Fire Ant Decision Tool
Use the infographic below to determine the best method of application and chemical control for fire ants according to your specific needs. Notice the graphic is split in half with the purple background indicating broadcast treatments and the blue background indicating individual mound treatments. Baits (yellow box in the center) can be applied through either method. “High” or “low” traffic questions are to assess speed of efficacy. High traffic areas tend to require high speed of efficacy (4-24 hours post-application), and low traffic areas can tolerate a lower speed of efficacy (3-14 days). Bait products tend to have a lower speed of efficacy but provide long-lasting control.