Mike From California Asks About MaxForce Complete For Fire Ants
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Mike From Southern California Asks?
Hey, PestGeek my name is Mike. I’m relatively new to pest control and down here in Southern California. We’re starting to see a little bit more activity with fire ants because of the drought now a lot of the coworkers that I have used Maxforce Complete however the company I work for is no longer purchasing it because of the fact that it’s hard to come by so what would you recommend using for fire ants? If you don’t have that disconnect.
Thanks for your question about Maxforce complete for fire ant control very interesting on many aspects I did some digging for you and here is the reason and what is available.
Maxforce complete fire ant Hydramethylnon 1.00%
Fire ants is on the label.
Maxforce Complete is registered in California.
The label is weird *Do not use on other non-crop areas in California. In other words if a site is on the label you cant use it on that site in California other than in a crop area.
Links to verify if a product or active ingredient is registered for use in California
Washington state university has a label that says not for use in California.
Alternative to Maxforce Complete for fire ant Control
DuPont Advion Fire Ant Bait Active Ingredient: Indoxacarb
Efficacy of broadcast and perimeter applications of S-methoprene bait on the red imported fire ant in grazed pastures. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16813290
Extinguish plus Same active ingredient as Maxforce Complete
Ascend® Fire Ant Bait Used to prescription treatment now basf Active Ingredient: Abamectin
Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait Active Ingredient: fipronil
Link to info on Imported fire ant http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/ants/red_imported_fire_ant.htm
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