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Fire ants do not usually forage during the heat of the day, so apply your fire ant baits (Amdro and Award) during the cooler dusk periods.
Don't apply baits directly onto the mound.
Don't disturb the ants at all.
Don't mow the lawn immediately after application or just prior to application. Wait a few days to let the bait be taken in, then mow as usual.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|