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Get Ahead of Fire Ants This Spring

As spring approaches, so does the need for vigilant fire ant control. These resilient pests not only pose a threat to crops, equipment, livestock, and wildlife but also to the employees on your operation. By incorporating a fire ant program inclusive of spring and fall treatments, you can focus on the health of your operation instead of the damage from fire ants.

Why is spring a good time to apply fire ant bait?

During the spring, fire ants engage in swarming and mating behaviors, laying the groundwork for new colonies. By addressing the issue as temperatures rise, you can intercept these maturing colonies before they become a larger problem in the summer months.

Ideally, treating in the spring will help keep fire ant populations at bay. When temperatures are below 70 degrees, colonies increase their foraging activity and look for protein – that’s why spring is an ideal time to apply bait. Spring treatments lay the foundation for a seamless transition into the season of growth, allowing you to enjoy a fire ant-free environment and focus on nurturing your land.

Which fire ant bait should I use this spring?

Extinguish® Professional Fire Ant Bait offers a proactive solution to fire ant control. Formulated with the insect growth regulator (IGR) (S)-methoprene, this innovative product targets fire ant colonies, preventing rebound and eliminating mound movement. With visible colony reduction within 3 weeks and complete elimination within 8-10 weeks, you can trust Extinguish® Professional Fire Ant Bait to deliver lasting results.

  • For those seeking dual-action protection, Extinguish® Plus provides the perfect solution. Combining the killing action of an adulticide with the long-lasting control of an IGR, this product ensures comprehensive fire ant management. From imported and native fire ants to harvester ants and Argentine ants, Extinguish® Plus is your go-to solution for indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Embrace the spirit of spring by preparing your operation for a fire-ant free year. With Extinguish® Professional Fire Ant Bait and Extinguish® Plus you can take proactive steps towards a thriving summer. Visit our product pages or contact us to learn more about how you can spring into action against fire ants this season.