War on Ants

PrepHole I humbly come to you, experts of all things weapons. I’m at war with ants. My oh my, do I ever despise them.

I live in the sticks. Middle of nowhere Appalachia. My pests are little black ants. No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to get rid of the little bastards.

So I’ll tell you what I have used and perhaps one of you can help me out. Surely someone on here is either an entomologist or a general pest control guru.

For the past couple years I’ve used: 1. Tekko Pro - insect growth regulator - active ingredients pyriproxyfen and novaluron. 2. Demand CS - pyrethroid - active ingredient Lambda-Cyhalothrin. 3. Demon WP - pyrethroid - active ingredient Cypermethrin.

I used the IGR and Demand CS for too long. Now it seems like the ants have built up a very good resistance to the chemicals. Reasons for that they obviously are able to continuously repopulate and they don’t give a shit about areas where Demand CS was sprayed they just continue to march through for days at a time.

Thought I’d be cool and try Demon WP and I figured since it uses a different active ingredient it would work to bypass their resistance to the Demand. Wrong! They still persist and I think they might be thriving.

I’ve also used Terro baits. They eat the shit out of it and I’m thinking they are also not dying from it. I started with Terro years before Demand.

Most recently I have acquired Esfenvalerate 8.4%. I realize this is also a pyrethroid and I might be pissing in the wind just on principle.

To top it off I also get wasps and now some yellow jackets. I’d like to live in a big free world but life in the woods doesn’t seem to be conducive to that.

I keep a very clean house and the lawn is cut on a regular schedule. Guess I’m just king of the insects.

Suggestion on how to get rid of the ants?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anteater

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I suppose I could make friends with an anteater. Maybe the zoo will let me borrow one of theirs. He’d probably get too full.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      only if you want them to destroy your electrical cabinet

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when i was in elementary school my grandpa would let me run around his farm with a lit propane torch to burn ant hills.
    in retrospect this was not a wise idea, but it was a lot of fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He fucked you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds like fun anon. As long as you were told to exterminate pests, and didn't do it because you were curious, you are probably fine mentally.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve found fire to be truly the most effective against the insect menace, it’s truly the great equalizer in the fight against bug kind, be careful of your house and environment though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      While very satisfying it isn’t too safe to burn the little fuckers in my house. Also I’d rather not burn all my grass either. Gas is like $4 a gallon and I enjoy having both of my eyebrows.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      only good against the ones outside the colony. it's an inconsequential drop in the bucket. the queen is pumping out new workers constantly.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are they inside your house or outside? If outside leave em be. If inside use diatomaceous earth. Get an applicator sprayer thing and line the bottom of your walls and all cracks with it. The stuff is safe for people and pets but kills all insects via shredding their exoskeleton, on a microscopic layer they're like little tiny shards. You could also apply it at the base of windows in addition to the walls. Spray under and between your fridge, cabinets, etc.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do the ants do anything? I have several types of ants on my property. Only one of the three is a problem and all of the three keep fireants at bay.

    I don't bother with them at all. If they come inside I just Terro or make my own with simple syrup and boric acid. My wife is a woman she is always shitting her britches over something that is happening somewhere else. She laid down some poison and the ants disappeared from that section of my yard for one year. However, she poisoned my garden as it was down stream from her poison. So I had to re irrigate another part of the yard and start over next year.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mix borax with honey and dump it near the nest it will destroy the entire thing within a few days

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Organic avocado honey works best. I have never met an ant that will eat anything less.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Terro is the same thing. They eat the shit out of it but I don’t think it is killing them anymore.

