Fire Ants - Knowledgebase Question

Port Neches, Te
Question by byranda6
March 30, 2009
How do I get rid of fire ants that have set up house in my vegetable garden?


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Answer from NGA
March 30, 2009

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You don't have too many options when dealing with fire ants in a vegetable garden.

You can try pouring very hot to boiling water directly on the mounds which will kill FRESH fire ant mounds 60% of time. Be careful not to cook plants!

Or you can use Combat or Spectracide fire 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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