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Old 09-07-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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I was listening to a radio station online from Louisiana and they were running commercials about getting rid of fire ants. I don't know much about fire ants. How big of a problem are they in the area? Have most people in Louisiana been stung by them at some point in their life? How bad is the pain? Do they ever get inside homes? Do they attack pets?
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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pout cub soda on the art hill to kill them the nest can go to 30 feet but the cub soda will suck out the air out iof the nest. plus it will not be a promble with the emvorment. A of ot the comment stuff is store by other stuff that fire ants do not like so they will just move the nest to some place else. I seen people pour gas on the nest and lit it on fire. it works but then it cost more that cub soda and it will leave a ugle look on your grass for awhile.
fire ants do bite hard and you know they there but it be ok if you do have a reaction to the bites go to the doc but most people it do not effect they like that.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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fire ants are a major problem. they are all over the place during the summer, and can and will probably get into your home at one point or another. Just be on the lookout for them and avoid stepping barefoot into ant piles because these things will remind you that you are not welcome on their mound.

also, the first thing they usually do is bite you. that hurts, but it doesnt hurt very bad. Its only when they STING you that it burns. Actually in all the times I found myself in a pile of ants, Ive only been stung a couple times. they usually just bite the hell out of you and you can get them off before they sting.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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the 30 feet I talking about in size of the nest is underground . can be bigger up to 60 feet. saw a study from a La college in the 1960's about the size
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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Before the EPA banned DDT, fire ants were at least in check. Now they are harder to contain.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Actually in all the times I found myself in a pile of ants, Ive only been stung a couple times. they usually just bite the hell out of you and you can get them off before they sting.
Lucky you. I'm always stung, then the reaction follows.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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pout cub soda on the art hill to kill them the nest can go to 30 feet but the cub soda will suck out the air out iof the nest. plus it will not be a promble with the emvorment. A of ot the comment stuff is store by other stuff that fire ants do not like so they will just move the nest to some place else. I seen people pour gas on the nest and lit it on fire. it works but then it cost more that cub soda and it will leave a ugle look on your grass for awhile.
fire ants do bite hard and you know they there but it be ok if you do have a reaction to the bites go to the doc but most people it do not effect they like that.

I don't know who told you this but it is not true. You can drench a mound with all the club soda you want and the fire ants will strike back, in fact, the sugar in the club soda will feed them. and make the mound stronger.


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Old 09-07-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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fire ants are a major problem. they are all over the place during the summer, and can and will probably get into your home at one point or another. Just be on the lookout for them and avoid stepping barefoot into ant piles because these things will remind you that you are not welcome on their mound.

also, the first thing they usually do is bite you. that hurts, but it doesnt hurt very bad. Its only when they STING you that it burns. Actually in all the times I found myself in a pile of ants, Ive only been stung a couple times. they usually just bite the hell out of you and you can get them off before they sting.

Fire ants don't bite, they sting just wasp.

busta
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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Before the EPA banned DDT, fire ants were at least in check. Now they are harder to contain.
Isn't that the same reason bed bugs have made a big comeback?
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Fire ants don't bite, they sting just wasp.

busta
they bite too. trust me I know.
They only sting when directly threatened. If they just get on you and you swat them off, they just bite and cling. At least thats what they do to me.
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