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Fire Ant Control In Gardens: Tips For Controlling Fire Ants Safely - Between medical costs, property damage, and the cost of insecticides to treat for fire ants, these tiny insects cost Americans more than 6 billion dollars each year. Find out how to control fire ants in this article. Click here for more information.
Controlling Fire Ants Step 1: Once or twice a year, broadcast a fire ant bait product that contains spinosad. Foraging ants will carry the spinosad granules back to their nest, and the granules will kill the colony within a few days to a few weeks. Step 2: If you spot new fire ant activity in your garden treat individual mounds with either more of the spinosad granules, the Medina Orange Oil/soap solution, Orange Guard, or very hot water.
A recording of the webinar "Fall- A Good Time to Control Fire Ants with Bait" is presented by fire ant eXtension and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. More information can be found at: https://learn.extension.org/events/837