Thursday, April 8, 2021

Farmer's Market Offers Free Fire Ant Poison Saturday

 Ag Commish Andy Gipson issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Farmers Market will be offering fire ant killer mound treatment to the public on Saturday, April 10, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The three-pound bags of fire ant killer will be given out while supplies last.

“Come on out to the Mississippi Farmers Market,” said Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “Spring is here and as people begin working on their yards and gardens, you can find plants and other gardening needs right here in downtown Jackson. This Saturday, we’re especially proud to give out fire ant killer to the public. Anyone who needs to get rid of these nuisance insects can pick up a bag, while supplies last.”

In addition, the Genuine MS® Store, located inside the Mississippi Farmers Market, will officially open its doors on Saturday, April 10. The store features a variety of products grown, raised, crafted and made from businesses around the State of Mississippi. The store will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday.

The City Limits Café, located inside of the Mississippi Farmers Market, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch every weekday; it is also open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. For daily menu schedules, visit the City Limits Café on Facebook.

The Mississippi Farmers Market, a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For additional information about the Mississippi Farmers Market, visit, download the Mississippi Farmers Market mobile app, or follow the Mississippi Farmers Market on Facebook.

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Anonymous said...

Unfortunately it is the one-time poison, i.e. just kills the ants that come in contact with it, vs. the other type of granules that are taken to the queen by the workers which usually kills the colony in a few days.

Anonymous said...

best way I have ever seen to rid yourself of ants is with liquid aluminum. Use a portable furnace to melt a crucible full of recycled beer cans. Then pour the molten liquid down an anthill. Retrieve your freshly molded sculpture of the ant colony when it cools. It makes fine lawn art.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy watching them die.

Anonymous said...

A half gallon of Dad's lawn mower gas and a match worked for us

But in the 1970s' little boys were still being taught to be real men.

It never solved the fire ant problem ... but we did have fun !

Anonymous said...

"A half gallon of Dad's lawn mower gas and a match worked for us."

And now we know why they are called "fire ants."

Anonymous said...

We can go to the moon and predict the path of hurricanes, but we can't eradicate fire-ants or curtain crime in Jackson. Lynn needs to gather-up a consortium of Southern governors and sue somebody.

Anonymous said...

Bring back MIREX!! The fire ant problem was being beaten until the EPA banned it in 1976. We used to go to the Dept. of Ag. warehouse and get bags of it free. When the ban was announced we stocked up and had enough for several years.

Who remembers when the converted WWII planes used to fly over spreading Mirex? I'm not sure what type of planes they were but it was cool to have them flying over the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

What’s the difference in this program and TANF? Only the beneficiaries.

Anonymous said...

"Who remembers when the converted WWII planes used to fly over spreading Mirex? I'm not sure what type of planes they were but it was cool to have them flying over the neighborhood."

I remember.

Those planes were too cool.

I don't know the exact type either, but it was some type of converted medium bomber/attack aircraft ... I think.

Not a B-25, but something like a converted Douglas A-20 Havoc
... I think.

It was much more exciting to watch those planes than hearing the snow cone truck with the weird driver a block away.

Anonymous said...

The MSU Extension Services offers sound advice for killing ant colonies in a home lawn. You need several different pesticides. Some are fast-acting mound treatments that kill on contact, and others are slow-release granules applied with a low-output spreader. The combined method is effective.

Anonymous said...

To all of the boomers and geezer crowing about Mirex. It actually increased the invasive fire ant population because it more effectively killed the competing native ant populations. Once again history proves that low IQ boomers did more harm than good and thankfully you all were stopped before you could do more damage.

Anonymous said...

Right on, 8:45. If there's anything a fire ant and a deer respects, it's a property line.

Unknown said...

@3:55 I was reading a story about Wyatt Waters and either a friend of his or a brother when he was little burned up doing that.

Anonymous said...

6:56 - I remember the planes. They flew so low and they seemed so big that you could reach up and touch them.

Anonymous said...

I call BS on half a gallon of gas. You only need a cup or so to get a pretty big explosion out of the fumes.

Any kid who pours out a half gallon of gas and lights it is going to the burn center or the morgue.

Anonymous said...

Ortho/Orthene is a fantastic fire ant killer. Don't ever put gas on a fire ant bed and light it. That's super dangerous. Diesel isn't as combustible and much better.

Anonymous said...

Mix some Bifen at about 1oz per gallon and spray your yard every 3-4 weeks and you won’t have any fire ants.

Anonymous said...

10:26 - The problem with that sort of hollow analysis is that many will believe it.

I is woke said...

While you're down there picking up your FREE Ant poison, have a sip at the water fountain for your FREE Antar poison.

Hookah said...

Throw a 5lbs bag of sugar into your neighbor's yard and you will have no fire ants in your yard.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the hood and sometimes we would find were a dope boy tossed his crack when he saw a cop.

Being kids were weren't interested in doing drugs yet, but we would feed the crack to ants and strays and watch the reactions.

My white colleagues often tell stories of childhood antics utilizing bottle rockets and fresnel lenses.

I keep my anecdotes about my childhood experiences to myself.

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