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Keep your customers comfortable with guaranteed fire ant control

By Lane Tredway, technical services manager for Syngenta
​​​​​​​Whether your customers are hosting a cookout or playing fetch with their dog, spring brings more outdoor activities that require lawns to be protected from the threat of insects. Warm weather also brings imported fire ants to landscapes where they can be aggressive, painful and build invasive mounds.

To keep homeowners, commercial property managers and their turf protected from these pests, take control of fire ant populations when they are first sighted.

Unsurpassed speed with proven results

To stop fire ants from spreading, Advion® fire ant bait provides control of foraging worker ants within 12 to 48 hours and can provide total colony control within 72 hours. No other fire ant bait on the market compares to the speed of control with Advion fire ant bait. Its active ingredient, indoxacarb, is bio-activated by the ant’s internal enzymes. Once consumed, the material is transferred to other members of the colony, controlling the entire colony. Advion fire ant bait leverages ants’ natural foraging behavior and does not trigger an alarm response from the insects that can result in colony relocation.

David Sullivan, owner of Roach Coach, Inc. in Perry, Florida chose Advion fire ant bait when he needed to control fire ants in a few days to prepare for a festival. In Sullivan’s case, the festival grounds were clear from fire ants within 48 hours and provided a comfortable environment for the attendees.

“With the way you spread Advion fire ant bait, the ants do all the work,” Sullivan explains. “They forage and take it back to wherever their hidden nest may be. With other products I’ve used, if you miss a mound, you still have ants.”

These time lapse images show just how fast Advion fire ant bait can provide fire ant control. In just 72 hours, Advion fire ant bait achieved full colony control. Photos courtesy of Charles Barr, Barr Research and Consulting, College Station, TX.

​​​​​​​See how Advion fire ant bait provides total colony control, faster than other fire ant bait on the market, in the following comparison video.


Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations.

Convenient application

For guaranteed season-long control, make at least two applications of Advion fire ant bait with a broadcast spreader at 1.5 pounds per acre when populations are foraging.

The Advion Fire Ant Bait Guarantee Program is a great way to take advantage of the unsurpassed speed and unbeatable results of Advion. Contact your Syngenta territory manager or Syngenta authorized distributor to learn more about the Advion Fire Ant Bait Guarantee Program.

More than just fire ants

Three formulations of indoxacarb are available for application in the landscape and provide flexible, broad-spectrum insect control:

  • In addition to fire ants, Advion fire ant bait also controls common nuisance ants found in the landscape, including bigheaded ants, pavement ants and turfgrass ants.
  • Advion insect granule features a different bait formulation that controls mole crickets, several ant species (except fire ants) and common nuisance insects in the landscape such as crickets, earwigs, silverfish and cockroaches.
  • As a spray application, Provaunt® WDG insecticide provides effective control of destructive caterpillars and certain other insects in both turfgrasses and landscape ornamentals.

Provaunt, Advion fire ant bait and Advion insect granule can all play a role in helping you provide a safe and comfortable landscape for your customers.

For more information, contact your local Syngenta territory manager.

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