Ants are like the rain. They may go away, but tomorrow, there's more.
Educate yourself about the different ants, their habits, their control, and
the fact that no matter what you do, there will be some more right around
Ant activity can spike with weather conditions, temperature, and ground
moisture, with rains floating them up, and decreasing their available range,
and bring them in the house, where normally they would like to stay outside
in the dry ground.
We use Amdro, and it works HERE. Where you're at, I'm not sure. We got
about ten containers of it at a yard sale for $2 per container, and I was
told that if it is sealed it lasts a long time. There are other cheaper
ways, including a boric acid/sugar combination that works, and is safer for
animals. Same with DE.
Read up and have fun, you old ant wrangler, you.
Here in North Texas, I use Terro - I believe that it's a sugur and borax
mixture of some sort - as long as the ants are moving and the ants can get
to it, I think they eat it and take it back to the nest to feed other ants -
or something like that - I use it inside and out - all I know for sure is
that I don't see any more ants.
What kind of problem are they causing? If none, leave them alone. If
some plants are covered with ants, they may be feeding on sweet sap left
by aphid infestations. Other plants have ants as their natural
Agreed. If the ants aren't carpenter ants and haven't gotten in the
house, then you shouldn't need to get rid of them. If you get rid of
the ants, you leave yourself open for other problems (earwigs, aphids,
other types of ants, including carpenter ants, etc). There's some
good products out there to prevent the ants from getting into your
actual house, and I've heard they work quite well
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