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racheal
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  03:42:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I have fire ants in my garden and need to know an organic way to get rid of them. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance & Any reply would be greatly appreciated!

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stusviews
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  6:01:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some organic solutions

http://www.snow-pond.com/insecticides.shtml

http://www.cleanairgardening.com/fireantkiller.html

and some good reading

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/fireants.html

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2cents
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Posted - 04/24/2012 :  1:20:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diatomaceous earth, wood ashes, and cedar are all natural/non-toxic solutions to abate pest and mold issues (from http://www.trtexas.com/mold-removal/).

Good luck!

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Diannebrown
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Posted - 03/16/2017 :  05:38:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried wood ash once. It can reduce a lot of fire ants.
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The_One
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Posted - 04/26/2017 :  01:15:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ants are one of the most common backyard pests. While spraying the yard with pesticides is one quick and easy way to get rid of ants in the yard, this may not be a good idea if pets or small children use the yard too. Keep the ants away this summer, safely and inexpensively. You have stuff at home that can do the trick.
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watai0102
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  01:28:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit watai0102's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fire ants build a high mound for their nest. Finding the nest outside and putting some fire ant killer on it will kill the nest of ants. And where they crawl. If not putting some fire ant bait in the house so the ants can take it to their nest will get rid of the nest. Not anything will kill fire ants. It takes bait and ant killers that are labeled to kill fire ants. It will take some time for the baits to kill them.
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alex_mercer
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Posted - 09/19/2017 :  12:10:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fire ants trouble? Douse them with water! :D

Jokes aside, try the insecticides used for spraying the backyard. Works wonders for me.

Regards,
Alex
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