Ortho® Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules
Overview & Benefits
- 6-month fire ant protection
- Kills mounds in 15 minutes
- Keeps new mounds from forming
- Treats up to 10,800 sq. ft.
- Step 2 of the Ortho® Fire Ant 2-Step Treatment Method
- Kills fly-in queens
- Apply in spring and late summer for year-long control
- Starts killing fire ant mounds in minutes
- Treat the entire lawn area for fire ant control
- Protects your lawn from fire ants for 6 months
How to do the Ortho® Fire Ant Two-Step
Protect your lawn from fire ants with Ortho® Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules. It kills fire ant mounds in 15 minutes and protects your lawn for up to 6 months. Each 25 lb. package covers 10,800 sq. ft. of residential lawn space. Trust Ortho® Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules to not just kill fire ant mounds and fly-in queens, but to keep them away as well.
11.5 lbs, 25 lbs
Drop Spreaders: 4 1/2
Scotts® ProTM: 2 1/2
Scotts® Edgeguard®: 2 1/2
Other Spreaders | Lookup spreader settings
How to Use
Apply uniformly over your lawn using the suggested spreader settings. Water lawn after application to wash granules from the lawn foliage. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application.
Apply ½ cup of Ortho® Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules over each fire ant mound. A 3 ft. diameter circle around the mound should also be treated. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application. After applying the product, drench the mounds with 2 gallons of water.
When to Apply
Apply during morning or late evening, when it is cool and the ants are most active.
How Often to Apply
As needed. One application provides 6 months of control.
Where to Use
Use on residential lawns.
Where Not to Use
Do not apply to hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, driveways, or streets, where the product is likely to wash off into sewers and waterways. Do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters, or surface waters.
11.5 lb: Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
25 lb: Up to 10,800 sq. ft.
People and pets should not re-enter treated areas until granules have been watered in and area has dried.
Kids & Pets
Do not allow people and pets to reenter treated areas until granules have been watered in and area has dried.
This product is extremely toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run-off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Sweeping any product that lands on a driveway, sidewalk, or street, back onto the treated area of the lawn will help to prevent run-off to water bodies or drainage systems.
What It Controls
Harmful if swallowed, absorbed through skin, or inhaled. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes and clothing. Avoid breathing dust. When handling this product, wear long-sleeved shirt and long pants, shoes plus socks, and chemical-resistant gloves made of any waterproof material. User should wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet. User should remove clothing/personal protective equipment (PPE) immediately if pesticide gets inside. Then wash thoroughly and put on clean clothing.
Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. If empty: Place in trash or offer for recycling, if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
The Ortho® Guarantee: If for any reason you, the consumer, are not satisfied with this product, mail us your original proof of purchase to obtain a full refund of your purchase price.
Using with Other Products
This is Step 2 of the Ortho® 2-Step treatment method. Use in combination with Step 1, Ortho® Orthene® Fire Ant Killer1.
Do not water to the point of run-off.