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kdm
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« on: May 16, 2012, 08:43:24 AM »

 I have been attempting to keep the ants out of my honey tank. I have used boric acid around the tank, didn't work. I used cinnamon, didn't stop them. So i used hot pepper spray on the outside of the tank and it is working so far.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 09:52:08 AM »

Good idea... I hate ants in my honey house.  I generally spray outside the building and on the water pipes that go to the inside.  It has worked so far.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 10:15:51 AM »

I use a mixture of boraxo, AKA 20 mule team borax, and plain sugar in equal amounts. The sugar entices them to carry it back to the nest and wipe them all out.
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