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#302567 - 10/06/08 12:26 PM have ALOTfire ants
govikes Offline
we have alot of them on our lot. In Tx, I used Over and Out - worked great, actually killed them and kept them away for close to a year, but I haven't seen that product down here. Any suggestions? Please?? (scratch, scratch, ouch, @*#&$)

#302575 - 10/06/08 02:21 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: govikes]
Bill Mc Ghee Offline
Any product with Diazanon ( spray or granular) will do the trick. Your best product out there is "Amdro". It's the only product recommended by the US dept. of Agriculture.
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#302577 - 10/06/08 02:24 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Bill Mc Ghee]
elbert Offline
but be careful Diazanon gets human pests as well.
I pronounce it Die-Ass-anon so I don't forget what I'm spraying.
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#302586 - 10/06/08 04:07 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: elbert]
Bill Mc Ghee Offline
Good anaolgy Elbert. Chemicals of any sort should be broadcast with the greatest of care. I use Amdro, for all intents and purposes its not noxious, but still wear protective clothes and mask .
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#302735 - 10/07/08 01:05 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Bill Mc Ghee]
catdance62 Offline
We use Amdro on the ants here, but no matter what product we use, it just seems to chase them from one place to another.

#302771 - 10/07/08 04:06 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: catdance62]
tacogirl Offline
I heard black pepper will keep them away not tried it though.
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#302816 - 10/07/08 07:15 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: tacogirl]
KC Jayhawk Offline
if it doesn't work, at least they will be nicely seasoned!! whistle
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#302906 - 10/08/08 01:07 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: KC Jayhawk]
Leah-Ann Offline
boric acid works pretty well - it's not as toxic as most of the chemical stuff that's sold commercially and once the ants take it home it pretty much takes care of the problem
I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#302978 - 10/08/08 08:02 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Leah-Ann]
Peter Jones Offline
Boric acid is what we use in the UK. It isn't particularly noxious to pets, and biodegrades quite quickly.

#302982 - 10/08/08 10:59 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Peter Jones]
Bill Mc Ghee Offline
Ant Control Recipe:
Mix together in a container that will not be used for anything else:
4 ounces of peanut butter
4 ounces of sugar
4 ounces of boric acid
Set in place where the ants are congregating. Leave in place for several days allowing the ants to feed. May need to be repeated.
CAUTION: You want to place the bait where the ants will eat it but not where children or pets can get it.

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