Home Remedies for Killing Fire Ants


Is your yard plagued by dangerous red imported fire ants? Instead of wasting time on ineffective home remedies for killing them, take quick action to minimize the damage they can cause by scheduling a treatment from Fire Ant Control, LLC – the best fire ant killer around!


Fire Ant Control, LLC, headquartered in Bokeelia, Florida, and our sister companies specialize in controlling red fire ants throughout the southeastern U.S. and are capable of treating up to 1,000 acres per day. We guarantee to protect your residential, agricultural or commercial property from these harmful fire ants, or we’ll refund your payment!

Most people have encountered annoying household ants at some point, but not everyone has experienced the wrath of red imported fire ants! These are ants that you definitely want to stay away from, but dealing with them on your own can be dangerous.

Many homeowners try do-it-yourself home remedies in an attempt to control fire ants. While you may succeed at killing the fire ants you can see or cause them to relocate their colonies, the only way to eliminate a fire ant problem is to kill the egg-laying queen, something home remedies are unable to do.

Fire Ant Home Remedies That Just Don’t Work

Boiling or soapy water: Boiling or soapy water may temporarily kill as many as 60% of the ants, but will rarely reach the reproductive areas of the mound to kill the queen.

Vinegar or bleach: Pouring vinegar or bleach over the mound will typically cause the colony to move elsewhere, often inside your house or to another place on your property.

Diesel fuel or gasoline: Some fire ant home remedies involve pouring gasoline or diesel fuel over fire ant mounds and, worse yet, setting the mound on fire. These methods don’t work, are extremely dangerous to humans and animals, and kill grass and surrounding vegetation.

Instant grits: The theory behind spreading grits on a fire ant mound is that the ants will eat the grits, which swell in their stomachs causing them to explode. This remedy has been scientifically proven to have no effect.

Orange or grapefruit peel: Citrus oil does repel ants and other insects, so they avoid it. If you dump citrus peels on the mound, the ants will simply move the mound to another spot.

Opt for a Proven Fire Ant Killer

Fire Ant Control, LLC’s potent, food-like granular bait kills the ant colonies from the inside out.

The bait is ingested by the worker ants and carried down into the colony, causing the fire ants to die naturally. Extermination is not immediate but, once the queen has been sterilized, the entire colony will disappear, and no new ants will be born.

The bait is approved for use around people, pets, livestock, and on pastures, hay fields and farmland. It is superior to sprays and insecticides that only kill surface ants, are sometimes dangerous, and are very expensive.

Because fire ants fly away from the colony to mate, they will eventually come back. Therefore, we recommend treating your property three times a year to prevent further fire ant colonization. 

Instead of investing time and energy in useless home remedies for killing fire ants, treatment by Fire Ant Control, LLC, is the best way to say goodbye to them. Call us at (239) 312-8200 for a free estimate.