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Elizabeth take a shovel and rough up the hill so it is open then pour water in. Do be careful of your flowers. Boric acid is good to kill em too. Dollar stores and Big Lots have a powdered form says it is for killing cockroaches and ants.
Well our 90 came down to 70s today along with thunder showers and up to 50s mph winds. Grrrrrrr! Hard to want to get going, should have been to work already but Deb showed up, an other lady I used to work for called, had to make sure there weren't things outside that could blow around, sprinkled boric acid around the ant hills. Where I put boiling water yesterday the ants still had holes they were crawling around right up next to the concrete steps. Guess I need to boil them again. When the wind isn't blowing I will try to put out the Diotinatious Earth. Kinda scared after reading the BT powder container telling to take person to emergency if they breath it.
I'm just really curious if I pour boiling water on the ant hills I know that won't hurt anything but what about things like my mound of Dianthas will it kill the flower too? Vicky I would not be surprised if it was ants that bit you,I have carried them back into the house on my clothes before. Be careful they are vicious little devils.
funny and scary story Vicky.. be careful gal!
I wonder if an ant is what got the back bend behind my knee I had a nasty big ichy bite there. One on my neck too.
Thanks Elizabeth I did alot of sitting this week-end. I did get into the gardens some, I just dumped the tub of water so I don't get a bunch of skeeters. I also just dumped boiling water down an other hill of ants by the mail box. They are usually bad but this year even more so. I will be boiling the whole property by the time I am through. Have to be really careful not to boil the plants. I see beans up in the strawberry boxes already. woo hoo.
My youngest daughter Pamela is very allergic to bees so she has to be careful too. Not pretty is it?
My guy is allergic to wasp stings...have to be very careful..neenaw to emergency if he gets stung! At least the kids are not, thank god!!
Thank you much I'm trying that, we have so darn many ants everywhere ,they bite me and I blow up like a balloon UGH !!!!
all is looking good Cath.
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