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Old 05-21-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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I have several fire-ant mounds in my lawn.


Please suggest a good way to get rid of these mounds. I have a Toddler and baby... So I need to be careful from the mounds as well as chemicals...


I am considering the following pesticides that I am thinking of buying from Lowes... Please suggest if these are good? What type - granules or spray? What brand -Amdro vs Ortho?




Shop AMDRO 5-lb Fire Ant Killer at Lowes.com


Shop AMDRO Fire Ant Killer at Lowes.com


Shop AMDRO 2-lb Fire Ant Killer at Lowes.com


Ortho Broadcast Granules: Shop ORTHO 11.5-lb Fire Ant Killer at Lowes.com
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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check out do your own pest control on line. They will have reviews of products and if they work. Fire ants bit me so also be careful they have shoes on when out I had sandals on.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Get Amdro, it works great. Keep kids and pets off lawn for 24 hours. Amdro Fire Ant Killer Yard Treatment Granules, 2 lbs - Walmart.com
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:43 PM
 
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We use Spectracide granules. It works, fast. I don't think the method matters as much as keeping your family safe does.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: NC
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Amdro should be kid safe. Be forwarned, though, they will probably pop up somewhere else 10 to 15 ft away. You need to keep after them.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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Would spray be preferred over granules or other way?


How does granules work? Is it just apply the granules over the mound... Do I need to spray water before/after I apply the granule?


Please advise
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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Would spray be preferred over granules or other way?


How does granules work? Is it just apply the granules over the mound... Do I need to spray water before/after I apply the granule?


Please advise
You need to decide on a product then follow the directions exactly as listed on the product package.
You could also hire a pest control service to do it for you.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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If you live in the South, you know all about fire ants.
AMDRO.
Only thing I use, it works wonderful.
Give it a few days, you will see that they all die.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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You sprinkle a little of the fire ant killer white powder and the ants are die quickly - if another mound pops up -do the same - they will move to someone elses yard
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:16 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Safe and effective:

1/2 cup lavender dish soap (needs to have real lavender in it) mixed with one gallon bucket of water. Pour on mound.
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