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#31 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 05:53 AM

Is this going to be a SuperFund site when you are done???


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:22 AM

This is the stuff you need.

DuPont™ Advion® FIRE ANT BAIT

I tried fire ant killer first (several times) with no luck, these are red ants.



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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:26 AM

Is this going to be a SuperFund site when you are done???

Dirt is being removed, Not sure if the corn meal is considered a contaminant. I am hoping that works as explosives have not been taken off the table "yet".



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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:26 AM

Would one of these flame weeders work ?

 

 

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:32 AM

I was thinking of using the blow torch to fill the mound with propane gas, but without knowing how deep it is, I nixed that idea. I'll check the first mound again this evening and monitor the corn meal mound.



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Posted June 24, 2016 - 05:50 AM

Feed the cornmeal mixed with boric acid powder... Good night ants . they eat the stuff, and feed it to the larve, then they convert it to a poison that wipes out the colony.. Takes a little time, but should be gone in less than a month.
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Posted June 24, 2016 - 08:27 AM

I'll see about picking up some boric acid powder as the straight corn meal isn't working.



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Posted June 24, 2016 - 08:44 AM

Larry it takes time but the boric acid & corn meal really works like mentioned you got to kill them backwards from the colony out. Don't upset their path of travel when you do this. The carriers use the same routes layed down by others to find their way around. I wouldn't mess with propane...I'm having visions of the old movie Caddy Shack dealing with gophers. We want to keep you around.

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Posted June 24, 2016 - 10:14 AM

I can't use poison as the Dogs have eaten some of the corn meal already.


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