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#302567 - 10/06/08 06:26 AM have ALOTfire ants  
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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 08:21 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: govikes]  
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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 08:24 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Bill Mc Ghee]  
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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 10:07 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: elbert]  
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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 07:05 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Bill Mc Ghee]  
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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 10:06 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: catdance62]  
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I heard black pepper will keep them away not tried it though.


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#302816 - 10/07/08 01:15 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: tacogirl]  
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if it doesn't work, at least they will be nicely seasoned!! whistle


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#302906 - 10/07/08 07:07 PM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: KC Jayhawk]  
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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


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

#302982 - 10/08/08 04:59 AM Re: have ALOTfire ants [Re: Peter Jones]  
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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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