Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control

Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control

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Product Overview

Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control is a broad-spectrum insecticide that helps control termites, carpenter ants, and other home and lawn invading pests such as earwigs, fleas, ticks, wasps, chinch bugs, among others. It contains bifenthrin as its active ingredient and it provides a fast and effective control of these pests that can last up to 12 to 16 weeks. This liquid formulation features a non-staining and odor-free formula and it is guaranteed long-lasting and easy to use.

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Available sizes: Pint, Quart, Gallon

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin 2.4%
Target pests: Termites, Carpenter ants, Argentine ants, chinch bugs, clover mites, fleas, German cockroaches, harvester ants, sod webworms, mole crickets, mosquitoes, pharaoh ants, scorpions, spiders, termites (workers and winged), ticks and others
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For use in: Lawns, groundcovers, roses, flowers, trees, shrubs, landscape plantings, porches, patios, foundations, wood piles and stored lumber
Application: Use a Dial N Spray or Ortho garden tank sprayer, a sprinkling can, or hose-end sprayer
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label
NOT FOR SALE TO: AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Special Features: Broad-spectrum, non-staining and odor free
Time to Kill: 1-2 weeks
Shipping Weight: 1.18 lbs
Manufacturer: Monterey Lawn & Garden (Mfg. Number: LG 6360)
UPC: 022179102989
EPA Registration: 228-459-54705

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES (OUTDOORS)

Kills and controls subterranean termites. Chemicals for soil treatment are used to establish a barrier against termites. The chemical emulsion must be adequately dispersed in the soil to provide a barrier between the wood in the structure and the termite colonies in the soil. Barriers may be established in the soil on the outside perimeter of the house by trenching using a rate of 4 gallons of emulsion per 10 linear feet per foot of depth. A complete termite barrier may require treatment with another EPA registered product to the inside perimeter of the foundation and to other interior critical areas. For these situations, contact a licensed pest control operator for treatment. Prevents subterranean termite infestations. For use around existing structures, not for pre-construction use. For outdoor homeowner post-construction use only. DO NOT use under slabs, in crawl spaces or indoors. If termites are found within the house or structure, contact a licensed pest control operator for treatment. Keeps termites away for up to 5 years in areas treated

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS for Termites

USE A SPRINKLING CAN. Add 3.2 fl. oz. (6-1/2 Tbs.) to 1 gallon of water for each 2-1/2 linear feet. (1 quart of this product will make 10 gallons of diluted solution and cover 25 linear feet.)

HOW TO APPLY

Trench Treatment

  • Remove all wood debris and wood forms.
  • Poured Concrete Foundations: Dig a trench next to the foundation 6 inches wide and 4 inches deep or down to the top of the footing, whichever is less.
  • Brick and Block Foundations: Dig a trench 6 inches wide and 12 inches deep. If the footing is more than 12 inches deep, make holes with a crowbar, pipe or steel rod about 1 foot apart that extend from the bottom of the trench to the top of the footing. Make holes closer together in hard-packed clay soils.
  • To avoid shifting your house foundation, never dig below the top of the footing.
  • Apply the diluted solution (emulsion) in the trench at a rate of 4 gallons per 10 linear feet per foot of depth.
  • Apply half volume of the diluted product with a sprinkling can in the trench. Apply other half to the backfill as the trench is refilled.

Fence Posts

  • Use a sprinkling can. Pour 1/2 gallon of diluted product into fence post hole and add another 1/2 gallon to the soil when filling the hole so that all the fill soil is treated to form a protective barrier.

Fence Posts - Termite Prevention

Create an insecticidal barrier in the soil around wooden constructions such as signs, fences and landscape ornamentation.

  • Previously installed poles and posts may be treated by gravity-flow through holes made from the bottom of the trench around the pole or post. Treat on all sides to create a continuous insecticidal barrier around the hole.
  • Use 1 gallon of emulsion per foot of depth for poles and posts less than six inches in diameter.
  • For larger poles, use 1.5 gallons of emulsion per foot of depth.
  • Apply to a depth of 6 inches below the bottom of the wood.
  • For larger constructions, use 4 gallons per 10 linear feet per foot of depth.

