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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

How to Kill Fire Ants

By DoMyOwn staff

Fire Ant Killer Poisons

While it is possible to completely eliminate Fire ants from a single property for a short period of time, Fire ants are known to reinvade quickly. Regular repeat treatments of professional grade Fire ant killers are needed to keep Fire ant populations at a minimum.

1) Fire Ant Killer Granular Baits

When it comes to fire ants, killing the "queen" ant is vital to colony elimination and control. Once the queen is killed, the colony will have no chance of relocating. Baiting is an effective method for Fire ant control because it allows foraging ants to feed the queen.

2) Liquid Fire Ant Killer Poison (for mound drenching)

Once you have applied the granular bait and waited for several days, you are ready to drench the mound with a fast-acting residual Fire ant killer. This method destroys ants quickly.

1) Mix the residual product with water according to the product label in a gallon sprayer.

2) Apply sufficient quantities to penetrate the entire mound (quantities will range from 2 gallons to 4 gallons depending on mound size). To ensure total penetration, use a rod to form vertical tunnels in the mound before drenching.

  • Talstar One 
    Excellent residual insecticide with a broad label including termites and 75 other pests.
  • Demon WP Insecticide 
    For residual and contact control of many insect pests.

These liquid fire ant killers may also be used as perimeter treatments around the home or other structure to prevent fire ants from entering.

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