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Article: Battling the Infamous Imported Fire Ant: Fire Ants

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olddog
Colfax, LA
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4814585

It is a fact that Fire Ants KILL Red Bugs and Ticks. Ranchers in Texas that killed all the Fire Ants have been losing calves to Ear ticks and are reintroducing Fire Ants to their ranges.

I kill only the Ants near the house because I hate the Red Bugs more !
TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #4817327

Fireants are good for outdoor flea control too. Nearly every insect has a purpose, either as food for others or as a valuable predator.
Sterling_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #4841254

I recently tried an organic method for controlling fire ants...and if you haven't tried it, this is what to do. Sprinkle instant grits on the mound...that's it. Just dry grits on the mound (in dry weather, not after a rain) and the ants apparently eat the grits and then expire. I've tried it and it works!! And it's organic!

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