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Potchafa
LSU Fan
Avoyelles
Member since Jul 2016
670 posts

Ants!!!!!
I live in Avoyelles. Ever since the rain on Friday, my back two acres are full of fire ants! I have twenty pecan trees also. Any suggestion on a quick fix.


Teufelhunden
LSU Fan
Galvez, LA
Member since Feb 2005
4293 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
It's not just you. They're everywhere


Popths
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
2078 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Ortho fire ant killer. Use sparingly. Doesn’t take much


TheBoo
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Bay Area
Member since Aug 2012
2326 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
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Ortho fire ant killer.

My yard occupants laughed at it.


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ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
2861 posts

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Same here. Mofos are everywhere!


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Soul Gleaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
3385 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Have always liked Bengal fire ant dust. Sprinkle on the beds, will have a mountain of ant corpses on it the next day.


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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
4831 posts

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My late father-in-law lived in Mansura and had several acres with about 2 that he kept cut. He'd ride his John Deere lawn tractor and carry that granular ant killer in a can hanging on the back of the engine cover and sprinkle it on every ant pile he came across.

They were especially bad after heavy rains and popping up everywhere. I see nothings changed since he's been dead over 8 years now.


Potchafa
LSU Fan
Avoyelles
Member since Jul 2016
670 posts

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Bengal dust it is. Thanks fellas!!!


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CheEngineer
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2019
297 posts

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Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns Granules

1-2 tablespoons on each pile and let Mother Nature water it in they are all gone.

You can use a spreader in the spring and then spot treat the couple others that show up


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Slybayou
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
180 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Amdro liquid


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pwejr88
LSU Fan
Friend of Bill
Member since Apr 2007
30348 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Best kept secret:


Dawn soap.

Mix a small amount in a sprayer with water and spray your hole yard. Gone pecan.

But make sure and do your neighbors’ if you have any.


Bayou
LSU Fan
Arizona Desert
Member since Feb 2005
30843 posts

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2 Jugs
LSU Fan
Saint Amant
Member since Feb 2018
380 posts

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Bonide - Eight Insect Control

you are welcome


MikeD
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
3050 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Andro has always done me well


LSU2001
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
1760 posts

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spread some Talstar granules and be done with them for months. It is kinda pricy but it works very well.
Talstar DIY Pest Control


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GRIZZ
LSU Fan
PRAIRIEVILLE
Member since Nov 2009
3283 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Talstar spray or granules will fix your problem. I use it twice a year and would pay money to anyone that finds an ant on my property. Complete wipes them out for almost 6 months.


sosaysmorvant
LSU Fan
Back Vacherie, LA
Member since Feb 2008
391 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Another vote for Talstar. It's not cheap, but the fire ants die and won't be back for months. Most of the dust products will just get the pile to move. You are wasting time and money.


glorymanutdtiger
LSU Fan
denver
Member since Jun 2012
1853 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Talstar. It is not cheap but you only need an ounce for a gallon. It will last a long time


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Lsu4life42
LSU Fan
Central LA.
Member since Nov 2015
313 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
Go to Austin ag on 28 and get a af of talstar and spread it in area.


avondale88
LSU Fan
Montgomery
Member since May 2009
2473 posts

re: Ants!!!!!
I have them in my house now. I've never had this problem before and I don't leave food or drinks out. The elderly lady next door to me always gets rid of the mounds in her yard by doing a simple trick. She takes a shovel and scoops up the top of one mound and throws it on the top of the other mound. She told me that the ants will fight and the "invaders" will go after the queen to kill her. Once the queen is dead the ants move away. It must work because the next day she knocks the mound down with a shovel and the mound doesn't have one ant in it. I just buy cheap plastic bottles of rubbing alcohol and pour it on top of the mound. The alcohol kills them and the elderly lady said that if the queen isn't killed then I wasted a bottle of alcohol. She said to get rid of the ants the queen must be killed.


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