Content tagged "management approaches"

How do I kill fire ants inside my house?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 13, 2017

Fire ant colonies can migrate into homes and other structures in search of food, water, and nesting sites, especially during periods of extreme outdoor heat,...

Will <i>Pseudacteon</i> phorid flies (decapitating flies) sting or bite? Are decapitating flies harmful?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: February 22, 2017

No, Pseudacteon phorid flies cannot sting or bite, because they do not have stingers or biting mouthparts, nor are they attracted to humans or...

Which fire ant bait should I use?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: March 17, 2016

 Most of the currently available fire ant baits work very well when applied according to label instructions. The key to using baits is patience. If you use a...

How do I kill fire ants on poultry farms?

Imported Fire Ants Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 01, 2015

Imported fire ants can cause problems on poultry farms by attacking chickens and foraging on broken eggs. Fire ant stings cause blemishes that can reduce the...

Do grits kill fire ants?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

Research plots have demonstrated that using grits does not control fire ants. The theory behind the use of grits as a fire ant control is that the ants will...

Does gasoline kill fire ants?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

Gasoline probably will not kill the entire fire ant colony. Gasoline is highly repellent to ants and is likely to cause them to relocate. However, gasoline...

How do we control fire ants in pastures?

Horses Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

First, is it worth treating your pasture at all? If the answer is yes, there are several baits that can be broadcast for fire ant control in pastures. These...

Why do fire ant mounds pop up after a rain?

Just because you don't see fire ants doesn't mean they aren't there. They're just not making visible mounds because of the heat and drought.With drought, the...

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