Integrated Pest Management for Managing Fire Ants

Controlling fire ants on a site usually involves an ongoing effort, and is best referred to as fire ant “management” instead of fire ant “control.”

Fire ant mound at building foundation. Photo by Lisa Adams.

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a systems approach to managing insect, mite, disease and weed pests. It uses a combination of the most compatible and ecologically sound pest suppression tactics to keep pest populations below levels that cause problems. IPM uses cultural, biological