Friday, March 30, 2012

How to Organically Care for Fire Ant Bites

Fire ants are awful little insects and swarm onto you giving many little painful bites.. so how can you treat yourself and your children safely and organically?

First you want to make sure you knock off every single ant, they cling.. dont wipe off on your clothing unless you remove right away and leave outside... they will find your skin under the clothes and BITE...

RIGHT AWAY.. make a paste from baking soda and water (a thick paste) and spread this on all the bites... this minimizes the venom they inject... let the paste sit for about 10 minutes or so then wash of with warm water

Apply a coat of Vaseline and DO NOT ITCH.. if its very itchy you can use a anti-itch cream

For any pain soak in Epsom salts for as long as you can.. then take that magnesium rich water and water some plants!!! :)


  1. Good info! You can even fertilize with Epsom salts, I posted about it a while back!

  2. Yep I have been mixing small amounts in my new planting areas :)