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Fire ants
Here is my latest addition to the Rants Room. 

I'm turning fire ants into fire aints. I just finished treating 31 ant hills in my yard. They weren't there a week ago when I last mowed the lawn. 

I know, I know...some are killed, and the others simply burrow deeper into the ground. If they stay underground I don't care. When they begin building their hills and  planning their assault, I go on the attack. 

I can't stand fire ants. 
Because I said so. 
This appears to work the best for my yard. The pellets seem to act as fertilizer for these little demons.

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Because I said so. 
I've always found it best to fight fire with fire!

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I stopped burning ant hills when I lit one on a small hill in the yard.

The gas had drained downhill. When I threw the match, it went BOOM! a little too close for comfort.
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You shudda used a handy-dandy LP Gas Torch. Courtesy of redneck engineering!

Actually I think precisely applied raw bleach would also do a nice job. Kills weeds too!
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Termite spray will kill them and the grass around the hill.
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The nice thing about bleach is it evaporates away completely in a couple of days. It will kill the grass, but something like bermuda would grow right over it in a few weeks if you are careful with the application.

I'd use it in place of roundup if I did not need a set of expendable clothes when applying it - its not backpack sprayer friendly.
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