Expert: John Wood, Certis USA Regional Manager-Southern CA, Central Valley, Desert
Q: What can be my financial loss if I do not control ants?
A: Using almonds as an example, ants can consume 1% of your yield per day. That’s 20 lbs. of almonds per day on an average yield of 2,000 lbs. Your daily financial loss can be upwards of $40/day/acre.
An ant bait that works slow or cannot be used up to day of harvest can actually cost additional losses. That’s why I recommend you consider using our product, Seduce, a spinosad-based insecticidal bait. Seduce works within hours and is the only ant bait that can be used up to day of harvest. One to two applications of Seduce costs less than the loss to ants, so it makes sense to maximize yields with an application of Seduce near harvest time.