Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait

5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews | 7 Q&A

Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait 15 lbs.
Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait 15 lbs.

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5 out of 5 stars Rating: 5

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Product Overview

Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait has the active ingredient, metaflumizone that will control fire ants. Siesta contains a sodium-blocker that is formulated from soybean oil and corn grit and is the only product which does not require metabolism for bioactiviation. This active ingredient is long lasting and has fast control of imported and native fire ants. It works as a broadcast treatment to control foraging ants as well as those on the mound. Siesta is recommended to be applied when temperatures are above 60 degrees in the early morning or late afternoon. This is when ants are the most active. Applications should be avoided in wet conditions or when rain or irrigation is expected within 12 hours.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Metaflumizone 0.063%
Target pests: Imported - Native Fire Ants
For use in: Lawns, landscape, Golf courses, Container and field grown ornamentals, Athletic fields, Sod farms, Commercial grounds
Application: Suggested Spreader Settings for Broadcast Applications

BROADCAST Spreaders: (Settings)
Scotts SpeedyGreen 2000 (6.5)
Scotts SpeedyGreen 3000 (6.0)
Sta-Green 4500 (5.5)
Vigoro 4300 (5.0)
Craftsman Model 486.19710 (4.5)
EZ Spread Model SB5500 - Precision Products (5.0)

DROP Spreaders:
Scotts AccuGreen 1000 (8.0)
Scotts AccuGreen 2000 or 3000 (8.5)

HAND-HELD Spreaders:
Scotts HandyGreen II (3.5)
Earthway EV-N-SPRED Model 2700-A (3.0)
Ortho Whirlybird (3.0)
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 22B Insecticide
Shelf Life: Unopened - two years
Opened - three months
Special Features: Group 22B Insecticide; Sodium Channel Blocker Insecticide (SCBI)
Time to Kill: Within 72 hours
Shipping Weight: 1.90 lbs
Manufacturer: BASF (Mfg. Number: 59011061)
EPA Registration: 7969-232

Details

Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is the only sodium blocker Insecticide that does not require metabolism for bioactivation. It acts on the nervous system, where it blocks the voltage dependent sodium neuron channel. Ants will soon stop feeding, start becomming immobile and then eventually die.

Chemical Family: Semicarbazone

Mode of Action: Metaflumizone is part of a new Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Mode of Action Chemical Group, 22B

Behavior in Ants: Acts through ant ingestion with limited contact activity. Feeding cessation begins quickly - within 15 minutes to 12 hours of ant recruitment of the bait. Insects will die within 72 hours.

Use Rates: 1.0 to 1.5 lb per acre applied by broadcast to the area. Or mound treatments - 1.0 to 2.0 oz ( 2 -4 level tablespoons) around mound. Do not apply more than 6.0 lb per acre per year or four applications.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Siesta Fire Ant Bait

    By Elizabeth on 03/19/2017

    Really Really Really kills the ants!!!!!!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Impressive

    By Bobby on 05/05/2017

    This is the fastest acting bait product I have ever used on fire ants, and I have used them all. Not sure how long it will keep them away or how soon the ants will reemerge, which is affected by several factors. At this point, I am very happy with the product.

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Questions & Answers

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Is the Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait safe around small dogs?
A
The Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is safe to use around dogs and cats, they just need to be out of the area while the application is being made.

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Can Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait be used in horse pastures?
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Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait can only be used in non-grazed areas per the product label. Extinguish Plus would be a better option as it can be used where companion animals such as horses.

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How much Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait do I need for 3.5 acres?

How often do I need to apply?

A
Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait should be applied in the early morning or late afternoon
when ants are most active for best results. Ants are most active when temperatures are above 60° F. You should make no more than four applications per year. The product label suggests an application of no more than 1.5lbs per acre.

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Can I use Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait on my vegetable garden?
A
No, Siesta Fire Ant Bait is not labeled to be used around edibles. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait can be used around the vegetable garden but not in it.

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Does Siesta act as a bait that is carried back to the Queen?

Instructions do not address eradicating a nest area.

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Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is a bait and will be taken back to the nest and transferred throughout the colony. Siesta is recommended to be applied when temperatures are above 60 degrees in the early morning or late afternoon. This is when ants are the most active. Applications should be avoided in wet conditions or when rain or irrigation is expected within 12 hours.

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