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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Anybody having a problem with these little pests? I use powders and sprays on them but they seem to reappear the next day and whilst I've normally nothing against them, they keep eating my lawn and its getting annoying now. The lack of rain is turning my garden into a dust bowl, exacerbated by the little fellows taking the green bits....

Any suggestions or strategies?
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:28 pm 
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We get the little blighters figuring that they should share the house with us every year.... Evil or Very Mad

I've tried everything but they're persistent: I just keep using Raid and thumping then until they get bored with their Colonial Expansion - it works in the end, or at least they decide to call it a draw until next year.

Don't bother buying those sprays that claim to leave a barrier for weeks, they're a waste of time Sad
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Hmmmm, I was hoping you might have the address of someone who builds flame throwers..... Very Happy . I'm continually amazed at how many we kill and yet they are back again the next morning.

Maybe instead of a dachshund I should have a ant eater? They'd not go hungry! I wonder if they do rescue ant eaters? Cheap to run and highly satisfying.

Part if the problem I think is that after our plot its just grazing land and wilderness. I might clear our land but the immigrant ants move in overnight Rolling Eyes I might yet have to settle for a moving lawn, but I'm not ready to quit yet.

Incidentally I agree with you about the sprays but HI had bought some on a spending whim so I'm using them. Momentary pleasure but no persistence, so they won't be replaced.
  
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I,ve never seen as many ants as this year.......both in the garden, on the patio and now coming into the house. But if they keep coming to the house I,ll keep spraying them. Was working at guttering a few days ago and there are armies of them heading under the roof tiles.......if I,m not on here in rhe future it,s because the roof has fallen in on me. Smile  
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I,ve never seen as many ants as this year.......both in the garden, on the patio and now coming into the house. But if they keep coming to the house I,ll keep spraying them. Was working at guttering a few days ago and there are armies of them heading under the roof tiles.......if I,m not on here in rhe future it,s because the roof has fallen in on me. Smile


Or you're running down the road after the roof......

I've been killing thousands with ant powder, but by next morning the ant army is back and even bigger. I can see the little blighters literally carrying my lawn away!!!!!
  
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Was the picture of no use to you  
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Was the picture of no use to you


Would you like to elaborate a little for me please ???
  
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I did send you by other means a picture of two anteaters with a cake awaitng ants.  
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I did send you by other means a picture of two anteaters with a cake awaitng ants.


Ah yes, its a great idea however I suspect I might not be able to start Bulgaria's first Ant eater farm unfortunately Confused
  
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They may loan you a couple from Varna Zoo  
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They may loan you a couple from Varna Zoo


I will make enquiries tomorrow.... if their hungry maybe they can do it over a weekend, as long as they don't charge higher rates Shocked Laughing !

Or maybe I should see if I can have a elephant and a mouse 😛.
  
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No Elephants there in June. Have you tried any local smallholdings Wink Wink Wink Wink  
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Perhaps a tap-dancing elephant would do the trick if you can find the main nest? Wink
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No Elephants there in June. Have you tried any local smallholdings Wink Wink Wink Wink


Are they on holiday?

Smallholdings? Don't you mean Bigholdings? Laughing Laughing
  
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Perhaps a tap-dancing elephant would do the trick if you can find the main nest? Wink


Now that would be an interesting sight. Newly arriving on YouTube.....
Do tap dancing elephants live in nests Surprised Shocked !
  
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