Specialized Home Services: Fire Ant Control

Fire ants can have a fiery sting

Ants are America’s number one pest problem and fire ants are a special breed. These aggressive stingers can have colonies of up to 250,000 workers ready to strike you, your family and your pets.

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Fire ants are reddish, quarter-inch long ants with a nasty sting they’ll use on just about any animal (or human) that crosses their paths. They nest in unsightly mounds of one to two feet in diameter and about six inches high, often near moist areas. They can ruin your landscaping, cause problems with the electrical components in your air conditioning unit and trigger allergic reactions in some people and pets.  


Clark’s knows fire ants love South Carolina, and our technicians in Greenville/Spartanburg, Charleston, Columbia and Sumter are specially trained to rid them from your property once and for all.     

DuPont™ Advion® Fire Ant Bait

Active Ingredient: Indoxacarb

Two applications of Dupont Advion Fire Ant Bail per year are usually all you need to be done with fire ants. This treatment is specially formulated for these tough pests, yet safe for humans and pets.



  • Less costly than other methods of
  • 100% control within 5 days
  • Safe for humans & pets



  • Only effective on fire ants
  • Can only be applied during select weather
    conditions (ants must be foraging at time of
    application; this only occurs when the soil
    temperature is between 70° and 95°.)
  • No residual, so ants could come back,
    depending on the surrounding fire ant
    pressure; a heavy rainstorm could facilitate
    quick fire ant return
  • Typically, 2 treatments per year works best

Bayer Topchoice®

Active Ingredient: Fipronil

Just one application of Topchoice per year and you can say goodbye to fire ants, guaranteed! Topchoice is also effective to control fleas and ticks for 30 days and mole crickets for up to 3 months. This effective treatment is safe for animals and humans and will not kill beneficial yard organisms. We frequently use this product in playground and sports field areas at churches, schools and recreational facilities.


  • Targeted to treatment for fire ants, fleas,
    ticks & mole crickets
  • Safe for animals & humans
  • Only kills targeted insects; will not kill
    beneficial yard organisms
  • Proper application only requires 1
    treatment per year
  • Yields 90%+ control for most of the time


  • More costly than other treatment options
  • Will not address other insect issues you may have. For example: Topchoice will not
    eliminate Pyramid ants since they are not
    targeted by the active ingredient. Pyramid
    ants, however, are considered to be
    beneficial by some because they can help
    with aeration, which produces a healthier lawn
  • Takes 4–6 weeks to achieve 90% control

Traditional Liquid Pesticide


For those who prefer the traditional approach, Clark’s lawn pesticide treatment kills not only dangerous fire ants, but every insect bugging you and your family.


  • Similar in cost to baiting approach
  • Kills every insect: kills other insects that are affecting the health of your lawn
  • Has residual chemical


  • Kills every insect: beneficial & other insects
    are killed
  • Higher likelihood of chemical sensitivity

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Best of 2012 Readers' Choice Award


Clark's Termite & Pest Control was voted Best Pest Control Company in South Carolina for 2012. The Readers' Choice Best Of 2012 is a sampling based on the responses of the readers of The State. The results of their voting appear in a special section.


From The State Media Company I would like to say Thank You to our readers in South Carolina. Thank you to the many readers who took the time to vote for their favorite businesses. Thank you to the many online users who went online to vote. Thank you to the businesses that anxiously wait for this publication every year. Thank you to the person who voted for "Turkey and Ham on rye with mustard and pickles" for the Best Deli. You all make The Reader's Choice a success year after year.


Ashleigh Anderson McAlister
The State Media Company

Cathy Abrams

March 3, 1955 - September 28, 2015


It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and Clark's family member Cathy Abrams. Cathy joined us in 2000 as our bookkeeper and for over 13 years helped lay the foundation for the success we now enjoy.


Cathy courageously battled various forms of cancer for a good part of nine years. She turned her misfortune into a tool to help others in similar circumstances. While in her own fight, she volunteered at the local cancer center and befriended many others, helping them to find the physical and spiritual strength to deal with this horrible disease. In the end, Cathy did her part to leave this world a better place for others, and we will miss her tremendously.

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Our 50th Anniversary!


Clark's Termite & Pest Control is proud to announce our 50th Anniversary! For the past 50 years Clark's Termite & Pest Control has answered our customer’s call to exterminate termites and other annoying pests. Termites are unwelcome little insects and live to inflict damage. We’re zealous when it comes to eliminating termites and other pests.


In 1963 Clark's Termite & Pest Control opened our doors. We wholeheartedly thank you for letting us take care of your termite and pests problems. We’re happy to be your faithful solution and will continue to provide superb customer service.