Anybody ever heard of using grits to kill an ant mound? Co-worker of mine
says the ants will feed it to the queen. Grits expand inside queen. Queen
dead. I'm in Georgia. Figured that "southern" ants should "love" grits.
Hehe. Seriously, though. Anybody know if this works??
You will hear all the time of people swearing by it, except for one
problem...adult ants, especially fire ants do not eat on solid foods.
Larger food particles are fed to the larva who in turn regurgitate the
processed food matter into a form adult ants can swallow, pretty much a
liquid diet. If there was exploding insects it would be in the larval
stage which in turn on average would take over two weeks for the colony
to die out from attrition, except claims are for a very fast control.
Naw, a myth that just ain't so. Same for the myth that birds eat rice
thrown at a wedding and will swell up & die. Just ain't so - they eat
wild rice all the time.
Grits are just fine ground corn, a favorite food of ants.
I replaced my hot water heater a few years back and when I did I noticed
the manual, or maybe a tag, or sticker suggested draining from time to
time to keep sediment from building up on the bottom and causing it to
rust out faster than normal. About a week after that I found a huge ant
mound in the back yard. I drained 30 gallons of 145 degree water onto
it. They have not yet come back. I hope the worms enjoyed blanched ant.
Come to think of it I should probably drain the heater again.
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