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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: Anthills   Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:09 pm

After a couple of years of trying to figure out a way to get rid of anthills on the lawn, I came across a product that seems to work, at least for me.

I went into a Rona store looking for the usual "Wilson" powder stuff. The salesperson pointed to Raid Outdoor Ant Hill Destroyer. I was skeptical and walked away but turned around and bought it.

It sat in my garage for a week and one day, I pointed it out to my son. He took it and used it on four ant hills. It rained a couple hours later so again I was skeptical. A couple of days later I checked, and it seems to have worked. cheers

I believe I had a discussion about this before but nothing seemed to work and I couldn't find the thread. A google search offers little that worked for me. So I pass this along in case someone finds it useful.
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:20 pm

Very, very useful to me (once it stops raining). Thanks for the protip!
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:03 pm

SP.... for what it's worth, I think we have the same stuff here....... we call it "BLUE DEATH"............ Question
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:36 pm

I have tried very similar products with mixed results. We have those nasty, biting fire ants here. Tons of them. What typically happens when you spray the top of the mound is they stop going to the top of it and tunnel away from it. Then it pops up in your neighbors yard. Or even up to 150 feet away, some say. So I was thinking I was having succes in killing them off, but I was wrong. They were just popping up in another spot in the yard.

The one thing I tried the last couple of years is liquid Sevin. Like Sevin dust, but in liquid form. I take a sprayer, lock in the nozzle, and set it on the mound, allowing a good gallon or two to soak in. The liquid soaks in really well, dropping down the potential one to two feet the queen might be down there, and kills 'em all.

This is the first year that, as of July, I haven't found a single mound in my yard. I believe it is paying off. I have even gone into the woods by our home and in the field behind our house killing them, because they will be back eventually. This way, they stay gone a little longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:09 pm

We are also plagued by fire ants.
I use the "Season Long" stuff with a spreader. (mixed results)
On individual mounds, I use Orthene Fire Ant Killer.
Nasty smelling toxic white powder.
Only takes about a tablespoon to kill a mound in a day.
Can't kill em all; not on 2.5 acres.
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:59 pm

Ahhhh, thinking of the good old days of DDT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol! FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:59 pm

ftrplt wrote:
Ahhhh, thinking of the good old days of DDT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol! FTRPLT

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:13 am

ftrplt wrote:
Ahhhh, thinking of the good old days of DDT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol! FTRPLT

It's a damn shame 'bout that bird egg thingy.
If DDT hadn't been banned, millions of
lives could have been saved.
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:15 am

Walking the dog this morning, I noticed an anthill on the neighbour's lawn Shocked So I decided to check the anthills on my lawn to see if there were any signs of ants.
Nothing !!! cheers cheers
I'm sold on the Raid Anthill Destroyer. I've been battling those anthills for a few years... I'm a happy guy cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:22 am

If they aren't fire ants, why would you want to kill them anyhow ?

Back in the salad days, the only pets I could have in the apartment were the little ants that lived beneath the windowsill in the kitchen.

Every dinnertime I'd leave a little bite for them to find, swarm on, and drag back to their nest.

It was fun.

What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:35 am

Yak wrote:
If they aren't fire ants, why would you want to kill them anyhow ?

Back in the salad days, the only pets I could have in the apartment were the little ants that lived beneath the windowsill in the kitchen.

Every dinnertime I'd leave a little bite for them to find, swarm on, and drag back to their nest.

It was fun.

What a Face

lol!

First, it's to make my wife happy, if she ain't happy, nobody is happy.

Second, it's a male thing. As I age, I have been almost completely neutered by the fact that ants can beat me.

Third, it's a sign that I've got too much time on my hands this summer. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:55 pm

some #2 diesel will do the job
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:38 pm

Bullwinkle wrote:
some #2 diesel will do the job

Agreed. Or kerosene. My grandmother and mother use to tie kerosene soaked rags around our ankles to keep the red bugs off of us when we were picking blackberries.
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:44 pm

the diesel and kersosene would work however the huge enviromental fine that would be levied would be counter productive. Seeing as how Slow Puffs lives in the ritzy gated-community section of Edmonton, where the snow gets removed everyday so the PETA people can walk their dogs and nobody smokes there and everyone has a gym membership... Laughing Laughing Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:30 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
the diesel and kersosene would work however the huge enviromental fine that would be levied would be counter productive. Seeing as how Slow Puffs lives in the ritzy gated-community section of Edmonton, where the snow gets removed everyday so the PETA people can walk their dogs and nobody smokes there and everyone has a gym membership... Laughing Laughing Twisted Evil

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Anthills   Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:35 pm

SmokeyTweed wrote:
the diesel and kersosene would work however the huge enviromental fine that would be levied would be counter productive. Seeing as how Slow Puffs lives in the ritzy gated-community section of Edmonton, where the snow gets removed everyday so the PETA people can walk their dogs and nobody smokes there and everyone has a gym membership... Laughing Laughing Twisted Evil

Screw the government douse some kerosene or diesel on'm! If'n it was good enough to keep the redbugs out of my Granny's house then it is good enough for me!
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