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Old 04-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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MS fire ant solution!

Just in case any of you folks are having trouble with fire ants, the "scientists" here in MS have come up with a sure-fire cure! Of course, everyone knows that to get rid of the fire ants you have to kill the queen. Just get a box of grandma's snuff and sprinkle on the fire ant mound. The worker ants will take it down to the queen. When she comes up to spit, just whack her on the head with a hammer! Now wasn't that simple!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Here in Fl. we just use dry grits.....
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Here in Fl. we just use dry grits.....
That's a new one on me...how does that work? I've always used Amdro bait. I hate the buggers.

I've heard you can soak a rag with cheap vodka and drape the rag over the mound. Gets 'em drunk and they use the sand to stone each other to death. Bob
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Boiling water is the only cure I've heard that works.
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Use a mix of 2 oz orange oil in a gallon of water and pour directly on the mound. Pour the mix starting in the center of the mound in a circular motion to the outer edge. Orange oil is an enzime that attacks the ant's exoskeleton and desolves the ants. This method has worked for me and I do not have to use harmful chemicals on my yard.
Try it. It works.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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just pour 5 gal of fuel down the hole, let it soak, and touch a match to it!! If it dosen't get the ants, it may get you!!!
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Just in case any of you folks are having trouble with fire ants, the "scientists" here in MS have come up with a sure-fire cure! Of course, everyone knows that to get rid of the fire ants you have to kill the queen. Just get a box of grandma's snuff and sprinkle on the fire ant mound. The worker ants will take it down to the queen. When she comes up to spit, just whack her on the head with a hammer! Now wasn't that simple!
Great idea, Jimmy! However, its not new. It was originally developed by researchers at Texas A&M University and we're letting the members of "the conference" know now that we're joining. I've been using this technique for years except I use a chop stick for whacking purposes...its much lighter than a hammer don't you know.
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Question? Use the "New" snuff before or after Grand Ma chews it?
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