Asked on May 5, 2017

How do you get rid of fire ants forever?

Elaine SchusterCarol RoachJohnchip


8 answers
  • Donna
    on May 5, 2017

    I am not sure that is possible. I recently bought a product that recommended to me by a fellow Lowe's
    shopper, Spectracide Fire Ant Shield Mound Destroyer. Supposed to kill the queen and Colony And prevent new mound formation! Very inexpensive. As soon as the rain stops, I am giving it a try!!
  • Ronald Musson
    on May 5, 2017

    It works! As far as getting rid of them forever--wish it were true, but it's not! They will always be around. But the product mentioned works amazingly!
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 5, 2017

    For a natural solution apply food grade diatomaceous earth.
  • Julie Cain Newman
    on May 5, 2017

    We are about to try orange oil, molasses and water mixer. But the video we watched said that you need to be sure and spray around the outside of the mound first, so when you spray the mound, the ants don't just run away to start a new one.
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 5, 2017

    The above product works if you follow the directions and spread around the mound , I think it says a foot or 2 as well as all over the mound. You have to treat every one in your yard on the same day, as well as the neighbors on either side . Or they just go next door and come back . I did this , for myself and both my neighbors . So far, so good . It's been six months and for us that's a record .
  • Johnchip
    on May 5, 2017

    Pour some gas into the nest holes, wait a minute as the fumes will penetrate the tunnels. Light a match. l get pop ups all over the place where they have access to the nest. Gone for good. Best done at dusk when they are mostly home.
  • Carol Roach
    on May 5, 2017

    Thank you all for the help. I'll try them.
  • Elaine Schuster
    on May 7, 2017

    There will be two holes. Get both of them. I put tobacco down to help them on their final journey. Even fire ants have spirit.
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