Fire Ant Poison

gidget01April 15, 2008

I am newbie at this site & gardening. I had my grandmother help me with my first vegetable garden. When we started making our rows and putting down seeds we noticed Fire Ants everywhere in the area we had plowed. The ants started crawling all over the seeds. We did not know what to do. My grandmother told me to sprinkle a little of the Ortho Ant Killer Powder/dust in the rows. Then after we did it she got to thinking maybe we shouldn't have done that. Do you think that it will poison the vegetables since they were still seeds when we applied?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think you are safe, but to make sure, contact Ortho at their website (Google on Ortho) and ask them. You could also contact your local County Extension Agricultural agent and ask. I'd do both--and next time try boiling water or vinegar to get rid of the little pests!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 5:53PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Safe termite control for organic garden
We have termites in our organic garden again this year! Last...
Is it possible to grow vegetables in narrow shaded area.
Hi, We have small space between fence and left side...
Boo hoo! Purple sprouting broccoli didn't survive the winter!
I was looking forward to early broccoli this year....
ffreidl z5a
Planting two seeds. Should I keep both?
I've always heard you should plant 2-3 seeds per container...
Anyone else not liking this "new and improved" houzz thingy?
It took a long time to get through all of the bells...
wertach zone 7-B SC
Sponsored Products
Aquatica Emma Freestanding AquaStone Bathtub - White
Modern Bathroom
Clara Lamp in Fired Brick with Basketweave Gold Shade
Lamps Plus
Indoor Area Rug: Gems Taupe/Ivory 7' 9" x 10' 6"
Home Depot
Switch Plate Tags Ant Brass NORTH Switch Plate Tag 1 11/16'' W
The Renovator's Supply, Inc.
Nurseryworks | Loom Crib
Savy Anthracite Vertical Designer Radiator Heater 63 x 14 With Valves
Hudson Reed
Drop-In Biscuit Lavatory With Overflow
Fire Grande Clear One-Light Fluorescent Mini Pendant with Satin Nickel Canopy
$511.20 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™