If you're like me I really try to find alternative methods to controlling insect issues around the home & garden areas. Before I run out & spray insecticides ( which sometimes may be needed ) I'll usually try an organic method. Today we're going to address the dreaded "Fire Ant" Here's a cool tip & very earth friendly way of controlling these painful invader's of your home garden.
Once you've located (1) or more "Fire Ant" mounds in your garden... pick up some "White Grit's" yeah... really "cooking grits" :) mix in some brown sugar, and the sprinkle the grits/sugar mix over and around the mound... "Do Not" stir or disturb the mound!! just let the grits lay there as a food supply for these nasty little rascal's... in a few days go back & check the mound & Wallah! GoodBye Fire Ants!! This is "not" an immediate kill, but a gradual & effective kill over a few days.
Here's the scoop.... the sugar attracts the insect, the ants then take the food down into the mound to feed the "queen" then everybody chows down on the grits! the grit's then "expand internally" within the insect therefore killing them pretty quikly! Will they come back? yep! just continue treating for continued control. If you have of course very heavy "Fire Ant" issues... you may need to contract a pest control company to help you get a handle on the issue.
Though you may find this idea silly? once you try it... you'll be pleased :)
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