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Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)20:47 UTC+1 No.628857 Report

Best way to get rid of household ants? The last two colonies I successfully wiped out with liquid Terro ant bait, but these ones are going right past it.
Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)21:28 UTC+1 No.628873 Report

we had a few years of success with a mix of powdered sugar and borax (look in the laundry detergent isle of your local mega mart)

just a 50/50 mix then leave it out in their path. if they seem to avoid it like ours did. Wet it down so it turns into a paste. that helped.

though some go for protein, if they don't touch it try mixing peanut butter and borax. cant vouch for that one but some say it works.
Anonymous 04/24/14(Thu)04:40 UTC+1 No.629007 Report

Got a lawnmower handy?
Anonymous 04/24/14(Thu)04:50 UTC+1 No.629010 Report

Or use cornstarch
Anonymous 04/24/14(Thu)05:46 UTC+1 No.629045 Report

we were getting earwigs in the house and also had multiple ant hills around the yard, and would get ants in the house from time to time. I put this stuff down around the perimeter of the house about every six months, and on ant hills as they crop up, which only happens on the back end of the property now. If we get anthills in sensitive areas like the garden, then I just boil a large pot of water and pour that on their hill to massacre them.
Anonymous 04/24/14(Thu)06:24 UTC+1 No.629070 Report

Do you have a garden hose, some random fittings, and a 2ft length of 1inch PVC pipe?

Attach garden hose to outside water faucet, at the other end fit the hose to a 90* fitting attached to your PVC pipe. Cut the other end of the PVC pipe at a sharp diagonal to form a medical needle shape.

Jab that fucker into the anthill as deep as you can, run back to the house like a little bitch, open the faucet enough to flood the hill quickly, but not fast enough to launch the pipe out of the hill.

Laugh maniacally as hundreds of thousands of woman and children ants get flushed away as their queen drowns.

Any surviving ants no longer have a colony and will most likely die as they curse the Rain God.
Anonymous 04/25/14(Fri)20:05 UTC+1 No.629705 Report

>search for ant killing parasites for fun
>Ophiocordyceps unilateralis

>"The infected ants leave their canopy nest and foraging trails, heading for the forest floor in search of an area with a temperature and humidity level that is suitable for fungal growth. The infected ant will then use its mandible to affix themselves to a major vein on the underside of a leaf and eventually die."

So now there is parasitic mind control fungus to worry about
Anonymous 04/25/14(Fri)20:35 UTC+1 No.629725 Report

build tiny crosses out of toothpicks, crucify intruders as warnings to the others.
Anonymous 04/25/14(Fri)21:26 UTC+1 No.629754 Report

Anonymous 04/25/14(Fri)22:05 UTC+1 No.629773 Report

>leave cake on a table
>go away for 20 minutes
>cake is black with sugar ants
Fucking brazil.
Anonymous 04/26/14(Sat)00:13 UTC+1 No.629814 Report

>Find colony
>Post results
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