When you’re facing a pest infestation, do-it-yourself solutions can often appear to be attractive options. If done correctly, DIY pest control can quickly eliminate unwanted pests on your property at a small cost. One pest that responds especially well to do-it-yourself pest control is ants.
Both baits and insecticides are effective methods to eliminate ants on your property. This article will detail how to eliminate one particular nasty ant species: the fire ant. Read the two options below to determine which DIY solution best fits your Boise fire ant control needs.
Bait: If you have a limited population of fire ants, bait is the best option to kill them quickly. A properly placed bait will entice the ants to bring the pellets back to the nest as a food source where all the ants will quickly die. In order for ant bait to work, however, placement is key. If your fire ant nests are located outside, don’t place the baits on rainy or hot days. The best time to place bait is on a sunny day when there’s lots of mound activity. Place the purchased baits in various places near the mound. If you have multiple mounds, be sure to place bait around all of them. Wait for a few days and observe if ants are still emerging from the mound. If so, place more bait.
Insecticide: The second option for DIY Boise fire ant control is using an insecticide. This can be more expensive, but works better for large populations. In order to kill fire ants using an insecticide, you must completely soak the mound with the product. The end goal is to kill the queen, so you must be sure the mound is thoroughly saturated. For large mounds, poke holes into the mound using a rod, and pouring the product into the resulting holes. Once the queens are killed, the ants will be completely eradicated.
With a little hard work and elbow grease, Boise fire ant control can be achieved using do-it-yourself methods. If, though, DIY isn’t quite your style, Get Lost Pest Control can help. Our fast, effective, and reasonably priced services will eliminate fire ants from your property without any effort required from you. Call us today to get a quote, and ensure that fire ants on your property Get Lost and stay lost!