Advion Fire Ant Bait

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Advion Fire Ant Bait

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

56 Reviews | 22 Q&A

Product Overview

Why settle for partial control when you can control the entire colony? Advion Fire Ant Bait controls the entire colony of fire ants, pavement ants, or big-headed ants in just 24 to 74 hours. In addition, Advion is the ideal choice for broadcast applications or for treating fire ant mounds directly.

Up to 4 applications of Advion Fire Ant Bait may be applied per year. These are generally applied at 12 to 16 week intervals. However, rainfall or irrigation within 2 to 3 hours after application may reduce the effectiveness of Advion Fire Ant Bait and a repeat application within 7 days may be necessary to achieve the desired level of control.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Indoxacarb 0.04%
Target pests: Imported Fire Ants, Big-headed Ants and Pavement Ants
For use in: Commercial and Residential Lawns, Golf Courses, Recreational areas, and other Non-Crop areas
* See label for complete list
Application: 1.5 lbs. per Acre, or .5 oz per 1,000 sq. ft.
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 22 Insecticide
NOT FOR SALE TO: AK, PR
Shipping Weight: 2.30 lbs
Manufacturer: Syngenta (Mfg. Number: 53212)
EPA Registration: 100-1481

Details

Advion Fire Ant Bait is the fastest acting and most effective fire ant bait money can buy.

Advion Fire Ant Bait Key Product Features

  1. Fastest acting, most effective fire ant bait available
  2. Controls fire ants in 24 to 72 hours
  3. Entire colony control
  4. Effective on all life stages
  5. Broadcast or mound treatment

When to apply:

  1. ADVION fire ant bait should be applied at the first sign of fire ant, bigheaded ant or pavement ant activity.
  2. Applications may be made at any time of the day, but are more effective when ants are actively foraging, usually when the soil surface temperature is above 60 degrees.
  3. Up to 4 applications of ADVION fire ant bait may be applied per year. These are generally applied at 12 to 16 week intervals. However, rainfall or irrigation within 2 to 3 hours after application may reduce the effectiveness of ADVION fire ant bait and a repeat application within 7 days may be necessary to achieve the desired level of control.
  4. Do not apply if the area to be treated is wet with dew, irrigation or rainfall.

SPECIFIC USE DIRECTIONS:

  1. Broadcast Treatments: Make application with broadcast equipment capable of applying 1.5 pounds of ADVION fire ant bait per acre. Calibrate and adjust equipment prior to application to ensure that the proper rate of product will be applied. Retreat after 12-16 weeks if needed.
  2. Individual Mound Treatments: Do not disturb the mound. Do not apply to tops of mound. Apply 4 level tablespoons (0.5 oz) of ADVION fire ant bait per mound, uniformly distributing the product 3-4 feet around the mound. Retreat after 12-16 weeks if needed. Individual mound treatments.

GENERAL:

  1. Do not use kitchen utensils for measuring. Keep measuring utensils with pest control pesticides away from children.
  2. Do not allow livestock or domestic animals to consume the bait.
  3. Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
  4. Do not exceed 6 total pounds of ADVION fire ant bait applied per acre per year.
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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Advion Fire Ant Bait

    By Bridget on 08/02/2010

    We used this for the first time on our home in Florida. When we arrived there were several new areas of infestation. We checked the weather forecast to avoid rain and using a hand spreader treated the entire yard. It was immediate that the ants starting taking the small pieces into their home. Ants were gone overnight. Three days later we had a heavy rain (usually we would have several new hills after a rain) and we only noticed one new hill on the periphery of our treatment area. No new areas have occurred yet and it has been almost a month.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Advion Fire Ant Bait

    By Daniel on 07/07/2011

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    I recently moved into a new house in southwest Florida. I immediately noticed numerous fire ant hills all around my yard and house. I had fire ant hills near one side of the house and the colony was so large that even my grass was not growing in that are because all of the mounds. Tired of being bit and my yard looking horrible I invested in Advion Fire Ant Bait through DoMyOWnPestControl.com. I received the product and followed its directions. Sounds too good to be true but I noticed results within one day. After about a week I noticed one active mound and I applied a little more Advion in that area. I am now in my opinion fire ant free in my yard. I recently mowed my yard with my push mower and anybody that push mows their grass pretty much sees their whole lawn! I am very pleased to have my yard back.

