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Old 03-07-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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I think people in the Dallas area have to worry more about our extremely mild winter, which will encourage just about every bug known to man this spring and summer. Our biggest problem is ants and not fire ants; those are easy to eliminate. It's those tiny little ants that seem to come from nowhere (can't ever find a nest), and they creep into the weep holes of your home. Nothing seems to kill them. Treat your lawns and homes early, folks.
I thought the ants that build a dirt pile up to your weep holes were fire ants. I use Amdro to control them but it needs to be fresh. If you use last year's bait they determine it's stale and don't eat it (picky picky little bastards).

Last year I suffered for the first time with crazy ants. They're the really tiny ants that run around very fast and seem to have no purpose. Helped my handyman build a deck on a neighbors house. I had to sit on the ground to put the skirt around the base. I got attacked by crazy ants and had hives all over along with a fever. Never felt any bites like you do with fire ants.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You are paranoid, and by the way, every building in NYC does NOT have bed bugs!
Oh I'm pretty sure some do.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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I thought the ants that build a dirt pile up to your weep holes were fire ants. I use Amdro to control them but it needs to be fresh. If you use last year's bait they determine it's stale and don't eat it (picky picky little bastards).

Last year I suffered for the first time with crazy ants. They're the really tiny ants that run around very fast and seem to have no purpose. Helped my handyman build a deck on a neighbors house. I had to sit on the ground to put the skirt around the base. I got attacked by crazy ants and had hives all over along with a fever. Never felt any bites like you do with fire ants.
Fireants do sometimes build a nest up to the weep holes. I do not have problems controlling them. The ants I am talking about here are a different kind, and do not build visible nests above ground. I battled them last year with just about every type of bait and ant killer known to man. Nothing worked.

These MAY be acrobat ants. I've talked to my neighbor about it, and he finally called an exterminator since he couldn't kill them either. But he said the treatment only lasted a couple of months. Vile little things; they seem to come up from cracks in the soil. Treating the lawn doesn't seem to help at all.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I think people in the Dallas area have to worry more about our extremely mild winter, which will encourage just about every bug known to man this spring and summer. Our biggest problem is ants and not fire ants; those are easy to eliminate. It's those tiny little ants that seem to come from nowhere (can't ever find a nest), and they creep into the weep holes of your home. Nothing seems to kill them. Treat your lawns and homes early, folks.
If you're talking about the tiny black ants, they live in wood.
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