How to get rid of red ants at hunt camp without chemicals.

How to get rid of red ants in 24 hours without chemicals

Red ants are extremely territorial and can ruin your day if your caught up in a war between opposing ant colonies but you can also be rid of them by using their war to get rid of all of them.In the attached video is the best and safest method I have seen or heard of to deal with red ants by using opposing colonies to wage war against each other but to minimize casualties both colonies seem to prefer to vacate the entire area which leaves you with a red ant free camping ground. The image links to a Tik Tok video showing how effective this method is

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Red ants are extremely fast and can build a new nest in mere hours.

They work extremely fast. I was at hunting camp working on several hunting blinds and deer stands installing a netting from tennis court surrounds/ fences as a camouflage . This is a very cheap alternative if you need a cheap camo fabric. It is very durable and hides a hunter very well .

I had set a bundle of camo down on the ground while installing the netting in one of the stands and when i came back 2 hours later to gather some more I was astonished to find that a colony of fire ants. aka / red ants had completely taken over the bundle and transformed it into a new ant nest by way of bring soil up into the fabric and weaving a nest into it . It was roughly the size of three 5 gallon buckets side by side in volume . Don’t get too drunk in fire ant country and pass out or you may wake up dead -you hope” because the other reality is that you will wake up with half your body parts gone.

The Apache used fire ants as one of their worst torture instruments with frightening effect. One of their favorite and most torturous methods was to force a victim to ingest large volumes of honey then tie down or bury them up to their necks ..The ants would ignore eating their exterior flesh because they wanted the honey so bad that they would crawl down the nose and throat of the victim and proceed to slowly eat them from the inside out which could take several painful days for the unfortunate captive .

Wikipedia description of red ants with links

Fire ants are several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis, which includes over 200 species. Solenopsis are stingingants, and most of their common names reflect this, for example, ginger ants and tropical fire ants. Many of the names shared by this genus are often used interchangeably to refer to other species of ant, such as the term red ant, mostly because of their similar coloration despite not being in the genus Solenopsis. Both Myrmica rubra and Pogonomyrmex barbatus are common examples of non-Solenopsis ants being termed red ants.[2]

None of these names apply to all species of Solenopsis nor only to Solenopsis species; for example the colloquial names for several species of weaver ants in the genus Oecophylla in Southeast Asia include “fire ants” because of their similar coloration and painful bites; the two genera, however, are not closely related. Wasmannia auropunctata is another unrelated ant commonly called the “little fire ant” due to its potent sting.[3]

Best cures to allevaite the pain of a red ant bite

Taking an oral antihistamine (an allergy medication, such as Benadryl®) may help the itchiness. Applying hydrocortisone cream on the affected skin two times a day should help reduce itchiness and the rash. Using cold compresses (ice packs) as needed can help reduce pain and swelling.

How long does a red ant sting last

It can last a week. Swelling: Normal swelling from ant venom can increase for 24 hours after the sting. The redness can last 3 days or more and the swelling can last up to 7 days

What is the best, fastest way to get rid of red ant bites

Apply a soothing ointment, like a hydrocortisone cream,petroleum jelly or calamine lotion, and cover the area with a dry, sterile bandage. If swelling is a problem, apply an ice pack or cold compress to the area. Take an over-the-counter oral antihistamine to ease itching, swelling, and hives.

Why does vinegar help with the sewlling of a red ant bite

It relieves pain, swelling,and itching and quickens the repair of peeling skin caused by scratching. To ease the symptoms of a fire ant bite, soak the affected area in vinegar or apply it to the skin using a cloth . Vinegar is also a safe and natural treatment for fire ant bites that’s very effective in reducing inflammation

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