Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 207
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ArtProf Totally Confused
I am 76 years old and I have fought fire ants for years. Someone recommended the Orthene Fire Ant killer. I applied on one bed and another bed 10 feet away under the same circumstances. Next day I was shocked to see what amounted to about 1/2 cup of dead fire ants lying in a pile on bed A. I stirred the bed and did not find one live ant. I then searched the bed 10 feet away, bed B and could not find one dead ant. I stirred the bed and the ants poured out. Why did I have such great results with the one bed and zero results on the other? Both beds are fire ant beds and I applied at the same time under the same circumstances. Again, I am completely confused. I applied to bed A and bed B within minutes of one another. I know fire ants and both beds are fire ant beds. What could have happened. I have applied once again to bed B so I am eager to see what happens. I am a retired college art instructor and a very good designer. I would like to see a better way to dispense the dust without using my plastic spoon. I think Ortho should at least include a plastic spoon of the proper dimensions. Has anyone else had an experience similar to mine? I own a Facebook group with more than 7000 members and I am confused as to how to report back to the group.. Bed A, 100% effective. Bed B, 100% ineffective.. By the way, the smell was not that bad! Are we a bunch of wimps <G> I was in the US Army and a does of the chemical I encountered would have you guys dropping like flies!
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kittylatte BEST product to get rid of Fire Ants
Had several mounds in my horse pasture- one was huge. I used Orthene on them and the ants were gone the next day!. That was several weeks ago and I have not found anymore anthills since. Other products I have used have not worked as immediately and I would find new ant hills a few days later. I love that you don't have to "water" it in- just sprinkle and go! Great product!
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Louis very good
Very pleased with product Very pleased with product Very pleased with product
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nickatnite excellent product!!
this works as advertised, just sorry it took so long to get this. I live in the Midwest and could not find this anywhere. ordered online from Georgia??
This product even works on other ants as well!! Highly recommend...
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YellowJacket93 Very effective!
I have used this for a couple of years now. In most cases even large mounds are eliminated in 24 hours.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Works without fail
When we moved into our home, we had at least 40-50 ant mounds in our front and back yard. Since we have young children, I wanted to be sure to take care of this promptly. While the broadcast ant killers work, they didn't seem to kill off the existing mounds. I bought this, and placed it on every mound. A few of them would relocate, but noticeably smaller mounds each time. I usually just sprinkle it along the top, and if it's the early morning or late evening hours, the fire ants will come out ferociously. It says 3-7 days to take effect, but I've never seen any mound still active the next day after application.
Don't get it wet, from dew, rain, or sprinklers though, as that will impact the ants' desire for it.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LadyLE It works
Been using this for years. Great for when you're outside and run into a fire ant bed and don't want to wait 3 days for baits to take hold. Just sprinkle it on, have a cup of coffee, and the ants are gone by the time you get back. Ants are all over my acreage, so whether they die or just move, I don't know. I don't care as long as they are not in my way.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rg used it to kill ants and small roaches. it worked combined with raid foger
works good and seen to be effective. will keep it everywhere.
May 31, 2016