Managing Fire Ants In and Around Schools

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One of the most common pesticide misapplications in and around Tennessee schools
occurs with the application of fire ant control products. Often, untrained school personnel apply pesticides without reading labels. In this case, products may be applied at incorrect rates and to sites not listed on the label, which may increase the likelihood of children coming in contact with these products. The label must be read and followed carefully. This publication will describe the proper management of fire ants in and around schools.