Once and Done™

Safer Fire Ant Bait


  • Extremely fast control
  • Can be applied with fertilizer spreader
  • Widely available in retail stores


  • Expensive

Active Ingredient: 0.016% indoxacarb

Similar Products: Advion

Application Rate, Broadcast:   5 lbs. per 10,000 square feet

Speed of Control: 3 – 7 days

Duration of Control:  2+ applications per year are usually needed; varies with reinvasion pressure

Approximate Cost: $20 per bag, $80 per acre

Best used for:  homeowner application to yards with fertilizer spreader

Best season for application: any time fire ants are foraging for bait

Sources: widely available in retail garden centers

Toxicity: very low

Agricultural Uses: none

Mixing with other products: not labeled or recommended

General Comments: Spectracide Once and Done™ is the homeowner version of Advion, so it gives extremely fast control. Can be applied with regular fertilizer spreader.

Manufacturer: distributed by Spectrum Group

Web site (including label and MSDS):    http://www.spectracide.com/ProductCategories/OutdoorInsecticide/FireAntOnceDone/


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 Cooperative 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.

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