I usually have fire ants under control on my clients yards but on my yard in perticualr I have been battling fire ants since I moved into this new home a year ago last week. I am on my 3 rotation of flowers in my 3 flower beds and everytime I get to digging and planting with my hands I get attacked before I realize it the fire ants are all over my hands and arms. What can I apply either granular or liquid to combat this little bastards! These red ants are SO small that I can't generally see them until its to late. All 3 of my flower beds are raised above ground level by about 2.5 ft. The soil I have put down is soft & loamy mix of compost,top soil & soil conditioner used as mulch and mixed in. perfect ground for ants to make a colony I realize that now. What do you guys suggest I apply? amdro I think is what I used in the past to sprinkly over the flowers. Didn't seem to work that good and took 2 applications and about a 1 and a half to get rid of them.