Inundated with Ants

Carpenter and regular and nothing is working. Any ideas other than paying someone big bucks? This is the worst I've ever seen!
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I could send you some Antlions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antlion I have about a hundred of them here. I put jelly on wax paper and dump the ants near their cones. As much fun as watching a bug zapper, with no smell:)
Did you try Amdro, also sold as Grant's? It works.
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FIPRONIL. Its what Terminix uses. Buy it in HD in "Combat" syringe tubes of gel, and squirt it though a hole (or wherever the ants are). They take it back to the queen and it kills the colony. Worked for me.
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dean wrote:

As long as the ants are attracted to the bait and consume it. Terminix would of used Maxforce baits, who the makers also make Combat, except with a different attractant.
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Lar -I did some research a while back and I thought that Terminix uses the same thing - Fipronil. Are you sure its different?
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dean wrote: >>

Fipronil is the active ingredient of of some ant baits for both Combat and Maxforce. The same company makes both of them. Maxforce brand is sold to the professionals, Combat is sold to the home owner market. When Maxforce Pharaoh Ant bait first came out on the market 17/18 years ago, it was a miracle worker for pharaoh ants..they are pretty much a non issue these days when before we were pulling our hair out trying to get rid of them. The maker made it clear to the "pros" that the product would not be on the do it yourself market and in just a couple of years later combat came out. Their reasoning was since they don't use the same attractant it was a different product. But with any of the baits on the market if the ants do accept and eat it they will disappear.
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Peony Astrid wrote:

If you are sure you have carpenter ants Advance Carpenter Ant granules are one of the two baits that I know that carp ants will seem to always eat and many other ants also will feed off it as well. But sometimes with the smaller ants it can be a hit and miss on what they will feed on. Wondering if you are in an area of lots of rain this year, the small ants will tend to stay outside when it dries up some.
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I've tried a number of things over the years without any real success, until earlier this spring when I bought a jug of Amdro Ant-Block crystals. Spread the bait out as directed, and three days later -- no ants. None. And they haven't been back.
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What was mentioned above may be the active ingredients in this, but I have had success with Raid Liquid Ant Killer. Comes in a little red bottle. Just put it on some wax paper near where they are coming into your house and they eat and return to nest and died. 2-3 days and there isn't an ant to be found.
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Log on www.gardensalive.com and purchase liquid ant bait. Put it out in shallow pans (bottle caps work nicely) and let the ants drink to their hearts content. Worked for me. Several years later, not an ant to be seen.
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success. Nothing else has ever worked at all.
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Mix sugar and anifreeze and pour some into the plastic lid off a coffee container. Place near location where you beleive ants are entering home. Do not place where pets children etc can get at it since it is sweet to taste and is poison. It took a while for the ants to find it but one day they were happy as can be going in and out the plastic lid, and then after a week or so i didn't see any more.
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</pre> <blockquote type="cite"> <pre wrap="">Log on <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.gardensalive.com ">www.gardensalive.com</a> and purchase liquid ant bait. Put it out in shallow pans (bottle caps work nicely) and let the ants drink to their hearts content. Worked for me. Several years later, not an ant to be seen.
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