fire ants in garden - Knowledgebase Question

picayune, Mi
Question by dgrethel
April 4, 2009
how do i get rid of fire ants in my garden plants. they are trying to take over .


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Answer from NGA
April 4, 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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