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5/6/09 5:36 P

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I all of a sudden have those itty bitty ants - in Florida we call them "pi$$ ants"........anybody know how to get rid of them?
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5/6/09 11:48 A

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I also know that for whatever reason, carpenter ants don't enjoy baby powder - you can rub it along their trail and whereever they may enter your house, and the won't cross it.

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4/22/09 9:41 P

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'K thanks for the tips!

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
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4/22/09 10:19 A

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I feel for your problem. I have no personal experience getting rid of fire ants. I have dealt with them and a few other ant species though when I lived in western Miami (basically Everglades) and they were always trying to invade our home that was surrounded by vegetation.

I found this website but can't vouch for how useful it will be.

www.fireant.net/Control/index.php

When I dealt with non-fire ants I used a diluted borax/sugar/water mixture or just borax/sugar mixture. Borax can be toxic in concentrated doses so do your research on how and if you want to use it. Things to think about are how it affects your skin, can affect aquatic organisms, and how it acts as an herbicide. Know your dilutions.

Just a dork trying to get healthier. I can also be found at
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4/22/09 6:07 A

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Put grits around their bed. When they eat the grit, it absorbs the water from their body and they explode.
No kidding.
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4/21/09 9:27 P

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Wish I did, but I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of carpenter ants.

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4/21/09 1:21 P

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anyone have an eco friendly way to get rid of/prevent fire ants?

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