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Thanks a lot for the advice, ladies! I found some...

2009-04-02T00:34:00.000-04:00

Thanks a lot for the advice, ladies! I found some good stuff on the website, Julie, and after finding salt there and in Kathy's comment, I started sprinkling. My kitchen looks like a salt factory exploded nearby.

We stocked up on some more poison, too, and have been trying to locate the mounds. Normally kerosene would scare me, but after all the junk I've already sprayed and sprinkled all over the kitchen, kerosene can't be any worse...

THIS IS WAR!



In the jungle I found that using kerosene in my mo...

2009-04-01T22:16:00.000-04:00

In the jungle I found that using kerosene in my mop water daily and wiping all hard surfaces with kerosene added to the water helped.
As for the cloth, I have lost so many things this way,towels,sheets, and so on. I never quite figured out how to beat them completely.
My husband did pour gasoline in their mounds and ignite them which gave us a respite.
But if Ken does that, be careful! Those ant tunnels can be really long and cause quite an explosion!



What an awful problem!!! I sprinkle salt around a...

2009-04-01T17:20:00.000-04:00

What an awful problem!!! I sprinkle salt around as well as leave garlic and onions lying around. This seems to deter most of the ants here. If there are more persistant ones, I pour liquid soap where they want to go and they have never crossed that "river" yet! I read somewhere that these also work, but haven't tried them: red chili pepper, paprika, dried peppermint, and borax. Good luck!



We don´t have these ants, but we get the really ti...

2009-04-01T17:00:00.000-04:00

We don´t have these ants, but we get the really tiny black ones. The only way we "manage" to get rid of them is spraying poison in every "nook and cranny" and every little gap outside of your house. Another thing that helps is not to have a garbage can too near to the house. The poison we use is called "sevin" or "K-Odrin". You mix them with 10 liter of water and spray them in the cracks around the house. They are not harmful for people.
I hope this helps!



Oh Christie, I'm so sorry!!! I'm pretty sure thes...

2009-04-01T13:13:00.000-04:00

Oh Christie, I'm so sorry!!! I'm pretty sure these are fire ants. They originated here, believe-it-or-not. You have to drown the mound or nest. Here's more info: http://www.safe2use.com/pests/fireants/ipm3.htm

The ONE good thing about these pests is that they'll rid your house of fleas and ticks.

Hope they vacate the premises YA!