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Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 12:16 pm
by Bubalouie
Anyone else having issues with ants? For the past couple of weeks have been finding them here and there, seems unusual, ???

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 12:18 pm
by alanjh595
Bubalouie wrote:Anyone else having issues with ants? For the past couple of weeks have been finding them here and there, seems unusual, ???


It is a bit early for ants. Are they inside or outside?

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 2:17 pm
by Even Steven
Are they giving you troubles? Loitering, talking loudly at night, partying with their beetles roommates?

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 2:23 pm
by Poindexter
We had the same thing last year. Means that they're probably staying over winter somewhere in your house. We'd only see one or two at a time but when we pulled the beer fridge in the basement away from the wall, we found a swarm of about a foot round living on the cement directly under the compressor.

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 4:04 pm
by Glacier
Bubalouie wrote:Anyone else having issues with ants? For the past couple of weeks have been finding them here and there, seems unusual, ???

A 12 gauge shot gun will take care of 'em.

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 4:16 pm
by Bsuds
Glacier wrote:A 12 gauge shot gun will take care of 'em.


That will just *bleep* them off and they will eat you when you are sleeping. :200:

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 4:23 pm
by Glacier
^^ That sounds like the voice of experience.

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Jan 31st, 2018, 9:13 pm
by Catsumi
See Ant Keeping threadunder creative endeavours

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 1st, 2018, 5:41 pm
by MAPearce
Here's what you do ....
Get some baking soda and mix that with an equal amount of good ole BC Sugar... Stir it all up so it's mixed well.

Lay that down where you see the biggest amount of ants and watch them come running for it . In no time flat you'll have no ants.. Well you'll have bits of dead ants everywhere but the vacuum cleaning machine will take care of that .

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 1st, 2018, 6:05 pm
by alanjh595
Borax (20 Mule team) and sugar also works or you can go to your local hardware store and buy "Ant-be-Gone" Insecticide spray. You will have to listen to the clerk for 3 minutes on how to use it, but it works great.

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 1st, 2018, 7:33 pm
by MAPearce
alanjh595 wrote:Borax (20 Mule team) and sugar also works or you can go to your local hardware store and buy "Ant-be-Gone" Insecticide spray. You will have to listen to the clerk for 3 minutes on how to use it, but it works great.


Also effective but who doesn't already have baking soda and sugar in their cupboards???

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 2nd, 2018, 10:02 am
by Bubalouie
Figured out where they were coming from, hubby had brought in a plant that had been outside all summer, when he went to water it the other day, they were all scrambling to get out of the pot so that plant is back outside and he did the borax mix for the critters that "got away".

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 2nd, 2018, 8:11 pm
by MAPearce
Did you know that ants cant fart ?

hence the bi sodium carbonate... SO cool ..

leerned that from an entomologist

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 3rd, 2018, 10:50 am
by just popping in
Well that is an important piece of info!

Re: Ants

PostPosted: Feb 3rd, 2018, 11:12 am
by Bsuds
MAPearce wrote:Did you know that ants cant fart ?

hence the bi sodium carbonate... SO cool ..

leerned that from an entomologist


So would that work on my Wife?

She claims to never fart either! :200: