Synergy Pro Ant Bait
Active Ingredients: Hydramethylnon @ 3.65g/kg & Pyriproxyfen @ 2.5g/kg
Synergy Pro Ant Bait is a granular ant bait for outdoor and indoor use. Containing two different food granules, Synergy Pro is attractive to a wide range of ant species, throughout the year. The dual-active system (Hydramethylnon and Pyriproxyfen) ensures the bait targets all life stages to deliver complete colony control.
Synergy Pro Ant Bait provides control of a wide range of ants (sugar, protein and oil feeders) and remains attractive as feeding preferences change through the year. A significant drop in ant population can be expected a couple of weeks after application (Hydramethylnon effect) with complete control in around two months (Pyriproxyfen effect).
What is Synergy Pro Ant Bait and how does it work?
Synergy Pro ant bait is the most advanced ant bait on the market, designed to make ant control simple. The unique, granular formulation contains;
- Two different food granules for broad-spectrum control throughout the year
- Two different actives to target worker and reproductive ants for complete colony control
What nuisance and tramp ant species will Synergy Pro Ant Bait control;
|Argentine Ant (Linepithemahumile)||Pony Ants (incl. Green Ants) (Rhytidoponera spp.)|
|Bigheaded Ant (Coastal Brown Ant) (Pheidole spp.)||Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsisinvicta)|
|Black Ants (Iridomyrmex and Ochetellus spp.)||Singapore Ant (Monomorium destructor) and other Monomorium spp|
|Electric Ant (Wassmanniaauropunctata)||Sugar Ants (Camponotus spp.)|
|Green Tree Ants (Oecophyllasmaragdina)||Tropical Fire Ant (Solenopsisgeminata)|
|Longlegged Ants (Paratrechina spp.)||Tyrant Ants (Iridomyrmex spp.)|
|Meat Ants* (Iridomyrmex spp.)||Yellow Crazy Ant (Anoplolepisgracilipes)|
|Pennant Ants (Tetramorium spp.)|
*Good control is only seen on small Meat Ant nests.
Where can Synergy Pro Ant Bait be used;
|Commercial/Industrial Premises||Non-Crop Area – (general),|
|Forest||Oval Or Park|
|Garden||Public Service Area|
|Golf Course (around)||Turf Or Lawn|
Synergy Pro Ant Bait is outdoor and indoor use
Why does Synergy Pro Ant Bait use two different actives?
To gain complete control, baits need to be spread throughout the colony and kill the queen. However, some baits work too fast and the colony detects the problem and stop feeding on the bait before it gets to the queens. Other baits are not rejected by workers but are rejected by queens, as the queens appear to be more sensitive to certain actives, making the bait repellent.
Either way, it is not uncommon for baits to kill a large number of workers, giving you the appearance of colony control. However, the bait is often not delivered to the queen. As a result, the queen continues laying eggs and a few weeks later, the problem returns! This is especially a problem with species with multiple queens – all the queens need to be killed to get lasting control.
Synergy Pro ant bait has been designed to maximise distribution within the colony. Synergy Pro utilizes a unique dual active system, each granule contains a mixture of hydramethylnon and pyriproxyfen (IGR). By reducing the level of individual actives but using the actives in combination, bait attractiveness can be maintained without compromising effectiveness. With pyriproxyfen having a specific action that targets the queen, you are maximising the chances of achieving colony control and lasting protection.
Why does Synergy Pro Ant Bait use two different food granules?
Although some ant species tend to prefer a specific type of food, be it sugar, protein or oil, many ant species will eat a wide range of foods. Furthermore, even ants with a particular preference often change their diet throughout the year to meet the requirements of the colony. For example, many ant species (even sugar feeders) will require food with a higher protein content when the colony is producing young.
With most ant bait formulations containing only a single food group, pest professionals need to carry a range of different baits. Knowing which bait to use for a particular species at a certain time of the year can be a challenge and if there are multiple species to control, it may be necessary to apply several different baits.
Synergy Pro ant bait was developed with the objective of providing pest professionals with a single product that could be used in a wide variety of situations. It’s not just a question of mixing all the ingredients in one granule, after all, who likes their starter, main course and dessert all blended together?
Why choose Synergy Pro Ant Bait
- Contains two different active ingredients for improved colony control.
- Hydramethylnon targets all castes but particularly workers
- Pyriproxyfen targets Queen(s) by stopping egg laying and prevents larval development
- Contains two different food granules that are attractive to a wide range of species and remain attractive as food preferences change.
- ‘Easy Flow’ Granular Formulation for broadcast application without clogging the shaker.
- The 500gm shaker pack has a dual-action for easy application either for broadcast treatments or a pouring spout for ant mound and targeted applications.
- Registered for indoor and outdoor use.
Pack Sizes: 200gm, 500gm & 4kg
Registrant: Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd (APVMA #: 67965)