Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules is great for killing a variety of insects on contact. This is an effective home barrier treatment to control insects. Perfect for treating Ants (Carpenter, Red Harvester, Pharoah, Black Turf, Fire Ants, Odorous, Pyramid, Argentine, and Foraging Fire Ants), European Crane Fly, Ticks, Spiders, Grasshoppers, Fleas, Earwigs, Crickets, Pillbugs, and more. It is for outdoors only around residential sites. Use on lawns, around home foundations (perimeter treatment), ornamental and flower gardens, vegetable gardens. Just water the granules after spreading them on the desired surface. Apply Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules when you see insect activity or when plant damage is discovered, such as lawn thinning, appearance of brown spots or moths fly up from grass when mowing. Do not use any other weed, disease, or insect control products for at least one week after application. Best results happen when you treat your entire lawn, not just the affected areas, as this will prevent future damage. Repeat the application of Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules if there are continued signs of insect activity. This product is available in a 3.5 lb bag to treat up to 3,500 sq. ft.
Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules is for use on lawns, around home foundations (perimeter treatment), ornamental and flower gardens, and vegetable gardens for the control of the insect pests listed in the table on label.
Apply Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules when insect activity or damage is first observed (lawn thins, brown spots appear, or moths fly up from the grass when mowed). Spread Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules uniformly over lawn. Water- in product after application. Do not use any other weed, disease, or insect control products for at least one week after application. For best results and to prevent further damage, treat the entire lawn, not just the browned areas. Repeat application if there are signs of renewed insect activity. NOTE: Food utensils such as tablespoons/teaspoons must not be used for food purposes after use in measuring pesticides.
Ornamentals & Flowers
Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules can be applied just before planting or after plants emerge. Apply 0.5* to 1 lb. evenly over each 500 sq. ft. area. Repeat if there are signs of renewed insect activity.
Home Foundation / Barrier Treatment
Evenly apply a 2 ft. wide band next to the house/home foundation. Use 0.5* to 1.0 lb. for each 500 sq. ft. (2 ft. x 250 ft.). *0.5 lb/500 sq. ft. is equivalent to 1 lb/1,000 sq. ft.
Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules can be applied to the vegetables listed on label. Apply a single application before planting or after plants emerge and work into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil. Use 1.0 lb. of product for a 500 sq. ft. area.
In New York State, this product may NOT be applied to any grass or turf area (lawns) within 100 feet of a water body (lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, or drainage ditch). In New York State, do not make a single repeat application of this product if there are signs of renewed insect activity, but not sooner than two weeks after the first application.
I was concerned that this product might not be effective for smaller ants, which are my primary concern. But since I applied the product, I have seen no ants in the affected area whatsoever. So, at this early stage, I give the product a very favorable rating. By contrast. I had found the Home Defense Max liquid product to be ineffective for outdoor applications, beyond the first few days after application.
How long does Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules take to kill the ants?
Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules contain bifenthrin, which is an insecticide that starts killing insects on contact and then has a residual for several weeks after the application has dried. Depending on the size and health of the individual ants, they can start dying within minutes. Keep in mind that this insecticide is not a transfer product, so if you are treating ant mounds, then you need to follow the label directions for direct mound drenching.
Can you use Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules around chickrns?
The Hi Yield Ant Killer Granules are not labeled for use in grazing areas or where animals such as chickens would peck the ground and risk ingesting the chemical. You may want to consider a spray option instead so there are no loose granules on the surface for them to pick up, or use outdoor ant baiting in stations in the area to allow the ants only to have access to the chemical.
How to kill little red ants with Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules
Hi-Yield Ant Killer Granules is labeled to kill fire ants. Per the label: For Fire Ant Mounds: Uniformly apply 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons of granules to the surface of each mound. For best results apply in cool weather, 65 to 80 F, in early morning or late evening hours. Avoid disturbing ants. Treat new mounds as they appear. Thoroughly water the treated area after application