I have fire ants in my veggie pots

zzackey(8b GA)May 11, 2012

How do I get fire ants out of my veggie containers? I really don't want to use chemicals.

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starryrider(9)

you could try DE but I'm not sure how successful you will be

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 7:51PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

DE = Diatomacious Earth

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 8:17PM
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rednofl(9b Goldenrod Fl hz 10)

Orange oil mixed with molasses and soap in enough water to drench the pot works every time its all I use in the garden. here's a link to the recipe and a little more information.

Here is a link that might be useful: Organic fire ant control

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 9:27PM
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slopfrog

I use soapy water to kill them , then drench the pot to get the soap out. Often though they are living in the ground below the pot so you may have to move it and then Use Amdro or something to get them.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 12:17PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Will that work on Carpenter ants?? I use the andro on fire and sugar ants but doesn't seem to work with the carpenters. Thanks gary

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 3:20AM
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rednofl(9b Goldenrod Fl hz 10)

The orange oil work with any ant it comes in contact with. It is great to use in the house as its an excellent decreaser / cleaner and it smells great. I also use it against wasp nests and it knocks them down fast.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 6:05AM
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