TAG: fire ants

FMC, Trad’s Pest Control rid school of fire ants

August 7, 2013By

In northern Florida, this summer’s excessive rains have caused fire ant populations to explode. At one school, the fire ant problem was so bad that Trad’s Pest Control, a Jacksonville-based pest control and lawn care firm, stepped up to help for free. The company donated a fast-acting fire ant treatment to the grounds of San Juan del Rio Church and... read more

BASF launches fire ant insecticide, postemergent herbicide

June 4, 2013By

BASF’s Crop Protection division has released Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait, which includes the proprietary active ingredient metaflumizone for the control of native and imported fire ants. It is labeled for use on golf courses, residential turfgrass and ornamental landscapes, recreational, commercial and industrial areas, among other sites. “Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait is the only sodium blocker insecticide that... read more

FMC names 5 winners in ‘Friday Night Lights’ contest

November 15, 2012By

PHILADELPHIA—For five high schools throughout the southern United States, there’s one less thing to worry about before playoffs: fire ants. That’s because each school won 10 bags of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide featuring Verge technology, a new product from FMC Professional Solutions that offers fast elimination of fire ant mounds as well as season-long protection. Winning the contest were: Suwannee... read more

Save a horse, kill a fire ant

October 1, 2009By

By: Lee Bloomcamp When Nader “Nick” Aslani emigrated to the U.S. from Iran in 1978 — just six months before the Islamic revolution — little did the 16-year-old high school student realize that his interest in plant science would lead him toward a career as a highly sought after fire ant control expert in northern Florida. The lessons Aslani learned while... read more

Silencing the sting

March 1, 2009By

About 20 Million people — 40% of those in infested areas — feel the nasty sting of fire ants every year. Arriving in the United States in the 1930s, fire ants reportedly occupy more than 300 million acres, or a landmass nearly twice the size of Texas, and cause $6 billion in damage annually nationwide. It’s time to silence the... read more