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Ant Colony Annihilation

During quarantine I've developed an affinity for dismantling the nervous systems of ants by feeding them brown sugar laced with boric acid, ultimately rendering the Queen infertile.

Have you ever used boric acid for ants?

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by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020

Is it safe around pets?

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2020

You can cut a tissue box in half and poke holes in the side and mix it in there. Keep away from pets outside so they don't eat it and put it where you see a lot of ants marching,

by Anonymousreply 207/31/2020

The boric acid eats through insects’ chitinous exoskeletons. It is a fairly mild acid but is deadly for arthropods; it is safe for dogs and cats.

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2020

I was weeding and destroyed a large ant colony. It made me very sad to see them running amok. I could relate.

When they get into the house, though, I have to draw the line. I’d rather repel them than kill them, but sometimes you have to assert dominance.

by Anonymousreply 407/31/2020

OP there are 10,000 trillion ants in the world, you better hope they don't come after you for this.

by Anonymousreply 507/31/2020

[quote] you better hope they don't come after you for this.

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by Anonymousreply 607/31/2020

I would think most DLers would be against the matriarchal communist society of ants.

by Anonymousreply 707/31/2020

Joan Collins once kissed an ant? Isn't that the height of avant-garde style?

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by Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

I, for one, WELCOME our insect overloads!

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by Anonymousreply 908/01/2020

Lime juice destroys the exoskeleton of the ant. I learned this from someone I suspect is a psychopath.

by Anonymousreply 1008/01/2020

I find the fact you "have developed an affinity" rather questionable.

by Anonymousreply 1108/01/2020

So could I leave this in my apartment to get rid of ants? We get tiny ants in my building some summers and no matter how clean I am I still see a few.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2020

Just stop leaving food out OP, or remove it from the area when you see them, and they will quietly go away. No need to be a dickhead and torture innocent animals to death.

by Anonymousreply 1308/01/2020

R12 Ants are drawn to it and create a trail back to the queen, so it's best to put it outside where you think they are entering. You might want to spray a regular pesticide if you don't have outside access.

by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2020

Borax ant poison isn’t as effective as the old kind with arsenic.

by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020
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