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2013-08-23 05:50:32 PM  
Hope it works on the tawny drunken ants.
 
2013-08-23 06:05:24 PM  
Do you want ants?  Because that's how you get ants!
 
2013-08-23 07:29:52 PM  
If that shiat really worked then why does he have any ants at all? Instead he has an infestation...not really feeling too convinced over here.
 
2013-08-23 07:37:44 PM  

Barfmaker: If that shiat really worked then why does he have any ants at all? Instead he has an infestation...not really feeling too convinced over here.


syrynxx: Do you want ants?  Because that's how you get ants!


It does work, at least on all the ants I've tried it with.  If you want a commercial mix, you can get terro - My father in law introduced me to that, and I've never had it not work.  Comes in a little bottle, and the mix is thicker so you put a drop on the little squares you tear off the box.  I get ants maybe about once every three years, so I've never had a problem just keeping the little bottle around.
 
2013-08-23 08:53:35 PM  
I have found that gasoline kills fire ants when applied directly to the mound.
 
2013-08-23 08:56:10 PM  

simplicimus: Hope it works on the tawny drunken ants.


No - tawny crazy ants aren't attracted to sweet baits.
 
2013-08-23 08:58:05 PM  

Barfmaker: If that shiat really worked then why does he have any ants at all? Instead he has an infestation...not really feeling too convinced over here.


Well, he's an Australian, living in Australia, dealing with Australian ants. It impresses me that the same Borax and sugar solution that works so well on Michigan ants is also effective on Queensland ants.

And let's face it. You can take out a colony of invaders with that recipe, but you will never kill all of the ants. When the old colonies die, new colonies will eventually take over the territory. Unless you can figure out where they're getting into your house so you can stop up the holes, ants will return to munch on your delicious household leavings.
 
2013-08-23 09:04:18 PM  

SauronWasFramed: I have found that gasoline kills fire ants when applied directly to the mound.


Well, get some  tawny crazy ants. They wiped out the fire ant population all around Houston, as in no more fire ants.

xray: simplicimus: Hope it works on the tawny drunken ants.

No - tawny crazy ants aren't attracted to sweet baits.


Crap. And immune to most insecticides. If they show up, guess I'll see how DE works against them.
 
2013-08-23 10:05:46 PM  
The borax / sugar solution works quite well. I've used it for many years. Instead of using a sprayer, which will make a freakin' mess, place some in a bottle cap or equivalent. Leave it where the ants are, and in a day or two, there is no trace of them. This works especially well on a kitchen counter.

/ First heard of this from Bob Tanem, a former San Francisco radio host.
 
2013-08-23 10:09:06 PM  
His next video is on how to get rid of those pesky girls he has tied up in the basement.
 
2013-08-23 10:09:06 PM  
 
2013-08-23 10:48:53 PM  

SauronWasFramed: I have found that gasoline kills fire ants when applied directly to the mound.


Gasoline! Apply directly to the mound.

Gasoline! Apply directly to the mound.
 
2013-08-23 10:53:31 PM  
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2013-08-23 10:54:13 PM  
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2013-08-23 10:55:14 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: The borax / sugar solution works quite well. I've used it for many years. Instead of using a sprayer, which will make a freakin' mess, place some in a bottle cap or equivalent. Leave it where the ants are, and in a day or two, there is no trace of them. This works especially well on a kitchen counter.

/ First heard of this from Bob Tanem, a former San Francisco radio host.


You can also use a 50/50 mix of borax and icing sugar and apply it as a dry powder to ant hills / nests / trails etc. It needs to be left out 2 to 3 days without rain but it's very effective.
 
2013-08-23 11:19:44 PM  

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Oh, man, that is my favorite Sim game ever. Ahh, the sweet memories of taking over that poor man's life. He did not know how to utilize Borax and sugar water.

/Followed closely by SimFarm
//Must... find.... Mac... version...
///Yearning for virtual ant vs. spider funtimes
 
2013-08-23 11:34:23 PM  
No Archer pics, really?
 
2013-08-24 12:12:08 AM  
HAVE A GO AT TIMMAY AND THE FRICKEN HARDASS, WILLYA....

Shielding his Timmay's ears, kissing him, gesticulating to fellow hardasses.i42.tinypic.com

// never freak out in front of your kids, it's bad parenting

// I betcha he freaks out if boobies appear on the TV
 
2013-08-24 12:32:58 AM  
Dead ants.

