Fire Ant Control
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You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who actually enjoyed coming across a fire ant nest in the yard. Not only are mounds an unpleasant sight to see, they host a swarm of stinging insects. This can be an absolute disaster for your kids, who would much rather not endure the sting of a fire ant. In addition to causing problems at home, an ant infestation on the sidewalk of your business may deter potential customers from approaching your building, and consequently thwart a prospective client.
If you envision an injury-free summer, it’s time to consider eliminating those fire ants entirely from your yard. In this article, we will show how to get rid of fire ants once and for all.
How to Dig the Fire Ants Out
If you have just one or two mounds out in the open, you have the option of extracting them with a shovel and bucket.
- Wearing gloves, shoes, and clothing that you can easily knock ants off is a must to keep prevent injury during this process.
- Once you’re equipped with the right apparel, you should plan on digging around
mid-day; this is the time most of the ant colony will be at home in the mound.
- Be sure to only dig the entire mound out, but also an additional foot below it.
- Dump both the ants and their mound into your bucket. It’s up to you whether to drown them in soapy water or release them somewhere on your property.
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Scalding Water to Kill Fire Ants
Pouring around three to four gallons of scalding hot water into the mound will prove to be the most effective technique for ant removal. Do bear in mind that hot water also poses risk to surrounding grass and shrubbery. It is wise to follow up this procedure with fresh soil and seeds to replace the damaged grass.
Mild Chemical Treatments for Fire Ants
Alternatively, you can rid these mounds with perfectly safe ingredients you may already have in your home, such as baking soda and vinegar.
- To do this, begin by pouring a liberal amount of baking soda into the mound. If you’re dealing with a larger mound, start by poking a few holes into the mound with a stick, and proceed pouring.
- Once you have adequately covered the entirety of the mound , follow up with the vinegar.
- These two combined ingredients will sufficiently remove the ant mound, and will not pose safety risks to you and your family.
- Since this method of mound removal will cause damage to the surrounding area, it’s best to come prepared with fresh soil to mend the affected grass.
Call the Experts to Get Rid of Fire Ants
If you’re outmatched by the number of mounds on your property, or if you want to avoid damage to your lawn, it may be time to consider help from the experts. Call Allgood Pest Solutions today for a free fire ant assessment and control estimate. We offer options that fit your needs and eliminate your fire ant problems for good!Back to Ant Exterminators, Control & Removal
How to Get Rid of Fire Ants in Atlanta & Knoxville Metros and Surrounding Areas
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