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 Antack Liquid 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, Antack Liquid 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 Antack Liquid 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.
*Add Antack Liquid Ant Bait to the 2nd compartment. You can pour directly from the bottle by twisting the top open and gently squeezing the liquid into the compartment. Do not overfill station. 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.
Delivered very quick. The box with the green tower things had no directions at all! Disappointed because opening it was difficult. What do I put in it? Other wise, too soon to tell if the ants went for it.
Is the New York Outdoor Ant Kit for carpenter ants?
Been seeing carpenter ants on my patio and occasionally one in the house. There is a tree about 50-100ft away that I know has ants in it. I want to protect the house and kill anything that may be inside