Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How To Kill Ants

How to kill ants? There are many ways to kill ants, I will tell you a simple way if your strapped for cash and need instant relief. This article will deal with Fire ants. Fire ants will actually do a lot of bodily harm. Some people have an allergic reaction to the bite of the fire ant and could even die from it. Even if you’re not allergic to the bite of the fire ant you can suffer a burning bite, and it hurts.
First thing, if the fire ant is in the home. Then do an inspection; most likely you will find a dirt mound up against the foundation of the house. When you find this mound just step back and do not disturb. The next thing is if you are having a problem with fire ants in the yard where the children play, then identify where these ants are by placing a flag or something that will let you know where they are.
Some times the ant beds are not all that visible to the eye. You may have to do some searching, but it will be well worth it. Once you have located the ant nest or mound and flagged it. Then the next step is to get ready to exterminate them.
Treatment on how to kill ants
First find a good size container such as a metal pot (best), this pot should be able to hold about one half to one gallon of water and have a handle on it. Fill with water and place on stove burner and bring to a boil. You will need to make sure there are no small children around and you will need to be very very careful. You do not want to burn your self. Please use extreme caution.

Making sure the water goes into the nest, the water will travel down in the tunnels and what doesn't get wet the steam will do the rest. Just repeat for all the ant nests. Now you know how to kill ants, especially fire ants. This do it your self method has worked for me time and time again.
Remember when trying to kill any kind of pest or exterminating any pest such as roaches, fleas, bedbugs and doing it you’re self. Please be safe.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Facts About Ants

Facts about ants
One of the facts about ants is that they are social insects that live in large colonies or groups. Some colonies consist of millions and millions of ants. Don’t think that ants are not able to communicate with each other, they can. Among other things they can give directions (to where the food is) and alarm each other when there is cause. Ants are clean and tidy insects. Some worker ants are given the job of cleaning out the nest and taking the garbage and putting it outside in a special rubbish dump!
Another fact about ants is that they are of extreme importance in the insect world. They have complex and often obligatory relationships with the plant and insect kingdom, which depend on the ants for their well being.
Ants are most numerous in warm climate regions, but they live almost everywhere on land except for extremely cold locations. Ants have many different ways of life. Ants are often found on plants in and around homes. Ants and aphids work hand and hand, many assume the ants are eating the aphids; instead, the ants are actually tending the aphids, protecting them from predators.
Another fact about ants is that individual ants will not survive outside their colony for very long, but if their escape route is not sealed the ants may establish a food route back into the colony. It is not uncommon to find any ant willing to give his life for the good of the colony.
As we go along here you will learn about ants.
  • How to get rid of ants
  • How to kill ants
  • Home remedies to get rid of ants
  • Ant baits

More facts about ants is that they are or always available for your picnics, outings and food on the floor. It may seem like ants are hard to control but they are not. Some types of ants like the pharaoh ant, and the thief ant, which is also known as sugar ants is one of the harder ants to control. The carpenter ant is also very hard to control. Know this, Ants are easier to control when the colony is small and localized.

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