Asked November 2, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT
What is the best way to get rid of fire ants in a yard?
Tarrant County Texas
There are several ways to achieve your goal of getting rid of the fire ants in your yard. Go to the eXtension.org fire ant website here: http://www.extension.org/fire+ants and look for two links - "Fire Ant Decision Tool: Customized Management Plan" and "Fire Ant Control (Management)." The first link takes you to a page where you click on the decision tool and it pops up a new little window asking questions about where you live and how bad the fire ants are (Click on South Carolina since NC isn't a selectable option yet). This will make a report you can print out or will show you more information by clicking on some of the fire ant control options. The second link has lots of great information and a good series of videos that will walk you through getting rid of fire ants in your yard. If you need more help after going over these resources, you can contact me by typing in your zip code in the bar on the right side of the eXtension.org website and finding a local office. You can get rid of the fire ants and these resources can help.