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I can't pick my lettuce!

10 years ago

We've had some heavy rains lately (yay!) which caused a fire ant colony to seek higher ground, namely my raised lettuce bed. I'm used to ants in the outdoor pots and ignore them, but these I can't. They swarm and bite my hands if I try to pick the greens. Is there an organic way to get rid of them? I don't want to put Seven on the bed, which is about the only thing that sometimes works if they set up house on one of our walkways. I could give up on this crop of lettuce and douse the bed with boiling water, but I'm hoping someone will have a non-toxic remedy for this.

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