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Old 09-14-2012, 01:23 PM   #16
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Unfreakingbelievable!!!! There are a pile of dead ants on the windowsill where the baits were. The pest control dude obviously treated that area. But to my disbelief, there's one worker ant and queen ant clinging to life. The antennaes on the queen ant are still moving as she's fighting to stay alive. Either the pest control dude didn't do a good job or that's just the way it is. That queen ant better not come back to life.
did the queen zombify herself?

here's hoping you got the situation under control.

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These "Argentine" ants are a pest in Georgia also. Actually the people who treat my home for bugs told me to use the "Terro" brand. They did tell me that it could take weeks to actually not see ants as there could be more than one nest around my house. One nest of ants will not approach the "Terro" bait trap if another nest is using it. These type of ants are so bad here that I have had three (3) infestations in my truck. Imagine starting out to work in the truck and they just appear from nowhere all over the dash, console, and seats--quite nerve-wracking. The bug people told me that these ants climb up into trees seeking water and drop onto auto's/trucks then build a colony somewhere in the vehicle. I now have "Terro" bait in my truck and no ants.
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Argentine ants are very small. They are not aggressive. They are very good termite killers. If they are a problem inside the house, when you see them just wipe them up with a rag soaked in hot water. Be sure to seal the hole to keep them out. If you know where they live outside, save up some human urine in an old milk jug and when you have a bunch, pour it down their hole. This should end your ant problem. A very simple solution.
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Argentine ants are very small. They are not aggressive. They are very good termite killers. If they are a problem inside the house, when you see them just wipe them up with a rag soaked in hot water. Be sure to seal the hole to keep them out. If you know where they live outside, save up some human urine in an old milk jug and when you have a bunch, pour it down their hole. This should end your ant problem. A very simple solution.
they are called pissants from the smell they give off when squishing them.

i don't thing a bottled jug of homemade repellent will do much on the long run.

from what I've read in my research is that a multipronged approach seems to work best. Treat inside and out, always be alert for methods of entry and seal them, and use preventative measures outside.

also note that "super colonies" can span much greater distances than other types of colonies, so stopping the preventative treatments after time may allow infestations to return.

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