Went out to turn my pile and on one side fire ants! I've been putting fruit/vegtable/egg shells/coffee grounds in it. How do they survive the intense heat and I keep it moist to wet. Right now I'm trying boiling water. I have heard dilluted molasses water will work and if that doesn't work I will have to try our secret sosuthern special- grits! When the ants eat the grits they swell and explode, this usually takes a couple days though. They are smart they aren't nsting in the compost but a foot away in the ground. I've also heard you can irritate them but I don't want them to kill my worms! Any more suggestions would be helpful. I WILL NOT USE POISON SO DO NOT RECOMMEND IT.