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Old 09-29-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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According to education-world.com, an Anteater can eat up to 30,000 ants a day. So, get a couple of Anteaters out in the yard and you're down a whole bunch of ants.

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Old 09-29-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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ALF looks more like an Aardvark than an Anteater.
He's got that flat nose that ends like a pig's nose. The anteater has a long nose that's smooth and rounded at the end.
I'm just saying...
I'm intrigued by your response. You're absolutely rightó ALF did look more like an aardvark. I'm a child of the 80s but I wasn't sure how many others would even know who the heck I was talking about.

Sara
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Fireants.....NASTY lil buggers. played Renaissance golf course on sunday and it was a minefield of fireant hills. luckily I only got bit by ONE, but that's enough to keep me on the lookout for these nasty little creatures. man do they pack a punch.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I'm intrigued by your response. You're absolutely rightó ALF did look more like an aardvark. I'm a child of the 80s but I wasn't sure how many others would even know who the heck I was talking about.

Sara
I do try to intrigue.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:40 AM
 
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I worked outdoors at my daughters school yesterday for a "field trip". There had to be at least 20 mounds!..One little boy had them all up his shirt and had to go home. The custodian used ant spray and a bleach mixture, but I don't know if that is the cure.
I hope you guys get this problem solved as it is a real pain in the ***.
Good Luck.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I do try to intrigue.


It worked.

Sara
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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We're not big on pesticides or fertilizers here but two things I do keep on hand... wasp killer for wasp nests and Amdro fire ant killer. A dear friend of ours is a horticulture/golf course guy and he recommended the Amdro a few years ago. Worked for us in Florida and appears to be working here.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Yeah, usually amdro works for me too. However, its not working this year.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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Darn, Burgandy, I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe there is some national underground fire ant society that we don't know about and their R & D dept. has developed an antidote against Amdro for members of the society. There is a small horse farm down US 21 from here with a sign that reads "this property is fire ant-free". When I first saw the sign, I started wondering about an assumption I made when we left FL, wherein I thought... "hooray, no more fire ants". That was some naive thinking on my part. Wonder if a freeze will kill them.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Maybe there is some national underground fire ant society that we don't know about and their R & D dept. has developed an antidote against Amdro for members of the society.
I've seen Antz and The Ant Bully. I believe it! Sneaky little critters.
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