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Orthene 12 oz. Fire Ant Killer

  • 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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Product Overview

Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer kills the queen and destroys the mound. Watering-in is not necessary. Use it as a mound treatment for home lawns and around ornamental plants (including flowers, shrubs, and trees). Try not to disturb the mounds while treating. This product can be used along with Ortho MAX Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules as part of the Fire Ant 2-Step Program. Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer is guaranteed to kill-or your money back.
  • Kills the queen and destroys the mound
  • No watering-in required
  • Treats 54 mounds
  • Guaranteed to kill or your money back
  • Net Wt: 12 oz.
  • This product is applicable for the following pest types: Fire Ants






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Application TypeDustDustGranularGranular
Pest Common NameAnts,Crickets,Earwigs,Fleas,RoachesAntsAphids,Beetles,FliesAnts,Crickets,Earwigs,Fleas,Grub,Moles,Ticks,Worms
Garden Pest LocationNot for Garden UseLawnsFlowers,Ornamentals,Perennials,ShrubsLawns
LocationHome,PerimeterLawnGardenLawn
Safe for EdiblesNoNoNoNo
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor,OutdoorOutdoorOutdoorOutdoor
Concentrated or Ready to UseReady to useReady to useReady to useReady to use
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application Type
Dust
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Garden Pest Location
Lawns
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Location
Lawn
Organic
Non-Organic
Pack Size
1
Pest Common Name
Ants
Pest Control Type
Lawn Insect Control
Primary Active Ingredient
Acephate
Product Weight (oz.)
12 oz
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for Edibles
No
Safe for Pets
No

Questions & Answers

71Questions45Answers

How can remove the smell if i made the mistake of using inside a room??

Asked by anibaly8 May 11, 2021
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Always kills the hill in 2hours

Can I use this across my lawn and not only on visible ant mounds?

Asked by Jaffy February 15, 2021
5
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Thank you for your question regarding Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer. This can be used in lawns to spot treat ant hills mounds however it is not cost-effective to use this container for the entire lawn if you have a bad ant problem in the lawn. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 if there is anything else that we can help you with.

will this product effect my dog

Asked by share November 25, 2020
4
Answers

I moved mine for a week because the truth is pretty strong the smell and I didn't want to take the risk

can i use inside on my house?

Asked by Tommy November 9, 2020
5
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NOT SURE IT IS FIR IMSIDE USE

will this kill my dog

Asked by cy October 10, 2020
4
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The Safety Data Sheet should answer your question. https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/bc/bc129bcf-51b9-4d8a-b311-bfa30a235d8b.pdf

Does This kill Stink Bugs

Asked by Brittany October 5, 2020
3
Answers

Thank you for your question regarding Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer. This Product is labeled for control of fire ants in home lawns and around plants (including flowers, shrubs & trees). However, you can use our Home Defense Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter1 Ready-To-Use to control stink bugs. Please contact us at 877-220-3089 if there is anything else that we can help you with.

Does it desolve in water?

Asked by Guy September 10, 2020
5
Answers

Sprinkler water and rain does not dissolve the product after applicaiton.

Can I sprinkle on my potted plant such as Rose?

Asked by Shelley July 6, 2020
5
Answers

I,ve used it in pots before with great results.

Is it pet safe

Asked by Lulu June 16, 2020
5
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Thank you for your interest in Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer. We recommend keeping all pets out of the treated area until any dust has settled. Please contact us at the following number with any other inquiries that you may have: 877-220-3089

Help! My puppy put her nose in powder a week after I applied it! What will happen to her?

Asked by Nikiw June 8, 2020
5
Answers

WORKED GREAT!!!

Orthene 12 oz. Fire Ant Killer - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 1,888 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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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.
by Mollejo
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.
by underconstruction
1 person found this helpful
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
by Gris
1 person found this helpful
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!!!
by Coco
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.
by Joe
2 people found this helpful
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.
by Greatpriceforsturdytote
1 person found this helpful
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.
by gizzie
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!
by CarolTheGardener
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!
by RTM
2 people found this helpful
excelent product to kill any insect
excelent product to kill any insect
by elisrod
1 person found this helpful
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