Over the last 70 years, red imported fire ants have become entrenched in the southern United States, including Texas.
Now, new TopChoice from Bayer Environmental Science offers homeowners, landscapers and groundskeepers new hope. One broadcast application of TopChoice effectively controls fire ants for a full year. Existing fire ants in the treated area are killed and new colonies are prevented from forming.
Advantages of the Top Choice Fire Any System
Apply any time of year
Long residual effect to prevent fire ants from returning
Unique mode of action - Acting ingredient Fipronil attacks the insects nervous system
Controls secondary pests - TopChoice also controls mole crickets for four months, nuisance ants for three months, and fleas and ticks for one month
High safety profile - safe for people and pets!
About Fire Ants
Colonies of imported red fire ants consist of the brood plus several types of adults.
Queens (there may be multiple queens per colony) are large, wingless ants.
Worker ants are wingless, sterile females that tend the larvae and protect the queen(s) by defending the nest from intruders.
Workers also feel the queen(s) and move her when she is endangered.
Winged males have black bodies and smaller heads than females.