Lou A
Lou A
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Asked on May 21, 2013

Fire Ants all over the place

Douglas HuntLeah Belverd

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How can we control the Fire ants and keep them out of the garden without poisons? I am very against chemical pesticides. We live in rural Alabama. Fire ants are the norm. However, I can't afford to have them take over my garden.
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  • Leah Belverd
    on May 21, 2013

    UGH! I have the same problem. They take over! I have two young children so it is a concern for me-though they know to stay away from them. My horse stepped in a large hill last summer and what a disaster THAT was. Poor creature was in pain. I found this site, and it helped, almost all of the suggestions worked great for me and they are all natural options! Good luck! http://voices.yahoo.com/how-rid-fire-ants-naturally-4111613.html

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 21, 2013

    According to the Texas A&M extension service, drenching a fire ant mound with two to three gallons of almost boiling water will eliminate ant colonies about 60 percent of the time. Keep in mind that it will also kill plants the water contacts. Try that in conjunction with an organic product containing d-limonene, an extract from citrus oil, or spinosad, a chemical complex produced by a soil microbe.

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