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So the condominium where we live uses ant poison and fertilizer on the grass where kids play. (Please don't scare me with how terrible this is--I know!) What I am wondering is if anyone has suggestions of alternatives for either of these.<br>
Preferably something cheap and readily available in Brazil.<br>
(For more details, see my blog post at <a href="http://www.thegoldenpapaya.com/2009/11/grounds.html" target="_blank">http://www.thegoldenpapaya.com/2009/11/grounds.html</a>)<br>
I really appreciate any ideas!
 

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I assume the ants are fire ants? I've heard that diatomaceous earth will get rid of them, but I've never tried it myself. You can also use a pot of boiling water. However, all of these things (and probably including the ant poison) will only cause the ants to relocate.<br><br>
Is the grass area a monoculture? I'm willing to bet that the fertilizer is a "weed and feed"--weed killer and fertilizer in one, so I doubt you'll find an organic alternative that would be satisfactory to everyone else.
 
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