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Sounds too simple to be true, but certainly worth a try.
This is a new twist to killing fire ant colonies.
For those not familiar with Walter Reeves, he is
from the University of Georgia agriculture department,
specializing in home gardening.His television show,
'Gardening in Georgia', is on each Saturday.
I know fire ants are picky eaters and any type
poison that is effective takes seven feeding steps before
the queen receives it. Plus, if the bait is stored in close
proximity to any petroleum or fertilizer products they won't
Contact poisons that are on the market just cause
the colony to move away. A well developed colony can be as
deep as 30 feet and spread out some 20 to 50 feet from the
mound center... This was documented by studies done in the
early 60's when they were first sited in South Alabama.
An environmentally friendly cure for fire ants
has been announced by Walter Reeves on his Georgia Gardener
radio program. Testimonials that it REALLY WORKS are coming
Simply pour two cups of CLUB SODA (carbonated
water) directly in the center of a fire ant mound. The
carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and
displaces the oxygen which suffocates the queen and the
other ants. The whole colony will be dead within about two
Besides eliminating the ants, club soda leaves no
poisonous residue, does not contaminat the ground water,
and does not indiscriminately kill other insects. It is not
harmful to your
pets, soaks into the ground. Each mound must be
treated individually and a one liter of club soda will kill
2 to 3 mounds.
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