Just Ran A Night OP Against A Possible Horde

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    cyberghostx13 USMC "The Few The Proud"

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    Well I had some ants that were stating to climb the tree looking to get to the hummer feeders. I thought they were gone when I killed all the scout units. The hummer feeders have their moats and they were doing their job. I had a vision tho not to long after dark, a vision of the ant hordes(The little brown ones) overwhelming my feeders. The garden ground is covered in wood chips and I hardly ever see them. I think tho I must have spilled some hummer joy juice in my changing the feeders.

    So I went out with a flashlight to check things out and sure enough there were ants not a horde yet but a few hundred for sure. Some were even at the top of the hooks just before the moats. I killed a whole bunch but I had to be sure I stopped them so I could sleep tonight.

    I broke out an old trick I used when I had Rockie(African Grey Parrot and best bud for 33 years RIP 1/3/2016). IMGP0220.JPG Years ago I got up to go to work and there was a stream of ants coming thru the backdoor and starting to get near Rockie's cage and food. Geez, what do I do? I can't use ant spray near Rockie's cage.

    Light bulb above my head. Shaving cream. So I killed all the ants inside and then put shaving cream on both sides of the bottom of the doorway, and I went to work. Got home after a full shift and there were no ants in my place whatsoever. So knowing that I strategically put shaving cream around the base of the tree and a few other places.

    Tomorrow I will spray wash the whole area with a water hose, it will get rid of traces of sugar and cause havoc in antville. I did that once before and nipped the problem in the bud. I should have done it again but I thought I got rid of them and I was lazy and taking pictures instead. I learned two lessons, don't spill hummer food at all. Secondly, if I do then wash the area down with a hose really well, that works. I also want to rid the tree of all shaving cream. Later.
     
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    The wood chips are a great hiding place for insects.
     
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    I had some small ants invade my kitchen recently.
    I got some Raid ant traps and they were gone.
     
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    My Grandson has never had one single ant on his face! LOL!
    Good write up amigo, made my day man! ;)


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    I use some RAID Product that looks like Toothpaste, and is Clear. Ant Kill or something, we get lots of Ants in Desert. A drop here and there, they take the treat back to nest, or mound, all is quiet near at my home.
     
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    We moved into a new (new to us) house. The previous owners had been using an exterminator due to an ant problem. We told the exterminator that we wouldn't need their services. I sprayed Talstar Pro all around the houses foundation just once and we didn't have anymore ant problem the rest of the year. I don't know what the exterminator was using, but it didn't work. But you can't keep coming back and charging for service if you fix the problem.
     
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    years ago I used diazinon granules for that job. Not sure what today's substitute is now that diazinon is banned.

    and yeah, free Fullclip

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    In the midst of all our jokes Hummer, THIS, ^^^ that Tater Head suggested does work very well for us here...! Try it man. ;)

    TH, What is the Proper term for group of ants....? CM, Dang look at this, their back! ;)

    That term, Works for these guys too... ha

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    I puff deltadust into the cracks and crevices around my foundation early spring. It seems to discourage the scouts and knock the colonies back. If I notice a mound near the house I treat it directly.
     
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    Well thanks for the great response and a very funny picture. Update: I got up a little earlier to check on things and sure enough the shaving cream worked and did it's job so I didn't have to worry about a horde and I could sleep easy. This morning I used a hospital cloth to get all the shaving cream off the tree before hoseing the area down big time.

    So now it's another great day in the Land Of The Hummingbird.Right after I took some really good shots, I am trying to get the hummers in more sunlight so I can get those colors. Well I'm at my iMac desk, I had to check my email for a delivery, so now it's back outside. Later. IMGP0050.JPG
     
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    Nice. Is that the girl from the TV series "2 Broke Girls"? Sure looks like her.
     
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    Well thanks everyone for your responses and ideas. All is quiet on the hummer front, after carefully removing the shaving cream with a small towel I blasted the area with a garden hose, something I should have done in the first place, live and learn. Later.
     
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    .... so NOT Mongolians? :headscratch:
     
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