Fire ant treatment for lawn

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mhnatt
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What says the experienced folk here for fire ant control on the lawn?
tbone94
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Top Choice Mike! We guarantee for a whole year! Let me know if you want more info! TS
Sweet Kitten Feet
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Order some talstar from domyown.com


https://www.domyown.com/talstar-xtra-granular-insecticide-p-1434.html
Temple Ag
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I had a friend who has a PhD in entomology.

To quote him:

"In the year 2020, there is no product that you cannot buy that I can. Anyone can be there own exterminator for a fraction of the cost that I charge".

I have been doing it for myself for years using the website above. It costs a fraction of the price that I used to pay and I have absolutely no bug problems.
mhnatt
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From reading the reviews on Talstar, it doesn't last long. I thought I heard about a once-per-year fire ant specific product?
JP76
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Chlordane


I'm 1980 my dad sprayed the yard with it. Didn't see any alive bugs for over 3 years in the yard.

It was banned i think In 83 because of the long half life and toxicity to humans and fish



Present day I use this


https://www.lowes.com/pd/Spectracide-Triazicide-For-Lawns-Granules-20-lb-Insect-Killer/5001952515


Downside is it only last about 3 months



ShinerBlonde
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We use Josh with Silk Venom. I don't know what he puts on the yard but we have zero ants.
EliteElectric
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Aggieland Green does ours never have any ants
tbone94
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Mike, Talstar will do well for 1-3 months. Call me if you have questions. TS
1991sir
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I really like surrender! We get it from our local feed store. Just be careful, stuff stinks. I wouldn't let it ride with me in the cab if my truck.
Abbyag06
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We had a pest control service out a few months ago. Private guy, not a big service. He told me about Over n Out ant killer. I've bought it at Lowes and Walmart. It's amazing. Its a granule you spread...I cut a small hole in the corner and sprinkle it around. Ants are dead on top of the mount and the whole mound it dead. $23 for a decent size bag.
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I think that's what I use. I filled up an old parmesan cheese shaker with it and keep it handy while I'm mowing. Year 5 in this house, and I'm still nowhere near finishing the first bag.
dirkjones
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Fipronil, 1 oz/gal. No ants for at least a year.
RJ3
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Top Choice is an amazing product if you don't want to worry about fire ants. Taurus G is also a generic product that also has fipronil and works solid. Both just need to be applied once a year.
mhnatt
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tbone94 said:

Mike, Talstar will do well for 1-3 months. Call me if you have questions. TS

I really appreciate the tip. It's just for Coulter's grave plot (very small area).
tbone94
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We'll call you tomorrow and get you taken care of!
tgivaughn
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Professionals always do it best

If you are a DIY and not a huge problem
then what we do

Oh, no a party next day = Wasp spray = dead now
will come back later

Have a few days to rid them
Diatomaceous Earth ... none better out here on an acre


Tad Vaughn '76 http://pages.suddenlink.net/tgivaughn/
Stucco
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https://www.lowes.com/pd/Knock-Out-Fire-Ant-Killer-Plus-10-lb-Fire-Ant-Killer/1000411027

Cheap, simple and effective. Spread over the whole yard.
Lasts 4-6 months.
kaleb_allison
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Is Fipronil something I can put in a 50 gallon tractor sprayer and treat my whole yard? I couldn't find an application rate for a general area.

I've tried the granual stuff on my yard but I don't see any effect.
dirkjones
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kaleb_allison said:

Is Fipronil something I can put in a 50 gallon tractor sprayer and treat my whole yard? I couldn't find an application rate for a general area.

I've tried the granual stuff on my yard but I don't see any effect.


Boy, you must have a big yard. Fipronil is just termite treatment or also used on dogs for fleas. There are several brand names such as taurus. I usually just mix in a gallon sprayer at 1 oz/gal and spray my small yard by hand, it doesn't seem to take much solution. I'll usually spray the eaves of my house also and no wasps. But also Fipronil is bad for honey bees also which might be a downside for some.
kaleb_allison
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Thanks I probably don't want to broadcast spray it then. My yard isn't that big, but I'm tired of ants and I'm considering nuclear options.
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