Everyone knows fire ant bites are painful, but did you know that they can also be very dangerous to humans and pets with severe allergies. Fire ants are active most of the year in areas where they are a pest. During cooler seasons these pests are more active and are more likely to respond to your pest management operations. Top Choice can be applied at any time of year but for best results, apply the granules in Spring of the year of Autumn. Spring time is the best for optimal control. As with any long-term ant control product, your best results will be seen by applying the product just prior to the ants most active period or at first sign of infestation. During hot summer months fire ants are visible and are indeed active.Besides fire ants, Top Choice is labeled for the control of other lawn pests such as ants, fleas, ticks and molecrickets. These Fipronil granules provide longest residual (control time) for fire ants. Control of molecrickets, fleas, ticks will be longer than other insecticide granules but for shorter periods when controlling fire ants. TopChoice controls fireants for up to one year, molecrickets for up to four months, nuisance ant pests (other than fire ants) up to three months, fleas and ticks for about one month.We apply a one time treatment of “Top Choice” fire ant control to the entire lawn to control fire ants for 12 full months GUARANTEED.