When it comes to protecting almond orchards, eliminating ants should be at the top of the list for growers. Ants pose a particular threat to nuts that have been shaken or have fallen onto the ground. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources reports that nuts become more and more susceptible to ant damage the longer they’ve been on the ground, due to ants hollowing out and devouring the inside nutmeat.
Central Life Sciences has the solution to intensive almond damage from ants, with effective, economical treatment to protect your orchards.
Extinguish® Professional Fire Ant Bait works best in dry conditions and should not be applied within 6 hours of a rain event. Ants will not be attracted to wet bait. Take care to apply product when your almond orchards are dry from dew or irrigation.
Learn more about the ants Extinguish® Professional Fire Ant Bait will keep out of your almonds:
Both imported and native red fire ants damage costly agriculture equipment with their tall, hardened mounds. They adversely impact almond orchards, jeopardizing your investment.
Mostly found in Southern California, this fire ant is typically smaller than the red imported fire ant, but is also capable of extensive damage to your almonds and painful stings. Particularly sensitive to footsteps, the Southern fire ant colony is poised to attack given any disturbance to their mound.
Pavement ants are the most common species of ants found in the United States, and they form large colonies, often containing over 10,000 worker ants. The colonies have one or a few queens, and a large number of non-reproductive female workers.
Integrated Pest Management - Ants - University of California