|04-08-2014 07:17 PM|
I'd like to move it ASAP because we are fixing up the yard now, hoping some of these methods work for me!
|04-08-2014 07:15 PM|
|Jax08||Ant Eater - It's DE and clove oil|
|04-08-2014 07:15 PM|
two questions , 1) what temperature did he use to melt the aluminum and 2) wouldn't the fumes be neurotoxic , aluminum connection to alzheimers?
the end result was amazing . I have never seen what the tunnels look like in three dimensions -- a cut-away ant farm yes, but never this.
I am wondering if this winters extreme cold and frozen ground well below the normal 4 feet whether the ants would be knocked out .
Remember we had the frost quakes ? what do you think?
|04-08-2014 07:05 PM|
Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I will probably use them all, TBH... see which one works best!
|04-08-2014 06:12 PM|
You could also use molten aluminum (remembered this from a FB post I think? could have been here IDK)
I looked it up...2min vid. worth watching
ant tunnels are made into art
|04-08-2014 06:05 PM|
I sill remember being bitten by "one" fire ant 40 years ago! I let it bite me to see what would happen...the term" lasting impression" comes to mind!
I will try the DE this year, we do get ants out here but they are only a PIA, not really a biting or property damage issue.
|04-08-2014 06:02 PM|
Homemade Ant Killers: Recipes & Tips : TipNut.com
with recipes, deterrents and mentions as noted through thread (i.e. DE)
The honey bait can go in a sour cream or yogurt container...just put some holes in the side and lid on it.
|04-08-2014 05:56 PM|
You don't need to tell me about fire ants and kudzu. Welcome to my world. Try searching with a dog in a patch of kudzu. It is a great place to (a) throw a body and (b) live if you are a snake.
Fire ants are brutal. You learn real fast to keep an eye open for their mounds. I would rather be stung by a wasp or a bee than have a fire ant bite! The bee/wasp/yellowjacket stings usually are no worse than a mosquito bite for me (other than the initial pain) but the fire ant bites blister, hurt, and itch.
|04-08-2014 05:47 PM|
yes --- want me to bottle a few and send them to you?
must have ridden on the backs of the pogos , Paul's name for the opossums .
with changing climate we have species that have never been here , invasive dog strangling vine Dog Strangling Vine | Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program . For that one we had a PhD using our property for several years in test plots to find the best remedy. We made the Region aware of this plant . By the time they were interested the plant had / has virtually blanketed the area.
Now I think I discovered a kudzu vine climbing up the willow.
the fire ants are painful . Like being touched by a burning needle and the pain lasts .
|04-08-2014 05:39 PM|
|jocoyn||fire ants in CANADA!?!? Wow. I did not know those nasty beasts had made it that far north.|
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