The New York Outdoor Ant Kit contains the professional products you need to treat most common ant species found outdoors. The kit includes Ants No More Bait Stations for use outdoors with Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait and Maxforce Complete Granular Ant Bait. The combination of using multiple baits to satisfy ants’ varying appetites and applying a non-repellent spray around the structure controls colonies from multiple angles for the best results.
This kit should be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management approach to ant control: it is crucial to practice good sanitation by eliminating competing food and water sources, and to eliminate harborage and entrance points to keep ants from entering the structure.
Before applying any insecticides, it is important to inspectand to prepare the treatment area. Practice good sanitation by eliminating food and water sources that may compete with the baits you are about to apply. Outdoor sanitation includes tasks such as keeping outdoor trash cans cleaned and away from the structure, removing debris piles where ants like to harbor, and creating a dry zone adjacent to the structure by pulling back mulch, pine straw, or other barriers. Also, find ways to seal up and eliminate access points into the structure. These steps will help not only to treat an existing infestation, but also to prevent future problems. Once you have identified the hot spots where ants are trailing and could possibly enter the structure, you are ready to use the products in your New York Outdoor Ant Control Kit.
How to Apply the New York Ant Control Kit
STEP 1 - BAIT - Ants No More Bait Stations, Maxforce Complete Granular Ant Bait, Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait
*Allow spray application to dry before placing stations.
*Always use bait in clean, dry bait stations.
*The Ants No More Bait Stations are designed for discreet outdoor use, protecting bait from rain, sunlight, and non-target animals. The two interior compartments allow you to use two different ant baits in each station. You will apply the Maxforce Complete granules in one side, and the Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait in the other side.
*This kit contains 12 bait stations, but you may not need to use all of them at once. Stations should be place approximately 25 feet apart, so most homes may only use 4 stations around the perimeter of the structure. Stations may be placed in other areas of high ant activity, keeping in mind that it is neither necessary nor ideal to eliminate all the ants from an outdoor area.
*To open the stations, line up the arrow on the cylindrical body (there is a dip in the station) with the center mark on the lift tab of the lid.
*Push up on the lid, then push back on the opening so the lid can pop up.
*Apply up to 1-2 oz. (2-4 Tbsp.) of Maxforce Complete Granular Bait per station (each side of the station holds approximately 2 oz. of bait). You should not fill the granules all the way to the top of the compartment to prevent excess condensation buildup.
*To use the Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait, first remove the blue cap from the tube. For your first application, you will need to cut the tip of the tube with a knife or sharp shears to create an opening. Cut approximately 1/4 in. from the tip to create an opening about 1/8 inch in diameter.
*The Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait may be used as is, or it may be mixed into a sugar solution to create more bait. We recommend making the following mixture to get the maximum use out of your bait:
You will need clean water, bait, granulated sugar, a container for mixing, and either a lid to cover and shake the solution or a spoon or other tool to mix the solution.
To make enough solution to fill one compartment in each of 4 stations: in 8 ounces of water, mix 1 ounce (30 g) of Maxforce Quantum and 2 ounces of sugar. Distribute evenly in each station.
To make enough solution to fill all 12 stations: in 24 ounces of water, mix 3 oz (90 g) of Maxforce Quantum and 6 ounces of sugar. Distribute evenly in each station.
Do not store extra solution more than a few days since bacteria and mold may develop.
*Replace the lid on filled stations by popping on at any orientation.
*Place stations in the ground up to the first entry and exit holes in the stake.
*Check stations after a few days to determine if placements need to be altered or bait needs to be replenished.
*If baits appear moldy or granules are wet and puffy, replace with fresh bait as needed.
*Maxforce Quantum also comes with 10 refillable bait stations. Maxforce Quantum can be applied in these stations by placing a small amount (do not overfill) in one or more of the small interior compartments, then closing the station like a book. Be sure the lid is secure, then place stations in areas of ant activity such as near trails or nests, near the foundation, or along fence lines. Replenish bait as needed.
*Maxforce Complete granules can be used on the ground directly, although we recommend using these applications sparingly since bait is protected from rain and other weathering inside bait stations. Sprinkle evenly in a 1-2 foot wide band adjacent to the structure at a rate of 0.5 oz. (1 tablespoon) of bait per 25 linear feet (4-8 oz. per 200-400 linear feet). Broadcast at a rate of 1 oz per 1.800 sq ft (1.5 lbs/A). To treat mounds, sprinkle approximately 1 oz. (2 Tablespoons) of bait around each ant mound without disturbing ant activity. Apply when the ground is dry and rain is not expected for at least 24 hours.
*Bait stations may be wiped clean and rinsed with water as needed. Avoid using harsh cleaners or fragrant soaps as these may make baits less palatable to the ants.
*Store baits in a dry, temperate area, out of direct sunlight. Baits are best used within a year of opening.