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#2029978 - 08/14/10 10:13 AM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: ROD]
Methane
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Yep, Terro works and it works fast. Had a major ant problem one morning back in the spring, got the Terro out and the ants were gone by evening. Make sure you put enough liquid out to saitsfy them. i also used a piece of foil, crimped it up like a little bowl about the size of a bottle cap, filled it up with Terro and didn't have to keep reapplying to the littel squares that come with the product.
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#2030375 - 08/14/10 03:58 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: tndoe]
EastTNHunter
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Registered: 03/08/10
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 Originally Posted By: tndoe
My Neighbor told me this week if you have too many ants in your yard, to sprinkle corn meal around the mounds. Something about they can't digest it and it will kill off the ants. I haven't tried it, but she has and said it worked.


This works great, just takes a little longer than some commercial poisons.

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#2031775 - 08/15/10 08:27 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: EastTNHunter]
Boone 58
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Have heard grits do the same.....
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#2033206 - 08/16/10 08:46 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: Boone 58]
TNhunter
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Borax or boric acid mixed with powdered sugar gets them too.
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#2033733 - 08/17/10 09:12 AM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: TNhunter]
BMan
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Just read an article today that says salt will repel them as well.
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#2034145 - 08/17/10 01:27 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: BMan]
762hunter
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I've had ants ALL over my yard. not fire ants the littel black ones.

I've been putting out the Terro and that has helped but I think I had quite a colony going under the shed

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#2035791 - 08/18/10 01:40 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: 762hunter]
Jim H
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I get them in the bathroom.
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#2035792 - 08/18/10 01:40 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: Jim H]
Jim H
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I wish I knew where they were coming from.
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#2671101 - 12/13/11 07:56 PM Re: ants in the kitchen? [Re: Jim H]
eweisner
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My wife has a remedy that works every time. Get you a 5lb bag of sugar and pour you a line all the way around the base of your house, right up against the foundation. Gives them a different food source and they stay out of your house.
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