Gentlemen, we want to eliminate fire ants from approximately 15 acres to promote a carnival. This will cover both people areas and parking areas. Will Viper work?
Viper is CYPERMETHRIN and indeed will work for fire ant control. I recommend drenching any fire ant mounds you see now as explained in our FIRE ANT CONTROL article. After all visible mounds are drenched and shut down, broadcast the Cypermethrin over as much of the 15 acres as possible. This treatment will be quick acting and should exterminate any unwanted insect activity for at least a few weeks if not longer. Cypermethrin goes a long way. 1 gallon of concentrate can treat over 8 acres so plan on using 2 gallons for broadcasting a spray. The amount you'll need for drenching individual mounds will depend on how many mounds you need to treat. But with a little effort, you should be able to get the entire area fire ant free in no time. If you have further questions, please give us a call on our toll free at 1-800-877-7290.