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Old 04-24-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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I just found a fire ants mound on the base of my 3' date palm tree that I planted 2 months ago.

Does anybody know if they are going to hurt the palm tree? or would they help the tree?
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Can anybody help me before the fire ants walk away with my palm tree?
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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I think they just like to get in there and hide. I find them in the lower needles of young longleaf pine trees that hang to the ground.

I suppose you could blast the mound away with a water hose, but be prepared to run away afterwards because they will scatter everywhere. I wouldn't leave the mound there because it could trap moisture and promote fungus growth.
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