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Old 05-04-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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There is a product called "Amdro" that is very effective, and that I use here in AZ on the property that I manage. Generally works quite quickly (several hours).
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Amdro is an insecticide--ant poison. It kills ants. Not safe for other living creatures and ultimately does not stop the proliferation of new ants.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Is there a new/updated map showing their current range? The one posted earlier dates back to the 1990s.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I ordered and have received the Award product (thank you for the link!). I have spread it all over the garden and I am hoping that it will work. I also spread coffee grounds everywhere (someone said that they lose their sense of smell from coffee grounds and cannot find food). So the coffee grounds will create hyper and hungry fire ants-great!
They only seem to like areas near water or in the shade (they seem to love to be near the fences). There are none in the front yard because it is all cactus and they do not live here in the desert without irrigation.

They are so mean and nasty and now I understand what you people in the South complain about!
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:09 AM
 
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alright jerkies,

When people mention "fire ants" in conversation, take it for granted that they mean the vicious imported South American fire ant. If you've ever lived in the south eastern United States, then you will know FOR SURE what is implied.

We are talking about horrid stinging ants that swarm you and sting with the slightest provocation. Their stings are as painful as a bee sting and they are capable of stinging large animals to death, for example cattle.

Even my Doberman hated the little bastards and could recognize their ant hills by smell and avoided them as much as possible.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
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I know a fella who invented a wand that would go deep into the nest to spray the queen. Kill the queen, kill the community was his thought. But it got hard to find spray that would work so I don't know how far his invention went. I had one of the wands but we gave it to a farmer in glenwood before we moved to Hot Springs. They were EVERYWHERE there and we have some here that keep moving from one yard to another. Annoying them so they'll "pack up and move" is not a good idea...the Award sounds like a great idea!!
Everytime it rains, more mounds show up. And BOY have we had the rain!!
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I believe there is a product that will kill the bermuda grass in your garden. You will have to ask at a garden center and then read the whole label to see what vegetables it is safe to use on.
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