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RE: Re: Ants! Every kind, Everywhere!

Greetings to all from atlanta. I have found in the past that soapy water
has rid my outdoor pots from fire ants and seems to have little effect
on the plants although I haven't used it on my aroids.

-----Original Message-----
From: sullivan [mailto:paulsull@sunline.net]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 10:58 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Subject: Re: Re: Ants! Every kind, Everywhere!

i use a product called terro foir the sugar ants that infest my potted
plants in Southwest Florida.
----- Original Message -----
From: <mburack@mindspring.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: Re: Ants! Every kind, Everywhere!

> This sounds interesting John (although it probably is a "formed" boric
acid product).  Dont you think there could be potential problems, when
ants eat stuff like this (and boric acid) then procede to go back into
nest in the pot and die.  Now you have hundreds or thousands of dead
decomposing all with boric acid content (or other poison) leeching into
> aroid-l@mobot.org wrote:
> > off the record, there is a chinese product called "miracle ant
that comes 2 three-inch sticks of white chalk per $2 yellow and orange
cardboard box. it is not licensed and therefore not available from
nurseries, but can be found
> in chinatown groceries in major cities. it is said to contain
pyrethrum or
pyrethroids. works well indoors or on clay pots - just a single line
the ants column leads to the death of hundreds within hours. might be
impractical on
> dirt and probably not good to use if toddlers are around as it looks
like blackboard chalk.
> john smolowe
> Donald Burns wrote:
> > Marc,
> >
> > Seems to me that the pest control guys down here use a common
> > chemical (white powder) such as Arm & Hammer stuff to fight hard
> > insects. The last time we had a carpenter ant invasion, this stuff
> > along with some more toxic stuff. Wish I could remember what it was.
> > sure someone else will know.
> >
> > Don
> >
> > mburack@mindspring.com writes:
> >
> > >
> > > For those of you who dont grow plants in South Florida, I am
that you could understand the "unreal" insect problem "we" deal with
> > >
> > > I have been looking for a way to kill a lot! of ants without
having to
use serious pesticides (I save the serious stuff for the more "colorful"
groups of pest insects).
> > >
> > > Ants regularly invade and nest in every available pot I have and
every miserable pest imaginable.  Does anyone know of a good and fairly
benign product that can be flooded on the plant as well as into the soil
with good result?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Marc
> >

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