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    31 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Advion Fire Ant Bait

    By Frances on 06/01/2011

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    Very fast shipping. Applied the product according to directions and within 3-4 days ants were gone. I have 2.5 acre yard and had a very heavy infestation of fire ants, other products seemed only to make the mounds move a few feet. Great product

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    18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    This stuff is great

    By Derek on 08/17/2014

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    I read the reviews and thought I would give this product a try. I used to use the white powdery crap in the brown container with the yellow lid that you can buy at the big home center stores. You'd find lots of dead ants about half an hour after you sprinkled it on the mound, but there would always be another mound pop back up in the same general area a few weeks later. It seemed to just make them move to a new spot and build another mound. Since we moved into our house about 5 years ago, there has always been a fire ant mound by the lid to the septic tank, and another one around the edge of the concrete on our back patio. I'd sprinkle the white powdery crap on them and they would go away for a bit, then there would be a new mound a few feet away. I purchased some Advion bait this past spring and sprinkled it around these mounds without disturbing them like the directions say, and plenty of others that I found around our 1 acre lot. The mounds are all gone now and have not popped back up in the same general area. This stuff works great and I recommend it to others.

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    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    No problem anymore

    By Greeny on 04/08/2011

    Verified Purchase

    I was very skeptical at first after reading the claims for this product, but my ant problem was growing bigger and I had to do something.  To make a long story short, this is one fire ant bait that actually works. I'm very pleased.

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    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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How long before it is safe to let my dogs back in the yard after Advion application?

A friend in the profession told me that Advion is the only product that works. Just moved to Texas, and am unfamiliar with fire ants. Brand new build, 5000sqft, infestation was in my son's room on the first floor. I had a professional service do the perimeter and the inside of my home. I would like to treat my entire yard, but after reading the label and MSDS sheet, I have concern for my son and my two small dogs. Thank you for any assistance on my question, and I'm open to any hints on how best to apply!

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When you apply the product properly in a broadcast application you only have to keep the pets and children out of the area during the application. Once the product is broadcast, only a very minute amount will be available (and a child or dog would be very hard pressed to even find that amount in a broadcast application) which would not be enough to harm your dogs or child. The MSDS also says that the product is not likely to be hazardous if inhaled, swallowed or if comes into contact with skin.
"IF INHALED: No specific intervention is indicated as the
compound is not likely to be hazardous by inhalation.
Consult a physician if necessary.
IF ON SKIN OR CLOTHING: No specific intervention is
indicated as the compound is not likely to be hazardous to
the skin. Consult a physician if necessary.
IF IN EYES: No specific intervention is indicated as the
compound is not likely to be hazardous to the eyes. Consult
a physician if necessary.
IF SWALLOWED: No specific intervention is indicated as the
compound is not likely to be hazardous by ingestion.
Consult a physician if necessary"

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Do you need a broadcast spreader to apply Advion Fire Ant Bait?

Do we need to use a broadcast spreader to apply the Advion Fire Ant Bait, or can we just sprinkle it on/around the mounds? Affordability of a spreader is our main issue with purchasing one. We do have a fertilizer/weedandfeed spreader, can we use that to apply the Advion Fire Ant Bait?

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You do not have to have a broadcast spreader to apply Advion Fire Ant Bait though it can make the application a bit easier for you. You can simply just sprinkle the bait around (not on) the mounds as directed on the product label. As long as the spreader you have can be calibrated to spread the small amount needed per acre you could use it.

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As the recommended quantity is 1.5 pounds per acre, what should I mix it with for bulk?

I am considering Advion as a solution for my horse pasture. As the recommended quantity is 1.5 pounds per acre, what should I mix it with for bulk?

A

Advion fire ant bait cannot be used in a horse pasture that has grazing horses. We recommend Extinguish Fire Ant Bait for horse pastures. According to the product label:Apply EXTINGUISH to infested areas at the rate of 1 to 1.5 pounds of product per acre (3.5 tablespoons/1000 ft²) using suitable application equipment. Backpack, hand, or  motorized mechanical equipment may be used. No withdrawal or grazing restrictions are necessary on treated areas. Extinguish is not mixed with any other product, it is simply spread over the property with a spreader.

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What are the warnings for Advion Fire Ant Bait?

OSHA labels warnings for all products

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You can find all warnings and precautions by reading the Advion Fire Ant Bait  product label and the MSDS . We provide both the product label and the MSDS on our website on each individual product page for your convenience.

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Is Advion Fire Ant Bait safe to use around fish ponds?
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Do not apply Advion Fire Ant Bait where/when conditions could favor runoff. Do not apply directly to water, to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment rinsewater.

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