It is currently Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:57 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: carpenter ants
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2003 9:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 9:47 am
Posts: 2
I have carpenter ants outside inside columns supporting my patio. Howards suggestions are for inside only. How do I get rid of these guys? They appear to be dropping small wood particles to the ground from indide the column. HELP!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: carpenter ants
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2003 4:27 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 6:45 pm
Posts: 354
Location: San Antonio,Tx
I might get hit for this suggestion, but...... :roll:

Wrap the column in plastic loosely then set off a bug bomb.

Repair damage to column ASAP to avoid reinfestation.

_________________
ZIP
[The Alamo City]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 3:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 07, 2003 8:30 pm
Posts: 19
Location: DFW Metroplex
My suggestion would be to get some Timbor and dust around the base of the columns as well as any entry points around the top. You could use boric acid powder but on exterior locations you do have to be carefull not to get boron toxicity within soil areas. Timbor can also give you that same toxicity but it would take more of the timbor to do so and that type of powder does not flow as easily as boric acid. Also you could use timbor in a 15% solution and spray the columns.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Timbor ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 5:01 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 6:45 pm
Posts: 354
Location: San Antonio,Tx
Rid-All:

Is Timbor a trade name?
Where would I find same?
How well does it penatrate into the nest area?

_________________
ZIP
[The Alamo City]


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by eWeblife