Products by Type of Use:
These products are designed for the homeowner and are widely available in retail stores, garden centers and farm and ranch supply stores (Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, CoOp, Tractor Supply, etc.). They are sold in small containers with enough material to cover a home yard up to a few acres. For areas larger than about 10 acres, it is usually much more economical to purchase a professional or agricultural product in 25 lb. bags.
- Amdro Fire Strike
- Amdro Yard Treatment
- Amdro Ant Block
- Conserve-containing products (Green Light, Payback, etc.)
- Over ‘n Out
- Spectracide Once and Done
Products sold primarily by specialty garden centers and farm and ranch supply stores in small containers. Products can often be special ordered.
These products are available through professional pest control distributors such as Lesco, Univar, B&G, BWI, Estes, etc. They may also be available through farm and ranch supply stores and specialty pesticide suppliers that will sell directly to consumers. Products are available in containers of less than 5 lbs. and in 25 lb bags. The per-pound cost in 25 lb. bags is considerably less than in the smaller containers.
These products have agricultural use sites listed on the label. Agricultural use sites are areas where crops for human consumption or animals intended for human consumption are actually raised – cropland, bearing orchards, grazed pastures, hay pastures, etc.
Always check product package label for specific use sites.
- AmdroPro: grazed and hayed pastures
- Clinch: bearing citrus, almond, walnut and potato
- Conserve-containing products: crops and gardens, individual mound treatment in pastures. Read individual product labels carefully!
- Esteem: certain nut crops
- Extinguish: almost any agricultural or other site
- Extinguish Plus: grazed and hayed pastures
This site is intended to cover only broadcast-applied fire ant control products. Literally dozens of products are available as individual mound treatments. Contact your local Extension Agent or return to http://fireant.tamu.edu for more information on individual mound treatments.
Because of the constantly changing availability of fire ant insecticides, it is virtually impossible to include every product on the market. Mention of a product on this site does not imply an endorsement by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the Southern Region IPM Center or any cooperating state. Lack of mention does not imply that the product is not an effective fire ant control product.