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Nashville, Ark. –
With the days getting longer and the weather getting nicer, families are starting
to spend more time outside, people are starting to work in their gardens more, and
farmers are getting pastures ready for hay. One pest that effects every one of them
is the fire ant. The fire ant has managed to stretch his home as far north as Northern
Arkansas due to or lack of harsh winter conditions we have.
If you start seeing fire ant mounds, do not jump the gun and start treating them just
yet. It is a little too early to begin treating. The ideal time to treat is anytime
time after May 15. The soil temperature needs to reach at least 65 degrees before
treatment. Treatment applications will be different for each location and the density
of the mounds in that area.
Cost can be another factor to consider when treating for fire ants. If you treat to
early, it might be a waste of time and money.
Fire ants always seem to appear after a rainfall, so pay close attention to where
you step after a good rain.
We could see a decrease in fire ants this year due to consecutive days of freezing
temperatures. However, do not think this is going to become the norm. The last time
something like this happened, it only took the fire ant population 1.5 years to repopulate.
For more information, you can send an email to email@example.com. Howard County Extension office is still working and is there for all the residences
in Howard County during this time.
By Samantha Horn County Extension Agent - AgricultureThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Samantha Horn County Extension Agent - AgricultureU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service421 N. Main Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
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