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Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:13 pm
by ga.prime
I've used the Extinguish bait and it does work very well. Never tried the Talstar but I asked a Allgood professional pest control guy what they used for fire ants and he said Talstar.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:55 am
by mike12345
Hello ga.prime,

To get your ant problem under control, inspection is an important first step.

To find ant nests, follow their trails. Ants lay down a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food source so other Ants can easily find the food.

Inside a house, inspect along the carpet edges, doors, windows, and all areas of the kitchen. The easiest way to find a trail to the nest is to watch where ants go after reaching the food source. If you are targeting Carpenter Ants, inspection at night is more effective since the larger Carpenter Ant is nocturnal. You can spot Carpenter Ants emerging from damaged wood inside the house, or foraging outside in woodpiles, rotted or water-damaged wood, and tree stumps.

Outside the house, inspect around foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near patios and walls may hide some Ant nests or their trails. Check under any item that is on the ground. Some ant nests are well hidden.

Follow the trail to find the nest.
Treat the nest directly if possible or use bait or non-repellent insecticide around the perimeter of the house and on the ant trails.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:57 pm
by Craig Miller
I hope he found a solution years ago or they toted him off by now

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:37 am
by greybeard
Craig Miller wrote:I hope he found a solution years ago or they toted him off by now

:lol: :lol:

(I never had any problem finding a fire ant 'nest'. They're pretty dang obvious---just walk around till your feet are on fire up to your knees)

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:50 pm
by Stocker Steve
Hook wrote:This looks like it give you more satisfaction
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IGJ2jMZ-gaI


Very Nice!

Can you sell the castings to tourists?

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:55 pm
by halfbean
Dried molasses sprinkled in an area around mounds will make them move and vacate an area. I use it in my garden. Liquid molasses works too. It doesn't kill them but makes them move away.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:10 pm
by jedstivers
halfbean wrote:Dried molasses sprinkled in an area around mounds will make them move and vacate an area. I use it in my garden. Liquid molasses works too. It doesn't kill them but makes them move away.

Why move them when you can kill them?
Takes the same effort to sprinkle molasses as orthene.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:47 am
by ga.prime
ga.prime wrote:I've used the Extinguish bait and it does work very well. Never tried the Talstar but I asked a Allgood professional pest control guy what they used for fire ants and he said Talstar.

That was 3 years ago. Every year since then I have used insecticides containing bifenthren, the active ingredient in Talstar. Generic brands, 25.1% a.i., sell for $64/gal. Broadcast spray 1 pt/ac and fire ants will be mighty scarce for several months.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:41 am
by TexasBred
jedstivers wrote:
halfbean wrote:Dried molasses sprinkled in an area around mounds will make them move and vacate an area. I use it in my garden. Liquid molasses works too. It doesn't kill them but makes them move away.

Why move them when you can kill them?
Takes the same effort to sprinkle molasses as orthene.

I've used that for years. Stinks to he// and back but kills too. If you can't find the Orthene then get Surrender. Same stuff, different company.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:22 pm
by greybeard
fire ant mounds. I see them all over yards and pastures, but cross a fence into the national forest, and I rarely if ever see a mound. ???
They don't like shade?

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:07 pm
by DDevine
Thanks for the info burno.

Re: Another reason to hate fireants

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:50 pm
by Big T
Bifen IT. Mix 5 to 6 oz to a gallon of water in a pump up sprayer. Spray in the top of the mound ( be sure it penetrates into the tunnels) for about 5 seconds more if it's a big one. I have tried baits with some success but this works in a day.