- Relatively fast control
- Different formulations may control other species of ants
- Slightly slower than Advion®
- Requires low-volume spreader
Active Ingredient: Fipronil 0.00045%
Similar Products: none
Application Rate, Broadcast: 1.5 – 5 lbs. per acre
Speed of Control: relatively fast, 2 – 6 weeks
Duration of Control: two applications per year are usually needed; varies with reinvasion pressure
Approximate product cost: $3 -$15 /10,000 sq. ft.
Best used for: Residential and commercial properties, this product can be applied to home lawns, golf courses, sod farms, commercial and recreational turf, and landscape beds.
Best season for application: any time ants are foraging for bait, especially effective in late summer and fall
Sources: professional pest control suppliers such as Control Solutions, Inc., Target Specialty Products, Winfield Solutions, Univar, etc.
Toxicity: very low; may be toxic to animals if very large quantities are consumed
Agricultural Uses: none
Mixing with other products: not labeled or recommended
General Comments: Maxforce®FC Fire Ant Bait provides effective control of fire ants with a Simply Irresistible™ formula and the exclusive Maxforce® Domino Effect™. Labeled for residential and commercial properties, this product can be applied to home lawns, golf courses, sod farms, commercial and recreational turf, and landscape beds.
Web site (including label and MSDS for full line of products):
This site is intended to cover only broadcast-applied fire ant control products and slow acting fipronil containing granular 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 Service, 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.