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Old 09-17-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Heptachlor did a great job on fire ants . Not sure if you can still buy it without a license .
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Small thermonuclear devices knocks the hell out of them. Everything else just seems to make them move 10 feet away.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Actually they do. I'm allergic to the stings, but not the bites because the bites don't release any venom. They just use it to get a grip, but you still feel it none the less.

OK what I meant to say was that the bite doesn't cause a problem, only the sting does. They do bite but it's only to hold on so that they can sink their stinger in your.

I've been stung a lot of times throughout my life and I can feel the venom going up my spine even if it's one ant.

Amdro will get rid of the mound but it will take about two weeks and two treatments. Or you can call a pest control company and they will treat with a pyretha chemical spray that will kill them fast but I find I can treat for them a lot cheaper by doing it myself.



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Old 01-17-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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My brother's actually an entomologist (bug guy) and his main focus is on ants, so we've definitely had the "most effective ant bed killer" conversation. According to him, all of the home remedies with club soda and what not aren't actually effective, as was previously stated. He says the best thing out there is Amdro to get rid of ants consistently. As for any methods that don't use poison, he said the only thing is to take a big gumbo pot of boiling water and pour it over the mound. This will kill everything, but included in that everything is most probably your grass, so that may make that option null for you.

As far as the poster, I've been stung tons of times, but it comes with the life of being brother to a bug fanatic. I can't really imagine someone going their entire life in Louisiana and not being stung by fire ants though, they are bastardly little things, but really as bothersome as mosquitos. So....a lot
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