Controlling fire ants in gardens

Fire ant carrying bait back to the nest. Baits do not have to be
applied directly to a garden to control fire ants living inside a
vegetable garden. USDA image courtesy Bugwood.

One of the common questions about fire ants concerns control within vegetable gardens. This is an especially common question directed to licensed applicators who work for school districts with school gardens. It also may be an issue for PMPs servicing residential accounts with home gardens.

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Source: Insects in the City

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