Put out some Real Kill ant bait. Just watched an ant come out of the little
thingie with a piece of bait in his mouth, walk to the edge of the counter,
toss the bait in the trash can under the counter, clean his antennas, go
back into the bait thingie, and come out with another one, and toss it in
After I got through laughing I did him a favor and tossed the rest of it for
Anybody know of any ant bait that _works_?
My daughter was bothered by ants in her kitchen earlier this spring. I
used Ortho Bug-Be-Gone to spray a swath on the entire outside perimeter
of her house about 3' up the wall and 5' from the foundation using a
pump-up tank sprayer. The ants were gone in less than three days.
Ants nest in the ground and enter the house in search of food, returning
to the nest with the goods, following an ant trail. A close inspection
of the exterior of the house might show where they're entering.
If you do spray the perimeter of the house it's important not to skip
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:55:18 -0500, in rec.woodworking Leon wrote:
Here's another vote for Amdro. Die Fire Ants, DIE!!!!!!
Before I got environmentally conscious, I'd slip out about sundown and put a
teaspoon of gasoline on
top of each fire ant hill. The vapors being heavier than air would sink down
into the mound and
suffocate all the little beasts. Had to quit because after about a week of
doing this, a buddy of
mine flicked a cigarette butt on the ground and blew up my back yard. Amdro is
but has to be mixed with something to draw the ants to it and make them
want to take it home... and ants' requirements change through the year
and according to type.
With the ants we have around here:
Peanut butter & brown sugar baits work well early spring.
Sugar water baits seem to work better from mid to late spring onward.
There are a lot of recipes on-line.
We always refer to the book "Tiny Game Hunting" first.
A place I woked at used dry cleaning fluid as a degreaser. I
took a few ounces home and late at night when all the little critters
are back in the nest, I dropped a table spoonfull on the nest and
covered it with a cardboard box. No more anthill.
I can't think of the chemical name of the stuff, but it's in the same
family as carbon tet. This stuff is heavier than water and displaces
air in its vapor form - think suffocation. Probably not a good idea
to use in the house, basement or poorly ventilated shop.
When I had ant issues one year I used some Grant's bait stations around the
house wherever I could see a heavily-travelled ant trail, the wee beasties
were gone within a week.
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