I have a significant portion of my back yard (1 acre) that is VERY sandy soil.
In that area, there are a lot of ants, and between the beginning of summer and the end of summer, they make so many ant mounds that it starts to crowd out the grass.
Is this a problem I CAN deal with? Secondly, is this a "problem" that I SHOULD deal with?
If I kill them off this year, will I have to do the same every year? If I kill off other insects too, will that make the ants come back more easily in following years?
If it's just the nature of having sandy soil and I have to live with it, that's fine. But if I can put down some ant killer pellets once and lower the population a decent amount (and if that would help), I'm down for trying. Just seems kind of strange to put down the pellets that say they'll kill all the insects in your yard, above and below the soil, when that kind of seems like the point of dirt. Does killing off the insects make it stagnant or something? As you can tell, I really have no idea what I'm talking about. Any advice greatly appreciated.
Note: it seems the only stuff I can easily get in bulk is the "kill everything" kind, not just ants.