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Re: ants and mulch


Copperheads are incredibly aggressive here.  They get the Ann Boleyn
treatement when i see them.

On 6/2/07, Vera Metzke <vmetzke@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Rotenone...ehh gadd...she has her ponds close!  I haven't heard that one
> for
> years!  We use that to kill off fish populations up here?  Very restricted
> -
> well when I treated ponds?
>
> Vera
>
>
> On 6/2/07, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> > Call the local animal shelter and see if they have an aardvark up for
> > adoption, I guess. You sure they're ants and not termites? Mostly ants
> > are an esthetic nuisance but usually harmless [except for fire ants
> > that sting and carpenter ants that bite]. Since they nest underground,
> > there are arguments that they are actually good for plants by improving
> > root-zone tilth... yeah, spray 'em. Rotenone.
> >
> >
> > On Jun 2, 2007, at 3:40 PM, Donna wrote:
> >
> > > Geesh- it is always something!
> > >
> > > I bought some mulch awhile back- bagged kind that I always have used
> > > for
> > > years. When I opened to spread around today, I found it has a zillion
> > > ants in it! Just those small annoying ones, but now what do I do? I
> > > didn't realize it at first since they obviously where at the bottom
> > > half
> > > of the bag....Now I have ants everywhere! Guessing I will have to
> spray
> > > for them, since this bed happens to be next to the house...
> > >
> > >
> > > But what am I going to do with 15 bags of ant mulch? How much damage
> > > will they do to plants if I use only on the beds far from the house?
> > > Should I spray them.. gosh, I hate using chemicals and actually have
> to
> > > go to the store to buy some ant spray.
> > >
> > >
> > > It hasn't been a good wildlife gardening day... had a stand off with a
> > > snake earlier....dang thing was going to bite me.. so next time I see
> > > it, it is a gonner... passive snakes are allowed to live here, others
> > > are not!
> > >
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
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> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Sunset Zone 25
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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