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Old July 6th, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: ants

the ants are smart - they built under the house (I'll have to get a pict - 1 picture = 1,000 words. If I used 1,000 words I still wouldn't be clear )
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the ants are smart - they built under the house (I'll have to get a pict - 1 picture = 1,000 words. If I used 1,000 words I still wouldn't be clear )
Okay, there's stuff you can get at your local home store that you sprinkle on the ground by their nest. It's a bait that the ants will take back to their nest and it will kill them off. It can be toxic to animals but it will be gone in a day. We've used it outside.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Okay, there's stuff you can get at your local home store that you sprinkle on the ground by their nest. It's a bait that the ants will take back to their nest and it will kill them off. It can be toxic to animals but it will be gone in a day. We've used it outside.

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they used the cornmeal as building material
(maybe itty, bitty ants don't eat cornmeal)
Time for round two, 'cause they're back

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If you know where the mound is mix yourself a 10% bleach 90% water solution in a bucket. Pour the bleach ater around and on top of the hole slowly so it soaks into the ground. That will kill all the ants the solution comes in contact with. Animals won't drink it and it won't kill your grass. It will wilt (no kill) certain flowering bushes. The odor will dissipate within an hour. It's cheap and it works.
How can I inject this under concrete? Do you think I could get a siringe, fill it with the solution, then squirt it in the crack?
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Old May 28th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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How can I inject this under concrete? Do you think I could get a siringe, fill it with the solution, then squirt it in the crack?
At this point, I would say to get a professional exterminator.
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At this point, I would say to get a professional exterminator.
sigh - this is what DH wants too. I just worry about the chemicals by the front door (blech)
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Re: ants

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How can I inject this under concrete? Do you think I could get a siringe, fill it with the solution, then squirt it in the crack?
How have you got on with this Snafu?

The day before you posted this, i started waging a war with our ants. Still going all this time. I'm feeding them borax stuff once or twice a day, and still they keep coming!

-At least the ant killer is cheap. And it works, there are HEAPS of dead ants. 10's of thousands! (It is completely disgusting, but they aren't in the kitchen thank Goodness.)
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Re: ants

.... that's just one more thing I need to do today - I've been losing the battle too - but what I think is happening is as soon as a hill is killed off, more ants move in quickly (within a few weeks) as all this prime realestate is just sittng there vacant (its mine!!!)

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Re: ants

I was kind of right

-exterminator place said that what they've been seeing, since we had a mild winter, was that ant populations weren't killed off by the cold & that they were moving into the walls of houses due to crowding

(we've got ants in some places that aren't near the ground )

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Old August 12th, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: ants

Try spreading oatmeal around all the cracks in the sidewalk outside where ants can get into your house. Ants bodies are made up mostly of water, and feeding them oatmeal expands their bodies. They take the oatmeal back to their nest and die. We tried this method and a few days later there were no more ants.
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