Ant Control is an easy-to-use, pelleted formula to control ants around the home and garden. Includes iron phosphate and spinosad, a naturally occuring product. Ant Control is OMRI listed for organic use. Can also be used to control earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs, pillbugs, crickets, slugs and snails.
Ant Control Instructions
Scatter the Ant Control bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected with a suitable hand or power operated spreader (gravity or rotary) to ensure uniform coverage over the treatment area. Apply bait evenly at approximately 0.5 to 1 lb. per 1,000 square feet, or for smaller areas, 0.075 to 0.15 oz., or 0.5 to 1 teaspoon, per square yard.
Do not place in piles. For slugs and snails also scatter the bait around the perimeter of the area to provide a protective “barrier” for slugs and snails entering the area. If the ground is dry, wet it before applying bait. The product works best when soil is moist but with little or no standing water. Do not use food utensils such as tablespoons, cups, etc. for food purposes after pesticide use. Do not apply more than 3 times in any 30 day period. Apply at the higher rate if the infestation is severe. Re-apply after heavy rain or watering. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest. For seedlings, spread the bait around the base of the stem. For trees or shrubs, spread the bait around the base of the tree. For small plots, treat around the base of the plants to be protected. In greenhouses, scatter the bait in the pots of plants being damaged or around pots on greenhouse benches. Evening is the best time to apply the bait as pests travel and feed mostly by night or early morning. Treat all likely areas of infestation, especially around the perimeter of garden plots for slugs and snails because these pests travel into plant areas from daytime refuges.