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Adventure at the gas station

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by automatic slim, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Club soda works similar to gasoline - it pools in the catchbasins and emits CO2, which suffocates the ants. ;)
     
  2. stravis

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    You can also just take about half a shovel from one mound and dump it on top of another. The mound you dumped it on top of will be gone in a couple of days. They kill each other. Go around doing this to all of your mounds and you have an ant teotwawki in your yard for a couple of days.
     

  3. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Gas contaminates ground water and kills your lawn. If you can buy DE, why wouldn't you just buy ant poison and keep it handy? Ant hills aren't a surprise. You know they're coming.

    Side note: Broadcast generic talstar and ant hills don't happen.
     
  4. mike g35

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    I prefer Pyrodex. Just sprinkle some into a tube of sorts, cap said tube (after pre drilling one with a small drill bit) then insert cannon fuse into pre-drilled hole. Put said tube into mound, light fuse, and then RUN LIKE HELL!!!!!! Ants...and a considerable portion of your lawn....are gone. :rofl: :)

    Warning: don't be a moron, don't try that. This practice has been known to make you see things...like hospitals and ATF agents.




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  5. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I don't have enough ants to make it worthwhile to buy the poison, but DE is good for all bugs.

    As noted, if a cup of gasoline hurts the groundwater we're long since doomed, and it's never hurt my lawn. If a little bit of grass dies around the mound it's of no consequence.
     
  6. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    True story - a Gold's Gym in Seneca caught on fire. Turns out a former employee broke in, poured gas everywhere and lit it on fire.

    They caught him because he walked to a nearby gas station to get the gas. When he had trouble with the gas can the gas attendant suggested he return it. The arsonist's response was "I'm only going to use it once anyway."

    That kind of struck the attendant as odd.
     
  7. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    In that case just run an electrical cord into the mound.
     
  8. F350

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    BUT....... Would it have been as much fun?!?!? :rofl:
     
  9. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Not only that but it also serves as a warning to any other ants that are looking at moving in. :rofl:
     
  10. F350

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    Kinda reminds me of a little adventure my buddy and I had.

    He lived on a farm and his mom told us to get rid of a mole that had dug a tunnel across the front yard, so like good little boys we did as we were told.

    We opened up both ends of the tunnel, placed a lit candle in one end; in the other end we placed a baby food jar half full of water and dropped in a half dozen carbide crystals, covered with a board and ran like hell!

    If you don't know carbide in water produces acetylene gas (as used in cutting torches); when the gas reached the candle it blew a trench across the front yard, she didn't say anything about not damaging the yard.

    We had to dodge her for a week; after she cooled down she thought it was pretty funny.
     
  11. It's a nice mound you have here... It would be a shame if it caught on fire.
     
  12. My ant drives a Town Car? :whistling:
     
  13. I use instant grits. I have a plastic shaker cup of them in the garage. Little ants take the grits to the queen and they expand upon consumption. A couple of days or so and they are gone. Fire ant piles are the only ones I mess with but it works well and I don't have to worry about my wife's less than intelligent dog eating ant poison... If something happens to that dog I can only imagine what she would replace it with.
     
  14. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Honestly, depending on where the hill is, it can sometimes be better to just leave them be. He knows where the hill is now...once the survivors relocate, the hill might end up at a place he really doesn't want them to be.
     
  15. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Pretty clever. Will have to remember that.
     
  16. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Burn the whole lawn. Its the only way to be sure.
     
  17. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    Pink Panther theme...

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