How to Kill Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants, Ant Pests January 25, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF

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Find out where fire ants came from, where you find them now, and whether fire ants are good or bad.

Then we'll show you how to get rid of fire ants using safe pest management practices and science-backed methods for fire ant control.

Learn how understanding the biology of fire ants leads to cost effective, safe ways to kill fire ants that are far more effective than home remedies.

Pustules on an infant's hand formed by fire ant stings. Image credit: Kelly Palmer

What is the quickest way to learn about fire ants and how to kill them?

Watch the Fire Ant Control Made Easy Video

Read this article: Fire Ant Control: The Two-Step Method and Other Approaches

Do you need to control fire ants in or around livestock? Check out this article, Management of Imported Fire Ants in Cattle Production Systems.

Other Fire Ant Publications

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Ants 

View the recordings of the Fire Ant Webinars

Find information on available popular fire ant control products

Find fire ant information for kids at Imported Fire Ants Youth Content; including ideas for science projects and games.

For information in Spanish, see Control de Hormigas Bravas: El Método de Dos pasos y otros Métodos.

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Antweb, the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants

Pest Ant resources from Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility at Texas A&M University


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.