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How to Kill Fire Ants with Bait

By DoMyOwn staff

Fire Ant Bait is an excellent choice for fire ant Control

When it comes to fire ants, killing the queen ant is vital to colony elimination and control. Once the queen is killed, the colony will have no chance of relocating. Baiting is an effective method for fire ant control because it allows foraging ants to feed the queen.

Broadcast of slow-acting granular Fire Ant bait

A broadcast application will work to control fire ant colonies even if their mounds are not seen above ground. Apply slow-acting granular bait liberally to the infested area as directed on the product label. Once the bait is applied, colonies should be left undisturbed for several days to allow foragers adequate opportunity to bring the bait to the nest and spread it among worker and queen ants.

*TIP: For optimal results, only apply granular baits to dry ground when there is no watering planned or rain expected for 48 hours. On extremely hot days, wait until later in the evening when it is cool or until foraging activity is apparent.

Recommended Fire Ant Baits:

Maxforce FC Fire Ant Bait -An effective granular bait for eradicating fire ant colonies in lawns and landscaped areas.  
Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait- Fire Ant bait with IGR and an added insecticide that kills fire ants and prevents the queen from laying fertile eggs.
Advion Fire Ant Bait - Fast and effective control of imported fire ants in 24-72 hours.

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