Well, that’s better than having ants in your pants! This time of the season, ants do seem to be more prolific in Oklahoma home lawns. Little mounds of dirt piled up by the working ants can be seen along edges or in the turf. And with dormant bermudagrass, the ant mounds are more visible since the grass is not full and growing such as with a fescue lawn. Ants really don’t harm the turf at all, and in fact, are natures best little aerators. They are more of a nuisance than anything else. With the exception of fire ants, which can be bad news, we don’t recommend treating the lawn for ants.
If the ants are entering your home, then consider doing a perimeter treatment with insecticide, which controls the ants around the home and prevents them from entering. Our Perimeter Pest Control Program does a good job of helping to control ants, spiders, centipedes, and other pests from entering your home. This consists of four treatments of both granular and liquid insecticides around the outside perimeter of your home, applying around openings such as windows, doors, vents, and other areas where bugs can enter the home. It’s not perfect, but does do a good job of preventing most insect issues inside the home, with actually applying products inside.