Lawn Care etc the officially unofficial thread

mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 10,115
edited April 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
ok,

need some help with natural means of getting rid of ants and anthills in the yard.
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  • 8181 I Miss You LizardPosts: 58,276
    gas

    pour

    lighter

    light
    81 is now off the air

    image
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 10,115
    81" said:
    gas

    pour

    lighter

    light
    thats one option :?
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand
  • foodboyfoodboy Posts: 302
    astro turf
  • foodboyfoodboy Posts: 302
    vinegar works or go with the ole standby a flame thrower.
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 10,115
    foodboy" said:
    vinegar works or go with the ole standby a flame thrower.
    does this kill them or just get them marching?
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand
  • foodboyfoodboy Posts: 302
    vinegar allegedly works but the flame thrower is also good for weenie roasts too.
  • rollingsrollings Posts: 5,014
    Wayne's Organic Pest Control
    NOTICE. THIS POST HAS JUST ENDED. THE FOLLOWING IS THE SIGNATURE:.
    Enkidu said:
    is this some weird way for the 10C to kill the forum?
    seven roses34 said:
    What is this, a font for ants?

  • imaliveimalive Posts: 12,672
    image

    check your local zoning laws....
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
  • Pjzepp67Pjzepp67 Posts: 445
    Re-locate ?
  • Pjzepp67Pjzepp67 Posts: 445
    A. Tell B.P. you have oil in your backyard.

    B. Tell the CIA you have WMD in your backyard.

    ...either way...no ants...no ant hills...






    ...no backyard either, but problem solved an loads of $'s in payback :corn:
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 18,448
    live with em, you'll be fine
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • imaliveimalive Posts: 12,672
    chadwick" said:
    live with em, you'll be fine
    chad's got 'em in his beard :shock:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,268
    imalive" said:
    [quote="chadwick"]live with em, you'll be fine
    chad's got 'em in his beard :shock:[/quote]

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Wait, that might be true.
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 5,132
    Pour boiling water on the ant hill.
    They'll pack up and move.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,999
    Cinnamon-oil or sticks
    Mint-grow the plants around the hills, though mint can be like blackberry bushes/bamboo, it likes to grow
    Garlic cloves-peel and toss in the hills

    you can also plant chili peppers, thyme, peppermint, basil, rosemary- they don't like the strong smells.
    Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friend. - Walt Disney
  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,268
    RKCNDY" said:
    Cinnamon-oil or sticks
    Mint-grow the plants around the hills, though mint can be like blackberry bushes/bamboo, it likes to grow
    Garlic cloves-peel and toss in the hills

    you can also plant chili peppers, thyme, peppermint, basil, rosemary- they don't like the strong smells.

    I look forward to the results of that in 3 to 6 months...
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,999
    Dissidentman" said:
    [quote="RKCNDY"]Cinnamon-oil or sticks
    Mint-grow the plants around the hills, though mint can be like blackberry bushes/bamboo, it likes to grow
    Garlic cloves-peel and toss in the hills

    you can also plant chili peppers, thyme, peppermint, basil, rosemary- they don't like the strong smells.

    I look forward to the results of that in 3 to 6 months...[/quote]

    okay fine, then just pour boiling water on them...let me know if they scream.
    Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friend. - Walt Disney
  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,268
    RKCNDY" said:
    [quote="Dissidentman"][quote="RKCNDY"]Cinnamon-oil or sticks
    Mint-grow the plants around the hills, though mint can be like blackberry bushes/bamboo, it likes to grow
    Garlic cloves-peel and toss in the hills

    you can also plant chili peppers, thyme, peppermint, basil, rosemary- they don't like the strong smells.

