The Two-Step Fire Ant Control Method

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Fire ants can be a nuisance around your home. Their bite can be painful and potentially cause the need for medical treatment in children. And so, it’s imperative that you have a comprehensive means of fire ant control in and around your home. In this latest post, we’ll present the two-step fire ant control method.

Step 1: Place the Bait

The first step to fire ant control is placing fresh bait in areas of fire ant activity. The leading bait products contain two ingredients: hydramethylnon and methoprene, which affect both the reproductive system of the insect and their digestive system. When using insecticides at home, follow the instructions to the letter, and ensure that home pets don’t have access to the area during use.

Step 2: Treat the Mounds Individually

After placing the baits down in areas of fire ant activity close to the home, you can restrict their numbers significantly but the second step involves the control of the fire ant within their mounds. Simply place the bait around the colonies and return to the mounds later to look for activity. Within a few days, you should notice a significant difference.

Our team at Family Pest Control can help make sure that fire ant issues are resolved quickly and effectively around your home. Take the time now to call our team directly if you have a fire ant problem. We can advise you on the full range of options available.

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