Managing Imported Fire Ants in Agriculture


image of fire ant mounds around a farm pond, with a set of farm buildings in the background

The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is an introduced species that arrived in Mobile, Alabama from South America during the 1930’s. This species has had an enormous impact in the southeastern United States, and continues to spread into

Which fire ant bait should I use?


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 bait product and apply it properly, a broadcast application should …