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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:14 PM

That's what I mean. Everybody in a wooded area has termites around. I've found them on my fence lines not far from the house. I don't have them in the house. Clearly they're going to be there whether you like it or not. So, how about creating something to attract them to where you don't care. Or creating some kinda chemical or natural barrier around your property. That way, once you win the battle with your local ants, the immigrants will keep their distance. Of course, I don't really have experience with fire ants. They don't like the freeze line 24" deep but it's kinda the same situation with termites around here. Just throwing some wide (or wild) eyed ideas out.

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:24 PM

That is it! Freeze them, Lets see which is easier, Move Texas to the Canadian border, or move the Northern winters to Texas. Hmmmmm.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:29 PM

That means you go with them. Will you hold out longer then they will?

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:45 PM

I have a snow blower that I want to check out. :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:51 PM

Are the mounds high enough to let say.........................................



shoot them through the snowblower? Probably won't help but would be loads of fun!!!!

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 09:09 PM

Ah, yea, lets just blow the things in the air. I think I would rather mow over yellow jacket nests. Here is a disturbed mound in one of my other sheds, the door cut this one open. I did poison it but I don't think the mound is dead. Want to stick your hand in there to see? 

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Posted January 04, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Busy little bu66ers, aren't they? If the queens fly to establish new colonies it sounds to me that they'll be a constant problem in spite of what you do on your own property. Biological warfare as previously mentioned... develop a natural predator like they did in Texas to control screw flies.
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Posted January 07, 2017 - 02:08 PM

Melt aluminium cans and pour the molten metal in the mounds. Wait a short bit, post cooled metal on Ebay.

Make a buck and send your critters elsewhere.

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 04:36 PM

3 days of pouring 10 tons of cement into a ant mound. https://www.youtube....h?v=dwHGCMwZwJU

Hmmmm. another thought, pave the whole property.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 05:38 PM

:bigrofl:


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Posted January 08, 2017 - 12:06 PM

3 days of pouring 10 tons of cement into a ant mound. https://www.youtube....h?v=dwHGCMwZwJU
Hmmmm. another thought, pave the whole property.

I learned 2 things from this video...

1. Your screwed.

2. We are clearly the inferior species here.

I'd just figure out a way to coexist haha. Maybe a peace treaty?

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Posted January 08, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Spread diatomaceous earth over the mound area, it's cheap relatively speaking and it will kill them. When I was a kid in NC, we had a cow killed by fire ants, so I know the deal. We use to spread the DE kind of thick near the mounds, then take a stick or shovel and whack the mounds so they'd come out and run through it, within a few days the colony would be gone. Now there were always more to come, but this kept them in check.


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Posted January 08, 2017 - 01:01 PM

Kinda hoping that the hard freeze we just had might thin them out some.


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Posted January 08, 2017 - 03:02 PM

Those 2 week winters y'all have are no too hard on them.


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Posted January 08, 2017 - 05:33 PM

Kinda hoping that the hard freeze we just had might thin them out some.

As deep as they go, they probably didn't know it was cold out!






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