Little red ants

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Gary
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Little red ants

Post by Gary » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:35 pm

Aloha
Can someone tell me about these little red ants there burning bit lasts for about 30 min? They are very small it took me awhile to even figure out what was biting me. Please send me any information. There in the house and yard I would like a green solution if possible. I don't like chemicals on the land if possible. We have pets and kids.
Thanks for your help
Gary

louiem
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Re: Little red ants

Post by louiem » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:38 am

probably fire ants. they say put out some peanut butter on a stick for awhile and when you check it out if it's fire ants it will be covered with them. go to punaweb.org and do a search there are extensive topics on them

radiopeg
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Re: Little red ants

Post by radiopeg » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:05 am

Gary, did you verify that you have little red fire ants? Try http://www.littlefireants.com/ They make the worst neighbors.

Gary
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Re: Little red ants

Post by Gary » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:26 pm

Aloha
I think they are. They are coming in between the slab and framing about every 5 ft around the house. I don't like chemicals much due to I have pets and kids however I don't think I have any options. I used an ant gel in the bathroom it seamed to slow them down. Windex will drop them right away and works well for spot killing. I was told there are some community meetings on the subject I may attend and see if they have any good advice.
Thanks
Gary

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Re: Little red ants

Post by Gary » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:29 pm

Aloha
We were able to beat back the fire ants. It took both “Amdro Yard Treatment Kills Fire Ants Fire Ant Bait Granules 5lb” and “Home defense spray” we first used Amdro around the house and about 3 weeks later sprayed the slab around the house. We had piles of visible dead ants. I can now sea the normal ants returning to parts of the yard. It took a little work and I need to treat every few months however I think I’m winning the war. I use goldfish crackers to find the ants in the yard then treat the spots has been working well. It works best on a sunny day. Not sure if anyone else had this problem. The key is don’t wait. Spend the money or they will take over. I think they are trying to pass a bill for a fire ant coupon. I don’t have the bill number or details at this time.
Thanks
Gary

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