Many people declare war on fire ants each year. The pests take over yards and threaten humans and pets with their stinging bites. With a few proven methods, though, you can rid your life of fire ants.
Dry ice kills fire ants
Use a piece of re-bar, a type of metal rod, to make a hole to the bottom of a fire ant mound. Then insert a piece of dry ice into the hole and use the re-bar to push it down. The cold temperature of the dry ice kills the queen and most other fire ants present. Use extreme caution when using dry ice.
Melting half of a bar of lye soap into 5 gallons of water also works to eliminate fire ants
Because lye is caustic and can cause severe burns, protect your skill by wearing protective rubber gloves. Protect your eyes with goggles or glasses. Pour the solution around the edges of the ant mount. Then use a shovel to stir up the ants. Drench the ants with the remaining solution as they surface from the hole. The solution kills the ants, but it does not harm pets or pollute soil and water.
Boiling water also kill fire ants, but it might not always kill the queen
The water must be extremely hot. Simmering water does not work. Therefore, you need to heat the water to a high temperature and quickly use it. If you do not kill the queen, your fire ant problem will persist. To use boiling water, wait for a day when the ants are active. Then pour about 3 gallons of boiling water over the mound. Pour it slowly to allow it to soak into the mound opening. The hot water scalds and kills ants and their larvae.
You also can dig up fire ant mounds
In warmer months, dig up mounds and dump them into buckets. Then pour hot water over the mounds and allow them to soak for 24 hours. In the winter, dig up mounds and fling them downwind as far as possible. Then use fresh ant-free soil to fill in the mound. When the sun sets and the temperature drops, the ants on the surface of the lawn die.
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