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  • Fastest control available with a bait
  • Reliable, 90% or better control
  • Can be applied in fenced pastures grazed by horses and other companion animals


  • Expensive
  • No residual control
  • Requires low-volume spreader
  • No irrigation for 24 hours for best results

Active Ingredient: 0.45% indoxacarb

Application Rate, Broadcast: 1.5 lbs. per acre

Speed of Control: Very fast, 2 – 7 days

Duration of Control: Usually 2 – 6 months, depending on reinvasion pressure

Approximate Cost: $12.50 – $21.00 per pound (quantity discounts available).  For broadcast applications ~ $19 – $32 per acre. For individual mound applications, 0.5 ounces/mound or ~32 mounds/pound, ~64 mounds per 2 pound jug (~$0.70/mound).  Price may vary greatly between distributors.  Shop around and compare prices.

Best season for application: whenever ants are foraging for bait

Sources: Pest control industry suppliers such as Control Solutions, Inc., Target Specialty Products, Winfield Solutions, Univar, internet sources, etc.

Toxicity: extremely low (LD50 >5,000)

Agricultural Uses: Can apply in fenced pastures grazed by horses and other companion animals

Mixing with other products: Can be mixed with other bait products to speed their activity.

General Comments: Advion is the fastest-acting fire ant bait product on the market. Except in cases of very few mounds requiring treatment, it can effectively and economically replace individual mound treatments. Treating individual mounds with Advion will not make it work faster or better. Labeled for use on lawns, recreational areas, golf courses and other noncrop/nongrazed areas.  90% or better control in 3-7 days with foraging suppression in 12-48 hours.

Manufacturer: Syngenta

Web site (including label and MSDS):


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 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.

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