Fire ants right now in my raised bed soil. What to do?
I've been involved in heavy labor today, shifting cinderblocks around to rearrange and expand my raised beds. I wore pants and long sleeves -- it's around 50 degrees. And long rubber gloves to protect my hands against scrapes from the blocks. But when I removed the gloves, gradually about six fire ants crawled onto my hands, I think from my sleeves, and bit me! Oh, they hurt at first, then sting-itch later.
These damned critters are left over in my raised beds from last year. I wasn't successful in getting rid of them then, couldn't spray an insecticide in my loaded garden.
I haven't planted anything yet. Can I douse the area with Amdro now and plant in a few weeks? I don't think I can deal with the stings again this year. Or if not Amdro, what?