Fire ant baits are considered safe for humans and most animals. The bait used to treat fire ants is specifically targeted to kill ants.
The bait used to treat fire ants is not harmful to poultry. It is specifically targeted to kill ants. We use 2 types of bait in our fight to eradicate fire ants.
Birds might be attracted to the bait as it contains corn grit.
The insect growth regulator (IGR) bait will not harm poultry and other birds as the quantity of chemicals used in a single application is very low.
When the bait is spread across a property, the granules—which are 1–3mm in size, settle deep in the grass. It is very unlikely that poultry and other types of birds would be able to find or consume enough bait to cause harm.
We recommend that you lock away free-range poultry during treatment to ensure the fire ants can collect more bait while foraging.