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Old 02-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Trying to kill a bunch.What is it. Anyone know?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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A magnifying glass and a lot of spare time.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Orthos, the stuff smells like a bad fart but kills mine..
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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Amdro works for me
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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Orthos, the stuff smells like a bad fart but kills mine..
yeah it does - stinks and kills. don't use it if you have kids because the white color of the powder draws there attention.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #7
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Talstar is a product that last for a year. Also you can use over and out from your box stores
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #8
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Gas works good
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #9
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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I did pest control for years, use Acephate, the stuff that smells bad, on the active mounds then this spring when temps are consistently 65 or higher broadcast Advion Fire Ant Bait, or Extinguish Fire Ant Bait around the yard and re apply again in late August. It will greatly reduce the numbers the first year and pretty much eliminate them by the second except maybe around the property lines. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help fellas. All the good stuff, chloridane,dursban we used to use has been outlawed. Can I by these y'all have mentioned without an applicators license?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #12
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Thanks for the help fellas. All the good stuff
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #13
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Trazacide sp??? May be called spectracide now. You can get it in a water hose applicator type bottle. Works well on Mosquitos too. Spray the ant beds a little extra. My results are usually a pile of ants. Looks like brown sugar with all the dead ones on top of the ant bed.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #14
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Bayer fire ant powder in the blue container works good on mounds & doesn't have the smell.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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Orthos, the stuff smells like a bad fart but kills mine..
X2 This stuff will kill and quick.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #16
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Ortho Orthene. Follow the directions. Just keep it off your skin and stay up wind during application. Will kll the mound.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #17
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Maybe I am not vigilant enough but anything I have ever put down just moves them around. I guess I will get a little more serious with it this year and see if the above advice helps me any.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #18
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I have used everything. When I go back for a body count there are none. I think they just move.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:14 PM   #19
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A lot of dish soap and 1 gallon of HOT water. They don't move around after that and no worries about kids or pets.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #20
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Dissolve a bar of lye in a 5 gal container that you can heat up, if you can find the entry point pour the heated water in the top and let the mound collapse into it's self use all the water and that should kill the queen. if she's dead the colony will die too.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:33 PM   #21
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Over 'n Out for several month's control along with Orthene for spot killing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #22
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DIY ... Dawn dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #23
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DIY ... Dawn dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water
never heard of that. that is a great tip.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #24
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Lighter fluid and some matches.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:52 PM   #25
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And a match
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #26
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Thanks for all the input. I have heard of the hot water soap trick. The lye and hot water sounds interesting too.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #27
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You can buy Advion or Extinguish bait wiyhout a license acephate is the same as ortho orthene, just the generic name. You should be able to find it a a local feed store. Home Depot and such don't carry it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #28
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Put about three different kinds in a broadcast spreader and have at it. That's what I do
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #29
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Free range chickens work good around my place but may not work in all situations.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #30
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #31
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Lorsban hands down use liquid on the big mounds then put granular on ur whole yard. Keep the pets off a few days tho.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #32
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Bengal - shake it on the bed. Kills on contact, you get to watch it work.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #33
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Use a one cup of Artho, two cups of sugar, two cups of corn meal mix it good in a container. Artho smell bad, but if you use it with sugar and corn meal they will take it down inside the mound and eat it. It does not take much on the mound to do the job. Have used this for years and this really works!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #34
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Use a one cup of Artho, two cups of sugar, two cups of corn meal mix it good in a container. Artho smell bad, but if you use it with sugar and corn meal they will take it down inside the mound and eat it. It does not take much on the mound to do the job. Have used this for years and this really works!!!!!
Hmmm a little trickery!!!! I like it....
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #35
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Ortho Orthene. Follow the directions. Just keep it off your skin and stay up wind during application. Will kll the mound.
This is the best i have used. Sprinkle on the mound and it will cave in about an hour. It does smell like rotten eggs though. Some of the treatments just run the ants off to different location in the yard.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #36
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Orthene/Acephate, Advion, Bengal ect.... they all work to move them to your neighbors yard
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #37
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Gasoline. Cheapest per gallon too
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #38
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I have heard but never tried that club soda poured on the mound will kill them. Supposedly the CO2 will sink because it it denser than oxygen and smother the ants. Anyone ever tried this or know if its true or not?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #39
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Gas them babies out
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #40
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Gas, then light. Quite fun.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #41
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I wish Over and Out was still legal. That stuff was freakin' awesome!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #42
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Ice pick, good aim and lots of free time.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:38 AM   #43
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Yeap! Ortho 12-Ounce Orthene Fire Ant Killer the best one i think to get rid of fire ants. Talstar good too, but he coasts more then ortho, so 1st one coasts 18$ and scond 40$.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:12 AM   #44
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Martin's surrender fire ant killer best I've used
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:32 AM   #45
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If them ants ain't dead in 4 years somethin is wrong with all this stuff...
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:36 AM   #46
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My aunt used poison from such ants, and frankly she did not really help. The ants kept coming and going.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:19 AM   #47
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You can check on the https://stoppestinfo.com/143-7-best-...ecticides.html some kind of gels and traps as well. I don't know if they help to get rid of ants but this information will be useful in any case.
BTW - who are from Houston here? I want to ask something
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:23 AM   #48
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Good ol Ortho orthene some aint killin junk, and its in the front of home depot
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:38 AM   #49
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Copenhagen. You sprinkle it around the mound. The worker ants will take it down to the queen. When she comes up to spit, you STOMP on her!
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:58 AM   #50
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Orthos, the stuff smells like a bad fart but kills mine..
I've been using this stuff for years and it works great.
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