Jason Hernandez wrote:What do I tell them? What do I tell them when they want to help me out by spraying glyphosate on the field I'm trying to clear? What do I tell them when they advise me that the way to keep from being eaten alive by fire ants is to spread ant powder? Do I ignore their advice and bravely soldier on, falling further and further behind? Do I rationalize, saying that my high ideals have to take a back seat to practical realities? Help me out here, please...
Rene Nijstad wrote:Hi Jason,
Fire ants, I don't know what to do about them. The suggestion above to mix them with another nest if possible sounds good to me though. When we encounter any pests we try to ignore it if possible. Or bother them as much as we can until they leave.
Imported fire ant colonies can have a single queen or multiple queens. Single-queen colonies are territorial in nature, limiting populations to approximately 150 mounds containing 7 million ants per acre. Multiple-queen colonies tend to share resources and are tolerant of other colonies in close proximity. These characteristics may allow for up to 300 mounds and 40 million ants per acre.