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February 17, 2013 at 3:19 am #606520
The tiny ants have finally figured out where we live…Anyone have a favorite remedy?February 17, 2013 at 7:34 am #784662
Go to TruValue Hardware and tell someone you’re trying to get rid of the ‘tiny ants’… they’ll know exactly what you are talking about. We used the little ‘gel traps’ (not sure of the brand) and they worked like a charm :) Good Luck!February 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm #784663
Try boric acid gel traps. “Intice Gelanimo are the best ones we have found…better than Terro. Do not use ant spray. It will only make things worse. Use windex to clean up any messes. Get professional help if all else fails. We use a pro after battling them ourselves for years, but if you can nip them in the bud now, you will probably be able to manage them yourself. Good luck. I am afraid our mild winter has not done us any favors in the battle of the ants.February 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm #784664
i am about to get professional help. i get rid of them for a short time then they come back in more than one location… sure indication that the nest has split :(February 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm #784665
Be sure you wash the entry points and trails with something like Borax. If you don’t, they’ll follow the chemical markers right back inside.February 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm #784666
The Velvet BulldogParticipant
Thanks for that added tip anonyme.
We’re using a boric acid/sugar solution in hopes that they’ll carry boric acid bits back to the nest.February 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm #784667
>> i am about to get professional help.
–Who would’ve thought Tiny Ants would be the catalyst for something like this? It’s a miracle!February 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm #784668February 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm #784669February 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm #784670February 18, 2013 at 12:19 am #784671
Fauntleroy Crest is invaded yearly. Thanks for the reminder. We need to get on top of professional help. They recommend early Spring for treatment. In the meantime we use Ant Chalk to hold them at bay . . .February 18, 2013 at 12:24 am #784672
They’re back in part of our house. Haven’t returned to all their old haunts yet. Carter, what’s “Ant Chalk”? Yeah, I know I could Google it, but I’ve given them enough pageviews today… TRFebruary 18, 2013 at 12:57 am #784673
JanSParticipantFebruary 18, 2013 at 5:19 am #784674
TR, next trip to Canada, I’ll go to China Town, pick some more up and drop it off to you. Effective because where you draw the line, the ants do not cross . . . how ever, you do not want crawling babies anywhere near it.February 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm #784675
Ant chalk…even the packaging is poisonous. There are much safer methods. Laws restricting pesticides are lax enough in the USA without resorting to smuggling in lethal Chinese products.February 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm #784676
I found the entrance where the buggers were coming in and just dabbed some stuff I bought at QFC or somewhere. Supposed to be pet-safe, but I didn’t spray, just did targeted dabbing. It works for awhile, then I just do it again. Effective if you can find the spot they are coming in and if the entry is not too extensive.
They did find alternate entries after a while, but I just keep dabbing those as well.
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