about fire ant stings

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by obxWaMi, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Songster

    I just thought I'd share this since there are two threads here about fire ants.

    Fire ants don't bite, they sting! and it HURTS like, well, FIRE. We have had several run-in's with the devil things and have discovered that a bleach and water solution, used within the first few minutes, takes the pain away. I just wet a wash cloth with water, kind of drippy, dump a little bleach on it and wipe the bitten area. We were told about this by our local Cooperative Extension office and they said that a spray bottle works well too. Just don't get it on your clothes!
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Regular white vinegar will do the same thing and you don't have to worry about it bleaching out your clothes. I use it for my DS all the time and it takes the sting out within seconds.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    ammonia also works.

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