fire ants in the compost
The last time I went to put some plant scraps in my compost bin, everything in it was completely composted! It looked like beautiful fine black soil. I looked closer: it was a huge ant mound, teeming with ants.
I want to use the compost, but I don't want to transfer hoards of fire ants to my garden beds. How can I get rid of the fire ants without ruining the compost?
Also, how can I keep fire ants out of my compost bin?
Thank you for you help with these questions.
Upshur County Texas
You can use one of the many baits that are available. Be sure and follow directions. You can also apply around the perimeter of the compost bin as well.