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Posted: 7/31/2005 5:34:22 PM EDT
I've got a shitload of tiny ants walking through my cabinets in my kitchen. They're the smallest ants I've ever seen - they're like 1.5mm long and light brown in color. There's a steady line of them walking from the outside wall, through the cabinet and into a box of Vinta crackers

I sprayed ant spray in the bottom shelf before I saw the shitload of them walking in column across the second shelf. Seeing this I deployed ant baits in their column, hoping some of them will take the bait back to the nest. It's like something you'd see in a cartoon, with ants walking in a line across a picnic, carrying away the apple pie.

Any ideas? Do these baits work?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:38:03 PM EDT
I have great luck with the bait traps where the worker ants walk through, pick up some poison, and take it back the the nest. It usually took about a week.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:38:51 PM EDT
sugar ants, you'er F'd Nuke'm from orbit!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:44:21 PM EDT
www.terro.com/

It'll kill the whole colony.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:45:45 PM EDT
I personally don't like spraying insect spray inside my house because the wife doesn't like the smell, but I found that Windex Window cleaner kills those things "deader than a door nail," and is whole lot less toxic than the anti spray. After the window cleaner evaporates, you just wipe up the ants, "no muss, no fuss."
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:56:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
www.terro.com/

It'll kill the whole colony.



+1 That stuff works good.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 9:48:12 PM EDT
Go buy the magic Chinese chalk from those super smart Asians.


Link Posted: 7/31/2005 9:55:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:
Go buy the magic Chinese chalk from those super smart Asians.





and get some math tips too while you at it
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:50:17 PM EDT
what I found that worked much better than the Chinese chalk stuff was the gel-bait from Combat. Comes in a little syringe.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:51:49 PM EDT
They're sugar ants. Darn near impossible to get rid of. The only positive to having them in the house is that they'll kill any invading fire ants, wood ants, and sometimes even termites.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:52:41 PM EDT
gel-bait from Combat

+1
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:53:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CousinIT50:

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
www.terro.com/

It'll kill the whole colony.



+1 That stuff works good.




+1263875204648728746921373­264624291 or how ever many ants you have-----Good stuff!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:51:32 AM EDT
had em too..used terro AND put down bug/ant killet granules all the way around my house
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:58:51 AM EDT
Have tried it ALL.....Terro works! It's also cheap and it kills the entire colony. You just put a drop of it near where they are comming in and they eat it and take it back to the home folks. 2 days later...no more ants!
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