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Offline kdm

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honey house ants
« on: May 16, 2012, 09:43:24 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.

Offline cdanderson

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Re: honey house ants
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 10:52:08 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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Offline iddee

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Re: honey house ants
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 11:15:51 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.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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