A Home Remedy for Killing Fire Ants

Fire ants are a persistent problem is Texas.

The impact of red imported fire ants in the state of Texas is estimated to be $1.2 billion annually, according to the Texas A&M Department of Entomology. To learn more about fire ants, including what they eat and how to control them, click here.

There are more than 60 different products you can buy to get rid of ants.  Some will treat the ant problem quickly, but will not kill the colony. 

A popular home remedy has proven successful for many trying to get rid of the ants:
  • 2 tablespoons orange oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 gallon water
Some suggest using six ounces oil, two ounces molasses, one gallon water. Once the ingredients are mixed, douse the mound for a humane, organic way to get rid of fire ants.

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