Killing fire ants can be accomplished by a two-step method. The first step involves applying a commercially available bait to the area once or twice a year, which kills 80 to 90 percent of the ants. The bait should conta... More »

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The best way to kill fire ants is to use both biological controls and insecticides. The use of insecticides alone can become expensive, while biological controls take time to work and may bring their own problems with th... More »

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Products that kill ants include liquid ant bait, bait granules, borax and insecticides that contain ingredients such as permethrin, bifenthrin and deltamethrin. Use a mixture of vinegar and water to remove ant trails. More »

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An organic fire ant killer is a non-toxic substance or method utilized to eradicate fire ants. Organic pesticides include hot water and diatomaceous earth. Hot water poured onto the mounds helps to eliminate the ants and... More »

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There are a number of homemade methods for controlling fire ants, such as pouring boiling or soapy water on the mound, digging up the mound or using orange oil. However, none of these methods is entirely effective, as th... More »

Experts from the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension and the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension suggest using baits and mound elimination to control and eliminate fire ants. These basic approaches are effecti... More »

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In North America, the most invasive species include the snakehead fish, the Burmese python, the giant African snail, fire ants and the Asian carp. Troublesome invasive plants include kudzu, purple loosestrife, oriental b... More »

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