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Old 03-03-2003, 12:03 PM
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Can someone please offer some suggestion for getting rid of ants... they
are all over our yard. We have the big black ants that bite and give me a
severe allergy reaction, and there is the little common black/brown ant, but
they are everywhere. We have used the Hortico Ant Spray and also Ant Fix,
but we don't seem to be having much effect. We've tried borax and
breadcrumbs also, but concerned that the birds will eat the breadcrumbs.

Janet
Hervey Bay, Queensland



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Old 03-03-2003, 04:27 PM
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"Janet" wrote in message . au...
Can someone please offer some suggestion for getting rid of ants... they
are all over our yard. We have the big black ants that bite and give me a
severe allergy reaction, and there is the little common black/brown ant, but
they are everywhere. We have used the Hortico Ant Spray and also Ant Fix,
but we don't seem to be having much effect. We've tried borax and
breadcrumbs also, but concerned that the birds will eat the breadcrumbs.


ants are there for a good reason so don't get rid of them
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Old 03-03-2003, 06:30 PM
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g'day janet,

try borax with sugar, icing sugar or honey, you can dissolve the
sugars in a bt of water with the borax or use them dry. place the
baits in jar lids on the ants pathways these take time to work as the
mix gets taken back to the nest where it is fed to the queen and the
young and they die the nest should ten die out.

this should help with the little ants not sure about the bigger ones.
also there are ant recipes on my remedies page.

also running water into their nest (if you can find it) for 3 or 4
days should make them move on hopefully out of your yard.

len

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Old 04-03-2003, 07:35 AM
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Hi Janet, I have heard of using Boron (Solubor - 50% Boron) dissolved in
water and sprayed on ground -
Not a poison just a element required in some fruit crops.
Otherwise use "Lorsban" kills everything (Poison)

Regards,
Jeff


"Janet" wrote in message
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Can someone please offer some suggestion for getting rid of ants... they
are all over our yard. We have the big black ants that bite and give me a
severe allergy reaction, and there is the little common black/brown ant,

but
they are everywhere. We have used the Hortico Ant Spray and also Ant Fix,
but we don't seem to be having much effect. We've tried borax and
breadcrumbs also, but concerned that the birds will eat the breadcrumbs.

Janet
Hervey Bay, Queensland




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Old 04-03-2003, 12:03 PM
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"Janet" wrote in message
u...
Can someone please offer some suggestion for getting rid of ants... they
are all over our yard. We have the big black ants that bite and give me a
severe allergy reaction, and there is the little common black/brown ant,

but
they are everywhere. We have used the Hortico Ant Spray and also Ant Fix,
but we don't seem to be having much effect. We've tried borax and
breadcrumbs also, but concerned that the birds will eat the breadcrumbs.

Janet
Hervey Bay, Queensland


Check out these tips from the CSIRO web site.
http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=faq&id=Ant%20control

Good Luck.
-Rod (hates ants!)




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Old 29-03-2003, 03:32 PM
feralmong
 
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The saying goes,
If there is black/brown ants there are no white ants.
I don't know if its true though. Still don't get rid of them all. We all are
part of a chain. I have lots of spiders on my fences, brickwork and eaves
but very few mozzies. Ants will clean up all the left for dead insects in
your garden keeping other pests away by eliminating the scavengeable food
source. But when they get inside I send em on their way.
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"Janet" wrote in message
u...
Can someone please offer some suggestion for getting rid of ants...

they
are all over our yard. We have the big black ants that bite and give me

a
severe allergy reaction, and there is the little common black/brown ant,

but
they are everywhere. We have used the Hortico Ant Spray and also Ant

Fix,
but we don't seem to be having much effect. We've tried borax and
breadcrumbs also, but concerned that the birds will eat the breadcrumbs.

Janet
Hervey Bay, Queensland


Check out these tips from the CSIRO web site.
http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=faq&id=Ant%20control

Good Luck.
-Rod (hates ants!)






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