How to Kill Fire Ants With Vinegar

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Fire ants can be a real garden nuisance, and to make matters worse, when agitated, they bite. If you're not interested in using garden chemicals, there are a number of natural alternatives you can use to get rid of them.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Do your gardening homework to make sure that the plants around the anthill will not be damaged by the vinegar before spraying. Some plants are more sensitive than others.

  • Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of two parts vinegar and one part water. Shake the bottle to ensure that the vinegar and water is mixed well.

  • Spray the ant mound as often as necessary and monitor the ant behavior, and to ensure that they are dying off.

  • Pour pure vinegar on stubborn mounds if the ants don't die, or relocate and create new mounds. Use 1/4 cup of undiluted vinegar twice daily.

  • Monitor the progress to ensure that the vinegar method is working. If it does not work, try alternative liquids. Citrus juice, like pure lemon juice is one alternative.

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