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How to Kill Fire Ants and Commit Genocide

This Instructable is a glimmer of hope for the haters of that most dastardly of ants, the FIRE ANT
 
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Step 1: A Brief Word:

Now, before you jump to conclusions, I believe all animals have a purpose and place (generally right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy :D), however when they are no longer in this place, they no longer have purpose. Red Imported Fire Ants are an example of these rouge species (they're imported, duh). I quite personally detest the little bastards, they sting you, they destroy native habitats, they devour native species, they are a general pain, and they bite you (I might have mentioned that one already). So anyway, it is one of my life's passions to destroy as many of there kind as possible. However, I seek only to destroy fire ants, leading me to come to various means of mound specific destruction.
barneytomb3 years ago
I use a mixture of 1/2 Cider Vinegar, 1/2 water, and about a tsp of dish washing soap in a spray bottle. As soon as it hits the little buggers it kills them.
Sounds reasonable. Any acid gets them and the soap either destroys their oily protection or suffocates them. I use Tabasco in water with dish soap,to kill wasps. Wd40 is good too.
Mikel997 months ago
http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/home-and-gardening/headlines/20100310-Club-soda-won-t-kill-fire-3988.ece
Mikel997 months ago
Nice, very nice. I share all your sentiments.... had some old peanut oil to get rid of after frying many turkeys. Its natural and biodegradable so it was poured down the holes of two large nasty mounds. They (the enemy) did not like it and a few tried to save the eggs bringing them up to the surface.

A day later, there is NO activity in either mound. This is better than wasting money on supposed granulated killers bought at walmart or elsewhere. Those have NEVER worked for me.
pat ritchie10 months ago
I have a very full beautiful flower garden there are never any ant mounds. When I see a few of them I try to eliminate and there they are in another part of the garden. Been fighting these guys for 4 years . Never had this problem before. How do you find where the nests are and will this conconction ruin my plants and grass too?
Kittyhawk11 months ago
Love your comments as you instruct. Very good. I will have to try this.
how bout molten lead? kill the whole colony and if you dig it up you get a souvenire of your holocaust!
Bleach and vinegar make a very dangerous chlorine gas. PVC pipe, with holes drilled through, to let the gas escape underground. Shove the pipe in and pull it out 6" or so, pour in the bleach, then twice the amount of vinegar. cap the pipe and cover with a well pressed down 5 gallon bucket. Leave it for a few days. If you killed the Queen, your job is done. Wear gloves, and leave the area, the ants will be after you. Anybody else got ideas along these lines, I would like to hear them.
For all you folks who have been stung in multiples. Try this, it works and I don't know why. Get the fire ants off of you and beat feet into the house and grab the wife's HAIR SPRAY........spray the areas where you were stung.
Surprisingly the pain is a lot less. You will still have the blisters the next day, more hair spray to stop the burning and etch. Works great on the kids too.
numademan2 years ago
You could be a life saver if this works around here in North Florida. They are mean and RED!!! I have been fighting them for 20 years now. Spent tons of money and tricks that did not work. My father even tried to Pee on them. Nothing works. I hope this does. I will try it soon. Thanks a lot! We needed this simple yet effective way to combat them mightly little buggers.
Jsquared242 years ago
Would dropping a nuclear bomb on their nest do the same as baking soda and vinegar?
platty2 years ago
it works like a charm i love it
Two words...... Siafu ants. Look them suckers up.
grillo123 years ago
Just call the fire brigade !!! ahahhaa
LOL even if you change your name the image notes will still say your old name!
I just use food grade diatomaceous earth for all bugs. It is completely non-toxic and easy to use. just put a thick ring of it around the ant bed, and you're done.

But the great thing is that it is non-toxic, so even if my 2 yr old eats it, I don't have to worry (get the food grade stuff).
Crikey lads..I never saw so much effort involved in killing small bugs. Ok I know we who are stranded on a western isle do not see much of the biting and stinging insects but god almighty..Its easy to kill things that are small and a waste of 100,000 years of technology and human evolution
Who are you kidding? Australia has bull ants, the likes of which make fire ants look like little weenies by comparison. Folks not from Down Under should look up bull ants and see what they can do. Wicked bad ants.
KentsOkay (author)  maninamousesuit6 years ago
Have you ever been bitten by a fire ant? Ever had them swarm up your leg and bite it till it is nothing but a pusing pustule?

IT'S REVENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no my friend...

<size="3">IT IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!1!!shift!!!!111oneshift1one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1</size>

i had to do it...
KentsOkay (author)  pyelitegamerro766 years ago
Sorry chum, html don't work here
[size="3"]does bbc?[/size]
appearantly not......
KentsOkay (author)  pyelitegamerro766 years ago
It's wiki formatting place a "=" at the beginning and end of th text you want big.

like this

ah thank you, as i was saying...

its not revenge...

=IT IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!!!1one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!shift+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!1!1!!!!

IT IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!!!!1one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!shift+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!1


forgot the = at the end... lol

SPAAAAAAAARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

No...no, it's not SPARTAAAAAAAA
It's...it's =OVER NINE THOUDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!=
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I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

WHAT?

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when I was 5 I took a plastic shovel to go "treasure hunting" in my woods and I accidently smacked an underground bees nest. those suckers are my worse enemies. so are wasps, sometimes they will sting for little or no reason.
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