By: Terry Graedon October 16, 2017 0 Comments
    Licorice Oil Calms the Heat of Fire Ant Stings

    What do you do for fire ant stings? As fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) push further north, many more people will have occasion to treat the pain of their stings. Some readers are enthusiastic about vin…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2017 29 Comments
    Home Remedies to Ease Pain of Fire Ant Stings

    An insect sting can hurt like the dickens, whether the culprit is a bee, a yellow jacket or another type of wasp. Then there are fire ants. They are named for the burning sensation they cause when the…

    By: Terry Graedon August 10, 2014 21 Comments
    Arthritic Foot Feels Much Better After Being Stu…

    Why would anyone want to be stung by fire ants? The pain can be intense. That's because these critters are aggressive. First they bite you and then they sting you by injecting a toxin (solenopsin) in…

    By: Terry Graedon April 14, 2014 13 Comments
    Vinegar Stars as Surprising Antidote to Sting of…

    Fire ants are an invasive species in the southern United States, gradually making their way northward. These aggressive ants live in colonies and they have a ferocious and painful sting that feels lik…

    By: Joe Graedon August 29, 2013 19 Comments
    Fire Ant Home Remedy: Witch Hazel

    Q. First of all, we read your articles in our newspaper and enjoy the many home remedies and tips that you have offered your readers. I would like to add one about Fire Ants (FA=evil creatures). I'm s…

    By: Joe Graedon July 23, 2012 10 Comments
    Acne Medicine for Fire Ant Bites

    Q. I live in Florida where there are lots of fire ants. I garden, which means I periodically get bitten. I have tried everything from Diprolene (a corticosteroid) to crushed walnut shells to immersion…