I miss the fire ants too. Crazy ants drove them out. I haven't seen a fire ant in 4 years. I could handle them. This is a whole new beast of ant.
I got some projects to try out too now.
Thank you all for some input.
On Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 3:02:37 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
On Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:15:03 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The trick with ants is still to use a bait. The problem is figuring
out what they are eating. I watch them and when I figure out their
favorite food, I make bait out of it (12 parts food, 1 part boric
That will wipe out that colony but the one that comes back will not
usually eat that bait anymore.
These days, I seen an ant walking around now and then but they are not
in anything I can see. I have taught them not to eat sugar, (all
types), grease, meat, dog food, starches or eggs.
They still eat dead bugs and I let them.
Nests near the house get dosed with that Spectacide stuff and I
maintain a 15 foot ring around the house with the "max" lawn granules.
That is really more to hold back the palmetto bugs tho.
I've been doing the same with spectacide. About 10 to 20 feet around the house. 3 foot up the house sides too. Once I got the area done I hit the well area with a soap water solution.
I did sugar and boric mix. It worked for a while. Guess I made a weak batch. They came back. I can't figure out what they will eat now. I'm watch tho too.
As much as they like the well points!!!! I need a giant ant zapper. lol
On Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4:24:35 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
I usually use that spray when they are marching in long lines moving
their nests. A lot of ants are out and I can also see where they are
coming from and going, to I douse both nests with the Simple Green, too.
On 07/16/2015 3:02 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've never used it indiscriminately, but it has yet to fail on anything
I've tried it on...
Don't figure it can hurt...may not work but afaik they're pretty-much
non-food-source specific (meaning both protein and sugars are fair game)
so don't see why it shouldn't...
Anyway, what's the loss in trying it or something similar?
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