Fire ant bait product guide

You can purchase fire ant bait from a range of local and online retailers and pest chemical suppliers.

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Use our guide below to learn which fire ant bait best suits your needs and is the most suitable treatment for your property.

Always read and follow the product label and permit, and review our treatment tips.

Brand name(s)Active ingredient(s)Specific purpose (as per APVMA)How and when to applyExpected results
PestXpert Nest Kill Granular
Ant Bait

Synergy Pro Ant Bait
Pyriproxyfen 2.5g/kg

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Hydramethylnon 3.65g/kg
Treatment of larger areas, including residential yards (Permit 88626)

Up to 2 applications per year over spring and summer with at least a 4-week interval between treatments.

Apply using the supplied shaker or a handheld shaker/spreader.

Up to 2 applications per year over spring and summer with at least a 4-week interval between treatments.

Apply using the supplied shaker or a handheld shaker/spreader.

Distance Plus Ant BaitPyriproxyfen 5g/kgTreatment of larger areas, including residential yards

Up to 3 applications per year at 12-week intervals in spring, summer, and autumn.

Apply using the supplied shaker or a handheld shaker/spreader.

If applied regularly, you are unlikely to see visible fire ant nests develop in your yard.

Product can take 3–6 months to kill visible and active nests.

Amgrow Patrol Fire Ant Killer Granules

Hydramethylnon 7.3g/kg

Treatment of larger areas, including residential yards.

Can also be used to treat individual nests

At least a 4-week interval between applications.

Apply using the supplied shaker or a handheld shaker/spreader.

When treating individual nests, use 50g or approximately 5 large tablespoons per nest.

Nests should start to show signs of death within several days of treatment.

If visible nests are still active 5 weeks after applying baits, retreatment will be necessary to kill nests.

Advion Fire Ant Bait Indoxacarb 0.45 g/kg

Treatment of larger areas, including residential yards.

Can also be used to treat individual nests (label 66532)

Up to 4 applications per year, typically at 12–16 week intervals.

Apply using the supplied shaker or a handheld shaker/spreader.

When treating individual nests, use 15g or approximately 4 level tablespoons per nest.

Nests should start to show signs of dying within several days of treatment.

If visible nests are still active 5 weeks after applying bait, retreatment will be necessary to kill the nests.

Amgrow Patrol Fire Ant Killer Granules

Fipronil 0.25g/kgTreatment of fire ants nests found around the home.

Apply to areas where ants are active. Apply directly on and around fire ant nests.

When treating individual nests, the higher listed rate of 15g/m2 is recommended, applied in at least a 1 m radius of the nest (approximately 50 g per nest).

Nests should start to show signs of dying within several days of treatment.

If treated nests are still active 5 weeks after applying the granules, retreatment will be necessary to kill the nests. Reapplication may also be considered prior to that.

Will give some residual control to the treated area.

It is important to report any suspect ants or nests you find.