Help with ants!!!!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by South Florida Lawns, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They are in my truck everywhere. What can I use to successfully get rid of these suckers (sugar ants) I'm vacuuming the he11 outta it to get rid of any food sources but I need these guys gone stat. Got a dinner date with a high class lady friend of mine tonight. She knows I'm a bit redneck but I at least want the bugs gone haha.
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    First get a Aerosol Bug Spray and fire hose the inside of your truck. Then shut the door and let the hot sun bake it for an hour or more. This should give a Fumigation type effect in the hot sun.

    Now Detail the inside of the truck using a deodorant/cleaner to cover the Bug Juice smell.


    Inside Pest Control secret:

    Should you of missed the Queen/colony Back up your treatment with Terro Ant Bait but water it down 50/50 to be more effective. Terro Ant Baits Kill too quick and don't get back to the queen. By watering it down it works slower and gets to the Queen. A true case of Less is better. BTW Bait take weeks to work.


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  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Baits are slow but great. Far more effective in the long run
     
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks a bunch guys, I was hesitant on what to use as my cab is a more confined space and don't wanna breathe pesticide as I drive. I will park and leave windows down after to help air out.
     
  5. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Better yet, don't take a date out in your work truck.
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ammonium, Lysol, Clorox or Peroxide are Oxidizers that neutralize the Pesticide. Most aerosols are made from Pyrethriods type insecticides. While they will burn your throat a little and not real good to breath, They are not known to be dangerous to mammals. Of Course don't use any of these cleaning product full strength because they are more Toxic than the Pesticide.


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  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ok we'll just walk :dizzy: lol
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is the new age, MAKE HER DRIVE and while your at it she can pay. :weightlifter: or :cry:


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  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't bother taking any condoms because this date ends after "check please".


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  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't be so pessimistic. Many girls go for the Bad Boy Image. There is an old motto of mine that has worked for many years. "Treat a Lady Like a Ho and Ho like a lady."


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