Sarasota and Manatee Counties are on fire …. with ants that is. Fire ant season in Florida is year-round but their numbers multiple in the summer months. Because of their painful bite and tendency to cause turf damage, people will go to extremes to get rid of the annoying pests. Let’s debunk a few of the myths related to extinguishing fire ants.
Myth: Club soda will control fire ants.
Myth: Pouring uncooked grits on mounds will kill fire ants.
Myth: If you mix fire ant colonies, they will kill each other.
Myth: Baking soda, vinegar, plaster of Paris, molasses and aspartame will kill fire ants.
Fact: Calling a licensed pest control company to assess and treat your yard is the safest and most effective way to get rid of fire ants.