    I look forward to the results of that in 3 to 6 months...[/quote]

    okay fine, then just pour boiling water on them...let me know if they scream.[/quote]

    Do they scream, closet entomologist?
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,999
    Dissidentman" said:


    Do they scream, closet entomologist?
    I don't know...I've never done that-I googled 'natural ant repellent', it's a suggestion.
    Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friend. - Walt Disney
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 5,132
    RKCNDY" said:
    [quote="Dissidentman"]

    Do they scream, closet entomologist?
    I don't know...I've never done that-I googled 'natural ant repellent', it's a suggestion.[/quote]
    I've done it. They just move on.
    I'm sure my neighbors don't appreciate it.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,999
    Who Princess" said:
    [quote="RKCNDY"][quote="Dissidentman"]

    Do they scream, closet entomologist?
    I don't know...I've never done that-I googled 'natural ant repellent', it's a suggestion.[/quote]
    I've done it. They just move on.
    I'm sure my neighbors don't appreciate it.[/quote]

    :lol:

    We had a problem, and just couldn't find the nest, they were taking over the house, so Mr. RK went into the crawlspace and soaked the perimeter with Ortho Home Defense...*poof*
    Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friend. - Walt Disney
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 30,053
    RKCNDY" said:
    Cinnamon-oil or sticks
    Mint-grow the plants around the hills, though mint can be like blackberry bushes/bamboo, it likes to grow
    Garlic cloves-peel and toss in the hills

    you can also plant chili peppers, thyme, peppermint, basil, rosemary- they don't like the strong smells.
    he wants to get rid of them, not make them a gourmet meal :P
  • DissidentmanDissidentman Posts: 15,268
    RKCNDY" said:
    [quote="Who Princess"][quote="RKCNDY"]

    I don't know...I've never done that-I googled 'natural ant repellent', it's a suggestion.
    I've done it. They just move on.
    I'm sure my neighbors don't appreciate it.[/quote]

    :lol:

    We had a problem, and just couldn't find the nest, they were taking over the house, so Mr. RK went into the crawlspace and soaked the perimeter with Ortho Home Defense...*poof*[/quote]


    He secured the perimeter? Nice.
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 24,999
    norm" said:
    [quote="RKCNDY"]Cinnamon-oil or sticks
    Mint-grow the plants around the hills, though mint can be like blackberry bushes/bamboo, it likes to grow
    Garlic cloves-peel and toss in the hills

    you can also plant chili peppers, thyme, peppermint, basil, rosemary- they don't like the strong smells.
    he wants to get rid of them, not make them a gourmet meal :P[/quote]

    hey, that's the bonus!
    Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friend. - Walt Disney
  • bionicamybionicamy Posts: 419
    Mix 1 cup of sugar - 1 tablespoon Borax or Muleteam laundry detergent - 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil for a couple minutes
    Let it cool and it will thicken

    Cover a few shallow dishes jar lids with it.... The ants will eat it and take it back to the nest and feed it to the queen and die.

    The only way to stop them how ever you do it is to find the nest and kill the queen.
    “This is a ah another request fulfillment. If none of the other of you like it at least one guy does. Actually it’s a girl, she’s right back there.”
    SMILE Eddie Vedder Cleveland 06.....
  • AnnafalkAnnafalk SwedenPosts: 623
    Let the ants live make'em your friends have a picnic :lol:
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 10,115
    Annafalk" said:
    Let the ants live make'em your friends have a picnic :lol:
    while playing "bugs" at full volume?
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand
  • imaliveimalive Posts: 12,672
    Who Princess" said:
    [quote="RKCNDY"][quote="Dissidentman"]

    Do they scream, closet entomologist?
    I don't know...I've never done that-I googled 'natural ant repellent', it's a suggestion.[/quote]
    I've done it. They just move on.
    I'm sure my neighbors don't appreciate it.[/quote]

    they take the basic approach, down Texas way :lol:
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 5,132
    imalive" said:
    [quote="Who Princess"]I've done it. They just move on.
    I'm sure my neighbors don't appreciate it.
    they take the basic approach, down Texas way :lol:[/quote]
    Because we have experience with fire ants!
    (Or as we say in Texas, FAR AINTS!)
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 18,448
    Dissidentman" said:
    [quote="imalive"]chad's got 'em in his beard :shock:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Wait, that might be true.[/quote]
    the ants in me beard eat the crumbs
    good to go
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
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