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Article: Battling the Infamous Imported Fire Ant: Fire Ants and ticks in the Hill Country

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mfpinlh
Lakehills, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #4807580

I agree with most of what was said in Tamara's article. There has been one small benefit, at least for me, from the invasion. The ticks which were so prevalent in the mountain cedar (juniper) areas of Texas seem to have disappeared. If you were ever here as a kid (I'm 61) you will remember mom checking you all over for ticks and always finding some! If I had to choose between controlling fire ants or living with ticks, I'll fight the fire ants! Thanks for the nice article, Tamara!
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #4812570

Thanks, and you're right - there is some benefit in the existance of fire ants. In addition to wiping out ticks, they will also eradicate any outdoor flea problem you might have.

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