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Old 08-15-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Default Pictures of Rasberry/Crazy Ants???

Hey does anybody of pics of these pests?? We have tiny little red ants that have emerged from the baseboard here in the kitchen yesterday. The gentleman at Ace said Rasberry but the very few pics I have seen show long legs but these guys just look like baby fire ants. They do not follow a line and usually go on their own. I have been watching them for the past hour killing the ones who kinda stray from the bait. All in vain probably. HomeTeam was suppose to have been out yesterday but nothing! URG!
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:23 PM
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Raspberry ants are a very specific type of ant that go after electronics. What it sounds like you have is a typical sugar ant. Keep everything scrupulously clean, and put out a Terro Ant Bait.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Raspberry ants are a very specific type of ant that go after electronics. What it sounds like you have is a typical sugar ant. Keep everything scrupulously clean, and put out a Terro Ant Bait.
I thought sugar ants are black??? I am lost....
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Raspberry ants are a very specific type of ant that go after electronics. What it sounds like you have is a typical sugar ant. Keep everything scrupulously clean, and put out a Terro Ant Bait.
First time I ever saw them was in our bathroom sink...Bug guy told us they were Crazy Rasberry ants...no electronics around! But yes, the Terro ant bait trays work great!


Sorry...never thought to take a pic! I just did a google image and lots of pics come up...
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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I thought sugar ants are black??? I am lost....

They are...you can google image them too.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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First time I ever saw them was in our bathroom sink...Bug guy told us they were Crazy Rasberry ants...no electronics around! But yes, the Terro ant bait trays work great!


Sorry...never thought to take a pic! I just did a google image and lots of pics come up...
Terro is what the Ace gentleman sold to me. Nice to hear it works!! We have had one or two in the master bath but probably 50 in the one corner of the breakfast nook. No electronics there either. I guess just maybe the electrical in the walls. Who knows. I ended up caving and wiped them out and sealed the teeny tiny hole up and sprayed. I am sure they will come out somewhere else although I sprayed all the baseboards. I just have had enough of them. We are super clean but now even more so. We have lived here 5 weeks and 4 of them have had ants issues all differ kinds. I guess that gives a new meaning to "getting the bugs out".
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:30 AM
 
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I've just had the problem once....like mentioned,coming up through one of the bathroom sinks. Bug guy sprayed and we used the Terro liquid trays and have never seen one again. That was 2 yrs ago.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:13 AM
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We have had one or two in the master bath but probably 50 in the one corner of the breakfast nook. No electronics there either. I guess just maybe the electrical in the walls. Who knows.
Yes...wiring. They are also looking for water.

If you can get a good macro shot of one, sent it to TAMU's entomology department. They'll ID it for you.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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You better break out more than just the Terro. Those critters can infest an acre with 17 BILLION of their buddies. If you're in Houston you're near the epicenter of where they were first discovered.Here are a few pics and you can follow the links to more info from here. The reluctant Rasberry ant
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:41 AM
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Dutch: this thread is almost a year old...
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