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Orthene 12 oz. Fire Ant Killer

$1247
  • Destroys the mound and kills the queen
  • Apply when fire ants are active for best results
  • Accommodates treatment of 54 mounds, even as new mounds appear
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Don't let fire ants keep you from enjoying your lawn. Stop the takeover by killing the queen and destroying the mound with Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer. This powerful, easy-to-apply solution destroys the mound and kills the queen to keep the colony from repopulating. It begins killing in 60 minutes, so you can get your yard back fast. One bottle can treat up to 162 mounds. Simply sprinkle powder over the mound and let it work its magic - no need to water-in. Use it as a mound treatment for home lawns and around ornamental plants (including flowers, shrubs, and trees). Follow label instructions to determine how much product is needed based on mound size. For best results, apply product while ants are active. To keep fire ants at bay, use as part of the Ortho 2-Step System - use Ortho Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules (sold separately) as a second step to prevent new mounds from forming for up to 6 months.
  • Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer1 kills the queen and destroys the mound, treats up to 162 mounds and requires no watering-in to be effective
  • KILLS IN MINUTES: This treatment takes only minutes to apply, and begins killing in just 60 minutes, so you can get back to enjoying your yard fast
  • KILLS THE QUEEN & DESTROYS THE MOUND: Killing the queen of a fire ant colony is essential to effectively destroying the mound
  • EASY APPLICATION: Simply sprinkle the product over each mound when ants are active and leave it to work its magic - no watering-in needed, see product label for complete instructions
  • USE AS PART OF ORTHO 2-STEP SYSTEM: First, destroy existing mounds and their queens with Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer1; then, use Ortho Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules (sold separately) to prevent new mounds from forming for up to 6 months






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Pest Common NameRoachAntAnt,Beetle,SpiderAnt
Application TypeGranularDustGranularGranular
Garden Pest LocationNot for Garden UseLawnsLawns,ShrubsLawns
LocationHome,PerimeterLawnLawn,PerimeterLawn
Safe for PetsNoNoNoYes
Safe for EdiblesNoNoNoNo
Concentrated or Ready to UseReady to useReady to useReady to useReady to use
Pack Size1111
OrganicNon-OrganicNon-OrganicNon-OrganicNon-Organic
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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)4.13 inProduct Height (in.)9.75 in
Product Width (in.)4.13 in

Details

Application TypeDustConcentrated or Ready to UseReady to use
Garden Pest LocationLawnsIncluded ItemsGranules Only
Indoor/OutdoorOutdoorLocationLawn
OrganicNon-OrganicPack Size1
Pest Common NameAntPest Control TypeLawn Insect Control
Primary Active IngredientAcephateProduct Weight (oz.)12 oz
Returnable90-DaySafe for EdiblesNo
Safe for PetsNo

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    This product, although it is for ants, works very well for me against German cockroaches. When I ...
    This product, although it is for ants, works very well for me against German cockroaches. When I use it in the house it kills them all.
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    I purchased this product because another reviewer indicated it was also effective at killing bees...
    I purchased this product because another reviewer indicated it was also effective at killing bees. I do not know how this product is for killing Fire Ants. I have a shed sitting on landscape gravel with a wood floor (as opposed to concrete slab and slab floor). In 2017, bees had made their way under the shed and created a large colony/comb. I called a bee exterminator and that person removed a 2' x 3' section of the wood floor and took out a large honeycomb and killed all the bees. He indicated I needed to paint all the wood with KILZ or the bees would be back. I did not paint and the bees came back in 2020. This time I tried several termite products, regular outside bug spray and indoor bug spray. All aggravated the bees but did not exterminate them. As a last resort before calling the bee exterminator for another visit, I bought this $11 bottle of Fire Ant Killer and sprinkled no more than 1/4 cup all around the base of the shed, including inside and partially underneath the section that had been removed before. Within two days all bees were dead. I was able to remove the 2'x3' section that had again become filled with honeycomb and throw away. Will have to install concrete slab and remove all wood at some point in the future as the bees continue to visit sporadically but I keep a line of the powder all around the shed base. Note this product has a very strong smell. This product kills bees quickly.
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    It's very effective to get rid of all kind of small insects just fallow the instructions
    It's very effective to get rid of all kind of small insects just fallow the instructions
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    I know this product is for ant but it works great for other insect such as water bugs and roaches...
    I know this product is for ant but it works great for other insect such as water bugs and roaches! Every apartment I have moved in that wasn't well kept, I would visit my local home depot store and purchase this stuff and it works magic!!!! I place this stuff around every base board, outside front door, balcony door and any hold that can bring unwanted rodents! This product is the best on the market!! I definitely recommend this!!! It does have a cabbage type smell at first when you open the top but after place it down, you can’t smell it!! This is perfect to keep all insect away! If you are worried if your pets will be infected by it! No!!!
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    I only ordered this product cause of all the reviews I read which said it killed other bugs other...
    I only ordered this product cause of all the reviews I read which said it killed other bugs other then just ants. I live in a apartment and and needed something for cockaroches yes cockaroches this stuff not only works for (Ants) well Guess what?? I kid you not!! It worked!! I Highly recommend it just to make Note it does have a awful smell to it!! But hey it works.
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    Orthene fire ant killer is the best ant killer on the market! Highly recommended by Home Depot de...
    Orthene fire ant killer is the best ant killer on the market! Highly recommended by Home Depot department person and other similar stores. Sprinkle sparingly on the mound and next day the mound is dead and often no more any hills in the yard for a long time. I usually stir the nest a little and then sprinkle a light dusting. My last bottle lasted over a year.
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    used orthene for many years at my home also on the multi family housing property I owned. excell...
    used orthene for many years at my home also on the multi family housing property I owned. excellent product.
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    This was easy to use and effective. I needed to treat a single mound in a lawn - we don't have an...
    This was easy to use and effective. I needed to treat a single mound in a lawn - we don't have an extensive fire ant infestation in this urban neighborhood, I think these hitchhiked in from elsewhere on some mulch or with the lawn crew. Some reviews have noted difficulty with the opening instructions, I had no problem following the instructions which use a projection on the cap to slice through the safety-seal on the inside. I just read the instructions carefully and followed them exactly. I sprinkled the powder over a 12" x 18" solitary mound at about the density you'd see confectioners sugar on a little powdered donut, left it alone for 5 days and the mound is completely inactive today above and below ground. I like that there are multiple treatments in one affordable package so if another mound pops up elsewhere in the lawn I don't have to go right back to the store. Living in the south I know there is no cure-all for fire ants and no permanent solution as long as your lawn isn't hermetically sealed off from the outside world, but for an urban gardener with a limited area to treat this did the trick!
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      Amazing. This worked so quickly and permanently. The tiny amount used on each hill is extremely e...
      Amazing. This worked so quickly and permanently. The tiny amount used on each hill is extremely effective. Much more cost effective than granules. My new go-to!
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