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Old August 13th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Re: ants

we've discovered we live on top of the ant version of Hong Kong, New York, and any other huge city you'd care to name - all combined - soon as you wipe out one "small" area ants from other/overcrowed areas move in within a week or two.


(and they may be in our walls )
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Old August 13th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Re: ants

My ant breeding program is still going strong, too. Even the cat was complaining to me me last night, they get in her water bowl.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Re: ants

For what I use before and it works, coffee grounds
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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Re: ants

I've used coffee grounds too (and leftover pots of coffee! ) The only problem with coffee is that it doesn't kill the ants - it just makes them move elsewhere.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 01:16 AM
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Re: ants

We can't tell where they are coming from. Our house is on a concrete base, and there is a concrete path all around the house. Fortunately, they are in the wash-house (laundry), not the kitchen, so i'm sort of satisfied to keep feeding them the poison in there. Only sort of satisfied, though.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Re: ants

Mrs. X, I think there's something about the concrete that draws the ants and encourages them to nest there. The only room where I get ants is on a concrete slab.
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Re: ants

Have I got an ant story for you!

I have this lovely hibiscus I bought for $1. I have had it for 5 years. I give it a good spray, a little insecticidal soap, and bring it in the house to overwinter.

Last week, I watered it, and it was fine.

Friday, I saw ants coming in from outside, along the concrete slaw, and climbing a wall inside my house. I put out some bait and waited.

Today, when I went to water the plants, I noticed the line of ants was smaller. I poured a pitcher of water into my hibiscus, and the ants swarmed! Millions of them. I swear they made a noise! They were carrying eggs.

I grabbed a plastic bag and carried my hibiscus outside, away from the house.

It's going to die. I hope the ants go with it!
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Oh my gosh. Do you think they were living in your house all winter?!?
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Old March 26th, 2017, 02:38 PM
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Re: ants

I think they may have been.
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