Ants In your ????

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AJ & LJ . Were asking for solutions on ant remedies.I cant remember where i read it. The only and best is HORTICO ANT & ROACH DUST.10g/kg permethrin 25:75 If you can find them outside (their tracks) dust a little on it . inside where the greatest numbers appear a very light dusting 1/4 teaspoon full plenty .Just where they are the thickest not all over the place.they will dissapear within minutes wipe up powder.Never had any problems ..Been using this method for years & years . I know ants. An ant once said to me ." DO YOU KNOW HOW WE KNOW IT IS GOING TO RAIN. I SAID NO. WELL HE REPLIED. IT IS WHEN HUMANS START LOOKING AT US. REGARDS CLIVE
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Reply By: Spirit Gypsys - Thursday, Jan 05, 2012 at 09:48

Thursday, Jan 05, 2012 at 09:48
We had a family in the ceiling of our BT for several years ( and yes they only got really active before rain) . The product Ant Rid,, a small bottle of sticky liquid from hardware stores wiped them out.
Now I have to go outside and loook at the weather. -------------bugger-------------
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Follow Up By: Robbo - Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 04:32

Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 04:32
I was a chemical (inorganic) salesman for more than 30 years, chemicals (on contact) will kill ants but not eliminate the nest.
The only successful method of eliminating black ants is with borax which is the active ingredient in Ant Rid, good stuff.
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 09:00

Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 09:00
Do you know if the Ant Rid ever goes off ? Has always worked for us too. But this time it doesn't seem to be having any effect. Have no idea how long we've had it.
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Follow Up By: Finch's nest - Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 19:07

Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 19:07
tracks n about . no useby date on Ant Rid.They have a www antrid.com.au or 1800 810 280 But for a new jar cost about $5.00 Ant Rid is good if you are staying in one place for longer than 24 hours .but why kill the nest if you are moving on .Thats why we use the Hortico product.It states not to use inside.But you only use the smallest amount , they will vanish within minutes then wipe powder up.Enough powder to cover a postage stamp is more than sufficent.Why free feed the bliters if you are moving on .regards Clive.
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 19:55

Friday, Jan 06, 2012 at 19:55
Thanks Clive. I need to kill them as they've already nested somewhere in our BT. Had this problem before,a few drops of Ant Rid and within a couple of days it has always seemed to do the trick. They'd come from everywhere to have a go at the drops. This time they just walk past it. Now I've also put the Ant Rid pad thingos around. Your right though,for the cost of another bottle of the drops,I'll certainly be getting one,just thought I'd try the pads first.
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Follow Up By: Robbo - Saturday, Jan 07, 2012 at 03:03

Saturday, Jan 07, 2012 at 03:03
The ants take the "Ant Rid" back to the nest to feed the queen, borax is a slow acting poison, over a period of time it kills the queen and the ant colony.
Without a queen there is no nest, job done.
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Saturday, Jan 07, 2012 at 10:02

Saturday, Jan 07, 2012 at 10:02
Yep. Realise all that Robbo. But how do I get them to go to the Ant Rid drops ? At the moment they just walk on by,where as before as soon as I put the stuff down the little buggers would be right into it. As I said I think the bottle might be past it's use by date,even though I don't see one on the bottle. Got some of the A.R. pads today and they seem to do doing a good job at this stage. The shop was out of the drops.
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Reply By: Robbo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2012 at 02:45

Sunday, Jan 08, 2012 at 02:45
The borax is disolved in an attractant (probably something sugar based) maybe that due to age the active ingredient has separated from the attractant and no longer works as designed. Try for a new bottle or try mixing a bit of softdrink with the ant rid.
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Follow Up By: Tracks n About - Sunday, Jan 08, 2012 at 08:54

Sunday, Jan 08, 2012 at 08:54
Thanks Robbo. I got some more drops today. Will put them around as well as the pads,even though the pads appear to be doing the job. Appreciate your advice.
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Follow Up By: Taj Mah Tracker - Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 20:43

Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 20:43
Has the Ant Rid worked?
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Reply By: Tracks n About - Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 01:39

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 01:39
G'Day Ian,
I now have 8 Ant Rid pads set up on their tracks and drops here and there. Seems to have slowed them down a bit,but still have ants. I suspect the nest is in the rolled up annex,it hasn't been out for quiet some time. Should I roll it out and have a look,or leave things be until all ants disappear ? Remembering that the blighters are suppose to take the bait back to the nest and fix them all up !!!!
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Follow Up By: Taj Mah Tracker - Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 20:49

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 20:49
I would leave the annex rolled for a few more days, till the visible population almost stops, then unrolling will confirm if the nest was there and how effective the Ant Rid is/was.
I have also used Ant Rid several times, sometimes it slows them, other times they completely ignor the baits and drops. (Always use fresh product if they are not attracted within a couple of hours).
I suspect mine nest between the ceiling and roof, up amongst thre insullation as they appear and disappear under the ceiling edging.
Best of luck with it.
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