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Old 04-25-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Got a problem with Ants?


1 empty water bottle
(Cut it down to about 2" tall)
5 Tbsp of baking soda
5 Tbsp of sugar
3 Tbsp of water. ( dry works buy I used real sugar.)

The very best way of eliminating ants is truly simple:

Take a small amount of powdered sugar (also called icing sugar) and mix it with an equal amount of baking soda (formally called sodium bicarbonate)

Powdered sugar is essential. You cannot use the larger grains of sugar for this..

Mix the two powders together and then place small amounts against the walls or other areas where you would not normally walk but where you would normally see the ants.

The ants will be attracted to the sugar and will eat some of it and collect more to take home to feed others, so all of them will get their share.

The sugar and baking soda powders are similar in size and, once mixed together, the ants cannot separate the two items, so, as they eat the sugar, they will also ingest the baking soda, which they would otherwise never touch. This is the reason for using powdered sugar.

Once the ants eat the baking soda it will react with the formic acid in their stomachs and cause gas. The bodies of ants are unlike humans and they cannot eliminate gas so it will build up inside them and cause them to literally explode.

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Old 04-26-2015, 05:34 AM   #2
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Will the noise of exploding ants, keep you up at night.

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Old 04-26-2015, 10:15 AM   #3
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I allways break up fiber one brownies all over the ground. It gives the ants the runs when they get back to their nest, really pisses off the ants wives!!!

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Old 04-26-2015, 10:20 AM   #4
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Exploding ants? Doesn't that create a different kind of problem? Too funny! \ken
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I left Florida with some hitchhikers -- carpenter ants. I'd see 3-4 every night and squash them. They were annoying, but now overly bothersome because they don't bite like the fire ants do.

One night I left an almost empty 2 liter bottle of Cherry Dr Pepper open lying on the counter. Sena (see my signature) likes to drink the last remaining drops. I got up for some water in the middle of the night and noticed about 20 ants scurrying around in the bottle. I capped it and threw it in the trash. That was the last of the ants!
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:06 PM   #6
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BTW powdered sugar mixed with Boric Acid powder is the main ingredient in many roach and ant killers. They take a little longer to work than most sprays, because it kills the whole colony when the scavenger ants take it home to share.

You can buy Boric Acid powder in many pharmacies. It is only slightly more toxic to humans than table salt and has no odor.
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Carpenter ants are many times more destructive than termites. Difference is that they just eat diseased wood--not good wood.

If you want know how to get rid of ants and any kind of bug or critter, see BugSpray.com. It's a retail store in Atlanta owned by an ex pest control guy, and he has tutorials on how to get rid of 150+ pests and animals.
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Get some terro bait.

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