Imported fire ants haven't been exposed to Amdro for "100 million
years".......who knows, after
killing off lots of them perhaps only "super" fire ants will exist (kind
of like the bacteria/antibiotic
breeding). Terro works great for me ... have used it in my home over
about 40 years. When I have grease
eating ants (going after a tiny speck of shredded cheese), I surround
their tidbit with Terro, they
get to the drops of Terro and soon tell their friends ...... most
Floridians keep all bread and
sweets in fridge because ants are so invasive.
If you're confident with a screwdriver...
Kill the main breaker, open the box and tighten all your neutrals.
Might as well do your hots and the grounds while you're in there.
Thanks, but as we're only about 50 yards from a major, (30 to 40
trains a day) railway, we're well aware of the loose connection
program. I tighten up the hots the neutrals and even the cabinet
screws at least once a quarter. That's always the first thing I check.
Since you said tighten up the hots, I assume that includes that includes
where the main cable attaches to the bars in the box?
Had a relatively new home and that started happening although no where
near your level. Electrician who wired the house said to tighten those
two if I was comfortable with it. Wasn't comfortable with it but did it
anyway and it resolved things. I mean the main may be off and even pulled
but thise cable lugs stay hot unless the meter is pulled...I think.
Had something like this recently happen to me. It ended up doing $4500
worth of damage to my house, so beware. In my case, the power company's
nuetral line failed at the transformer. Apparently surge protectors can
handle power surges but I only had one survive (well the stuff attached to
it survived, the surge protector melted) the alternating current from a
blown nuetral. Tvs, clock radios, stereos, control boards on the stove,
etc. did not survive. BTW the power company only paid for new surge
protectors, light bulbs (the hi-efficiency ones did not survive), an
electrician, and the stove repair. Everything else came out of my pocket.
I mention that because I am in Texas too and apparently this denial of
damages is part of the deal they made about deregulation.
Sounds like a brown out to me (upstate NY). Since the lights are dim at the
same time the fan runs slowly it doesn't sound like something inside your
house. Perhaps your electric company drops the available power at night
since there's less usage? You might try calling them and explaining the
Had same problem for two years.Turned out to be bad ground on
transformer on pole.Drove me crazy I just remembered about it when I saw
your post.Also check line comming into breaker panel.
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