If you see a mound of fluffy soil in your yard, usually after a rain you have a fire ant problem. When it is hot and dry these ants are underground and may not be noticed, unless you are stung. When the ants go unchecked in your yard they can eventually go into the house to forage. They are usually found on the floors, around pet food and in laundry. The best way to combat this is to treat the yard before they have a chance to get inside. Baiting for fire ants offers a minimum impact to the environment because it doesn’t stay in the soil and is less costly than more toxic contact insecticide products which can remain in the soil for months. The bait must be applied when ants are foraging and when the ground is dry. The ants must be present and take the bait back to the colony in order for it to work. Fire ants swarm in the spring and fall so these are usually the best times to apply bait. Fire ants are less of a problem in areas where more people in the area are treating for them. If your neighbors aren’t handling their problem, it could soon become yours as well.

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