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  1. A real estate agent in League City discovered that Dawn Dishwashing soap kills fire ant beds better than the standard stinky poison they sell at garden centers. I haven’t tried it, but may be worth investigating for a couple of different angles…

  2. I tried baking soda and water yesterday on a fluke as well. I had been stung repeatedly after stepping in a hidden nest and thought I would try something different. Nothing else had ever worked. I had the same results! I came in wet my legs/feet where I had been bitten and rubbed baking soda all over and let it sit for a few minutes. I then rinsed off, applied a quick alcohol rub (my son got bit when we were out the other day and all I had on me was water and hand sanitizer – the alcohol in the hand sanitizer. I used both and the pustules were far lessened than usual for him – I used it immediately) and then some cortizone for itch. I put on knee socks and my knee high rubber boots from Cabela’s to finish the job outside (wasn’t taking any chances!) but remarked to myself how the bites were not bothering me so soon afterwards? The next day – you can’t tell that I was even bitten except for one place where I remember having to pull the ant off me. That place was really itchy so I repeated what I did yesterday and now that one is gone too! very remarkable. Usually with fire ant bites I have sores for 14 days and I still have scars from bites I received 18 months ago. To say I am happy with the baking soda “cure” is a true understatement.

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