Kills ants outside, so they can't come inside. 24 ounces treats 1,080 linear feet as a 1 ft. band around outside perimeter. Granules are carried directly into the mound by workers as food for the colony. When the queen is dead, the mound dies. Kills carpenter ants, argentine ants, fire ants, field ants and other listed ants. See fewer ants within a week of treatment. For use on lawns, landscaped areas, ornamental gardens and other non-cropland areas.