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Old 05-31-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Help what do I do about ants that have come thur my foundation of my house and in cracks they are in my bedroom any advice.He
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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You could call a insect company and they could spray with something like termador out and inside somethnig else something. Then of course it is making sure they have nothing to come in and eat anymore. That;s waht they are suearching for most likely and there s a bed out side.You could do it youyrself and can get a idea of what is involved on a net search.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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For a pest control company, I recommend Bob Jenkins Pest Control. They come when scheduled, I think their price is fair, and it seems to work! Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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You may want to try Earth Wise Organic Pest Control. They offer an environmentally friendly/low toxin product and they do a great job keeping the bugs away.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Get a couple of 2-liter bottle - bottle caps, fry up some bacon (keep the grease), go to HEB or Walmart and get a bottle of liquid boric acid and then mix the boric acid with the bacon grease (2 parts BG & 1 part BA) and pour into the caps and place them where you see ants alot. First day or two they'll go nuts (they'll think they found a Luby's) feeding on this stuff. Then, TOO LATE, they've commited culinary suicide (they take this stuff back to the nest) !!! Ants should be history in about a week and they won't be back (word travels fast).....

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You could go as high as a 50/50 mix.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Or, Boric acid and green mint jelly, easier and no grease.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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You may want to try Earth Wise Organic Pest Control. They offer an environmentally friendly/low toxin product and they do a great job keeping the bugs away.
I second the vote for Earthwise, although the homemade boric acid solutions are non-toxic options as well. When I first moved into my temporary house that I'm now leaving, it had been vacant for many months and there was evidence of roaches and ants. Earthwise came and sprayed a low-toxin pyrethrin (flower-based) solution and spread a layer of diatomaceous earth around the exterior of the house and all entry points. DA is a natural powdery substance made of finely ground fossilized plankton and diatoms from the ocean... when bugs crawl over the powder, the tiny little crushed fossils make microscopic razor sharp cuts in the bugs' undersides and they die of dehydration. Sounds cruel, but hey, I'm not a Buddhist and bugs gross me out. DA is also completely non-toxic to humans... basically, it's dirt. Saw a couple dead roaches soon after, and have had no problems or evidence of bugs/droppings ever since.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:47 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Or, Boric acid and green mint jelly, easier and no grease.





That would work but they just LOVE the bacon grease. I wiped out a huge fire ant mound that way. It was right outside the apartment and they invaded the kitchen.http://bestsmileys.com/insects/3.gif (broken link)
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Air strikes with napalm are not cost effective and they have a tendency to tick off your neighbors when you burn down their house........
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I would call your uncle and tell him to come and get her!!
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