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Old 05-28-2012, 02:06 AM   #11
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they're building tiny ships as we speak...
And I'm armed and dangerous with my can of shaving cream--go ahead, make my day you little 6-legged brats! You have no idea the weekend I've had...
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #12
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And I'm armed and dangerous with my can of shaving cream--go ahead, make my day you little 6-legged brats! You have no idea the weekend I've had...
Put the girls to work. They love to eat bugs. Make them earn their living.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:55 AM   #13
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Put the girls to work. They love to eat bugs. Make them earn their living.
They are so fussy about the bugs they eat--they'd probably prefer the shaving cream!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:10 AM   #14
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We have two dogs and I don't like using poison, either. But I've had to resort to using Black Flag before and just keep the dogs away from the restricted area for a day. Once the ant problem is cleared up, just clean the area up well.

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #15
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Mix your borax with corn syrup--that is how Terro is made.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #16
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Mix your borax with corn syrup--that is how Terro is made.
That I can do. I caulked the area where we removed the baseboards and have not seen any ants for about 2 hours. Now I have to clean up all the shaving cream!
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I have both a dog and a cat. We use diatomaceous earth to rid us of ants. We sprinkle it around the foundation every spring and haven't had an ant in the house since we started. It's a natural substance, not dangerous to pets. You can find it in the garden sections of the hardware stores.
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I have both a dog and a cat. We use diatomaceous earth to rid us of ants. We sprinkle it around the foundation every spring and haven't had an ant in the house since we started. It's a natural substance, not dangerous to pets. You can find it in the garden sections of the hardware stores.
I provide DE for the girls' dirt baths. It helps to keep lice and mites away from chickens. I buy it in the 25 lb bag. The girls love taking their dirt baths. In the winter, they have a DE "sandbox" inside placed in a spot where the sun shines through the window. They love having baths year-around. I left the last bag I bought at the farm, but will put it on the list of things to bring back next trip! DE is great stuff. Supposedly fleas don't like it either.
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apparently people are taking food grade DE saying it cures what ails you, I would have to do a little more research before I digested the stuff, LOL

Yeah, I've heard the DE works great for insects and is one of the best things for bedbugs.
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apparently people are taking food grade DE saying it cures what ails you, I would have to do a little more research before I digested the stuff, LOL

Yeah, I've heard the DE works great for insects and is one of the best things for bedbugs.
I wouldn't eat it!

DE works for slugs too. You do need to reapply after rain.
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