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Top Choice Insecticide Granules

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Top Choice Insecticide Granules are a once a year fipronil granule insecticide for the control of ants and other turf pests. Top Choice will provide year long control of Imported Fire Ants and long term control of other listed insects. Top Choice is used on school athletic fields to protect children from ant bites.

Target Pests

Top Choice Insecticide Granules control Fire Ants Fleas Ticks Mole Crickets Crazy Raspberry Ants and other Nuisance Ants.

For Use In

Top Choice Insecticide can be used on turfgrass areas including but not limited to golf courses lawns in commercial and residential areas cemeteries recreational areas parks campsites around schools sports fields sodfarms and landscape beds.


Caution: Do not apply Top Choice within 15 feet of bodies of water. Do not apply Top Choice on paved or concrete surfaces or near storm drains.

1. Apply Top Choice with a boradcast granule spreader. Before application make sure all equipment is calibrated to ensure proper application rates.

2. Apply 87lbs of Top Choice per acre (2 pounds of Top Choice per 1,000 square feet)

3. Water immediately after application to point of saturation while making sure not to water to runoff. Keep all humans and animals away from treated area for 24 hours.

Top Choice will control listed insects for up to 1 full year.

Coverage Area

Each 50lb bag of Top Choice will treat 25,000 square feet of turf.

Time to Kill

Top Choice may take up to 4 weeks for total control of insect problems.

Mix Rate

Use Top Choice at a rate of 2lb per 1000 square feet of turf.

Active Ingredient

Fipronil .0143%

Top Choice Insecticide Granules

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How much top choice needed for 8600 sq. Feet?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Label rate is 2 pounds per 1,000 Square feet. So round up to 9,000 square feet means you need 18 Pounds of Top Choice.
We have a 1-acre homesite infested with firearms and many other biting ants. We feed squirrels and birds daily. What are your recommendations to protect the wildlife?
avanti on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Definitely buy the Top Choice Granular. Gives you one year control on ants and 4 to 6 months on many other insects. Since you have 1 acre you will need 2 50 pound bags. Seeing as the labeled rate is 87 pounds per acre. The key to success is remembering each year to apply Top Choice at same time. I have used it for years in High traffic areas for people and animals and I never come across an ant pile or an abundance of ants. Like all pesticides just be sure to read label and apply per instructions.
When is the best time of the year to apply Top Choice?
Jim on Nov 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You would want to apply Top Choice or any other fire ant bait in the spring, when they are actively moving, the fire ants at this time will start to move less and move the colony down further into the ground depending on the temperature.
Will it kill carpenter ants?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We would recommend using Advance Carpenter Ant bait to control carpenter ants. https://www.solutionsstores.com/advance-carpenter-ant-bait
what is the active ingredients in top choice?
cecil b on Apr 24, 2018
Fipronil: 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl)-4-((1,R,S)-
(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl) -1-H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile ............................................... 0.0143%
OTHER INGREDIENTS .................................................................................. 99.9857%
TOTAL: 100.0000%

Above is straight off the label. Great control of all listed insects. One key element I have found over the years. Once you start using it continue to use it yearly. Areas I treat yearly never have any insect issues. Hope that helps.
Can you apply to mounds or must broadcast everything?
Tom C on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would broadcast. Due to the active ingredient in Top Choice it will handle ant mounds once activated by rain or irrigation. Also this is an extremely expensive product to cover mounds. If you have ant mound issues use Cross Chek Granular or Talstar Granular.

I will add once you start using Top Choice be sure to apply each year annually and thus you will never have any ant problems in those areas in the future. Very effective product.
Where can I buy?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can buy it online by adding the product to your cart. We have free shipping as well!
Is it safe around bees?
Danny C on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is. These granules are normally applied to grass so bees are not likely to come into contact with it.
Is top choice safe for pets in the yard?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Top Choice can be safely applied in yards that have pets, but it will need to be completely dry.

This is a restricted use product and does require a license to purchase.
Can i put this in my mulch beds?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The product is labeled to be used on turfgrass, landscape beds and outdoor nursery site for ornamental plants.
Scotts Edgeguard spreader. What is the setting?
Don C on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will most likely use the 2 or 3 setting.
What is the setting on a Scotts Edgeguard broadcast spreader for this product?
Don C on Dec 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will need to go to their website to get the spreader dial number.

Apply Taurus G at a rate of 2 pounds per 1,000 sq ft of lawn.
Is this product effective in killing Texas leaf cutter ants?
Victor on Oct 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The primary purpose of this product is for Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp., control.
When treating for Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp., the following pests will be
controlled for a limited time:
Fleas [Ctenacephalides spp.] and Ticks [Dermacentor spp., Rhipicephalus spp., Ixodes spp.], 1 month;
Nuisance ants [Lasius neoniger], 3 months; Mole crickets [Scapteriscus spp.], 4 months.

This is a restricted use product so it would require a license, take a look at our leaf cutter ant section for other options of control of the leaf cutter ants.


I am a homeowner in Alabama not a pest control specialist. Will I be able to purchase this product for use on my lawn?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, you are required to have a license to purchase Top Choice, as it is a restricted use product.

If you are trying to control fire ants, I would recommend a Fire ant bait, https://www.solutionsstores.com/advion-fire-ant-bait-insecticide

General Pest Control, you can use Bifen Granules.

Can this be used in canada and will you ship to canada?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a restricted use product and would not be able to be shipped to Canada.
Is top choice safe for pets?
Steph on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Top Choice, fipronil granules are safe to use around pets, you need to allow it to completely dry before they are allowed to re-enter the space. This is a restricted use product, so it requires special licenses and training to purchase and apply.
It appears that I would need to purchase at least 250 lbs of product to treat the area that we have. Is there any discount on that quanity?
Jim on Nov 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We can offer a lower cost alternative to Top Choice but that particular brand is agency and cannot be lowered per Bayer restrictions. The alternate brand is Fipronil .00143G from Qualipro and is considered a generic with identical chemical makeup.


Also please note that this product is restricted use and requires a license to purchase and apply.
Lesco spreader setting ?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2018

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Awesome product. May seem expensive but any other product will cost the same eventually. Do to how much of other product you will have to buy.
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