn't seem to get rid of. They were going after food and crumbs so I dumped out a small little pile of Maxforce ant bait right near the sink where they were foraging. I dumped another little pile on the floor under the sink where I saw more ants. They didn't seem to take to the pile on the floor but they immediately went after the pile on the counter by the sink and started carrying it away (I'd definitely recommend trying in more than one spot if they don't take to the bait right away). In the morning I checked the pile on the counter and it was almost completely gone, so I poured out more bait in the same spot the next night. The ants kept eating it and by the third day they were completely gone! We never saw another ant in the kitchen again! Worked as advertised and I'd highly recommend this stuff. We have 3/4 jar left so I even have bait left for next time!
Maxforce Ant Bait Granular is the only product we have successfully found to get rid of red ants. We had four ant hills in our yard since moving in 3 years ago. We tried digging up the queen, hot water and other products to no avail. Now our family and friends can enjoy our backyard without being bitten.
This is a great product. Just sprinkle around the outside of your house and no more bugs/roaches of any sort (even the great big ones that try to come in when it's dry outside). I use it about once a quarter and cannot remember the last time I saw a roach. I have used this product for at least 5 years and have no complaints. It seems expensive but a little goes a LONG way and once you start using this you can fire your exterminator. A sprinkle is really only a few tablespoons. It does not have any smell once dispensed and stores well. I live in a 1940's era house with lots of ways for bugs to get in and I have NO bug/roach problems at all. I cannot speak for ants, as I have never had an ant problem (but maybe that speaks for this product, too).
I have used Maxforce Granular Ant Bait both indoors and outdoors. Ants seem to love this stuff. They carry it away and in a short period of time, no more ants. I recently had ants invading a pantry, getting into open boxes of cereal and crackers. I removed all food items from the pantry, placed about 1/2 teaspoon of ant bait near the crack where the ants were coming in. By the next morining all the granuals were gone and so were the ants.
If it rains day after using Maxforce ant bait granular outdoors should we reapply?
You should always try to apply the granule when it is not going to rain, but if it does it will be ok if it is a sprinkle or a light rain. If it is a substantial rain, then you should re-apply because the granule will probably be moved or washed away in the water if there is enough of it.
Does Maxforce Ant Bait Granular work well on Carpenter Ants? Also is it safe to use around dogs?
It would not be near my dogs food, but would be on the ground in a yard where he frequently runs. If it is not safe, what would be a better option for carpenter ants?
Maxforce Ant Bait Granules can be used for carpenter ant control. When used as a broadcast application the granules will be pretty inaccessible to most animals because they will fall down into mulch or grass where a dog would be hard pressed to find the granules. Also, the very small amount an animal might be able to eat when Maxforce Ant Granules are broadcast should not be enough to cause any issues. If you are planning to use the granules in piles that would be accessible to your dog, you should place the granules in an ant bait station.
Does Maxforce Ant Bait Granular have any harmful effect on plants, trees, shrubs or garden vegetables?
Maxforce Ant Bait Granules can be safely used around trees, shrubs and most plants. Maxforce Ant Bait Granules cannot be used near a vegetable garden however. You can use the granules around the outside perimeter of the vegetable garden, or you can put the granules into bait plate stations to keep the granules off of the ground around the edible vegetation.
Does Maxforce Ant Bait Granular work on ghost ants and can it be used in a potted plant where I believe they have made a nest?
Yes, Maxforce Ant Bait Granular is labeled for ghost ants. However, you can only apply them to cracks and crevices inside a home or put them in bait plate stations.that could be placed on top or the sides of the potted plants containers.