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What is the best and safest way to get rid of fire ants outside the home?

Every year fire ants take up residence between the cement tiles on the roadside border of our property. We have tried a few suggestions to get rid of them permanently - dousing their nests with gasoline and also spraying the nests with salt water, and when these failed we used pesticides. These techniques work for awhile, but every spring the nests return. The fire ants don't come into our home, but they will bite people standing or walking beside the curb. Any suggestions on how to rid the curbside of this nuisance is appreciated!

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Best Answer Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

2 years ago
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    bethperry 2 years ago

    tsmog, thank you much for the ideas! I will try the Splenda first and if it fails, will do the boric acid (although I am pretty sure the sprays we tried last year contained that chemical). And I will re-read The Art of War - it has been awhile!

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