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Grits are not an effective control for fire ants. On a bait label you may see "Contains yellow grit" but this does not mean grits will eradicate a mound. http://www.extension.org/pages/34804/do-grits-kill-fire-ants#.UnPOARbilBA

Have you ever wondered where a fire ant lives? http://www.extension.org/pages/9766/fire-ant-habitat-and-food-sources#.UmFJ0hbilBA

Cinnamon is not an effective fire ant treatment. We recommend Fire Ant Control: The Two-Step Plan and other approaches. http://www.extension.org/pages/14345/fire-ant-control:-the-two-step-method-and-other-approaches#.UmFDixbilBA

Need help deciding on the best control method? Try the Fire Ant Decision Tool: Customized Management Plan. http://tools.extension.org/decisiontool/main.html/1

Not sure how to identify a fire ant? All you ever wanted to know about fire ants... and more can be found here: http://www.extension.org/category/fire_ant_biology

The best way to get fire ants off of your skin is to brush them away. They hold on with their mandibles and sting at the same time. OUCH! http://www.extension.org/pages/11124/fire-ant-stings#.UmFLfhbilBA

Fire Ants Could Inspire Rescue Robots

Identifying Emerald Ash Borer First detected in southeast Michigan in 2002, emerald ash borer, or EAB, is an exotic beetle that attacks and kills all native ash species, including white, green, black and autumn purple ash. To date, the beetle is present in 23 U.S. states as well as two Canadian provinces and has killed about 200 million ash trees. http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/tips/IdentifyingEmeraldAshBorer.htm