Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer 1 is specially formulated to help eliminate Fire Ants and Red Harvester Ants by destroying the mound to prevent them from damaging your lawns. It uses Acephate as its active ingredient which effectively kills the queen and eventually get rid of mounds. It features a fast-acting formula which guarantees to start killing in just a few hours. This dry powder formulation also features a reduced odor, plus it does not require watering in to make every application pleasant and much easier. It can be used as mound treatment for home lawns and around ornamental plants including trees, flowers and shrubs. Comes in 12 oz. bottle with a built-in seal opener.
Home Lawns, around Ornamental Plants, Flowers, Shrubs and Trees
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Dry Powder over each mound - Do Not Water-in (Not Required)
Do not disturb mounds while treating - Do not apply during heavy dew or just before a rain
Treat new mounds as they appear
I have now spent hundreds of dollars on this stuff and it will kill some ants. But within a few days I have double the amount of ant mounds. I'll bet my front yard alone has 20 or 30 ant mounds in it now. just can't find a product that actually kills them all.
Thank you for your review. We apologize you did not receive the expected results. With Fire ants it can be tricky to killing them and keeping them away. We recommend a few ways depending on soil temperatures and if the ants are foraging or not. A way to know if they are foraging is put out a potato chip and see if they come to it. If they come to it, they are foraging and the bait system will work. The bait system is using a granular on the mounds themselves, which is using a product similar to the Orthene. If they are not foraging (not coming to the chip) the best method to use is the mound drench application. We recommend this application if the soil temperatures are below 65 degrees and the ants are not foraging. With this application you can broadcast spray around the mound then pour 1-3 gallons of finished solution into the mound it self. The best time to do this is early morning or late evening so that there is a less likely chance the ants won't attack. We have a Fire ant control guide that explains each method of treating for them. You can find that Guide here: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/fire-ant-identification-guide-a-468.html. If you have any further questions please give us a call at 866-581-7378.
Used a lot of different products to kill fire ants. This product works as fast or faster than even the liquids. The good thing is the ease of use. Just sprinkle on and let it do it’s thing. No watering in or waiting days to see a result. Kills the whole mound. No residual mounds popping up around the area later.
Very good results. Early one evening foraging Leaf Cutter ants had a heavy trail from almost 200 ft down the street to my hedges. I applied Orthene around the nest entrances and along their pathway. The next evening, no ants, period. I couldn't find anything but a few dead ants here and there. Now that's what I call results!
How do you open the Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer 1 bottle?
You will squeeze (hard) the caps sides on the Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer 1 while unscrewing. To easily open inner seal: Aiming away from body invert cap and press down on seal to puncture. Rotate cap at a 3/4 turn while pressing down to cut open seal, remove inner seal.