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Offline samwise

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Big Black Ants...
« on: April 29, 2009, 04:11:41 PM »
I've got a MASSIVE mound that has appeared behind my 3 hives... what is the safest way to kill these off?  They're the BIG black ants.... that we have here in Indiana.

Normally I would take a can of Ant spray & problem solved...  It's about 2 ft from the back side of the hives... and the mound is about a foot in dia....

They moved in fast!

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Re: Big Black Ants...
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 04:31:21 PM »
You need to id them first, then you can proceed forward. Are they bothering your hives? If not, leave them alone.

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Re: Big Black Ants...
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 05:49:43 PM »
Someone on here told me about using cinnamon to keep ants out of the hive.  I didn't have many, but I did put cinnamon on the inner cover and problem solved.  I have even tried it around the house and it held them at bay for a while.  You might try some on the mound.  Just a shot.

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