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Amdro products started with humble beginnings in the Southeast and quickly developed a devoted, cult-like following for eliminating fire ants. Over 40 years later, the makers of Amdro products continue to build the brand’s following nationwide with products controlling ants, spiders, cockroaches, grubs, mosquitoes, carpenter bees and many more. With our tested formulas, you can feel confident your pest problem is over and get back to your life. Choose your weapon and let the battle begin.
  • 1978

    THE BEGINNING

    Amdro Fire Ant Bait was patented (patent now expired) with delayed toxicity, so soldier ants had time to carry the bait into the mound and feed to the queen. Once a queen dies, the fire ant mound can no longer sustain itself.

  • 1980s

    BACK ON THE FARM

    Amdro Fire Ant Bait started to enter the marketplace primarily as an agricultural product. Farmers loved it for its ability to eliminate fire ants from large pastures and fields in one application.

  • 1989

    BRINGING IT HOME

    Thanks to a redeveloped delivery method for the Fire Ant Bait, homeowners could now purchase Amdro products at their local hardware store or home center to use on their lawns.

  • 2000

    NEW FAMILY

    The Amdro products became a part of the Central Garden & Pet family of brands, making them more accessible to a broader distribution network.

  • 2003

    THE WHOLE YARD

    At the time, fire ants usually were treated after they were found one mound at a time - enter Amdro Yard Treatment. Consumers now could treat their entire yard all at once to prevent outbreaks.

  • 2004

    DEFEND THE HOME

    If Amdro products could eliminate fire ants, then they certainly could protect your home from common ants. Enter Amdro Ant Block products as a home perimeter ant bait. Within a very short time it was listed nationally and became the number one selling Amdro product.

  • 2012

    MOVING INSIDE

    The makers of Amdro products launched the brand’s first indoor product, Ant Killing Bait Stations, providing consumers a complete indoor and outdoor ant solution.

  • 2016

    MORE THAN JUST ANTS

    Amdro Quick Kill Outdoor Insect Killer and Quick Kill Lawn Insect Killer is launched giving consumers broad spectrum control of over 500 listed insects found in lawns and landscapes.

  • 2018

    MOSQUITOES TOO

    The most annoying and disease-laden insect met its match when the makers of Amdro products launched a two-step Amdro Quick Kill Mosquito line. When used together, Amdro Quick Kill mosquito delivers a 1-2 punch to kill adult mosquitoes and prevent the growth of new ones.

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