WHEN TO REAPPLY

Reapplication for subterranean termites should only be made when there has been a disruption of the chemical barrier in the soil due to constructions, excavation, landscaping, etc. Reapplication should be made as a spot treatment to those areas. Annual reapplication of the entire premises must be avoided.

CARPENTER ANTS, CARPENTER BEES, WOODDESTROYING BEETLES, AND OTHER HOMEINVADING PESTS (OUTDOORS)

Ants (including Carpenter ant, red harvester, pavement, odorous pyramid, Argentine and pharaoh), carpenter bees, beetles, boxelder bugs, centipedes, chiggers, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, fleas, German cockroaches, house flies, hornets, millipedes, scorpions, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders (including black widow and brown recluse), springtails, ticks, wasps, wood-destroying beetles, and yellow jackets - OUTDOORS

For use against hornets, wasps and yellow jackets: Application should be made in the late evening when insects are at rest. Aim spray at nest openings in ground, bushes and in cracks and crevices which may harbor nests, saturating nest openings and contacting as many insects as possible.

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS For Home-Invading Pests

AMOUNT TO USE

When using a tank sprayer

  • 0.5 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) per gallon of water to be sprayed over 167 sq. ft.

When using the Ortho Dial N Spray

  1. Set dial to 0.5 fl. oz.
  2. Add 3.2 fl. oz. (6-1/2 Tbs.) to sprayer jar. DO NOT add water.
  3. Spray evenly over 1,000 sq. ft. until jar is empty.

Treatment for Wood-Destroying Pests (Outdoors)

Localized Areas Outdoors: For the control of insects such as termites, ants, carpenter ants, and wood-infesting beetles such as Old House Borer and Powder Post in localized areas of infested wood around structures, apply emulsion to voids and galleries in damaged wood and in spaces between wooden members of a structure and between wood and foundations where wood is vulnerable. Paint on or fan spray applications may also be used.

HOW TO APPLY

Wood Treatment

  • Fences and Outdoor Wood Surfaces of Buildings: Apply evenly on wood surfaces. Allow to dry and repeat to ensure the insecticide soaks into the wood.
  • Wood Piles and Stored Lumber: Use a Dial N Spray or Ortho garden tank sprayer, a sprinkling can, or hose end sprayer to deliver a coarse drenching spray. Treated wood can be burned or used for building one month after treatment.

Perimeter Treatment

  • To keep insects from entering the house, use a hose-end or tank sprayers to spray a 3 to 10 foot band of soil around the house next to the foundation. Also spray the foundation of the house to a height of 2 to 3 feet. House siding may be treated if pests such as gypsy moth adults and caterpillars, boxelder bugs, elm leaf beetles, earwigs, or silverfish are present.

LAWN PESTS (OUTDOORS)

For above the ground insects including armyworms, chiggers, chinch bugs, clover mites, crickets, cutworms, dichondra flea beetles, earwigs, fleas, grasshoppers, sod webworms, ticks - OUTDOORS

For below the ground insects including mole crickets and European crane flies - OUTDOORS

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS for Lawn Pests

AMOUNT TO USE

When using a tank sprayer

  • 0.5 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) per gallon of water to be sprayed over 167 sq. ft.

When using the Ortho Dial N Spray

  1. Set dial to 0.5 fl. oz.
  2. Add 3.2 fl. oz. (6-1/2 Tbs.) to sprayer jar.
  3. DO NOT add water.
  4. Spray evenly over 1,000 sq. ft. until jar is empty.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Measure lawn. Calculate square feet by multiplying length times width.
  • Spray evenly over measured lawn. Treat entire lawn.

WHEN TO REAPPLY

  • Repeat application is necessary only if there are signs of renewed insect activity. Repeat application should be limited to no more than once per seven days.

LANDSCAPE, ORNAMENTAL, AND TREE PESTS (OUTDOORS)

For application to trees, shrubs, ground covers, roses, flowers, bedding plants and foliage plants to control adelgids, ants, aphids, bagworms, beet armyworms, beetles, black vine weevil (adults), budworms, centipedes, cicadas, crickets, cutworms, earwigs, elm leaf beetles, flea beetles, fall webworms, fungus gnats, grasshoppers, gypsy moth caterpillars, Japanese beetle (adults), leafhoppers, leafminers, leafrollers, mealybugs, millipedes, mosquitoes, pillbugs, plant bugs, psyllids, scale insects & crawlers, scorpions, sowbugs, spider mites, spiders, spittlebugs, tent caterpillars, thrips, tip moths, treehoppers, twig borers, wasps, weevils, whiteflies.

