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Old 06-26-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I have never had these small ants before, so perhaps they're common in FL (?). These are only in my master bathroom, and only around the sink and bathtub ( not in shower). They're very small- brown, but different than small sugar ants or something, they do not follow an orderly 'line'. They go in circles, seemingly aimless, and don't 'follow' each other. There's usually 3-6 of these little buggers around every time I go to the sink.
Any ideas of what they are? how do I get rid of them?
thx!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Placentia, Orange County, CA
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If they're tinier than the normal sugar ants they could be pharaoh ants. Pharaoh ant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia They're hard to get rid of; I had to hire an exterminator.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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Yeah, a pharaoh ant OR argentine ant. Very hard to get rid of...and believe me I tried it all back around August of last year.

We had an exterminator come and I even told him I didn't think he could get rid of them (our problem was much worse than yours- they were everywhere around our house and even visible on the sidewalks, etc)...but he proved me wrong. He used a combination of some liquid spray and then tossed a powder around the outside of our house. GONE.

However...they just started to appear again about 2 weeks ago. Time to make that call.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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we have been fighting them too but mostly in the kitchen around the sink. I have tried several things to kill them but they seem to keep coming.

Seaspur, who did you use as a pest control company and what did they charge (if you dont mind me asking )?
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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Try putting a equal mixture of sugar and baking soda in a bottle cap. It will kill them. You should spray outside and around your windows.
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