- Fastest control available with a bait
- Reliable, 90% or better control
- 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 product cost: $15 – $25 per pound (quantity discounts available). For broadcast applications ~ $23 – $38 per acre. For individual mound applications, 0.5 ounces/mound or ~32 mounds/pound, ~64 mounds per 2 pound jug (~$1/mound). Price may vary greatly between distributors. Shop around and compare prices.
Best used for: Residential pest control, turf, professional application to commercial properties, Golf Course Management, Lawn and Landscape, Ornamental Controls.
Best season for application: whenever ants are foraging for bait
Sources: Pest control industry suppliers such as Solutions Pest and Lawn, Target Specialty Products, Winfield Solutions, Univar, internet sources, Ewing, etc.
Toxicity: extremely low (LD50 >5,000)
Agricultural Uses: none at this time
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 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.
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 https://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.