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Old 12-30-13, 05:47 AM
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fire ants

I'm in south Florida. Using Sevins powder currently but they seem to just move the mound. Is there a way to actually win the war?
 
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Old 12-30-13, 05:52 AM
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I used to live in central fla and I don't think the war on bugs is winnable but you can keep them manageable

It's been 20+ yrs but what worked well on ants for me was Golden Marlin's Fly Bait. I bought it at a local feed store. Sprinkling the granules over ant mounds as soon as you see them seemed to keep their numbers down ... I think they mostly just moved to the neighbor's property
 
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Old 12-30-13, 06:01 AM
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... I think they mostly just moved to the neighbor's property
That sounds ideal!

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Old 12-30-13, 09:13 AM
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Though we donít have fire ants here in northeast I believe that baits are a good way to get rid of them.

There are ďmound drenchesĒ that Iíve read about. Something to the effect of pounding a rebar stake into the mound, removing it and inserting a funnel to get an insecticide down into the mound. A fipronil based insecticde would be a good choice in that it would work well but I donít know if it is labeled for that usage.

You will get good advice from someone local, such as a county agricultural agent who can help you with chemical selection and baiting strategies. Keep us posted with what you find as Iím curious.
 
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I've often heard that pouring boiling water into the mound will kill them ..... but it also kills the grass so I've never tried it.
 
 

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