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I to, thought I might tap into this vast 2Cool knowledge base and get some suggestions on killing fire ants. When I moved into this house in August last year there were mounds everywhere. At the time, I treated as many as I could find with Amdro and then just kept a can of Amdro on the mower and treated them as I saw them. Seemed to get them pretty much under control. Then this Spring we had a neighborhood ant treatment day. Everybody was suppose to treat their yards all on the same day to eliminate places for them to relocate. I treated the entire yard with OrthoMax broadcast granules. It didn't kill them all but, they seemed to be at a manageble level. I've had to treat a few mounds with Amdro every so often.

Now, we get all this rain and mounds/ants are poping up everywhere!!! My kids are afraid to go in the grass. I can't go 5-10ft without finding ants. I guess they were in the ground and the water has brought them to the surface. But, I wanna do something while I have them where I can see them. Any and all suggestions would be welcome.
 

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My dad and I tried for years and years to get rid of 'em. We tried every recipe, concoction, poison known to man - even to pouring scalding, boiling water on an ant hill.

To this very day my dad just takes a wheelbarrow, digs up the anthill and places the ants, eggs and dirt in the barrow. Then he adds diesel to it and sets the remains on fire! ...(No joking)...

I just don't know how to keep pretty women from fawning over me....They are always crawling up my leg, nipping at my neck and.....If you can give me a good clue, I'm sure I can find a good anti-ant recipe for you ;) LOL (joking now)...Rather I'm dreaming now...
 

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Ants will be nothing compared to the mosquitos once this rain stops!
 

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FishinMama,

Long time, no see....Good to have you on board. I've used both products but in some areas have mutant ants that are from outer space! .....I can swear up and down it is true!
 

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Too Tall said:
Orthene works great. If you can get past the stench. :)
That's one of the reasons I have used Amdro in the past. Orthene is nasty smelling and I hate keeping what's left over in my garage.

Are y'all all of the opinion I should just treat the mounds as I find them?
 

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FishinMama said:
I've always used Malathion or Diazinon and sprayed the entire yard. It worked for me.
Good luck finding them.

Ant eater!
 

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TXPalerider said:
That's one of the reasons I have used Amdro in the past. Orthene is nasty smelling and I hate keeping what's left over in my garage.

Are y'all all of the opinion I should just treat the mounds as I find them?
I would treat the whole yard and then follow up with Amdro when they come back. I have to do this in Galveston. Orthene is nasty, but it works for a while.
 

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Gasoline and a match......It's real on the grass though...( LOL )
Call a local " Bug man " and they can mix and spray your yard. Not sure what the mixture but good for ants and fleas.

All the best.

Dr. Krol
 

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Take a bunch of garbage and old meat, chips, etc and throw it in one of your neighbors yards at the back where they won't see it for a few day. Ants gone!
 

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Take a bunch of garbage and old meat, chips, etc and throw it in one of your neighbors yards at the back where they won't see it for a few day. Ants gone!
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D ....The best heckling reply ever!
 

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Take care of what your seeing now. As the yard dries out treat the whole yard. I was trying to remember the name of a product the pest control guys recommended I use at my house. Angler nailed it. TopChoice.
 

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Angler2407 said:
Go to www.nofireants.com This stuff works well. The avg homeowner spends $300 a year killing these. One of these treatment is about half of that.
It keeps them off hundreds of acres here. Good stuff, not fast but good.
 

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As I remarked the other day, call up your local Vietnam vet who suffers flashbacks. He'd be glad to Napalm your enemies! ...Remember there is a reason the "fire" needs to be put into fire ants!
 
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