COMMUNITY FORUM

erica49

12:27PM | 04/07/11
Member Since: 04/07/11
3 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
please help, i have been fightin ants little tiny black ants in my kitchen for the last 4 years. they come in april and sometime dont leave until december or jan. we thought we had them licked with the little terro baits but they just eat them like theyre candy. then i could not leave a bag of trash on my carpect for 5 min. or the bottom of the bag on the capect would be swarming with tiny black ants. well the carpect has been taken up and bruce hard wood floors have been put down and guess what? i now see them around the baseboard on the new hard wood floors. do i need a exterminator, i hear they are sooo expensive or can i do something.

LarryG

04:09PM | 04/09/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
Keep up the Terro Bait. That's all the exterminator is going to do anyway. That's about all you can do.I usually have a minor problem also around the 4th of July when it's really hot. Try to find the place where they are actually entering the house and put the bait there.

danielleb

11:50AM | 04/13/11
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
When we moved into this house, the first spring we were swarmed by ants. There was a 6 inch wide ribbon of ants that spread 20 foot across our living room. They were all over the floor. It was bad. We sucked up the major part of them and then put out terro bait traps. They DO eat it like candy but keep in mind that they're carrying it back to a huge nest and sending their buddies back for more. It takes a few days but they do die.

Once they were all gone, we blocked the hole they were coming through (a nice fist sized hole behind the baseboard) and sprayed the entire foundation outside with Ortho Home Defense. It took care of the issue for years. We had some come in under the new wood floor last fall but two traps ended that quickly.

Terro also has a powder you can put along the foundation. That I haven't tried since Ortho worked so well.

BV000057

07:25AM | 01/02/13
There is a newer product out called Termidor, available to pro pest control companies that works great when used as an outside perimeter treatment. It may not be approved for some states or areas and can only be used twice a year. I have used this and found that a little while after the first treatment....no more ants!
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

This thin bamboo panel, which appears to float in midair, lets dappled sunlight pass through to the seating area below. Th... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1