General Bait Usage For Nurseries

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What is a Fire Ant Bait?

A bait has three essential parts: 1) a toxicant or insect-controlling
chemical (active ingredient), 2) a food substance or attractant (e.g., soybean oil), and 3) a
distributing particle that carries both the toxicant and food substance (e.g., corncob grit).
Generally, the insecticide active ingredient is dissolved in the oil portion of the bait and the ants
consume the insecticide while feeding on the oil. Baits are particularly effective against social
insects like ants that forage for food and bring it back to the colony.