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MrWizard

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Posted: 07/20/20 10:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had some of that In my chemistry set when I was a kid,
Don't remember what experiments it was used for
That was 60 years ago,
Did not know about the usage for ants


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Posted: 07/21/20 03:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree that the Terro ant baits work. I also apply Home Defense under my carport where the TT is stored. Since doing this, no ants.


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Posted: 07/21/20 06:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

navegator wrote:

Go to home despot and purchase a product "home defence" by Ortho, spray this arround every item that touches the ground, arround tires, jacks, hoses, electric cables etc.

Also spray inside if needed, it will last about 3 months inside and at least one month outside depending on how much rain you have, it is harmless to pets and does not smell at least I do not smell it.

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Diatomaceous earth needs to be kept dry to be effective.........one draw back of using it outside.

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Posted: 07/21/20 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try cayenne pepper and sprinkle around everything that touches the ground.
Terro Liquid ant baits works for us. Initially more ants will appear because they got the word that food is available BUT in a day or so they will disappear.


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Around my house I use the diatom earth some, and it's great if you can treat every ingress point. But when I can't see where they are coming from and they're not crossing the powder, a quick shot of Terro Ant Killer (spray can) shuts down the intrusion and the effect lasts for a couple weeks or so.


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I'm also a fan of Terro for those already infested areas. And as mentioned, the Ortho Home Defense spray works great for all the parts of the RV that touch the ground.


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Posted: 07/21/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X3 on Diatomaceous Earth, works great and is not poisonous to kids or animals. We full time and prefer it to the liquid sprays, both need to be reapplied after a rain. I put some in a mustard squeeze bottle and can give a dusting anywhere inside and out.


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Live in the mountains where ants have always been an issue......until I tried TERRO.

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X3 on the home defense

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