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Old 08-10-2007, 03:22 PM   #31
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Joeyboy- I tried sprinkling cayenne powder around the side of the house they were coming in and it stopped them. I guess ants don't like it hot!
lol that's crazy! Funny too!

I want to sprinkle boric acid along my house's foundation on the parts I think they're coming in, but I'm also starting a lawn from seed and am paranoid it'll mess up my lawn once it starts blowing all over. So, I've just been keeping them at bay with baits. Need to do something major because the baits are totally just a bandaid solution here.

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Old 08-11-2007, 09:41 PM   #32
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Boric wont hurt the grass unless you way over do it
I had a friend back in the 80s that spread his entire yard with it to try to get rid of a flea infestation

Didn't do anything to the lawn, or fleas
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:38 AM   #33
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that's good to know, i'll def be doing an outside perimeter sweep then! I've since done the dust lines in my office (and kept the office off limits so nobody would go in - I know you gotta clean the dust up once it's been there, but I'm letting it really seep in, then gonna brush it under the baseboards).
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:21 PM   #34
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http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/termidor.htm

I use termidor and have dealt with this company several times.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:36 PM   #35
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Are they selling Termidor OTC now
I wouldn't know I have never had to buy pesticides for over 25 years

If so there is your answer
Follow the directions and don't get over zealous they are written for a reason
You can do more harm than good by over applying
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:54 AM   #36
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Are they selling Termidor OTC now
I wouldn't know I have never had to buy pesticides for over 25 years

If so there is your answer
Follow the directions and don't get over zealous they are written for a reason
You can do more harm than good by over applying
Haha right off the bat I can tell you I prolly wouldn't use it!

I have a weird thing about poison products, you should see me gear up when I'm doing a roundup application. My approach is all baits so I know my poisons' are contained, and the only loose stuff is borax, which is way safe.

(I actually know where a hornets' hangout is, but they're not much of a problem so I haven't even used the hornet spray I bought, I'm waiting until they're a problem before I gas them lol!)
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:01 PM   #37
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I'm not going to try to argue you out of it

I've been doing this for 25 years and still hate most of the chemicals we use
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:44 PM   #38
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I'm not going to try to argue you out of it

I've been doing this for 25 years and still hate most of the chemicals we use
There's nothing to argue me out of

I don't mind them being there doing their thing - it's just that if they mess with me (hornet stinging someone on my property, ants eating my cat's food) I'll deal with them. I'll use the chemicals needed when necessary, I'm just the kind of person who sees leaving a small hornet problem as the lesser of two evils. If they sting, it's chemical warfare
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:22 PM   #39
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Joeyboy-Try the Cayenne- I ain't kidding -it worked, non poisonous too.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:48 PM   #40
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Joeyboy-Try the Cayenne- I ain't kidding -it worked, non poisonous too.
no need - problem's solved! Will keep it in mind though if they have a resurgence (sp?), which is always a looming possibility!!
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:35 PM   #41
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[quote=ocoee;59520]Are they selling Termidor OTC now
I wouldn't know I have never had to buy pesticides for over 25 years


That may be why you did'nt know Bifen is NOT an RP.

Termidor is your answer and the job could have been done with less than say 6 to 10 ounces. However you'd need a cert number from the Termidor folks to be able to buy it. (unless you circumvent the system by going on ebay).

Glad your ant problem is resolved however.If they come back you can get some free tips at; http://pestcemetery.com/?cat=5

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