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Re: Re: Ants! Every kind, Everywhere!

  • Subject: Re: Re: Ants! Every kind, Everywhere!
  • From: "sullivan" <paulsull@sunline.net>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 09:57:53 -0600 (CST)

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 the
ants eat stuff like this (and boric acid) then procede to go back into the
nest in the pot and die.  Now you have hundreds or thousands of dead ants
decomposing all with boric acid content (or other poison) leeching into the
> aroid-l@mobot.org wrote:
> > off the record, there is a chinese product called "miracle ant chalk"
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 across
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 just
like blackboard chalk.
> john smolowe
> Donald Burns wrote:
> > Marc,
> >
> > Seems to me that the pest control guys down here use a common kitchen
> > chemical (white powder) such as Arm & Hammer stuff to fight hard shelled
> > insects. The last time we had a carpenter ant invasion, this stuff was
> > along with some more toxic stuff. Wish I could remember what it was. I'm
> > sure someone else will know.
> >
> > Don
> >
> > mburack@mindspring.com writes:
> >
> > >
> > > For those of you who dont grow plants in South Florida, I am doubtful
that you could understand the "unreal" insect problem "we" deal with here.
> > >
> > > 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 farm
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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