There are two truths that fall with every heavy rain – your grass will need to be mowed immediately (even if you just mowed the day before) and your yard will be covered with angry, red fire ant mounds filled with insects just waiting to sting your unsuspecting leg. Fire ants are more than just a pesky problem. The stings can be deadly to those with allergies, dangerous for small children and harmful to livestock. Fortunately, we have the solution. Compare-N-Save Fire Ant Killer stops ant mounds from progressing and prevents re-establishment.
How to Use Compare-N-Save Fire Ant Killer Granules
Apply these granules directly to the fire ant mounds that littler your interior plantscapes, ornamental gardens, parks and lawns. Pour a half-cup of product on top of each mound, and then drench the mound with one to two gallons of water. Don’t be too gentle here. The force of the water needs to break the apex of the mound so the insecticide can flow into the ants’ tunnels preventing re-establishment.
Compare-N-Save Fire Ant Killer works best in cool weather, at about 65 to 80 degrees, so shoot for an early-morning or late-evening application time. Also, don’t use a kitchen utensil to measure out the product that you plan on using again. Buy a measuring cup specifically for this purpose and label it as such so there’s never any confusion. Read the entire label for specific use rates and detailed application instructions.
Let’s Talk About Product Resistance
Since fire ants are such a widespread problem, treating the mounds is also widespread. Unfortunately, some insects have developed a resistance to products used repeatedly for control. Since a resistance cannot be predicted, use Compare-N-Save Fire Ant Killer in a way that conforms to resistance management strategies established for your area. Consult your local or state pest management authorities for details.
If you’ve followed all application instructions, including applying during appropriate weather conditions, and still see poor performance with this product, a resistance has most likely been built up in your area. Immediately consult your local company representative or pest management advisor for the best alternative method of control for your area.
A Couple of Precautions
Compare-N-Save Fire Ant Killer is tough on ants so use with caution. Avoid contact with your skin, eyes and clothing. Don’t use this product on golf courses, nurseries, in commercial greenhouses or on grass grown for seed. And, never apply more than four pounds of this product in a 1,000 square-foot area per year.