  • For Bagworms, apply when larvae begin to hatch and spray larvae directly. Application when larvae are young will be most effective.
  • For Beetles, Scale Crawlers, Twig Borers, and Weevils: Treat tree trunks, stems, and twigs in addition to plant foliage.

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS for Ornamental, Tree, and Landscape Pests

AMOUNT TO USE

When using a tank sprayer

  • 0.5 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) per gallon of water to be sprayed over 167 sq. ft.

When using the Ortho Dial N Spray

  1. Set dial to 0.5 fl. oz.
  2. Add 3.2 fl. oz. (6-1/2 Tbs.) to sprayer jar.
  3. DO NOT add water.
  4. Spray evenly over 1,000 sq. ft. until jar is empty.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Spray evenly over foliage and treatment surfaces to the point of runoff.

WHEN TO REAPPLY

  • Repeat application is necessary only if there are signs of renewed insect activity. Repeat application should be limited to no more than once per seven days.

MOSQUITOES (OUTDOORS)

Mosquitoes coming to rest on areas treated for the control of lawn and home-invading pests will be killed for varying periods of time after application, depending on exposure of treated areas to environmental conditions.

For Ant and Fire Ant Mounds use this product as a Drench Method

Apply 1-2 gallons of emulsion to each mound area by sprinkling the mound until it is wet and treat a 4-foot diameter circle around the mound. Use the higher volume for mounds larger than 12 in. For best results, apply in cool weather, such as in early morning or late evening hours, but not in the heat of the day. Treat new mounds as they appear.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control?

A liquid insecticide that controls termites, ants, earwigs, hornets, crickets, wasps, and many other invading pests. It also controls lawn pests such as: armyworms, chiggers, chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, grasshoppers, etc. It also can be used for mosquito control and as a fire ant mound drench. The active ingredient is bifenthrin which is a second generation synthetic pyrethroid.

How does the product work?

It is a fast acting contact insecticide with long residual effectiveness (up to 12-16 weeks). It is broad-spectrum, non-staining and odor free. It can only be used outdoors.

How do I control termites?

It is used to control soil termites and is designed to be used in the soil to form a barrier between the soil and wood structure. Dig a trench around the foundation and apply with a water can to the soil in the trench. Use at the rate of 3.2 ounces per gallon of water per 2 1/2 linear feet. For best result apply 1/2 gallon of diluted product in the trench and the other 1/2 on the backfill as the trench is filled. It can also be used on fence posts for termite protection.

How do I control carpenter ants and other home invading pests?

Mix with water at the rate of 1 Tbsp per gallon and spray wooden structure, wood piles, stored lumber, etc. thoroughly enough that it soaks into the wood. It can also be sprayed as a perimeter treatment to structures to prevent pests from entering.

How do I control lawn pests?

To control above or below ground insects, mix 1 Tbsp per gallon of water to treat 167 sq ft. Repeat if signs of renewed insect activity is noted. Mosquitoes are also controlled.

How do I control fire ants?

Used as a mound drench. Add 1 Tbsp per gallon of water and spray the mound until its wet. Treat a 2 foot radius around the mound. Treat new mounds as they appear.

Can I use Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control indoors?

DEFINITELY NOT. Use outdoors only.

What precautions should I observe?

Do not treat structures that contain cisterns, wells, french drains, or sump systems. Do not treat soils that are saturated with water, frozen, or where run-off is likely to occur. Do not use on pets. Do not use on edible or ornamental plants. People and pets may enter the treated area after the spay has dried. Do not apply directly to water. Toxic to trees.

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Is Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control safe to use on trees?

I have some trees with termites. Some with carpenter ants. It states this product can be used on trees. Then it states it is toxic to trees?? Confused. Is it safe to use on trees? Thanks

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Yes, Monterey Termite and Carpenter Ant Control can be used on trees. The mixing ratio is 1.5 fl. oz. per gallon of water.

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