DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Pest Control > How do I locate where ants are coming from/in?

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2011, 01:57 PM  
General Contractor
homesteadhero's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: sequim, wa
Posts: 2

We spray around the house, but we also spray the roof around the vents. Ants will come in through the bathroom exhaust fans; anywhere there is an opening. We have large trees that overhang the house and the ants drop from the trees. We are forever finding them in the bathroom if we don't spray around the vent.

homesteadhero is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:57 AM  
TxBuilder's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,676
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 4


Originally Posted by Speedbump View Post
Wait until these little black Argentina ants get there. They will wipe out your Fire Ants. They have here in Florida. There are gazillions of them, but no more Fire Ants. And the best part is when they get on you, the worst that can happen is getting tickled.
Here's a picture I found of them tearing up a fire ant. I may need a jar of these guys to release into my yard.

Click image for larger version

Name:	argentine_ant_fight.jpg
Views:	1294
Size:	21.0 KB
ID:	2827  
TxBuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 06:48 AM  
Water well etc.
Speedbump's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Riverview, Fl.
Posts: 669
Liked 72 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 43


I'de be glad to send you a jar of them. Shouldn't be too hard. Just put some dog food in a jar, they will fill it up with themselves in no time. And they will have plenty to eat on the trip.
Speedbump is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 02:48 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1

Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
Putting out Terro will also get rid of them. They eat it and take it back to the nest and end up killing the Queen.
It comes in a paste, is non toxic to pets and kids.
I gota agree with joe here! Though I used the Terro PCO Liquid Ant Bait. Just mix, leave in bait stations and it will diminish their numbers rapidly.
Cotopaxi is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
I got ants at the office. TxBuilder Pest Control 5 02-22-2012 12:22 PM
Strong Ants, can't get rid of. BobAristide Pest Control 21 12-17-2011 05:25 PM
how to locate a cut in low voltage wire jeff collins Electrical and Wiring 1 12-26-2009 10:47 PM
Help locate a drain fitting? jfls45 Plumbing Forum 22 06-10-2009 10:52 PM
Fire Ants JTR General Home Improvement Discussion 3 07-05-2006 10:14 AM

Newest Threads