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croast 03-28-2004 01:22 AM

Bug control
 
Has anyone had any experience with the Spectricide termite traps
that you place around the house foundation? Has anyone had success
with home made ant traps using Boric Acid and Corn Syrup in a jar
trap. Thanks.

Teetorbilt 03-28-2004 02:19 PM

croast, I'm here in FL, considered by many to be the bug capitol of the world.
I am unfamiliar with the Specracide traps, the traps that I am familiar with are merely indicators of a potential problem. They contain a bait and you check it once a month and if you find termites you call the pros in. These are also only for subterrarean termites.
For ants and other bugs, I have always been told to place the baits outside otherwise you are attracting the critters inside. The last infestation that I had included 4 different types of ants and after a battle of over 2 mos. I finally hosed down the entire outside of the house, bushes included, with Malathion. I used Terro to finish off the ones inside. It's been over a year and still no ants.
Hope this helps.


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