Red Ant Solution

Trubadour

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Through the years, I have tried every product out there to kill the red ant infestations I have on my property. So just on a whim, I poured some paint thinner down a hole, and I haven't seen them come back yet.

If it's the same next week, I'm buying more. Just thought I'd share my little experiment in case others have the same problem.
 

Jonny B Goode

Farm Hand
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Paint thinner? That's a novel idea. When it warms up around here I might give that a try. Put in a sprayer maybe and spray the perimeter of the house.
 

Syd. L

Farm Hand
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Whatever works I guess. I'm no pest control expert, but have you looked into any possible negative effects to the soil by putting that into it?
 

RichZ

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I always look for non-toxic solutions. I live in the northeast, so we don't have red ants, but I have relatives who do, and they've told me that they've had luck with repeatedly pouring boiling water on the nests. They claim it works, but I can't tell you for sure.
 
 
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