Pesky and dangerous ants, especially fire ants, do not belong on your turf. Not only are they a danger to human and wildlife with their painful stings, but equipment can also suffer serious damage. Young colonies of fire ants can thrive beneath the radar undetected on commercial turf until they have time to build up their tall hardened mounds. According to NC State Extension Publications, fire ants build these mounds to escape rising water after heavy rains, but they continue to produce mounds in warm temperature soil as their numbers grow.
Central Life Sciences has an effective, economical solution to fire ant threats on your commercial turf.
Extinguish® Plus is formulated for dry conditions and should not be applied within 6 hours of a rain event. Fire ants will not be attracted to wet bait. Take care to apply product when turf is dry from dew or irrigation.
Learn more about the fire ants Extinguish® Plus can control on your commercial turf:
Both imported and native red fire ants damage costly agriculture equipment with their tall, hardened mounds. They adversely impact your turf and 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 turf and painful stings. Particularly sensitive to footsteps, the Southern fire ant colony is poised to attack given any disturbance to their mound.
With underground nests and small mounds, harvester ants feed on seeds and are also capable of painful stings that can be fatal to small animals. They pose a threat to both wildlife and people when their colonies are disturbed.
Big-headed ants nest in soil, typically underneath debris and equipment left on the ground. As indicated by the name, they are identifiable by their big heads, and they feed on seeds and honeydew.
Argentine ants have a small stature, and build shallow nests underground. What makes them particularly troublesome is that one colony can have multiple queens, which makes them poised for rapid growth.
North Carolina State Extension - Fire Ants in Turf Grass
Alabama A&M & Auburn Universities - Extension - Extinguish Project
Texas A&M University - Extinguish Project
Extinguish® Plus Turf Fact Sheet