Dants.
 
2013-08-24 01:04:45 AM  
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2013-08-24 01:09:43 AM  
xray: simplicimus: Hope it works on the tawny drunken ants.

No - tawny crazy ants aren't attracted to sweet baits.

Crap. And immune to most insecticides. If they show up, guess I'll see how DE works against them.


They are protein eaters.  Borax and peanut butter (instead of honey) will see you right.
 
2013-08-24 02:46:09 AM  
A LOT easier method is to get the Borax, mix it with regular old pancake syrup and place it OUTSIDE your house. They take it back to the nest to share and it kills every other ant that shares it with within a few days. There's actually been a syrup-borax mix on the market for a while but it can be hard to find unless you buy online, so easier to make it yourself (plus make it stronger for better results, and cheaper to screw the companies).
If the ants do not seem too attracted to it, try soaking it on a small piece of bread; they'll go right after it then.... and if you take the time to tear up small dried crumbs of bread before soaking them (like on a small paper plate) you increase the chance of getting a lot more kills inside the nest!!!!! They take the entire chunks back and carry them right down inside.

/struggled with ants somehow getting in my bathroom (only came into the bathroom - damned perverts) for anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks EVERY Spring for 5-6 years when moved into new house until started doing this trick and put a stop to it after 2 years (2nd Spring I put it EVERYWHERE outside the bathroom/backyard and apparently killed off the colony wherever the hell it was). Must have spent over $100 on sprays/yard sprays, bug bombed house, attic and crawl space to no avail... but this did the trick, finally.
 
2013-08-24 03:07:44 AM  
He's calmed down alot since he did 1GOD1JESUS.

A take on Noah's Ark that's not safe for work.
 
2013-08-24 04:57:58 AM  
Homemade Terro Ant Killer FTW!   And they guy's actually handsome...it's his annoying accent that makes me cringe.  lol  (Sorry to my Ozziebuddies. You're lovely folks, just don't talk.  :P  )
 
2013-08-24 06:05:02 AM  
Too bad my uncle didn't know about that. This was much cheaper than a divorce.
 
2013-08-24 10:22:25 AM  
www.houstondiehards.com
 
2013-08-24 12:11:58 PM  
I think it's funny that 1) he admits he doesn't know how it works and 2) he uses "*hopefully* it kills them".

Way to sell it!
 
2013-08-24 12:43:15 PM  

Thosw: I think it's funny that 1) he admits he doesn't know how it works and 2) he uses "*hopefully* it kills them".

Way to sell it!


You realize the guy's a comedian, and that this is a skit, right?
 
2013-08-24 01:43:02 PM  

TheMega: A LOT easier method is to get the Borax, mix it with regular old pancake syrup and place it OUTSIDE your house. They take it back to the nest to share and it kills every other ant that shares it with within a few days. There's actually been a syrup-borax mix on the market for a while but it can be hard to find unless you buy online, so easier to make it yourself (plus make it stronger for better results, and cheaper to screw the companies).
If the ants do not seem too attracted to it, try soaking it on a small piece of bread; they'll go right after it then.... and if you take the time to tear up small dried crumbs of bread before soaking them (like on a small paper plate) you increase the chance of getting a lot more kills inside the nest!!!!! They take the entire chunks back and carry them right down inside.

/struggled with ants somehow getting in my bathroom (only came into the bathroom - damned perverts) for anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks EVERY Spring for 5-6 years when moved into new house until started doing this trick and put a stop to it after 2 years (2nd Spring I put it EVERYWHERE outside the bathroom/backyard and apparently killed off the colony wherever the hell it was). Must have spent over $100 on sprays/yard sprays, bug bombed house, attic and crawl space to no avail... but this did the trick, finally.




It's the moisture. Probably rotting wood.
 
2013-08-24 01:44:11 PM  
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fark you fire ants!
 
2013-08-24 01:58:17 PM  
I fight fire(ants) with either fire or ice, whichever suits my mood.

Fire - Drizzle a quart of gasoline and a quart of industrial peroxide onto a fireant mound, then light with a splint on a stick.  Let the little devils burn.  May not be legal in city limits, prepare in advance to prevent brush fires.

