Apply Extinguish® Plus with Confidence

Where Can Extinguish® Plus Be Applied?

Apply Extinguish® Plus bait in and around container or field-grown ornamental nurseries, non-bearing nursery stock, turf, golf courses, sod farms, pastures*, rangeland* and parks. Bait may also be used on soil around non-bearing fruit or nut trees. 

Apply Extinguish® Plus to labeled areas including:

  • Airports
  • Athletic Fields
  • Campgrounds
  • Cemeteries
  • Commercial Grounds
  • Commercial Nurseries including field grown and non-bearing container stock
  • Corrals
  • Golf Courses
  • Grounds surrounding poultry houses (excluding runs and ranges)
  • Kennels
  • Landscaped Areas
  • Lawns
  • Nurseries
  • Parks
  • Pastures*
  • Picnic Grounds
  • Rangeland*
  • Recreational Areas
  • Roadsides
  • School Grounds
  • Sod Farms

*See label for approved states

It's All About Timing

Protecting your operation from fire ants means applying bait with intention. Check out a few tips for application of Extinguish® Plus here:

  • Apply as needed, when ants are active and foraging (when soil temperature is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Optimum control can be achieved with early spring or late summer applications.
  • To determine when ants are foraging, place a crumbled potato chip near the mound. If ants do not feed in a few minutes, try the potato-chip test later and apply product when feeding occurs.
  • Apply 2–3 times per year or any time fire ants are spotted.
  • Do not apply product within 6 hours of a rain event. Apply product when area is dry from dew or irrigation. Do not irrigate for 24 hours after application. The bait will become unattractive to ants if it becomes wet.

How To Handle Broadcast Application

  • Use 1.5 lbs. of Extinguish® Plus per acre
  • Spread it with a hand-held seed spreader, backpack, motorized equipment or aircraft

How To Handle Individual Mound Treatment

  • Use 2-5 tablespoons of Extinguish® Plus
  • Do not apply more than 2 pounds per acre
  • Distribute bait uniformly around mound
  • Do not disturb mound during application

Applying Extinguish® Plus Fire Ant Bait With Spreaders

Hand Spreaders

For small areas, the Ortho® Whirlybird®, Republic EZ Hand spreader and Scott’s® HandyGreen® II can be used to broadcast Extinguish® Plus at the recommended rate of 1.5 lbs./acre.

*To apply the recommended amount of Extinguish® Plus, two passes should be made of the area at a normal walking speed of 2.5 mph (100 ft. covered in 27 seconds).

Walk-Behind Spreaders

Spyker® Models 44-22 and 22-24 can be used to apply Extinguish® Plus at the recommended rate of 1.5 lbs./acre (approximate setting 4.1). A “fire ant control plate” can be easily clipped in over the gate opening and must be used.

Other brands of walk-behind spreaders can be set to deliver 1.5 lbs. of bait using a 1/8” drill bit placed in the hopper gate opening. This 1/8” width should be marked on the edge of the hopper gate opening or on the handle gate setting.

Using a Herd Sure-Feed® GT-77 spreader offers the following:

  • Calibration pre-set at factory for easy preparation of seeder
  • Agitator for even feeding of material at all times
  • Low amperage pull on electric motor for ATV’s and vehicles with small systems
  • Even spread of material
  • Base of grey iron with galvanized hopper for strength on rough ground
  • Unit comes complete...No accessories are needed
  • Hitches for most ATV’s and other vehicles are available
  • Stainless steel pivot plate
  • Holds 1.2 bushels of material
A white bag of Extinguish® Plus Fire Ant Bait has a red arrow and cartoon red fire ants on the front. Next to the bag are two jugs of Extinguish® Plus.