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Posted: 6/20/2017 10:49:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2017 2:52:38 PM EST by IslandTimes]
...in my garage and take a long weekend it might kill all the ghost ants that have infested the garage walls. Worth it, or should I just call Terminix?

ETA: Popular suggestion is that fire will also kill ants. Google says that if I mix iron oxide and aluminum powder together, I can use that to burn the ants out.
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Florida
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:50:38 AM EST
Don't do that.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:50:45 AM EST
You don't have fire in Florida?
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:51:10 AM EST
Might kill you too when you open that door back up
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Dibs on everything
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It makes magic crystals but only if you blow on the mixture for a few minutes. 
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This is why we can't have nice things in Florida...
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:52:28 AM EST
Hummm, Might be a cheaper alternative than tenting my house for termites. Thanks for the tip.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:52:46 AM EST
Ghost Ants?
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:53:06 AM EST
If you purposely do that and someone breaks into your house and dies, you are going to prison.  Enjoy your vacation. 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:53:25 AM EST
Florida is the flattest state in the USA.
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Originally Posted By Michigan_Man:
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Misnomer. They are just like regular ants, but without a serial number.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:54:26 AM EST
Try it.
Just set up a lawn chair in the garage, have a seat and watch all the fun.


Or you could call a pest control company, have them tent the building and pump it full of cyanide - that seems to be what they do in the tropics.
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Originally Posted By nophun:
Don't do that.
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You're nophun

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Originally Posted By Spitcup:
Florida is the flattest state in the USA.
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IIRC, Ohio has the flattest interstate. No more than 3% over the entire road (Turnpike - I-76 & I-80/90)
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:59:34 AM EST
Bath Salts
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:
Florida
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Mississippi originally.
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Originally Posted By AR-10:
You don't have fire in Florida?
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So you're saying if I set the garage on fire it will kill the ants?
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:


So you're saying if I set the garage on fire it will kill the ants?
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Mississippi
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:01:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By macaho45:
Might kill you too when you open that door back up
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That's what Amazon Alexa is for. "Alexa, open the garage door."
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You would need some remote way to mix it because the reaction is damn fast. The free chlorine will gas out immediately and it's very toxic. I got chlorine gased about 27 years ago when a gas bottle ruptured at a pool. It was awful!!!
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Mississippi originally.
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:
Florida
Mississippi originally.
In that case, should be safe.
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Originally Posted By KingRollo:
Dibs on everything
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I already left it all to the dog.
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Originally Posted By macaho45:
Might kill you too when you open that door back up
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If op is foolish enough to try this, I hope he has a garage door opener at a minimum. I would think some fan ventilation would be warranted as well, but good luck not dying getting it turned on when you get home.

How are you planning to get the stuff mixed up and garage closed without inhaling fumes?

Demon WP kills everything and is cheap, even that deserves respect and proper handling.
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Originally Posted By TokerM:
In that case, should be safe.
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:
Originally Posted By ch3no2:
Florida
Mississippi originally.
In that case, should be safe.
Perfect!
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:06:21 AM EST
If you are asking arfcom on how to mix up a poison and not die, you may want to just NOT DO THIS EXPIRAMENT.
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Florida
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Misnomer. They are just like regular ants, but without a serial number.
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I laughed out loud over that one.
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I thought that was Kansas or Nebraska.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:09:19 AM EST
yeah chloride gas what could possible go wrong.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:09:29 AM EST
Just be sure to mix it in a glass container, secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 5 minutes


Live stream please 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:09:37 AM EST
a quicker way to kill the ants would be to pour equal portions of sufuric acid, nitric acid, and glycerine into a large glass jar, then shake it up vigorously, for a few minutes. this is the ultimate ant killer. or is it nitro-glycerine? i don't remember, so post back your results.
























but seriously, don't do it. maybe. or not. just don't.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:09:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:


Mississippi originally.
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nuff said...... Mississippi then Florida you have it bad.
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Originally Posted By 98Redline:
I laughed out loud over that one.
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Misnomer. They are just like regular ants, but without a serial number.
I laughed out loud over that one.
I've heard they're also illegal in California.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:10:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:


So you're saying if I set the garage on fire it will kill the ants?
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It might. At the very least it will make them run away.
I thought "fire" was the go-to answer for all pest problems.

It's worth a try...
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Originally Posted By harleykelly2012:
nuff said...... Mississippi then Florida you have it bad.
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Mississippi originally.
nuff said...... Mississippi then Florida you have it bad.
A brief time in Texas too.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:11:21 AM EST
I did that when I was a kid working at Howard Johnson's and wanted to make some nice mop water. Got a free trip to the hospital.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:11:40 AM EST
Google tells me it can make you feel awful but almost never kill anyone
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:12:01 AM EST
Besides destroying your lungs, chlorine gas is corrosive and will destroy steel, iron and aluminum objects in your garage.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:12:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By IslandTimes:
...in my garage and take a long weekend it might kill all the ghost ants that have infested the garage walls. Worth it, or should I just call Terminix?
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So, just to be clear, chlorine bleach plus ammonia will combine to create a toxic gas for humans. 
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Originally Posted By TokerM:


Misnomer. They are just like regular ants, but without a serial number.
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GD never fails to entertain. Clever and well done, I enjoyed the laugh. I think you might be getting close to unintentionally derailing this thread.
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Originally Posted By DnPRK:
Besides destroying your lungs, chlorine gas is corrosive and will destroy steel, iron and aluminum objects in your garage.
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$hit, no way I'm leaving the car parked outside, that would be stupid in this neighborhood.
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Originally Posted By DnPRK:
Besides destroying your lungs, chlorine gas is corrosive and will destroy steel, iron and aluminum objects in your garage.
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This is the real issue. Your lungs might heal, your tools definitely won't.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:16:38 AM EST
Wear a go pro
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That's what Amazon Alex is for. "Alexa, open the garage door."
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I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
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I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
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I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
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That's what Amazon Alex is for. "Alexa, open the garage door."
I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
Damn, not again.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:24:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By WhatsGnu:
Try it.
Just set up a lawn chair in the garage, have a seat and watch all the fun.


Or you could call a pest control company, have them tent the building and pump it full of cyanide - that seems to be what they do in the tropics.
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A little dramatic, no? It's not like looking at chlorine gas is going to kill you.

get a sundstrom mask and organic gas filter from HD for $50, stay close to a door. Plenty of time to mix, place and move, before there is enough chlorine gas to start burning your eyes.

Bunch of ninnies.

Still, call pest control. The need to google basic chemistry says you should.
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