Help with fire ants.


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Old 05-02-16, 09:13 AM
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Help with fire ants.

I am trying to clear an area of my lawn that has a lot of brush and trees. The problem is that there are an enoumus amount of fire ants due to the dead wood that is every where. Can anyone help me to the best way to rid the area of these ants so I can clear the area. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 10:40 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Do just see the ants or do you know where they're living as well?
 
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Old 05-02-16, 11:18 AM
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You can pour boiling water in their mounds. In fla I had good results sprinkling Golden Marlin Fly Bait over the mounds.
 
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Old 05-02-16, 12:44 PM
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I have used "Over and Out" brand of fire ant killer with good results.
They will come back when its effectiveness wears out.

Central Texas area.

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I donít have experience with fire ants but from what Iíve read and learned you need to find the nest and treat into it directly. Another option would be to find a fire ant bait and use it according to the labeled instructions. Others on this forum have experience with them.
 
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Old 06-23-16, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by PABugman
Another option would be to find a fire ant bait and use it according to the labeled instructions.
Shawn, has your issue been resolved?

When I first moved to my house 15 years ago, we had a huge ant infestation. It got to the point where they were crawling out of the receptacles and burned out one of my fans. We eventually hired an exterminator in 2006. They came out and sprayed two chemicals (1 interior and 1 exterior) that kept our house ant free for 4 years. We also got rid of our grass. Anyway, in 2010, they started to come back. I was going to hire the exterminator again but I didn't like the idea of the two chemicals.

I researched online and found this: AMDRO 24 oz. Ant Block Home Perimeter Ant Bait-100099216 - The Home Depot

I am not sure if it will work on fire ants but you may want to do some research.

I have used it ever since and I am still on the same bottle. Every February and every August, I pour a 1/2 cap of this in each corner outside of the house. I also have poured it whenever I see an ant trail, usually by the trash can. Within 1-2 days, they are gone.
 
 

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