Fire Ants and Rhubarb - Knowledgebase Question

North Augusta, So
Question by tndevilbiss
May 2, 2009
How do I get rid of the fire ants that are eating my newly planted rhubarb?
I have a gardent plot in a community garden.

Answer from NGA
May 2, 2009


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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