Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer

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Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer

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3 out of 5 stars Rating: 2.8

6 Reviews | 5 Q&A

Product Overview

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.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Spinosad 0.02%
Target pests: 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
Application: Mound and Broadcast
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
NOT FOR SALE TO: CA, MN, NY
Coverage Area: Covers up to 10,000 sq. ft.
Shipping Weight: 0.98 lbs
Manufacturer: VPG (Mfg. Number: 10300)
UPC: 732221103009
EPA Registration: 62719-329-7401

Details

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

APPLICATION TIMING:

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.

MOUND APPLICATION:

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.

BROADCAST APPLICATION:

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.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works Great for Us in GA

    By Evelyn on 07/25/2014

    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.

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  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Doesn't work

    By Cindy on 05/09/2013

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    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.

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    10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    DOESN'T WORK

    By Bill on 05/21/2013

    I tried this on 10 mounds I had in my yard. It says dead ants in 24 hours. It has been over 24 hours and y ants are still running around. I think it is just food for them. I will not buy this again.

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    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works great if you follow directions!

    By Ken on 04/10/2018

    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.

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer Bait

    By Sarah on 07/22/2017

    I sprinkled as directed. Many times. At first ants tried to take the granules into the mound. The granules were too large to drag in. On future occasions the ants ignored the bait.

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What temperature does it have to be outside to apply Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer?

We have had days in upper 40s and next day 70 ....ants active on warm days. I want to try and get as early a jump on last years mounds as possible.

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Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer should be applied when the temperatures are warmer than 60 degrees when the fire ants are active.

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Can I apply Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer to damp soil?
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While the soil can be just barely damp it is ideal to have the ground completely dry before application and stay dry for at least 24 hours after putting the Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer down.

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Is Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer safe to use on edibles?
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Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer can be applied to Tree Nuts, Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tree Fruit, and Vegetables.The product label states to prevent damage to seeds and seedling crops, apply 7 to 28 days before planting. 

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Is Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer safe to use around animals such as chickens that forage about?
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Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer does not have any recommendations on the label for chickens. So you would most likely need to keep them out of the treatment area for at least 48 hours. We would recommended Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait instead which is labeled for pasture and rangelands. 

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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.

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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.

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Ferti-Lome Come and Get It! Fire Ant Killer 3 out of 5 stars Rating: 2.8 (6 Reviews / 5 Q&A)

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