How do I get rid of fire ants ?

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How to get rid of fire ants living inside vegetable container without poisoning my veggies?


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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 10, 2020

    Hi Margie, I think maybe a bait trap specific for fire ants might be your best bet.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 10, 2020

    Here are some different methods for fixing your fire ant problem:


    https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Ants-from-Potted-Plants


    In the past & present I have used a product called Terro, available at diy stores in an orange package. It is boric acid and they take it home to the queen(s) and it kills the colony, they love it.

    Also you could try DE (Diamatecous earth)-food grade, it destroys their exoskeleton, also at diy stores, get the food grade and dust the top of the soil where they are.

    Another method I have used with good results is Jiffy corn muffin mix, it won't kill the queen but will kill the workers. Just open the package and sprinkle it around where the ants are, they take it back to the colony. Best to you.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 10, 2020

    Here is a video to help with your ant problems.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xziJUVJR5MI

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 10, 2020

    Sevin granules are okay to be around food.

    If you can find mounds, you can mix a scoop from each and they will take care of each other.

    The jiffy corn muffin mix is another method (mentioned above).

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jun 10, 2020

    Do you want to wear Long rubber gloves and carefully dump the veggies out onto a gardening table, while a friend helps pull the plants away to a safe new planter, while you kill the ants with something fast, like Fire Ant granules?

  • Dee Dee on Jun 10, 2020

    The only thing I will use on fire ants is Amdro. It kills them quickly. It is granuals.

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