Sunday, June 21, 2009

Managing Fire Ants

Warm weather has brought an increase in fire ant activity, increasing the chances that you may encounter them and experience their painful stings. While there is no way to permanently eradicate fire ants from any location, there are many products available for managing them. Among the easiest to use and most environmentally friendly of these are baits. A bait is an insecticide that is picked up by foraging ants and taken back to the colony as food. Baits can be applied around individual ant mounds or broadcast over a large area. When applied correctly, broadcasted baits only need to be put out once or twice a year to provide excellent control of fire ants.

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