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Old 05-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #31
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Well, scorching was the idea. It gets them dead. I presume your steam cleaning has a vacuum function.

Steaming has an additional benefit: it will destroy their scent trails. Without the scent they won't know how to follow the trail to the source of the food.

Ants are exploring as much territory they can get into all the time. There's probably always a few ants patrolling your house if they can get in at all. (That's why you need to plug any entrance holes.) If they don't find any food they explore somewhere else. If they find food they follow their own trail back to the hive, and bring more ants on the trail they blazed. The trail gets thicker and thicker.

The other important thing with ants is to never leave any food or food residue they can find. (Including food spills or splashes.) If their scouts don't find any food they will have no interest in returning with the army.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #32
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I have several steamers--handheld, steamer only, and steam and vac. I obviously don't like mopping floors or doing windows. The one I was thinking of using was the steamer only with the floor cleaning option, but zapping them with a jet of steam and then steaming the floor afterward with the floor attachment.
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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 would be scared to ingest diatomaceous earth. It kills insects by cutting there thoraxes. Those diatoms are sharp little buggers. I don't want tiny scrapes or holes in my intestines.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #34
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If their scouts don't find any food they will have no interest in returning with the army.
wait, i thought we were talking about the navy.
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wait, i thought we were talking about the navy.
You're confusing ants and cockroaches! :)
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Help--I have black ants all over one room in my house.
Do you realize that THIS is the most popular topic on the forum today? :)
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Ding! Ding! Ding! Gagnons! Winner! What's my prize?
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a naval themed ant farm?
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Ding! Ding! Ding! Gagnons! Winner! What's my prize?
I think the forum members should make you eat chocolate ants!
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I think the forum members should make you eat chocolate ants!
Ick. I have eaten chocolate covered ants. It did not improve the chocolate and I had little legs and antennae in my teeth. Ptui.
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