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Learn About Ants and Other Pests from the Experts

See the schedule for upcoming webinars or watch one of our previous webinars. Brought to you by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice, eXtension, and its participating Cooperative Extension …

Can I use nematodes to kill fire ants?

Nematodes. Photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University and
Nematodes. Photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State Univ,

Nematodes have not proven very effective in controlling fire ants. Nematode strains tested to date cause ants to temporarily move away from the treated mound, but few colonies are actually …

Natural Enemies of Fire Ants


Pseudacteon</em> spp.  phorid fly attacking fire ant.  Courtesy Sanford Porter, USDA-ARS.Classical or self-sustaining biological control is the use of imported natural enemies to suppress pests.

Self-sustaining biological control can be an effective and environmentally safe method to permanently control pests over wide areas.  As such, it is the basis …