Damn ANTS!! Nothing works!

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  1. Jul 14, 2019 #21

    RudisFL

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    I'll spare you the story, but I went with the nuclear option and used outside granules indoors.

    Wal-Mart Eliminator Granules for Fleas/ Ticks / Ants. I paid $2.50 for a red and black canister.
    Spread the granules all over problem areas then swept / vacuumed the next day. Problem solved.
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2019 #23

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    I just use my S&W 22. It kills ants easy.
     
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  4. Jul 15, 2019 #24

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    Hah, that sounds kinda hard to me.
     
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    Not long before the countertops are un-usable.....and lots of splinters left in the floor
     
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    Today I heard that lemon juice works. Probably smells pretty good around the house too.
     
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    Do love the smell of lemon. Vinegar and water also works, but perhaps not smelling as good.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2019 #28

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    Thanks. This is my second house and it seems like the battle with ants is something they initiate seasonally unlike my last house whereas the fight was year round! Now, they show up early spring and mid summer and will probably show up late fall I'm guessing. A little bit of Terro around the place in and out, seems to work until they have new stronger babies that are looking for a fight lol
     
  9. Sep 14, 2019 #29

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    go here and get the stuff the professionals use. i had carpenter ants coming in, in the spring. sprayed the recommended all around
    my crawl space and put some paste stuff in my receptacle covers. gone, never to return
    Rich

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