      Also I have them inside and outside. I realize I need some around, but I got too damn many whenever they are becoming squatters in my house, watching my Netflix, and crawling all over the place.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don’t think it is killing them anymore.
        they don't become immune to boric acid. perhaps they learn not to eat a particular type of food, aversion style.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's exactly what they do. It is a no colony killing activity. If you want to nudge them away, use terro or homemade terro. They will pick up and move away for a period. It is a great idea if you have ants and plan to have a party. Nudge them away from your porch and paths a week or so before. They will come back in a few months or less. Also the little bait traps are good for by the door inside the house. They will reduce their scouting if they keep finding bad food in your house.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Borax doesn't do shit. You need boric acid. It is different. Honey is blowing money, simple syrup will work just fine.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    greetings fellow chemical warfare enthusiast. I use pic related as the main defense, placed indoors and outdoors. the best part is the ants do the work for you by taking the bait back to the colonies to kill all the other ones too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, frien. I think I’ll need something a little more beefy though. Got a lot of house to cover.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only in Brazil. I’ve got a big lawn and I’m not that brazen. A little too hot for my tastes. I’m sure he shit his pants.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pussy

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try diatomaceous earth shit is like magic it breaks off the part of their shell that keeps water in and they just dry out if they come in contact with it plus it's really cheap and works mechanically so no resistance only downside is they have to physically touch it so you gotta spread it where they are at least its cheaper in bulk though

    While I'm here any recommendations for german cockroaches this town is crawling with them I use a lot of glue traps along with poisons and it's an apartment so there's people all over to host them even if I don't leave food out (though I do leave food out)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.domyown.com/avesta-cs-insecticide-p-24683.html

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Keep your place spotless. Literally not a crumb of food on the floor, counters. Use diatamaceous earth in the cracks, like the base of your walls, cabinets, etc with it (it's pretty cheap). Use advion cockroach gel bait, it's a little pricier but magic. I turned a roach infested NYC apartment into a bug free zone in a month following these methods

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Keep tarantulas in your home. No need for cages. Would recommend a super docile but roach murdering species known as an OBT. You'll need about ten for an average apartment.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This stuff is magic for roaches. I've never tried it on ants but it does a great job of killing roaches. I despise roaches so I sprinkle some constantly around the house so I never see any.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop being a puss sprinkling powder around the hill like your wife sprinkles icing sugar on your pancakes. Powder is a defensive deterrant. Man the fuck up cunt, now is the time for violence.
    Break the anthill open with a shovel. Now you have too options. Dumping that poison powder in, or flooding. Get your garden hose and soak it. Wait a while for it to soak in instead of runoff over the surface, then soak it again. They should already be pissed from your shovel escapades earlier, which is good. By now they should be in full flight mode, evacuating the nest like its Vietnam.
    You know what they also had in Vietnam? Napalm. The ants are on the surface now, enraged but vulnerable and they should temporarily migrate onto your concrete driveway. This is the point you bring out the flamethrower you bought earlier and burn. With any luck you can bag the queen and they'll fuck off, at least for this year. No, your wife's propane torch to caramelise sugar doesn't fucking count nimrod. Hit up a fucking agri store today and buy the new best friend thats been waiting there for you all alone all this time.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you ever killed an ant before?
    Have you ever watched the life leave its eyes?
    Some try to ignore it
    Like a monster in their closet
    Some like the feeling
    The expression on the ants face as it lets out one final gasp
    Sometimes you give them enough time to have one final thought of anguish, sometimes you squish them so fast they don’t even think
    War has made me numb. Truth is when I first joined the corps I tried not to think of it
    About all of those ants I have squished, sprayed, tortured and vanquished.
    But now.. well now things are so much the same it feels different.
    I find myself rather excited when it is my duty to kill ants, ecstatic really.
    I am starting to like the feeling of them squishing under my might
    Their pathetic exoskeleton crunching under my finger tips.
    The sound of it all.. I used to hate it
    It seems to have grown on me, in fact not a day goes by where I can not think of it!
    I love
    the sound, the last glimmer of hope in the ants pathetic eyes
    Right before you rip it in two haha
    People like me are better off not going back into civilian life, you know?
    Some consider hot places like this hell on earth without all the ants
    and when you add the ants it is just called hell
    This
    This is war
    War never changes

    I love it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nam was hell on all of us, brother. Welcome home.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best way is cement or a similar filling. While researchers do that to map out the colonies its also the best way to kill off the entire nest.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cement

