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04-08-2014 06:17 PM
Wild Wolf
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Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
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?
I don't know.. they seem to be thriving since the thaw. Like I said, it's not an extreme ant issue and I can't find them elsewhere.. seems like just one colony under the patio stone...

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 06:15 PM
Jax08 Ant Eater - It's DE and clove oil
04-08-2014 06:15 PM
carmspack 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 06:05 PM
Wild Wolf
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Originally Posted by GatorBytes View Post
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVlw3TbSvXA

ant tunnels are made into art
That is a work of art... SO cool!!

Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I will probably use them all, TBH... see which one works best!
04-08-2014 05:12 PM
GatorBytes 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVlw3TbSvXA

ant tunnels are made into art
04-08-2014 05:05 PM
Chip18
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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.
usually are no worse than a mosquito bite for me (other than the initial pain) but the fire ant bites blister, hurt, and itch.
Yep on both here! I have seen forest of Kudzu swallow whole abandoned communities!

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 05:02 PM
GatorBytes 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 04:56 PM
jocoyn 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 04:47 PM
carmspack 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.
Man!

the fire ants are painful . Like being touched by a burning needle and the pain lasts .
04-08-2014 04:39 PM
jocoyn fire ants in CANADA!?!? Wow. I did not know those nasty beasts had made it that far north.
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