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Author Topic: Good Luck with Cinnamon for Ant Control  (Read 4438 times)
Super Bee
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Location: Aptos, California

« on: October 22, 2007, 10:34:06 AM »

Here where I live, we have Argentinian Ants.  These are small black ants that come in hoards.  They love anything sugary.  When I placed the bucket feeder atop my one hive, I knew there would be a problem eventually...and there has been.  Since thehive sits on cinder blocks ( to keep the skunks away ), ther are no legs to place in water/oil...

I bought some inexpensive cinnamon and sprinkled it on the hive cover around the bucket lip, and around the base of the blocks...

It has worked!  Worked well I might add...

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Super Bee
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Location: Hanson, MA and Lebanon, ME

« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 11:15:34 AM »

We've always had good luck with it, too.  You just have to renew when it rains.

- Ann, A Gardening Beek -  ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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New Bee
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 07:15:55 PM »

Ive had very good luck using organic ground cinnimon as well.  It seemed to keep the ants at bay.

Honey is delicious
Field Bee
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Location: Arkansas, White County

« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 11:01:09 PM »

   I accidently used Saigon Cinnimon.  Never again...I will make sure I have the right one next time.

Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)
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Location: Effingham, IL

« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 03:12:11 AM »

I think my first post on this board was due to my worrying over the fire ants that we have in Texas...cinnamon was suggested and it kept me fire ant free all summer.
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