May 14th 2010 09:12 pm

How can I kill red fire ants naturaly,and or without chemicals?

Those pest nest every place. They build mounds all over the yard. They get into the wall of the house. They short out breaker boxes.Fire ants kill baby animals like rabbits and ground nesting birds. I don’t like to use chemicals because to kill one thing you can destroy many other creatures and poison the environment.

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11 Responses to “How can I kill red fire ants naturaly,and or without chemicals?”

  1. **socal** on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Spread salt in and around the mound.

    **socal**

  2. lenshure on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    See the link below. It has a two step process that is organic and will the harm the environment.

  3. johnny yuma on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    I’ve heard- put some uncooked rice around the mound…..or take a scoop of one mound and mix it with another mound

  4. sanbornstrees on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    The only way to enusre that the colony is killed is with a pesticide of some persistance.

    One easy way to kill any insectect is to use common dish detergent/soap diluted in a spray bottle. When large concentrationsa re foune, just spray them all down and the surfactant will sufficate them. < 5% dilution rate is best, test it on plants if you do not want to see leaf damamge. Phytotoxicity has been reported in concentrations >3%

    Oils work well for this too, standard veggie oil in solution. It works on eg masses. I’ve heard of people using Pam and like sprays on gypsey moth egg masses.

  5. David S on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Hi,
    May I suggest going to this site: http://www.biconet.com/crawlers.html

    They have many,many means of natural controls.
    Everything I’ve ordered from them has worked great.
    Hope this helps,
    Dave

  6. koola on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Ants become a nuisance when they enter homes. Instead of spending money on costly pest control, you can get rid of ants by removing the food source and using soap water.
    I found the information at http://www.pests.in useful.

  7. Steve C on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    all of the above sounds good and works but if u want something thats free and u have plenty of just pee on them it worked for me it takes some time but i would’nt stand in one place to long

  8. howfuzzywuzee on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    I don’t know where you live, but I do believe that armadillos are the natural predator of these pesky little creatures.
    I saw a program on this once. Check it out. Sounds like you live in the south like Tennessee where there may not be any armadillos like there is in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and as such.
    I don’t think you would want them in your yard as they like to dig for insects. Good luck with your situation.

  9. zombski on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Cream of Wheat. The ants will take this as food into the mound and to the queen. Once thier digestive fluids mix with the driy Cream of Wheat, it will expand (as it does in boiling water) and kill them. Rice sometimes works but is harder for ants to eat than Cream of Wheat.

  10. bill g on 14 May 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    boiling water down the nest (s)

  11. mr. parker on 16 May 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    So far the boiling water is the best solution. But if you really want to get rid of them use a bait for fire ants that contains fipronil.
    If you need a faster solution, get a pro that will spray Termidor around the house. That will at least help keep them out of your house.

    Check Texas A&M website for some of the best information around.
    Rice and Cream of Wheat are not going to cut it.
    You’re not going to find anything that works that will be a “natural” solution except for maybe phorid flies.

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