Fire Ant Control contains beneficial nematodes, microscopic organisms that seek out and kill fire and queens, workers, and larvae. One container will cover up to 7 fire ant mounds.
Application: Pour the entire contents of the container into a bucket of cool water. The amount of water is not critical. Stir and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the nematodes to separate from the packing material. The beneficial nematodes will gradually sink to the bottom so stir occasionally as you pour to keep the nematodes distributed in the water. Stir and pour a portion (1/7th) of the mixture into a separate bucket or watering can; add water to make a gallon of liquid and pour directly down the cone of the mound. If your watering can has a rosette, remove it for easier pouring. Repeat on each of the mounds.
The larvae then pupate and emerge from their cocoon as adults after about a week. They begin feeding on aphids, other insects, and pollen to build up their body fat. In the summer and fall the Ladybugs migrate into the mountains and during the winter they lie dormant under the snow. In the early spring they fly back down to the lowlands to resume searching for food in earnest. They begin mating, lay eggs, and die.
For Best Results: Keep out of direct sun since the sunlight will kill the Beneficial Nematodes. Evening or very cloudy conditions are the best time to apply. Refrigerate if not using immediately (35-40 degrees). Beneficial Nematodes do not affect humans, animals, or plants. They are completely compatible with beneficial insects such as ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantids and do not harm earthworms.
Now that you’ve learned more about the Beneficial Nematodes in Fire Ant Control, it’s time to add these wonderful insects to your garden. Like all beneficial insects, you can be sure that they’ll dine only on your garden’s pests and won’t harm the good bugs or your plants. Use our dealer locator to find a store near you!
NOTE – Refrigerate if not using immediately (35-50 degrees).