Summer is nearly here and so are the fire ants. Fire ants are showing up in lawns, landscapes and inside of homes all over the area. If you have seen evidence of fire ants emerging in your yard or around your house–it’s time to apply granule with your broadcast spreader.

Controlling Fire Ants

Russell Feed & Supply offers a variety of ant control, including Amdro, Surrender, and Talstar Xtra, to thoroughly treat your lawn. We’ve also got Bug Blaster II Turf Insect Control Granules from Hi-Yield, which controls ants and other lawn pests. Be sure to treat around the base of your foundation to stop fire ants from intruding into your home, too. Extinguish and Extinguish Plus is very effective particularly for treating around animals and forage areas. Extinguish will not harm good bugs and is safe for use around livestock.

For organic or natural treatments, we carry a variety of products to control ants, such as Dried Molasses, Orange Oil, Diatomaceous Earth, Beneficial Nematodes, Fertilome Come and Get It Fire Ant Killer with Spinosad and more! Come and Get It is a bait that attracts foraging fire ants and is readily taken back into the nest as food for the colony. Fire ants that consume the bait will appear sick and lethargic within 12-24 hours. Dead ants will frequently be seen near mounds 24-36 hours after application. It is safe to use on and around lawns, fruits, and vegetables. Have carpenter ants? We also stock products to help with those pesky ants, such as 38% Permethrin.

 

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