Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer uses the naturally occurring active ingredient Spinosad to control fire ants in your lawn, and in and around your plants. The bait granules are taken back to the colony to be fed to other ants. You will begin to see results from Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer within 12-24 hours with full colony control in 3-14 days. Apply as a mound or broadcast treatment. Repeat applications of Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer may be necessary to control larger colonies in intervals of no less than 14 days. Broadcast applications may take longer to produce results than direct mound treatments. Keep any unused bait tightly sealed in the original container to preserve the freshness and palatability.
Fire Ants, Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta)
For use in:
Lawns and other turfgrass areas; Recreational areas, including golf courses, parks, playgrounds, and playing fields; Ornamentals growing outdoors; Tree Nuts, Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tree Fruit, and Vegetables
Mound and Broadcast * See label for complete application instructions
Ferti•lome COME & GET IT! FIRE ANT KILLER contains Spinosad, which is biologically derived from the fermentation of Saccropolyspora spinosa, a naturally occuring soil organism.
Ferti•lome COME & GET IT! FIRE ANT KILLER is attractive and deadly to foraging Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) and is readily taken back into the nest as food for the colony. The active ingredient in the bait is distributed throughout the colony, killing the ants including the queen. Fire ants and harvester ants that consume the bait will appear sick and lethargic within 12 to 24 hours. Dead ants will frequently be seen near the treated mounds 24-36 hours after application. The entire colony, including the queen, will usually be controlled within 3 to 14 days after treatment, depending on environmental conditions. Control of extremely large colonies may take longer or require reapplication. If reapplication is required, use specified mound or broadcast application rates at intervals of no less than 14 days until control is achieved. Control may be slower with broadcast applications than with individual mound treatments. Maintain the freshness and attractiveness of the bait by keeping the container tightly sealed and using the product within the season of purchase.
Lawns and other turfgrass areas
Recreational areas, including golf courses, parks, playgrounds, and playing fields
Ornamentals growing outdoors
Tree Nuts, Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tropical Tree Fruit, and Vegetables
Apply when ants are active (usually when temperatures are warmer than 60ºF). The best time to apply is in the cooler early morning or late evening hours when fire ant and harvester ant foraging is at its peak. Time tillage operations to avoid interference with foraging and consumption of the bait by fire ants and harvester ants. To prevent damage to seeds and seedling crops, apply 7 to 28 days before planting. To reduce stings during harvest or other activities, apply 7 to 28 days before the scheduled activity.
Apply according to the rate table below. Evenly distribute the bait over the mound and extend out to about 2 feet surrounding the mound. Do not disturb mound before, during or after treatment. Avoid mowing or tillage operations before or after application. Disturbing the mound may cause the Ants to relocate. If mound disturbance cannot be avoided, supplement mound treatments with a broadcast application. If rain occurs within 6 hours of application, adequate foraging off the bait may not occur and retreatment may be necessary.
Apply according to the rate table below. Distribute as evenly as possible over the infested area with a calibrated rotary-type hand-held, PTO, electric or ground driven spreader. Broadcast applications will control established mounds and new colonies that are just becoming established. Applica-tions every 2 months during the warm part of the year when the ants are active will help keep invading queens from establishing new colonies. If rain occurs within 12 hours of application, adequate foraging may not have occurred and retreatment may be necessary.
I don't know why it didn't work for other reviewers, but it has been vital for us for the last few years. All those mounds are likely one colony, which can extend up to an acre. It may not wipe out the colony, but it has kept our yard clear of mounds and safe for the kids without chemicals. I have to reapply every few weeks, whenever a new mound pops up, but I don't think that is unexpected or unreasonable.
Fire ants moved into my compost pile. I wanted to use something organic to not ruin my compost. I used up most of the bag over a weeks time and nothing happened. Now Im just trying to get them to leave by disturbing them daily.
I have used Come and Get It fire ant bait on my yard in Texas for several years with excellent results. We have chickens, dogs, and grandchildren so don't use chemical pesticides. This bait works. Yes it says you'll see some dead ants in 24 hours but it does NOT say all ants will be dead! In my experience usually the entire mound will be dead in 2 or 3 days and ant activity will be diminished for sure (you might still see a few ants after a day or 2). Do NOT disturb the mound for at least a couple of days. Total kill may take 5 to 7 days. Use as directed on the label and it will work.
Is Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer safe for the fish if it gets washed into the lake?
I have fire ants around a small lake.
Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer is toxic to aquatic invertebrates. 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 cleaning equipment or when disposing of equipment washwaters. For further information you can speak directly with the manufacturer at 855-270-4776.