Will fungi (mushrooms) kill fire ants?

Several kinds of fungi have been tested with varying degrees of success to help control fire ants:

  • Hirsutella spp.
  • Candida spp.
  • Paecilomyces spp.
  • Conidiobolus spp.
  • Beauveria bassiana
  • Metarhizium anisopliae
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Myrmecomyces annellisae

There have been some promising results

Are fire ant baits toxic to humans and pets?

Fire ant bait materials have a variety of active ingredients with varying toxicity levels. Because such a small amount of active ingredient is in the bait, humans or animals would have to eat a huge amount before getting sick or …