Minimizing Fire Ants in the Lawn and Landscape (5-9-11)
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Fire ant mounds have become quite visible in many lawns since the recent storms and warmer weather. Not only are the mounds unsightl, but the sting from fire ants can be extremely painful and for some people even life threatening. Therefore, controlling fire ants should be as much a part of your lawn management activities as mowing, watering, and fertilizing. There are several methods of controlling fire ants, but baits are probably the most convenient and easiest products for homeowners to apply.
Adhering to a few application tips will ensure the most effective use of bait.
Several excellent publications on fire ant control are available at your local Extension office or they can be downloaded from this website. Use the search box Once at the top of any page and simply type "fire ants" in the search box.
Published May 9, 2011
Dr. Wayne Wells is an Extension Professor and Turfgrass Specialist. His mailing address is Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mail Stop 9555, Mississippi State, MS 39762. firstname.lastname@example.org