Ice - Method 1 (Asphixiation) - Surround  the mounds with dry ice and lightly mist with water.  Cold CO2 sinks into the ground and displaces oxygen.  Ants die in minutes.

Ice - Methods 2-8 might land me in jail, given the ingredients required are useful in fertilizer, and suck a ton of heat out of the immediate area when dissolved into water.  Ants die of both cold and poisoning.

Ice- Method 9 (Death by bad puns)  Liquid nitrogen, pour liberally onto mound.  Antcicles.
 
2013-08-24 02:08:07 PM  

Saberus Terras: I fight fire(ants) with either fire or ice, whichever suits my mood.

Fire - Drizzle a quart of gasoline and a quart of industrial peroxide onto a fireant mound, then light with a splint on a stick.  Let the little devils burn.  May not be legal in city limits, prepare in advance to prevent brush fires.

Ice - Method 1 (Asphixiation) - Surround  the mounds with dry ice and lightly mist with water.  Cold CO2 sinks into the ground and displaces oxygen.  Ants die in minutes.

Ice - Methods 2-8 might land me in jail, given the ingredients required are useful in fertilizer, and suck a ton of heat out of the immediate area when dissolved into water.  Ants die of both cold and poisoning.

Ice- Method 9 (Death by bad puns)  Liquid nitrogen, pour liberally onto mound.  Antcicles.


Liquid oxygen is much more fun to use for "Ice - 9". Once it's all soaked in you can throw flaming darts at it from very far away. Clean dirt won't burn, but any organic matter down there (mulch, rotting wood, dead leaves, etc...) will go off like rocket fuel.
 
2013-08-24 02:13:30 PM  
Fire Ants will be gone soon enough. Houston to Austin is almost completely fire ant free. All hail our newest foreign import, the Tawny drunken ant.
 
2013-08-24 03:01:03 PM  

simplicimus: Fire Ants will be gone soon enough. Houston to Austin is almost completely fire ant free. All hail our newest foreign import, the Tawny drunken ant.


If they don't sting like fire ants, then it's all good.  Nothing that a few Bolivian tree lizards + Chinese needle snakes + snake-eating gorillas + winter can't fix.

/In Texas, you might have to import your winter from somewhere else, though.
 
2013-08-24 03:09:57 PM  

Thurston Howell: simplicimus: Fire Ants will be gone soon enough. Houston to Austin is almost completely fire ant free. All hail our newest foreign import, the Tawny drunken ant.

If they don't sting like fire ants, then it's all good.  Nothing that a few Bolivian tree lizards + Chinese needle snakes + snake-eating gorillas + winter can't fix.

/In Texas, you might have to import your winter from somewhere else, though.


They don't sting. They bite, but the pain is not severe and goes away in a second. Bad side: they have huge multi queen colonies that don't build hives, but love to occupy electronic equipment, such as your AC unit and power plant enclosures, which tends to cause short circuits.And they're immune to practically all pesticides.
 
2013-08-24 03:44:50 PM  
Gasoline will keep them off the kitchen counters too!
 
2013-08-24 04:02:35 PM  

simplicimus: They don't sting. They bite, but the pain is not severe and goes away in a second. Bad side: they have huge multi queen colonies that don't build hives, but love to occupy electronic equipment, such as your AC unit and power plant enclosures, which tends to cause short circuits.And they're immune to practically all pesticides.


So what happened to the fire ants?  Are the drunken ants eating these guys, or are they just getting out-competed, habitat-wise?
 
2013-08-24 04:19:11 PM  

Thurston Howell: simplicimus: They don't sting. They bite, but the pain is not severe and goes away in a second. Bad side: they have huge multi queen colonies that don't build hives, but love to occupy electronic equipment, such as your AC unit and power plant enclosures, which tends to cause short circuits.And they're immune to practically all pesticides.

So what happened to the fire ants?  Are the drunken ants eating these guys, or are they just getting out-competed, habitat-wise?


Eating them, I gather. Their colonies are huge.
 
2013-08-24 06:45:36 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-25 01:25:34 AM  
Meh. This stuff works brilliantly and is cheap as chips.

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They eat it, take it back to the nest, and they all day. Takes less than 24 hours and you only have to use may 5ml.
 
2013-08-25 05:55:24 AM  
Neat, but the dogs gave up on the idea in the end.
 
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