Spectracide® Fire Ant Shield Mound Destroyer Granules

Spectracide Fire Ant Shield Mound Destroyer Granules are made with our exclusive Accelerator II technology, which speeds the release of the active ingredient into the mound. This product kills the queen and the colony. The ready-to-use granules can be quickly applied around and over the mound. The deep-reaching formula starts to work in minutes to eliminate the colony and limit the formation of new mounds. For best results, apply in morning or evening hours.

  • Starts to kill in minutes 
  • Deep-reaching formula
  • Kills the queen and colony 
IMPORTANT INFO

Active Ingredients

Lambda-Cyhalothrin 0.04%
Other Ingredients 99.96%
Total: 100.00%
  • 3.5 lb
  • 7 lb

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

STOP Keep children and pets off treated areas until product has been watered in and lawn is dry. 

  • Apply this product directly to the lawn or garden area. Water treated area as directed on this label. Do not water to the point of runoff.
  • Do not make applications during rain.
  • All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
    1. Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures
    2. Applications to lawns, turf and other vegetation
  • All outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications only.
  • Application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application. 
  1. Sprinkle ½ cup granules over and 2 ft around each mound.
  2. Immediately after applying, GENTLY water in granules using at least 1 gallon of water for each mound. Do not apply within 24 hours of rain. Do not allow to run off from target site.
  3. Treat new mounds as they appear.
  4. For spot treatment of ants, other than fire ants: Apply 1 to 1½ tsp over and around each ant hill.
  1. For best results, apply in morning or evening hours. At these times, fire ants are closer to the surface, virtually assuring the product will contact them.
  2. Gentle application of water is important as high-pressure spray may disturb ants and cause migration, reducing product effectiveness.
Reclose bag tightly after each use. Store in a cool, dry area which is inaccessible to children and pets.
If Empty: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling, if available. If Partly Filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
CAUTION. Harmful if swallowed. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash hands thoroughly after handling and before eating or smoking. Food utensils such as spoons or measuring cups must not be used for food purposes after use in measuring pesticides.

First Aid

If Swallowed: Call a Poison Control Center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a Poison Control Center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If in Eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Environmental Hazards

This product is highly toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Sweeping any product that lands on a driveway, sidewalk or street, back onto the treated area of the lawn or garden will help to prevent runoff to water bodies or drainage systems.