Same here in St. Charles Mo, 30 miles west of St. Louis. All the rain we
have had I hink drove them in the house. The neighbors have the same
DIY Driveway repair and sealing.
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:18:41 GMT, Mitch@_._ wrote:
I suspect the ones that keep coming are not eating the terro.
I haven't seen an ant that would eat sugar around my house for 5
years. Because of all the different baits I have thrown at them they
don't really seem to eat anything I can find, but they are still here.
Those will be the same ants that cover a lump of sugar. There are lots
of ants that don't eat sugar.
The ones I have these days don't seem to eat anything I can determine
because I make a bait with whatever I find them eating.
They do leave the dog food alone now and that was my biggest problem
On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 01:29:58 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
For those ants that dont eat sugar, this stuff works well:
I'm battling them too and they snarf this down quick.
I had a springtime invasion long ago - three kids who made their own
snacks, imperfect housekeeping.
I got a bottle of Terro - first time I had tried it. The ants were
really awful - like the army ants in a movie
I saw once - marching across my kitchen toward the sandwich-making
counter. When I put down some
Terro, near where they were coming in, it was like the general blew a
whistle and sounded retreat. It was
only a few minutes before they all started moving the other way. Pretty
amazing. Interesting critters :o)
I haven't seen Terro brand in quite a while, but have gotten the same
sort of product at HD, very small
bottle. Is is basic sugar and boric acid. For grease-eating ants, my
bottles suggests adding a drop of
cooking oil to the drop of bait. A drop of bait on a nice buttery
cookie crumb works fine. Tastes vary - I
think the adults avoid sugar but the kids go for it :o) Really.
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