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Pyramid Ants

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnguy26, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. lawnguy26

    lawnguy26 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 208

    Is there any control for these nuisance ants in turf? Does Fipronil work on them?
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Locating and blocking their entry point may control ants found inside the home. Nests are easily conspicuous due to their location in open areas, and are easily destroyed due to their shallow structure. Sweet insecticidal baits are most effective, though the baiting technique may take several days to rid the entire colony.
    Fip works on all social pest but may be against lable
  3. Chris@CRU

    Chris@CRU LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Pyramid ants do not enter homes in Florida. They prefer the hottest parts or the lawn, notice you always find them in the direct sunlight areas? Fipronil will have no more effect that anything else as far as granular applications. I have gotten great control, and there is the key word, control, with a granular application of Talstar granuals and a power spray application of Dragnet termiticide/insecticide. Topchoice and the other granular baits containing fipronil will control only imported fire ants. I have tried, and wasted the product to control them.
  4. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    spray em with termidor...
  5. Chris@CRU

    Chris@CRU LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    You can treat them with Termidor, PROVIDED they are within 6 feet of the foundation of the home. IF you are treating them with in ten feet of the home, you are now entering the possibilty of being fined for performing General Houshold Pest Control without a license. Termidor is labeled for ant control 2 times per year, 6 feet out and 3 feet up the wall. NOT FOR LAWNS.

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