Ants Ants and more Ants

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Ducke, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry, meant to put "Pesticide Applicator Training Manual".
    Caught it too late to edit.
  2. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have tried a couple of thing mentioned here and some others that were'nt
    So far what I have found that work pretty good is a mixture of Borax and Sugar 50/50. the ants love it and in a couple of days the nest is inactive.
    as for Chinch we have had our fist couple of sighting over the last few weeks. We are using a product called "NEEM OIL" We sprayed our first lawn last week I will keep you all posted.
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The off white powder you mentioned may be Diatomaceous Earth.
  4. coyoteman

    coyoteman LawnSite Member
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    Ducke is that just regular borax you get in the grocery store? Is neem oil registered for Chinch?.
  5. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes regular borax and yes Neem Oil is registered for Chinch.
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I finally remembered to pick up the 20 mule team borax and poured it straight onto the ant hills. It works all by itself no problems or mixtures.
    Talstar is said to not really work on ants by the guys hired to kill ants. Don't know if its true or not, but I would much rather pickup borax in the mower bag than diazinine and blades soaked in talstar.
  7. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    corn meal. pour corn meal around ant areas ants will carry it back and when they eat it they can't digest the corn meal and they will Die!!!
  8. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you can also use grits uncooked

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