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I have a kitchen counter full of ants, I tried cleaning the counter with a multi surface cleaner,no help I tried the ant traps no help. What else can I try?
We live in a one storey house on Eighth street in West Berkeley. We have a ant problem of great magnitude. Black ants most argentinian. They enter anything that is remotely sweet and enter bedrooms too. what solution you recommend. So far we have used the "chalk" but it is said to be very toxic.
I have a problem with ants in the wintertime. Currently, Terminix comes out and sprays with a chemical called cyfluthrin which is quite effective, but I'm concerned that this is a hazardous chemical to my family and the environment. Do you know anything about this chemical and can you tell me if you know any non-toxic service providers or products that I could use to stop the ants from entering into my home.
What is the best way to keep ants out of your home without harming them at all? Thanks
Every year, they return in greater numbers. This year, they're on my kitchen counters as well as on the floor. I'm a meticulous housekeeper and am being extra careful. I use boric acid powder on the pantry floor to deter the ants. What is best on the counters? many thanks.
I have a severe external ant problem. We are managing it internally with ant traps but the ants are invading my garden and are difficult to keep out of the house. Is there some inbalance that is causing this invasion? Is there anything nontoxic that I could use to make my yard less inviting?
Normal means have failed to control ants without resorting to chemicals and I need your help. How do I prevent ants from climbing a tree?
The tree is subject to watering daily by a sprinkler system and powders will not work. Sticky substances do not work, because the first 100 get stuck, and then the rest march over the top. Temporary sprays only kill a few, and the bait stations or ignored, because the scent of hummingbird food or corn (for the squirrels) is more tempting. Water moats only work temporarily because the water evaporates and the standing water attracts mosquitos.
I need to ddestroy the colonies without harming the birds, squirrels, or other creatures and while being as environmentally friendly as possible. The squirrels also are attracted to the additives in the ant bait stations (like the smell of peanut butter in the enforcer "pet safe" stations)
I grow strawberries and have been noticing that the ants are eating them. I have spray pesticide and was wondering if the pesticide affects the strawberries. Please give me ideas to get rid of them because I don't like to use pesticides.
I was wondering if you could make some recomendations for ant control at a residential group home for six adults with developmental disabilities. I have read the fact sheets, but I am concerned that the ant stakes or baits may be picked up and carried around by some of our clients. What do you feel would be the safest and best approach to dealing with an enormous ant invasion? Our staff is anxious to call an exterminator. Please advise.
Both myself (the development director) and our RN are Master Gardeners, so we would really like to avoid having spraying done at the house.
Thanks so much.
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