Thursday, June 13, 2013

Homemade Fire Ant killer recipe

Fire ant stings create blisters on the hosts they bite!
The following recipe for fire ants killer was given on WPTF "Weekend Gardener."

One of our own NC garden club members, Anne Clapp of Raleigh, shares the radio show with Mike Galey which airs on Saturday mornings. Our thanks to Anne for t
his helpful information!

Poison for Fire Ants:
5 pounds of white corn meal
3 cups of sugar
1 package of cherry Jello
3 Tablespoons of acephate. (The acephate is an active ingredient in Orthene. Acephate, as a separate product, is available at some of the independent garden centers or farm supply stores.)

You make a ring of the bait around the fire ant hill about 2 feet away from the mound. The bait mixture can be stored in a plastic container for six months.

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