Q: We have a small pond with fish and frogs. Fire ants have taken up residence in the soil surrounding it. Since this area is close to the water, is there any control product that can be safely used?
A: I think fire ant baits are the best choice. Green Light Fire Ant Control contains spinosad, which has low toxicity to fish. Amdro, Over ‘n’ Out and Once and Done bait products could also be used but they should be scattered at least fifteen feet from the any infested area. Fire ants forage widely so they will bring back home any bait applied within twenty feet of your pond.