Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control

cover picture for the broadcast baits publication. Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control with images of a hand-held bait spreader, an ant hill, and a Herd seeder mounted on a tractor.

 

When choosing a broadcast bait to control import­ed fire ants, hereafter referred to as fire ants, consumers and pest management professionals are faced with a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide …

¿Qué son las hormigas con alas?

Las hormigas con alas, a menudo llamadas aladas o voladoras, son hormigas machos o hembras fértiles que tienen la capacidad de aparearse. La mayor parte de las hormigas en una colonia son obreras hembras estériles, sin alas que no pueden …

What happens to fire ants during a flood?

Photo by R. Strecker, courtsey of B Adams, LSUImported fire ants live in colonies in the soil. If a colony is flooded during a rainstorm or other high-water situation, the ants cling together and form a living raft that floats on the flood waters. Once the raft

How do I kill fire ants on poultry farms?

Imported fire ants can cause problems on poultry farms by attacking chickens and foraging on broken eggs. Fire ant stings cause blemishes that can reduce the quality of poultry. For management of imported fire ants in and around poultry houses, …

How do fire ants affect other animal populations?

In areas where fire ant populations are very high, the ants may reduce populations of other ground-dwelling insects. This includes some native ant species, with which they compete for resources.  Reducing the population of ground dwelling insects may affect the …