Siesta™ Fire Ant Bait
Manufacturer: BASF Specialty Products
Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait acts primarily through ant ingestion with limited contact activity. Feeding cessation begins quickly, within 15 minutes to 12 hours of ant recruitment of the bait. Insect death normally occurs within 72 hours.
Active Ingredient: Metaflumizone
Chemical Family: Semicarbazone
Metaflumizone is formulated on corn grit, along with soybean oil, a proven attractant bait for native and imported fire ants.
Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is the only sodium blocker insecticide (SCBI) that does not require metabolism for bioactivation. The specific site of the insecticidal action is not currently known, but it does act on the insect’s nervous system, where it blocks the voltage-dependent sodium neuron channel. As a result, these neurons are inactivated, causing the ant to enter a state described by researchers as "relaxed paralysis."
Label link: http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ldB53001.pdf
SDS/MSDS link: http://www.cdms.net/LDat/mpB53003.pdf
Product Number: CHM550-01130
Product ID: 971