I couldn’t find it in the advanced settings. Outside of maintaining a healthy lawn, any preferred methods to get rid of ants?

I find bifenthrin is one of the best and safest ways to go. It will be the main ingredient in some pesticides. Good Luck.


I’ll look into it. My grass is heavily used by both dog and kids so safety is definitely a concern.

Yes I have 4 dogs so that is always a concern for me. After you put it down wait at least 1 hour before you let them play on it (read the instructions). Do not use granular. That can work more like a slow release but is much less predictable for the animals and kids to play around.

Any tips for applying to grass? Water first? Don’t water for a set time afterwards?

With the spray I use, I spray then leave the water off for 24 hours.

Do you have Texas Fire ants? If you do, you need a bait and individual mound treatment two step process.

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We are adding an ant deterrent setting in our next software release :wink:


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Sweet! I use tannerite myself.

Once you get that dialed, I would like you to implement a motion sensor activated goose deterrent.

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I use a Remington 1100 for that.

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I use Talstar Pro off of Amazon. 2 years in NW Florida without a single fire ant!

Active Ingredient: 7.9% Bifenthrin; Target pests: Talstar Pro controls over 75 different pests; everything from spiders, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks and fleas to pillbugs, chinch bugs, earwigs and millipedes
Application area: Inside, outside, around the perimeter, and even in food handling areas
Pet safe: Yes, when dry.; Always read the label before use

That is what I use also. I don’t suggest it outright because around here it is restricted use and can only be purchase with a pesticide license.

I checked our pesticide that we’ve already been using outside around the house and it has that ingredient in it. I’ll be throwing that into the sprayer and having at it.

I would also purchase a motion sensor activation device for geese.

We would need the ability to program a motion sensor initiated schedule. The motion sensor would need to be wifi based.

Well, with openhab and zway, you can have the motion detector call out to a http service. My motion detector kicks my landscaping lights, I played around with the irrigation but geese are not my problem, car thieves are and I don’t have a head that gets to my truck.