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Post  littlejo on 12/12/2013, 10:52 pm

For the folks that have fire ants. Thought this might be of some interest! Jo


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Post  walshevak on 12/12/2013, 11:44 pm

Amazing how deep the nest went. The resulting sculpture is very interesting.

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Post  Goosegirl on 12/13/2013, 5:14 am

Very cool!

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Post  Pollinator on 12/13/2013, 10:36 am

I'm usually a "live-and-let-live" kind of person, but I find this strangely satisfying.
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/13/2013, 10:55 am

Fire ants don't belong here. PERIOD
They came here from South America in the early 1900s.
In S.A. their are natural predators that take care of them, here there are none.
So they love it here, due to mild winters their now as far north as MD.
I have deer, groundhogs, rabbits, etc. coming into my yard and I live in a town of 35,000 population, 50% of my time is creating barriers to keep them out, so far it;s working. If and when it stops I will shoot them, I'm not making my garden projects to feed wild life.
Sounds cruel ? some think yes, others agree, all depends on how things affect us.
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Post  littlejo on 12/13/2013, 1:29 pm

I'm usually a "live-and-let-live" kind of person, but I find this strangely satisfying.

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@jimmy cee wrote:Fire ants don't belong here. PERIOD
They came here from South America in the early 1900s.
In S.A. their are natural predators that take care of them, here there are none.
So they love it here, due to mild winters their now as far north as MD.
I have deer, groundhogs, rabbits, etc. coming into my yard and I live in a town of 35,000 population, 50% of my time is creating barriers to keep them out, so far it;s working. If and when it stops I will shoot them, I'm not making my garden projects to feed wild life.
Sounds cruel ? some think yes, others agree, all depends on how things affect us.
I agree, they don't belong here. But, We have found nothing to completly get rid of them(if anyone has a cure-all for fire ants, let me know). Just wait til they adapt/travel north to Indiana. Some of the ant nests go 6 ft deep in the winter months. This keeps the cold from killing them off.

It would take numerous gal. of aluminum to get to 1 of these nests.
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Post  jimmy cee on 12/13/2013, 4:31 pm

Be a great winter job with a back hoe.
Travel around and dig up fire ants in freezing weather
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