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By: Flybusters Insect Control Nz  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Ants


Xstinguish is very effective ant bait in the form of a pale green paste. Xstinguish is available in 100g and 325g cartridges which are vacuum packed. The 100g are packaged in a syringe and the 325g cartridges require the use of a caulking gun.  

Target Pests

Xstinguish will control and even eradicate colonies of Argentine ants and some other species of ants. Eradication depends on the whole colony being treated at once.

Application Notes

The application rate of Xstinguish is 3kg/hectare so a 325g cartridge is enough to treat 1100m2 or 2 average house sections. Small amounts of bait are squeezed out at regular intervals of 2 meters onto the ground or can be put into 75mm pieces of hose or irrigation tube. Best put in shady places to help against evaporation. Baiting is only necessary outside as it will draw all ants to it. The larger the area that is baited the more successful the baiting program will be. When small areas are baited re-application may be necessary as the bait has no residual effect. Keep other animals away from the treatment area for 24 hours. No harm will come to them if they eat it but you will have to re-bait. Once the vacuum bag has been opened the bait has only a short shelf life – refrigeration will help to some degree.

Be sure to apply sufficient Xstinguish bait initially. Ants can become bait shy if it is used intermittently. So why not get you neighbours invloved and treat the whole street in one go! Discounted prices apply to bulk purchases - call us now for discounted prices.

Safety Considerations

The active ingredient in Xstinguish is Fipronil at a rate of 0.1g/kg, the same active ingredient found in Frontline flea control for cats and dogs. Xstinguish should not harm humans or animals through accidental contact or ingestion.

How much do I need???

Light to Medium Infestation
1x 325g cartridges will treat 1000 sq m
1 Acre ~ approx 4000 sq m – means 4 x 325g cartridges
½ Acre ~ approx 2000 sq m –means 2 x 325g cartridges
¼ Acre ~ approx 1000 sq m –means 1 x 325g cartridge
1/8  Acre ~ approx 500 sq m – means 2 x 100g syringes 
Heavy Infestation
2x 325g cartridges required to treat 1000 sq m area
1 Acre ~ approx 4000 sq m – means 8 x 325g Cartridges
½ Acre ~ approx 2000sq m – means 4 x 325g cartridges
¼ Acre ~ approx 1000sq m – means 2 x 325g cartridges
1/8 Acre ~ approx 500sq m –   means 1 x 325g cartridge

Keywords: Ants

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