On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 13:54:10 -0700 (PDT), Molly Brown
I bet they just stopped eating the bait in those traps. Try to figure
out what they are eating now and bait them with that. About 12-15
parts foodstuff to 1 part boric acid will do the trick.
I went through several things until they were finally gone.
On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:15:26 -0400, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That is why I said you figure out what they are eating and bait them
with that. The scouts will go looking for what they have been eating
and there will be a new trail from there very quickly.
Ants can get very selective after being baited for a while. I haven't
seen a sugar ant around here for years so sweet baits like Terrio,
Amdro etc are useless. The good news is a grand kid can leave a gum
drop on the floor and the ants won't bother it.
If ants don't take to Terro alone quickly, I get fatty/greasy food to
put the Terro on (per label instructions). Works for me.
Amdro is fantastic for fire ants....pretty cool to watch them go for the
bait, which happens quickly. One needs to take care not to disturb the
nest with it or they will avoid it. Also needs to be no rain for a day
or two. Disturbing any ant nest or trail is likely to cause them to
avoid bait....carpenter ants go running for the hills with the babies
when their nests are disturbed.
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