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Model # 0282210

Internet # 100056182

Store SKU # 683296

Orthene 12 oz. Fire Ant Killer

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$10.48 /  each


Model # 0282210

Internet # 100056182

Store SKU # 683296

Treat up to 54 ant mounds with the Ortho Orthene 12 oz. Fire Ant Killer. Place 1 teaspoon of Orthene powdered mix over a mound and worker ants track it in, killing the queen and destroying the entire fire ant colony in 3 - 7 days. The ready-to-use mix does not need to be watered into the mound and does not require disturbing ant mounds while treating.

  • Kills fire ant queens and colonies
  • 12 oz. powdered mix treats up to 54 fire ant mounds
  • Works in 3 - 7 days to provide an ant-free outdoor area
  • Ready-to-use mix requires no watering in or disturbing ant mounds for easy application

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Product Depth (in.) 
4.13 in 
Product Height (in.) 
9.75 in 
Product Width (in.) 
4.13 in 
Application Type 
Concentrated or Ready to Use 
Ready to use 
Pest Type 
Fire Ants 
Safe for Edibles 
Safe for Pets 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 145 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yep, it kills ants. No kidding. This ant killer kills ants. I don't know what else to say; heavens to murgatroid, it kills ants. May 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Misleading Quantity in Container Opened the container and found that it was filled up to about 1/3 of the bottle container. This is outright misleading! I'll never buy this product again nor purchase any Ortho products in the future. Yes, it gives the weight of the product but how many people are going to weigh it to make sure. You will naturally assume the container will be full. Otherwise, why buy a big container and receive a small quantity? May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works great Use ortho all the time. As the hills come back the ants seem to get smaller and smaller. I think it messes with their genes. Any body else notice this? May 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This powder really works! Not only does it work on the mound, but I use it along the base of my house and the perimeter of my property and it works to keep ants and other pests from crossing the line! Wish there was a little more in each container for the price, but it is effective. Smells like rotting cabbage, so watch where you put it if you have pets, they like the smell. May 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The ants are Gone! We had ants that had come in and set up a colony between the Kitchen sink's back-splash and the wall While it was a 3 feet long, it was a very tiny crack. Fortunately the Orthene 12 oz. Fire Ant Killer is a fine powder which I could push down the crack. Next day, no ants were seen. It's been a while now and none have reappeared. We also put it on the outside window ledge as we suspect the ants came in from there and we no longer see any around the window area. May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love Orthene Fire Ant Killer Orthene was the type of product I was looking for. I wanted a product that I could use that didn't require a lot of extras. I just wanted something that I could put down that would kill the ants, the queen and destroy the mound without having to drag out a hose and water the mound. This product is simple to use. I used a plastic spoon to put the granules on the mound and that was it. May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kill em fast This works fast and the mound is gone...well the ants in the mound are gone. I like to disturb the mound and sprinkle on top of fire ants when they emerge. .I think it works faster like that. April 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by orthene 12oz fire ant killer The ant killer works well if you can go by directions .I will say it is as good as any ant killer .I have never seen any fire ant killer work 100 percent one thing everyone needs to know this is a tracking type insecticide so don't treat near your food are your pets food. Best said treat away from any area that might affect something by ants tracking it on to. May 19, 2015
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