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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Had about 3.5" of rain and the yard looks like land mines were planted. Bought 2 large bags od fire ant killer, will attack these in the morning. Back yard is worse, some mounds are 3" high. These sprung up over night. Pictures are from my Wife's phone.

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Posted November 04, 2016 - 09:03 PM

Yikes! Heard they are nasty buggers!


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Posted November 04, 2016 - 09:11 PM

Yikes! Heard they are nasty buggers!


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Let just one get between your big toe and you will be hopping mad. The bite from just one will raise a blister and sting for several hours. Now imagine weed-eating and stepping on a mound not knowing till fire starts shooting up your leg. I have striped the shoes, socks, and trousers several times and beet feet to the house.


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Posted November 04, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Let just one get between your big toe and you will be hopping mad. The bite from just one will raise a blister and sting for several hours. Now imagine weed-eating and stepping on a mound not knowing till fire starts shooting up your leg. I have striped the shoes, socks, and trousers several times and beet feet to the house.

Been there done that! Whew don't miss those days.

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Posted November 04, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Yikes! Heard they are nasty buggers!
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You just don't know buddy! Words can't explain how pissed they can make you.
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 10:54 PM

You need napalm


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Posted November 05, 2016 - 04:42 AM

Napalm in the morning. I like it!

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Posted November 05, 2016 - 06:46 AM

Fight fire with fire.


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Posted November 05, 2016 - 07:49 AM

Got another 3" of rain again last night, still raining. most of the mounds have been washed down. I have to wait on the rain to quit before spreading the ant killer.


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Posted November 17, 2016 - 04:43 PM

Don't be surprised if the ant killer doesn't work.



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Posted November 17, 2016 - 08:56 PM

Yep, 30lbs and still have them. The Spectraside seems to work best, but I guestimate I'll need about 100 lbs more to make a good dent, or at least make them leave to the neighbors. Hoping for a good frost this winter.



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Posted November 17, 2016 - 09:10 PM

I read that boiling hot water, dish soap, and citrus oil all mixed together works fairly well

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Posted November 17, 2016 - 09:21 PM

For 3+ acres? A couple mounds, maybe, but after a good soaking rain my property turns into a moon scape.



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Posted November 17, 2016 - 09:24 PM

That's a lot of ants.

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Posted November 18, 2016 - 05:20 AM

What exactly is Citrus Oil?

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