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Old 04-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #2761
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When I checked the paper box, wasp spray at the ready, the wasps were gone! Just the little nest was left! Apparently they read DC.


I had to put ant baits in my kitchen, all the sudden the ants were trying to haul off my sugar jar. Haven't seen them since! Every couple of years I get an incursion, the fun of living in a basement, you never know where they come from.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #2762
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I had to put ant baits in my kitchen, all the sudden the ants were trying to haul off my sugar jar. Haven't seen them since! Every couple of years I get an incursion, the fun of living in a basement, you never know where they come from.
I have to put a couple in the kitchen every spring. Best I've found for indoors is Terro, with a tiny drop of goop (borax) on the included little cardboard tabs. I used Grant's metal encased bait for the mailbox. Apparently, they last a couple years. I just couldn't believe how quickly the ants established a colony! Thankfully, they were the little black ants, and they didn't carry off the mailman!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #2763
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I have to put a couple in the kitchen every spring. Best I've found for indoors is Terro, with a tiny drop of goop (borax) on the included little cardboard tabs. I used Grant's metal encased bait for the mailbox. Apparently, they last a couple years. I just couldn't believe how quickly the ants established a colony! Thankfully, they were the little black ants, and they didn't carry off the mailman!
I had to borax the front window, flying ants...
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I had to borax the front window, flying ants...
Ah. Those are the ones that carry off mailmen.
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Ah. Those are the ones that carry off mailmen.
Haven't seen them this year...thank Heaven!
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I've used the terro product too--it works.

Last year I bought food grade diatomaceous earth--sprinkled it around the kitchen, bathroom and all around the outside of the house--and all the ants were gone. It did take a few weeks but it was a green solution. I'll do it again this year--around the house (outside of the house).
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Haven't seen them this year...thank Heaven!
So no mail?
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So no mail?
Nope...
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I've used the terro product too--it works.

Last year I bought food grade diatomaceous earth--sprinkled it around the kitchen, bathroom and all around the outside of the house--and all the ants were gone. It did take a few weeks but it was a green solution. I'll do it again this year--around the house (outside of the house).
Diatomaceous earth works for slugs outside too.
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I have to put a couple in the kitchen every spring. Best I've found for indoors is Terro, with a tiny drop of goop (borax) on the included little cardboard tabs. I used Grant's metal encased bait for the mailbox. Apparently, they last a couple years. I just couldn't believe how quickly the ants established a colony! Thankfully, they were the little black ants, and they didn't carry off the mailman!
Is that just the same kind of borax one would use in laundry? Or is it a special grade, and if so, where does one buy it?
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