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Firefighter™ Fire Ant Bait


Kill the queen and achieve total colony elimination with Firefighter. Firefighter provides long-lasting control of fire and harvester ants in a variety of crops for up to 2 months following application. 

Upon application, Spinosad, the natural biological active ingredient in Firefighter, is distributed throughout the colony and begins killing ants, including the queen. Fire and harvester ants that consume the bait will appear sick and lethargic within 12-24 hours. Dead ants will begin to appear on and around treated mounds 24 to 36 hours after application.

Depending on environmental conditions, the entire colony, including the queen, is typically controlled within 3-14 days after treatment. 


Firefighter is labeled for use against the following pests:

  • Fire ants
  • Harvester ants

Firefighter can be used with the following crops:

  • Tree nuts
  • Citrus
  • Cucurbits
  • Melons

For more information, please consult the product label.

Firefighter Applications

Active Ingredient: Spinosad

Package size: 10 and 25 lb bags

Mound Application Rates: 4-6 tbsp

Broadcast Application Rates: 2.5 - 5lb/acre

Re-entry Interval: 4 hours

Days to Harvest: 0 day PHI



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