|Written by Jeannie Kerns|
Fire ants are a complete annoyance when it comes to them building their colonies throughout ones back and front yard. Whether it be in the grass, in your garden or even in the cracks of your sidewalk, try out these natural remedies to get rid of them as quick and safe as possible.
Step 1 : Uncooked grits or cream of wheat sprinkled on the fire ant hill will work very effectively. Once the fire ants eat the grits or cream of wheat, it will expand in their stomachs and kill them immediately. Once this happens the population of fire ants is completely annihilated.
Step 2 : 1/2 cup of vinegar and lemon juice mixed in a bottle and poured on fire ant hills, will kill the insects within 30 minutes. Just pour a small amount right into the opening of the hill and watch as they fire ants go completely insane and start to die off right in front of your eyes.
Step 3 : Get a plant pot and place it over a fire ant hill. Take 2 cups of boiling water, with 1/3 cup of salt and pour into the plant pot that is covering the fire ant hill. Wait about 15 minutes until all the fire ants have died and move on to the next hill and repeat process