Friday, October 21, 2016

Home Grown: Fire Ant Control in the Fall

If you are going to treat fire ants only once a year, do it in the fall. Fire ants are easier to kill in the fall.

The one thing that makes fall the single best time to treat fire ants is that it's followed by winter. Extreme cold is tough on fire ants. That makes baits even more effective in the fall.

Baits take a long time to work. They weaken colonies and make them less able to respond to the challenges of winter weather. The young colonies are especially vulnerable because they don't have many workers. So they can't respond very quickly to the need to escape freezing temperatures.

Continued in... Fire Ant Control in the Fall

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