2 steps to test ant baits

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January 13, 2021

Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

While ant baiting can provide excellent results, it can be frustrating if ants don’t accept the bait. It’s recommended to have multiple bait matrices and formulations available in your service vehicle, and to perform a bait acceptance test before making a full application:

  1. Offer a small amount of gel bait or granule close to existing trails or foragers. Take care not to disturb the ants.
  2. Wait for 30 seconds and watch for acceptance. If they don’t immediately start feeding after contact, try another bait or formulation.

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Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

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