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Old 06-15-2019, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Rainy session has started and it should be called Rainy/Ant season.
Hmmm, I should look on the bright side and buy shares of whatever company owns Terro !
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Rainy session has started and it should be called Rainy/Ant season.
Hmmm, I should look on the bright side and buy shares of whatever company owns Terro !
Be thankful it is only ants. Could be flying palmetto bugs. We've had carpenter ants (outside, but they can find ways in), Indian moths (came in some bird seed!), Palmetto bugs, mice, armadillos, snakes, raccoons, alligators. We were able to deal with everything, except the alligators--they were eating the ducks so had a trapper come. The joys of home ownership in Florida. But better than snow.

Ants come and go. I haven't found any thing that works as well as those little Terro trays.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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We've had a huge problem this year with wasps and similarly annoying flying pests seeking to turn the exterior of the house into their grand metropolis. Only time it has happened since we purchased this house, but can't seem to kill them or prevent their resurgence fast enough, heh.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: West Florida
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We've had a huge problem this year with wasps and similarly annoying flying pests seeking to turn the exterior of the house into their grand metropolis. Only time it has happened since we purchased this house, but can't seem to kill them or prevent their resurgence fast enough, heh.
Same with wasps this year. Holy crap. And their nests get HUGE!!! So bees are on the decline, unfortunately, but angry, aggressive wasps are increasing. SMH.
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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Same with wasps this year. Holy crap. And their nests get HUGE!!! So bees are on the decline, unfortunately, but angry, aggressive wasps are increasing. SMH.
I saw 6 wasps last year.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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Same with wasps this year. Holy crap. And their nests get HUGE!!! So bees are on the decline, unfortunately, but angry, aggressive wasps are increasing. SMH.

Yes, they can get huge, and quickly! I've been astonished at how fast they have managed to rebuild their nests. We're actually considering removing our orange trees and redoing the gardens because of them. While I'm cognizant of the fact that they're a solid form of pest control in their own right, it has just gotten to be too much as of late. One of our labs tries to chomp them out of the air and paid for it recently. His muzzle swelled up to the extent that he looked like a cartoon version of himself.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Rainy session has started and it should be called Rainy/Ant season.
Hmmm, I should look on the bright side and buy shares of whatever company owns Terro !
Well, that would be if you were smart.
Here, it is Yellow jacket spray...has been the smart investment for years.
Have I done it? No.


Oh, now I see others are talking about wasps....I have chased them almost completely off my property by checking every area early...if I see
anything from the start I spray...they must talk to each other.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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One of our labs tries to chomp them out of the air and paid for it recently.

His muzzle swelled up to the extent that he looked like a cartoon version of himself.
NO!
Benedryl at the ready...thanks for the reminder.
I also have to get the skunk ingredients ready, in case.
I have ammonia to scare them away....I put it on rags.
Ah, Spring.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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I just hose my house and yard/bushes down with Bifen IT. Kills everything. I spray the side of the house, around windows, anywhere wasps may be. Everything with hose sprayer. No ants. No roaches. No spiders. No bugs. Do it twice a year. No bug issues anywhere. Just be careful as it's serious stuff.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:57 AM
 
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I'll take ants any day over yellow flies. The season is almost over here in NE FL but that is one aggressive bug!
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