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#4525101 - 09/24/17 06:18 PM Ants?
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
Saw these in a number of places in my stone walled, detached, unsealed garage. Think they are ants. Opinions?




Concern is that in that box was some turpentine and some rags that were used to wipe turpentine and linseed oil.




There's definitely a distinct narrowing between thorax and abdomen.

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#4525109 - 09/24/17 06:25 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
Blueskies123 Offline


Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 288
Loc: FL USA
I have something similar. I will be interested in an answer too.

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#4525110 - 09/24/17 06:25 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Flying ants
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#4525121 - 09/24/17 06:40 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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You might start here.

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#4525125 - 09/24/17 06:46 PM Re: Ants? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Naw. My money's on Al.

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#4525126 - 09/24/17 06:49 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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yep small flying ants its that time of year

possibly tons of stinkbugs incoming too.. depending on location.
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#4525128 - 09/24/17 06:53 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Okay, those appear to be either flying ants or maybe termites.
So you propose to do what?
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#4525130 - 09/24/17 06:56 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Looks like flying ants to me. Termites would have a straighter abdomen.





Edited by spasm3 (09/24/17 06:59 PM)
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#4525133 - 09/24/17 06:58 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Termites.

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#4525135 - 09/24/17 07:02 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Since its detached i would treat around the perimiter with Taurus SC( same agent as Termidor, only less expensive) a fipronil agent that is not detectable/slow kill and will be carried back to any nest( including termites). Then you could spray with a couple of times a summer with Demon wp( Cypermethrin 40%) as a preventative, which is way cheaper than Taurus/Termidor).


Edited by spasm3 (09/24/17 07:09 PM)
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#4525137 - 09/24/17 07:05 PM Re: Ants? [Re: Rand]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
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Originally Posted By: Rand
possibly tons of stinkbugs incoming too.. depending on location.


Yep....I'm seeing alot of them around right now.

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#4525143 - 09/24/17 07:09 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
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Loc: California
Hard to tell on my small laptop.
See if they are thirsty - give them a soaking shot of any spray.

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#4525168 - 09/24/17 08:02 PM Re: Ants? [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 07/18/09
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: spasm3
Since its detached i would treat around the perimiter with Taurus SC( same agent as Termidor, only less expensive) a fipronil agent that is not detectable/slow kill and will be carried back to any nest( including termites). Then you could spray with a couple of times a summer with Demon wp( Cypermethrin 40%) as a preventative, which is way cheaper than Taurus/Termidor).


^^^
This


The way it works is you trench around your foundation (~ 6" deep x 4" wide) and pour in the pre-mixed Taurus SC around the foundation. Do not "spice it up" as it is a slow kill that is carried back to the nest. It is designed for them to not detect it as the go through.

The Demon, or my other favorite is Bifenthrin (Talstar, Bifen IT) is sprayed on active sites This they detect and will run from while dying.

Termites are persistent little suckers so if you treat around your house with a repellent insecticide they will systematically poke around and find a weak areas to go through. With the Taurus (Fipronil) they do not detect it and it rubs off on other termites as they pass each other. In a few days the whole colony is sick and dies.


Always use per the label instructions for concentration and rate so us DIYer bug sprayers don't get a bad reputation for killing all the bees. smile

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#4525216 - 09/24/17 08:49 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Why use Termidor? Use used motor oil, isn't this a motor oil site? Perfect use.
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#4525249 - 09/24/17 09:14 PM Re: Ants? [Re: JHZR2]
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Loc: AZ
i think there is enough EPA friendly people here to where that is a bad idea.
i always used soapy water. kills em, works for me.
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