Ants are on the Move this Season

When it comes to ants, the problem can quickly escalate and before you know it there are ants all over your house, business premises, lawn or shed. To remove these common pests there are a number of products that are available through Specialist Sales. These products come in either a liquid or granular form and are great value for money as well as being incredibly effective at eradicating your ant problem quickly and easily.

A popular ant granule made from the active ingredient Chlorpyrifos has recently been made unavailable by APVMA for buyers seeking a product for domestic applications. Luckily, Specialist Sales has other options to the popular Antout range which has a more superior granule. This product has the active ingredient fipronil. SUREFIRE Fipronil Granular Ant Killer is a highly effective, fast-acting, non-repellent, and odourless method of controlling ants in turf, external surrounds of buildings and structures. When spread on outdoor surfaces it provides barrier protection and when used as directed, SUREFIRE Fipronil Granular Ant Killer will not harm soil and plants. The granules are inconspicuous in use and therefore are ideal for pavements and paths. They are also ideally suited for use on lawns, gardens or hard surfaces.

Granules are usually applied in areas where ants are active. To treat your ant problem, simply sprinkle the granules over the area where ants are present or where they have nests or trails. This will provide the most effective result. If ants have infested areas at a high rate, reapply to maintain residual control.

If you like the granular formula and are looking for a product that gets rid of many insects, including ants, then Specialist Sales also supplies SUREFIRE ANTSTAR Granular Insecticide. ANTSTAR is a Bifenthrin-based granular insecticide which gives excellent control of ants, ticks, fleas & many turf pests in the garden & outside areas around your home. ANTSTAR Granular Insecticide, containing 2g/kg Bifenthrin, is now registered for use in the control of many pests including ants, beetles, bugs, fleas & ticks in turf, recreational lands, sporting fields, commercial buildings and grounds of homes and other buildings, including industrial spaces. ANTSTAR Granular Insecticide is convenient, in a ready to use formulation that is easily applied with a shaker pack. It is odour free and a low-risk product. It has a rapid knockdown with a long residual action and remains effective after rain.

For people preferring a liquid formula, there are a number of products available through Specialist Sales. These products are also either fipronil and bifenthrin based. The first liquid product, Surefire Termiticide and Insecticide is made from fipronil and is suitable to treat ants, termites and other insects around domestic and commercial structures. Surefire Termiticide & Insecticide is a long-lasting residual insecticide. It is effective at deterring concealed entry into a building or structure by subterranean termites for a minimum period of 8 years and up to 3 months control of ants when applied as a surface spray.

Zeus Bifenthrin Termiticide and Insecticide is a residual action pesticide featuring an extensive label ranging from Subterranean termites through to common external house pest and extending to control of crop pests on bananas, sugar cane, citrus, tomatoes, stone fruit, canola, lucerne and wheat. It contains the active ingredient Bifenthrin in an emulsifiable concentrate formula and it holds a dual registration as an insecticide as well as a termiticide. When using this product on crops, some withholding periods do apply and we suggest you read the label for further information on this.

Zeus Bifenthrin Termiticide and Insecticide is solvent-based and fast-acting with an extensive range of target pests. It has an excellent residual action with low mammalian toxicity. Zeus Bifenthrin Termiticide and Insecticide is registered for the protection of fence posts and service poles from subterranean termite damage and for the control of termites and a range of other urban pests and for the control of various insect and mite pests in a variety of crops. Zeus Termiticide & Insecticide provides excellent control of household pests including ants, cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, mosquitoes, houseflies, subterranean termites, ticks (excluding paralysis tick).

Surefire Fivestar Insecticide controls a wide range of indoor/outdoor pests including ants, spiders, cockroaches, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, paper nest wasps & ticks. Surefire Fivestar Insecticide is a water-based Bifenthrin formulation with a wide range of registrations for the control of a broad spectrum of insects in five key areas – turf, ornamental, plants, public health areas, and where termites and general pests like ants, flies and mosquitoes infest. Surefire Fivestar Insecticide contains the active ingredient Bifenthrin and has a water-based formulation. This product has a low odour, has a fast knockdown with a long term residual. The product is rainfast and stable in sunlight.

Whatever product you choose, either liquid or granular, fipronil or bifenthrin, rest assured Specialist Sales has the right product to suit your needs. If you are still unsure of the best product for your application, Specialist Sales’ friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff can help you pick a product that’s just right for you. Simply call us on 1800 780 317 to discuss your needs. And remember, at Specialist Sales, if we can’t save you money we don’t deserve your business!

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