Extinguish Fire Ant Bait should be used outside the drip line of any fruit bearing trees. This is a safe product to use as long as it is used as directed around the fruit. You will still be able to consume fruit as long as the product is outside of the drip zone of your trees.
According to the manufacturer, Extinguish Fire Ant Bait could, in fact, be harmful to fish and other aquatic life. The product label states that this product should not be applied directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. It also states that you want to make sure not to contaminate water when disposing of rinsate or equipment washwaters.
We recommend using baits such as Extinguish Fire Ant Bait within 1 year of purchase and within 3 months of opening the bag for best results.
We would recommend that you either mound treat or just sprinkle Extinguish Fire Ant Bait directly out of the container (3.5 Tablespoons per 1,000 sq. ft.) rather than use a spreader. It is hard to find a spreader with a small enough setting.