In some parts of the country, nothing starts a conversation among strangers faster than the subject of fire ants. You don't want to frolic barefooted in your yard if you have fire ants. These pests are aggressive and fiercely protective of their nests. If you disturb their nest, they attack you. If they think the nest is in trouble, they'll just move to another part of the yard.
You can use two effective methods to win back your yard from fire ants. One is the broadcast granule method, and the other is mound treatments. Each method uses a different strategy to attack the ants. However, applying both at the same time will optimize results.
Since fire ants forage in your yard for food and new nesting sites, you can lay down a protective layer over your entire lawn to contain them. A broadcast product such as Ortho® MAX® Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules keeps them in check and stops them from building new nests.
Attack fire ants' strong point by going after the nests with a dust or granular product, such as Ortho® Orthene® Fire Ant Killer . This type of product is designed to kill the entire colony, so use it wherever you see a nest mound.