How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

Living in the South means sweet tea, mild winters, and fire ants! Let’s face it; no one likes fire ants. They are a nuisance and can really leave their marks! While we can’t permanently eradicate fire ants from this region, we can help you control them within your yard! Read on to learn more about how to get rid of fire ants!

They may be small, but they sure are mighty!

Fire ants are known for being very quick and super vicious! When you step onto a fire ant mound, the fire ants immediately begin protecting their Queen and their turf. They will quickly crawl onto your foot and leg, and latch on using their pincer-like mandibles. Almost instantaneously, fire ants bite and inject their venom into your skin. The poison leaves your skin burning. The burning will eventually turn into an itching sensation. A small pimple-like bump will appear soon after. To help with the burning and itching, try using distilled white vinegar.

Come and Get It

“Come And Get It” is a fire ant bait and killer that works almost immediately. Made by Fertilome, this product kills the ants, and most importantly, kills the queen. The product guarantees dead ants in 24 hours. Refer to the container for specific instructions about dosages per square feet.

 

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