ANTS / FIRE ANTS

Yes, Amdro Ant Block Home Perimeter Ant Bait is effective in the control of fire ants (both imported and native), as well as 14 other ant species including: Texas leafcutting ants, acrobat ants, Argentine ants, bigheaded ants, carpenter ants, cornfield ants, crazy ants, field ants, ghost ants, harvester ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, Pharaoh ants and thief ants.
Amdro Ant Block Home Perimeter Ant Bait is effective in the control of 15 species of ants including: Texas leafcutting ants, acrobat ants, Argentine ants, bigheaded ants, carpenter ants, cornfield ants, crazy ants, field ants, fire ants (imported and native), ghost ants, harvester ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, Pharaoh ants and thief ants.
Given that ant bait is intended to be disguised as food, our Amdro Ant baits have a built-in delay that gives foraging ants time to take it back to the mound to share. Once the queen and other ants eat it, the whole mound dies. Typically, the bait will begin to kill the queen within one week of application and will kill the colony within two weeks of application.
The most effective treatment for fire ants is the expert-recommended Two-Step Method, which ultimately allows you to defeat the colony and obtain season long control with two easy-to-use products.

  1. Broadcast Amdro Kills Fire Ants Yard Treatment Bait for season long fire ant control.
    • For light infestations: Use a rotary broadcast spreader or handheld granular spreader, and broadcast Amdro Kills Fire Ants Yard Treatment Bait granules at a rate of 5 pounds per 10,000 square feet.
    • For heavy infestations: Broadcast Amdro Kills Fire Ants Yard Treatment Bait granules at a rate of 5 pounds per 5,000 square feet.
    • Repeat as necessary, but do not exceed three applications per season. The granules continue to work all season.
  2. Treat problem mounds with Amdro Fire Ant Bait to destroy visible mounds.
    • For normal mounds: Sprinkle 2 to 5 level tablespoons of Amdro Fire Ant Bait in a circle around each mound. Use a disposable scoop, not a kitchen utensil, and do not disturb the mound.
    • For large infested areas: Use a hand-held granular spreader, and broadcast Amdro Fire Ant Bait at a rate of 2 to 4 ounces per 5,000 square feet or 1 to 2 pounds per acre.
    • Repeat applications, as needed. To check mounds for activity, put a small amount of bait nearby, taking care to not disturb the mound. With active mounds, bait disappears within the hour.
    • Please keep in mind that due to the delayed reaction of the bait, the bait will begin to kill the queen within one week of application and destroy the colony within two weeks of application.
Please keep in mind that due to the delayed reaction of the bait, the bait will begin to kill the queen within one week of application and destroy the colony within two weeks of application.
The primary difference between fire ants and other ants is that fire ants have the ability to sting their victims, which can result in painful blisters. Additionally, the common household ants are more attracted to sugar, while fire ants tend to be attracted to foods high in fat.
We offer a number of products that can be used in the treatment of fire ants. In order to get rid of fire ants fast, we recommend using Amdro Quick Kill Fire Ant Mound Drench (RTS). Amdro Quick Kill Fire Ant Mound Drench is an easy-to-use contact killer which kills the mound in 5 minutes.
Given the feeding habits of ants, bait is the best method for killing ants because unlike contact killers, bait can wipe out the entire colony by destroying the queen. Worker ants think that bait is food and bring it back to be shared with the rest of the colony and the queen. Once workers reach the queen, she feeds and dies and the colony dies shortly after. While contact killers often work faster than baits, they only kill the ants that come into direct contact with the product.
For continuous control of ants, we recommend that you replace all indoor bait stations after 3 months of use and replace all outdoor bait stakes after 6 weeks of use.
In order to prevent infestation inside the home, use a perimeter treatment such as Amdro Ant Block Home Perimeter Ant Bait to kill ants outside at their source and prevent them from coming inside your home.

GENERAL APPLICATION QUESTIONS

The primary difference between the ready-to-spray and concentrate options is that the ready-to-spray bottle dilutes the product during application and requires no mixing. Therefore, these items can simply be connected to a hose and are ready to be applied. On the other hand, concentrate products require mixing and must be diluted with water according to label application rates before being applied.
While instructions vary by product, it is recommended that you do not apply the product while pets are in the treatment area. However, you can let your pets back onto treated areas once dry (if using a liquid application) or once the dust has settled (if using a granular product).
After applying Amdro Ant Block Home Perimeter Ant Bait, Amdro Kills Ants Fire Ant Yard Treatment Bait and Amdro Fire Ant Bait we recommend that you do not graze or feed treated lawn or sod clippings to livestock.

Yes, we recommend that for best results you water in the AMDRO Kills Ants & Spiders granules after application. Please see package label for specific instructions.

We stand behind the quality of our products and all Amdro products come with a Satisfaction Guarantee. If, after following instructions, you are not satisfied with the product results, we will provide consumers with a full refund of the purchase price. Additionally, if you have any questions please feel free to contact our consumer call center at 1-800-265-0761.
For best results, we recommend not applying insecticide products when the ground is soaking wet or when heavy rains are expected.
In order to treat your yard for mosquitoes, we recommend that you use AMDRO Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Insect Killer RTS. Use AMDRO Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Insect Killer on areas where these pests are most active or may become active. In addition to mosquitoes, the Amdro Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Insect Killer RTS kills over 500 different pests.
All pet exposures should be reported using 1-800-265-0761. Trained veterinarians are on staff to advise on the hazards of the product.