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Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house #5280709 11/29/19 08:09 PM
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Been using Taro but is there something more effective? Taro baits them to eat it and take it back to the colony to share, eventually poisoning the entire colony. In the meantime, Taro actually attracts hordes of the little badstich's ...

Is there a more effective DIY treatment?



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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280726 11/29/19 08:30 PM
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If they're sweet eating ants, Taro will kill the nest. Never let me down.


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280767 11/29/19 10:07 PM
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BTW Taro took out two ant nests at my garage door before they got inside for fall. Took several days for each.


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280781 11/29/19 10:43 PM
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I had this happen about this time last year here outside Seattle. First time ever, nasty little things that bite, and stink when you smash them.

Quick fix was just laying down some Black Flag ant spray on the perimeter of the side of the house they were entering and the door sill. Instant fix.

Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280784 11/29/19 10:49 PM
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If you go with a bait like Terro you have to put up with the horde.
It's food, harmless until digested and excreted.

Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280806 11/30/19 12:56 AM
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I moved into a house that had a massive ant problem a few months ago. Professional exterminator used Optigard Ant Gel Bait and it was AMAZING. The ants swarmed the bait, which was a little annoying as I wanted the things gone and dead, but the exterminator assured me that's whats supposed to happen. They swarm the bait, eat it, bring it back to the queen, regurgitate it, feed the queen, everyone dies. Went from hundreds/thousands of ants in the house, to not a single ant, in 24 hours. They all disappeared. No dead bodies, no piles of ants, they just crawled off somewhere and died.

After the exterminator left, I ordered some of the same bait from this website below. There is a ton of information on this website about pest extermination and I learned a LOT from it. I got rid of the exterminator and do everything myself now, to include spraying the yard, the house, etc. No pests or ants at all. My yard used to be infested and now you cant find a single ant pile anywhere.

https://www.domyown.com/ants-c-1.html


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280817 11/30/19 01:47 AM
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Eliminated my problem completely.

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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280833 11/30/19 02:58 AM
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When ants moved into our linen cupboard, and brought their eggs with them, I knew we were in for a few days of wet weather.


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280859 11/30/19 05:30 AM
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a little boric acid in some honey or pancake syrup is deadly. use a toothpick and put tiny balls out for the little fellows....


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280860 11/30/19 05:32 AM
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Had good luck with Terro in the shaker bag for outside perimeter treatment. No spreader needed. Took care of a sugar ant kitchen invasion on a outside wall. Keeps chemicals outside.

Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280884 11/30/19 06:45 AM
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They don't taste so good in cereal. Don't ask! Good luck...


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280895 11/30/19 07:01 AM
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The ants are coming in for a reason. Either you are providing a food source for them or there is something dead somewhere.


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280903 11/30/19 07:14 AM
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We have a real exterminator treat the house once each quarter. I highly recommend it-never had any insect issues and it's only $60/treatment. I've had a couple rental units that, when the tenants left, there was an insect problem. I can't imagine living like that.


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280912 11/30/19 07:36 AM
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Do you know where they're coming in from? As in, did you find a door or window or crack where you see them following the pheromones from? If you do you can do the following:
1. Apply a barrier treatment. Something like Ortho Home Defense Max, anything that is applied wet but dries to create a barrier like OHDM which is cypermethrin. This makes it so when the ants actually traverse the barrier they die on contact.
2. The barrier treatment will kill any that make it to the barrier. Once you know where to place the barrier, follow from the barrier to the outside and apply an outdoor bait so that they die outside before they make it to the barrier. For this there are a million brands that sell the gel baits like terro but in a plastic housing that you can stake into soft dirt. I've found these tremendously effective. The first day or so you stake it in, the ants will be all over it and you can see them eating the gel. The next day they'll all be dead and the gel won't have a single ant around it because they took the gel back to the colony and died.


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Re: Ants. The little tiny black ones, invading my house [Re: LoneRanger] #5280947 11/30/19 08:55 AM
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Terro works the best for me too.


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