An environment-friendly technology is now available to control mealybugs, aphids, scale, whitefly and other homoptera that cause major damage to citrus, grape, almond and numerous other important crops.
When the Argentine ants and other damaging insects are eliminated, the lady bugs, parasitic wasps and other predatory beneficial insects are allowed to return and feed on the homoptera. This is all accomplished without the broadcast spraying of pesticides.
The self-contained, KM AntPro liquid insect-activated dispensing system, combined with Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait (1% boric acid solution), has proven highly successful in University of California studies, and in over five years of use in residential, commercial and other non-agricultural applications, eliminating Argentine ants and other ant species infestations. The foraging ants, after feeding within the rugged weather-sheltered dispenser, transfer the low-toxicity, liquid bait back to their nests thus feeding the queens and workers, thereby, eliminating the total colony
Both the patented AntPro dispenser and Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait have been determined organic crop compliant by the Guaranteed Organic Certification Agency (GOCA), a USDA accredited certification agency in Temecula and in July, 2006, Gourmet Liquid Ant Bait received a supplemental labeling for special local need approval (Section 24-c) by California for its use with organically grown fruit and nut crops.
"Ant Pro Works!" states Rich Hart, President of Rainbow Valley Orchards. "The bait station formula combination, that KM Ant Pro has perfected, gives our company the answer to what was an annual infestation of major proportion."
Matt Witman from Witman Ranch in Escondido California raves, "Your bait and bait stations have been the answer for us in our organic orange groves. This is a good system that will ultimately save us money and solve our ongoing ant problem."
The AntPro dispenser and bait are available at retail Ag stores in California, including A-1 Irrigation & Hardware, Fallbrook Fertilizer, Feed & Farm, Grangetto's Farm & Garden Supply, and L&M Fertilizer in Southern California; Ricon Vitova Insectaries and Grandma's All Natural in Central California; and Agro Tech Supply and Wilbur Ellis in Northern California.
More is at www.kmantpro.com.