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
Distance Plus Ant Bait Pyriproxyfen 5g/kg Treatment of larger areas, including residential yards
(Permit 87728)

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

Synergy Pro Ant Bait

PestXpert Nest Kill Granular
Ant Bait
Hydramethylnon 3.65g/kg 

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Pyriproxyfen 2.5g/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

If nests are still active 5 weeks after treatment, you may need to retreat.

If visible nests are still active after 2–3 months, retreatment will be required

Amdro Granular Ant Bait Hydramethylnon 7.3g/kg

Treatment of larger areas, including residential yards.

Can also be used to treat individual nests (Permit 91817)

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

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