CARY, N.C. (June 19, 2012) – Fire ants are exotic, serious pests that affect the Southern
part of the United States. Not only damaging to turf grass, if their mounds are disturbed the
pests will inflict many painful stings to the unfortunate trespasser. Recent EPA approval of a
supplemental label of ALOFT SC insecticide, allows Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC
to provide a solution for fire ants on lawn care and golf course application. 
 
ALOFT is a broad-spectrum, long-lasting contact and systemic insecticide for control of
insects infesting turfgrass, sod and ornamentals in landscapes and surrounding areas.
Studies have found that ALOFT SC, applied when fire ants are active, will provide rapid
knockdown of the pests in less than seven days after the first treatment. 
 
Available in a liquid formulation, the insecticide provides two modes of action: quick contact
kill from bifenthrin and systemic, residual control from clothianidin.