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« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2011, 06:50:31 PM »
So if you plan to use that mint solution by planting some, make sure you plant it in containers in the ground. Otherwise you will have mint everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE. I even found it in the drainage ditch half a mile down the road from our place.


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« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2011, 01:06:49 PM »
These little creatures are driving me CRAZY! I have tried bleach, pepper, windex, cinnamon, salt, comet, vinegar, and comercial ant houses. Nothing works. They seem to become immune to EVERTHING. PLease help me.


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Re: Ants
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2011, 01:23:03 AM »
Today I was in my closet looking for something and I have a basket on the floor of my closet, well I have just random things piled in the basket. But today I had picked up the item that was on top and underneath that was my gray cardigin. Well let's just say when I saw it I couldn't even tell it was gray I freaked and regretfully picked it up and threw it. Now there's ants EVERYWHERE in my closet. There is no food in my closet so I don't know why there are so many there. I have no idea where they are coming from either. I haven't tried anything yet but I am soon just want to see if anyone knows which is the best for this situation.


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Re: Ants
« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2011, 11:43:02 PM »
I have ants even in underwear drawers...cabinets..pen holders...folowed one trail once found them on a shirt in a pile of about 20 shirts.. They were feeding off this tiny rubbery tag of my husbands golf shirt. Imagine ants covered the swoosh (Nike) it's sick. I will try basil cinnamon vinegar...


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Better Living Through Chemistry
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2011, 06:07:57 AM »
 Chalk & Baby Powder Do Not Work! I have tried this, and watched as the ants just crawl right over it. If you don't believe this, just grab a piece of chalk and draw a circle around any ant on your sidewalk or driveway. I've tried all the remedies listed here, as well as some that are not. But I've found the very best way is to get some diazinon. This stuff kills everything that flies or crawls. Just google diazinon I'm all for the environment, but I've gotta draw the line somewhere. ;-)


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VERY,VERY tiny red ants!
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2011, 10:18:37 AM »
I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin & I put dry cat food out for the homeless cats. Every time I put food in the dish, with-in a minute there are hundreds of red ants. ( they are about the size of a "dot" of a pen.) Very,very,very small. Is there something I could put around the dish to keep them away? ( but not harmful to animals) Thanks!

Adolf Rogoschewsky

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Re: Ants
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2011, 11:36:12 PM »
The way I got rid of ants that where everywhere, bedrooms, living room and worst in the kitchen was with a vacuum cleaner. I used just the nozzle. Whenever I saw an ant in the kitchen I vacuumed it up. Now once the room appears empty I just sat there and stared. Often as got distracted and turned my head for an instant and when I looked back there was an ant in the middle of the floor. I saw ants coming from crack in the baseboard but that was just a small cave. Eventually I saw that the only place new ant where coming from was through the living room door. I did the same thing in the living room and found they where coming through the door to the porch. I did the same thing in the porch and fond they where coming up through a short cold air duct to the basement . I found that they where coming through a crack in the basement window. I sealed that with duct tape and her problem was solved. Ps there where still a few more ants they were probably in various crevasses. She happened leave an unwashed class with a bit of coke in it on the table the next day there were 7 ants stuck to the coke. After that she intentionally left a unwashed coke class and caught 2 more ants. Since then her house has been ant free. This only took about four hours to do and most of the time we spent sitting there and drinking coffee while we waited to see where the ants were coming from.


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how do I get rid of ant hills
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2011, 09:53:49 PM »
does anyone know how to get rid of ant hills we have a major problem with them this year,red, black and flying ants they seen to like poplar trees to killing the trees I'm open to all sollutions thank-you

Verna W.

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Peppermint oil
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2011, 07:55:17 PM »
I tried the peppermint and it worked wonders. I put a perimeter around the window panes and along the walls * make sure you get every crack* the ants just back away and some tried to swim around it but ended dead.

Edward Mosin

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peanut maple bombs
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2011, 08:49:53 PM »
We have a horrible ant problem at our house! After reading these posts I decided to try a mix of borax, peanut butter and maple syrup. I mixed the three together enough that it was like a dry dough that when in your hands, if you rubbed them together, crumbles into tiny carry-away bits for the ants to easily take back to mama ant. My wife previously had sprinkled borax all over and around our house and for about a week. Afterwards we saw none anymore. The ants all died, but probably didn't get a chance to feed the white death of borax to the queen, They were back in full force less than a week later. After reading these GREAT suggestions, I did the above combination, I applied crumbled piles of it wherever I saw an independent group, the next morning they were all gone and no dead anties except the one I killed for fun while I laid the trap! THANK YOU ALL!

Sunnie Bell

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Windex with Vinegar Works wonders all on its own
« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2011, 05:36:06 PM »
no mixing bottle is less than three bucks and kills them with a few spritz and your house doesn't smell like vinegar. I love it and found out by accident. I sprayed them to slow them down so I could squish them and missed a couple of them on the wall I didn't see (but since I sprayed all over lol it hit them) they were curled up dead. Since then I have tried it again, on piles of them and they are dead big ones little ones no squishing needed they do not like it, the funny thing is this is the environmentally safer windex lol


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At least we're not alone
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2011, 09:55:59 PM »
Thanks for hilarious comments. 'Glad we're not alone! They come out of our outlets, shower heads, invisible holes in the wall. Basic conclusion: EVERYTHING kills the little applesers - shoot, water or a finger works great! KEEPING them out is a whole 'nother deal. We'll try the Boric acid - sounds like the ratio is the big trick - and yeah, it does seem to help to clean vehemently, get rid of every crumb, vacuum, yada yada. At least they don't bite. Too bad they can't clean!


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How to get rid of Ants
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2011, 03:58:17 PM »
At the camping site, I got rid of most ants hols very easily. Molasses pore the molasses in the hole the will not be able to get out or in. under rocks when you lift it you will find the eggs and nest pore the molasses on the eggs the ants cannot go through it is like tar for them. So this year I do not have any ant around the trailer the one that decide to survive they went further and I have peace. In the house I use Pledge cleaner were they get in and problem solve. Good luck


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Most of these are bunk!
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2011, 08:22:02 PM »
I have heard that coffee works, it only attracts them. Boric acid works, be diligent. Terro is essentially the same chemical and works well. Several companies (A--------) have come up with granules that WORK! Sprinkle granules outside, boric acid inside.


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ants herdin aphids!
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2011, 08:58:20 AM »
I have a huge problem with red ants spreading aphids all over my garden is there anything that takes care of both? I have tried the 2cups water 1cup veg.oil 2tsp. Non-chlorine bleach dish soap but it burns the plants when the sun comes out! And the ants just bring them back within a few days!


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