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#31 Cvans OFFLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2016 - 11:03 PM

How do fire ants deal with lime? Could a guy spread some of that out there?



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Posted November 29, 2016 - 10:25 AM

In northeastern NC where I grew up, we used diatomaceous earth, will kill the ants, prevent returning for a long time and fairly cheap and easy to spread, will also get rid of ticks, fleas, beetles, etc...


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Posted November 29, 2016 - 11:04 AM

I know that stuff works good on fleas.
DE with borax in the carpet and nooks and crannies.
I swear by it.
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Posted November 29, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Do fire ants have any natural enemies?

 

 

Not that I know of, they are an invasive species.   

 

I saw a article awhile ago that A&M is working on a fly that will kill them.

 

It was actually it was University of Texas and the fly is called phorid fly but I read another that it might clash with the honey bees which we can't afford lose much more of them.


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Posted November 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM

I saw a article awhile ago that A&M is working on a fly that will kill them.

 

It was actually it was University of Texas and the fly is called phorid fly but I read another that it might clash with the honey bees which we can't afford lose much more of them.

I think I would rather have the fire ants than a swarm of fly's :smilewink:


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Posted November 29, 2016 - 12:52 PM

I think I would rather have the fire ants than a swarm of fly's :smilewink:

 

I have heard orange oil works good but I never tried it



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Posted November 30, 2016 - 05:16 AM

Now I see it. An MSDS chart.

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Posted January 02, 2017 - 03:45 PM

I remember when I was a kid, I fell asleep under a cedar tree down at the creek, I woke up and I was covered in those big black ants. Yes you can undress to your fruit of the looms, running full bore and squeeling like a little girl. LMAO, good old days, I miss them.
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Posted January 02, 2017 - 05:23 PM

This has some ways to get rid of fire ants
http://www.grandmas-...-fire-ants.html

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Posted January 02, 2017 - 05:44 PM

This is the field across the road, all them black dots are mounds, some 2' across. They have went under ground in my yard, but come Summer they will be back. If I had a couple Thousand I would treat the whole property, but as you can see they are all around me.

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Are there some kinda of bait/poison you can bury and make a perimeter around your property? Kind of like what is done with termites around house. Whether it be some kinda stick that you bury every so many feet to create a barrier of sorts.

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 01:45 PM

Maybe you can get a deal on an anteater this time of year. Folks don't like to have to store them.

 

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 02:27 PM

Put some gas in the hole and drop a match
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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:03 PM

Sorry, fire ants are not like red ants where there is only 1 to 3 openings. The whole mound is an opening (I'll try and get a picture of a disturbed one) any how, if you step on a mound (Say like when weed-eating) the whole mound comes alive, (sorta like that blob monster on TV) in a very rapid eruption. If you linger more than a couple seconds several hundred will be crawling up your leg.

Like mentioned just one bite / sting is painful, and leaves a lingering blister.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:09 PM

Are there some kinda of bait/poison you can bury and make a perimeter around your property? Kind of like what is done with termites around house. Whether it be some kinda stick that you bury every so many feet to create a barrier of sorts.

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Sorry, but the whole area is infected with these, not just my yard. I spread about 60 lbs of Fire Ant killer in the front yard and it didn't make a difference. Even if I do get rid of them (on 3 cleared acres) I would need a way to prevent re-infection


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