Fire ant baits are an effective, low toxicity option for dealing with fire ants, but they need to be applied under the correct conditions.

The bait should be applied when the ground is dry and the fire ants are foraging. We want the ants to take a viable amount of bait in the first couple of hours after application while it is fresh.

The ideal soil temperature is between 70-95 degrees at 1” below the surface.

One of the benefits of fire ant baits is that they are very low in toxicity and they do not stay in the soil for months like some products.