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Reduce your use of costly pesticides with this smart and safe red and black fire ant control helper and alternative.  Avoid chemical overkill with a safe organic pest removal tool.

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Use this Versatile Weeding Tool to Destroy Imported Red Fire Ant Colonies (Solenopsis invicta)!  Can a Weeder be a Pest Control Tool?

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The eviction notice is served!  Now prosecute the removal of your uninvited pests with your handy Weed Twister - Fire Ant Evictor! 

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Use the Weed Twister to dig deep into the ant colony to disrupt the growth of ant larvae and pupae and to assist in the application of hot water or organic pesticides.

This Versatile Weeding Tool and Ant Control tool works, for you...

Ants know when they're not welcomed, especially when their nests are rudely exposed to the light of day.  A 48-inch or 54-inch Weed Twister will quickly signal to the ants in a language they readily understand that it's time to pack their bags and move on to a more friendly environment.  Ant colonies can penetrate as deep as 3 feet or more, especially if allowed to grow undisturbed for a lengthy period, so the sooner you poke their front door and surrounding areas with your battering ram, the better! 
Fire ants can be safely treated with physical disruption and drenching with very hot water.  The Weed Twister can help to open the colony to make sure the hot water penetrates as deeply as possible.   When digging deep, it's best to use the optional 8-inch T-Handle accessory for added torque control.

Imported Fire Ants - Pictures of Bites that Sting Like Fire


Imported Fire Ants look very much like ordinary ants. They are between a tenth and a fourth of an inch in size with an array of many sizes within this range and reddish brown to black in color. Imported Fire Ants are very aggressive when disturbed and cause a painful sting that produces a small white pustule about 8-24 hours following the sting. 

If you need to resort to chemical killers, the Weed Twister can provide access to deep sections of the colony for effective killing.  The drenching procedure can be aided by the Ergonica Weed Twister and other similar staking tools.  The depth of penetration needed is usually between 12-24 inches.  No problem for your Weed Twister!  Prosecute the eviction of your uninvited pests with your handy Weed Twister - Fire Ant Evictor! 

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This demonstration shows a 1-foot depth mark made by wrapping black tape around the shaft of the Weed Twister.  With a few twists of the T-handle, the coiled tines quickly screw into the soil to the 12-inch depth of the mark.  Fire ant colonies build mounds that may be 10 inches or more in height, 15 inches or more in diameter, and 3 feet or more in depth.  The average mound will require 3-4 holes.  Small nests, the size of a softball or less, will only need 1-2 holes. Nests with mounds larger than a beach ball will need 4-5 holes.  The more thoroughly you penetrate and destroy the nest and existing residents, the longer it will take for survivors to regroup and set up a new colony.  Although ants like water, their cold-blooded bodies cannot survive scalding temperatures at or near the boiling point.  Adding soap to the hot water, such as dishwashing detergent, will more effectively penetrate the soil.  About 2-3 gallons of water will be needed for the average size ant colony.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System provides helpful information about Imported Fire Ants in Lawns, Turf, and Structures.  Radiating out from the mound are underground tunnels that open to the surface several inches to several feet away. These are passages that worker ants use to leave and return to the colony.

Fire Ant Mounds

Although not essential, the fire ant mound is usually the most obvious part of the colony. The height of the mound and the depth to which the core extends into the soil are determined by factors such as colony size and age and soil texture and moisture. Inside the mound is a teeming metropolis of worker ants - all sterile females capable of stinging. Workers forage for food on the surface and bring it back to the colony to be processed.

Don't disturb a red fire ant colony without a purpose!  Be sure to keep a safe distance from fire ants and wear protective clothing when disturbing their colonies.  Making small holes for drenching with an auger or the Weed Twister releases less ants on the surface than using a hoe or a shovel, for example.  The Weed Twister allows you to penetrate more deeply without releasing as many ants on the surface as when using a shovel.

Be prepared to quickly drench the colony with boiling water or other agents as soon as you penetrate the mound with your Weed Twister.  Do the "Fire Ant Dance" to deter their attack on your feet!


Use Caution: See how Red fire Ants react when being disturbed by a shovel in this video 

When using the Weed Twister or other hand tools to dig out fire ants, rub some talcum powder on the shaft of the tool to keep the fire ants from climbing up the shaft.  Protect your feet and legs with an overboot when disturbing fire ant colonies. 


Whether removed by physical disruption, hot water or toxic chemicals, expect the fire ants to eventually show up again in another area.  Like weeds, the sooner you attend to new colonies, the better to control their growth.

Imported Fire Ants (IFA) were accidentally introduced into the United States from South America, beginning in about 1918. Solenopsis richteri or the black IFA was the first of two species of fire ants to be introduced via shipping into Mobile, Alabama. Another species of fire ant (Solenopsis invicta or the red IFA) also became established in the Mobile area by the early 1940ís. The most common of the two species is the red IFA, which is now established in all or part of 13 states and Puerto Rico. The black IFA is found in a relatively small area comprising a part of northeastern Mississippi, northwestern Alabama, and southern Tennessee, with a hybrid of the red and black IFA being found near this region.   If you find these invaders on your property, chances are they are part of an extended family with relatives in your neighbors' yards, as well.  A neighborhood ant control plan will work more effectively than each resident doing (or not doing) his or her own thing.  Start by doing an assessment of fire ant pests on your entire block.

The expanded 8-inch T-Handle shown at right, along with the sharpened tines make it easier to penetrate deep into the soil.  At far right, the 54-inch Weed Twister is shown in a self-defense practice drill.

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   Shaft Fist Grip - Click for large view Sharp Tines and Light Weight Make a Deft Defense Weapon! Click for larger image of wild animal defense practice with the Weed Twister!

The Weed Twister is also a handy tool for removing spider webs or protecting against  snakes and other critters


See FireAnt.net for more fire ant control methods.  Special efforts have also been made to control fire ants using phorid flies in Texas.  See more fire ant control products and literature including organic remedies, as well as earth augers from Amazon.com. In some states, the control of fire ants is regulated and eradication services may be provided through the state department of agriculture. 

Staking Tool for Tree Stakes

You can also use this handy deep digging tool to open the soil for a stake to support a newly planted tree.  See eHow for more information about staking plants.  Building a fence?  Reduce your labor by twisting instead of pounding or digging a hole with shovels and other tools.  The Ergonica Weed Twister is a heavy duty industrial tool that penetrates deep into the soil efficiently and ergonomically.  See the Advanced Applications page for more applications of this multitasking tool.


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When you're ready to buy your next weed pulling tool ask yourself:

  1. Can it pull out weeds with roots as deep as 6 to 12 inches or greater?
  2. Can it twist out networked grasses, vines and prostrate stems?
  3. Can it also work like a precise hoe against new seedlings and grasses?
  4. Is it a good match against all my most troublesome weeds?
  5. Can it help to reduce my dependence on herbicides?
  6. Is it strong but light weight and easy to carry around?
  7. Does it have a long handle, as long as 36-60 inches?
  8. Can I use my drill to replace manual twisting on some models?
  9. Can my drill-powered tool also be used manually?

If the answer to ALL these questions is YES, Buy It!
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