red ants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by leesola
July 5, 2010
I live in the country and have red ants...Had tried bug spray, bleach, and just don't know how to get rid of them...Any advice?


Answer from NGA
July 5, 2010
You can try pouring very hot to boiling water directly on the mounds which will kill FRESH ant mounds 60% of time. Be careful not to cook plants! Or you can use Combat or Spectracide ant bait products. These are not approved for use IN vegetable gardens but can be applied around and outside the borders of the garden so the worker ants inside and outside of the garden can gather the bait and take it back to their colonies. Best wishes with your garden!

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