      ?t=6

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Depends which is cheaper, not like you intend to dig it up right?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i use diatomaceous earth (buy in multipound sacks from amazon if you want), plus sugar paste with borax (about 4:1).. keeps the ants at bay and they never develop resistance, and i'll never get cancer from these, as long as i don't inhale the DE (which is still minimal risk unlike asbestos)

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd call up a couple uh hard pipe-hittin bros to go to work on those ant hills, with a can of solvent and a blowtorch.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had good results with indoxacarb gel. Idiots eat it and bring it back to the queen. That was on Aus ants, though.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you like scupultures?
    >find a nest
    >melt a bucket of aluminium
    >pour it down the nest
    >come back next day, dig a little around
    Congratz, you have a nice figurine for your house

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I’m at war with ants.

    I hate ants with a feverish passion.
    >be me as a child of eight.
    >out kicking ant hills.
    >chaoticevil.jpg
    >I hate how fast ants move, how well organized.
    >secretly it was their homogeneous society.
    >at least they're all black.
    >start to imagine them as little ground nazis, black exoskeleton is a hugo boss jacket.
    >admire them for their persistence, while disgusted by them.
    >days go by, one ant hill continues to thrive.
    >kick the shit out of it, come back, rebuilt over night.
    >I piss on the ant hill every chance I get.
    >no effect, in fact they seem to enjoy my golden showers.
    >they start to gather around during my hateful piss sessions.
    >feelsgoodman.bmp
    >I hate that they enjoy it, it's personal now.
    >plead with parents for help, fire, chemicals plox.
    >"technically it's on the neighbors land"
    >"stop pissing in the open"
    >"autistic beyond all reason"
    >literal traitors to the human race.
    >devise plan for victory, sure to succeed.
    >find the largest rock I can lift.
    >make family come with me to witness my moment of triumph.
    >shockandawe.webm
    >having not pissed on the hill for a few days, the ants had gathered, mouths open I assume.
    >taunting me in perfect unison.
    >"no piss today, fuckers, eat rock instead"
    >audibly hear father repeat "no piss today?"
    >I give the ants a moment to make peace before the end.
    >kick the ant hill some more, fuck them.
    >the gathered piss eating masses turn on me in that moment.
    >they've clearly had enough of my tomfoolery.
    >hundreds of ants are swarming up my legs.
    >I panic, they're defending themselves somehow.
    >unable to pivot, huge rock overhead.
    >go to mind palace, find zen, come up with plan, return to body.
    >θ = (2nπ + π/2) = (4n+1) π/2
    >throw heavy rock directly at own feet.
    >unable to run now, covered in piss ants.
    >screaming, crying, shiddin, farddin.
    >my dads face when he witnesses my Waterloo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>"autistic beyond all reason"
      this should be a fuckin' banner

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So I'm on ironically allergic to fire ants. This time last year I got stung in my ear while sleeping in my bed and went into anaphylaxis. Following that experience, moreso due to the hospital bill pissing me off, I declared war on those invasive little shitbags. Initially I thought using ant traps would be sufficient. But I found out certain ant species actually are more attracted to ant traps and aren't killed by them. The long and the short of it is that only smaller ant species are affected by ant traps. Personally, I found using wasp and ant Raid, and spraying it at all entrance points (door frames and window sills) and then concentrating spray at corners of rooms and furniture along the floors stopped the problem. Those are the places where insect traffic movements are concentrated. I should point out the way ants move is by sending out picket lines, if you will, or scouts, and have them forage for food and resources. They then leave behind a pheromone trail that alerts other ants to their whereabouts and if they have found any resources. If and when resources are found that pheromone trail becomes a highway for other ants to begin their movements. By spraying the highways they use and potential highways they could use, you effectively halt any advances they can make. Again, doing this not only started wiping out the ants, but began wiping out other pests as well, like the occasional roach.

    Fuck ants.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feminist ants.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >leftist_meme.jpeg
      holy fuck all those words

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sensible_chuckle.jpeg

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go Biblical God on their asses. Pour molten aluminum down the nest.
    (it might take a lot of cans though, those things run deep)

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pest control tech here. You need a state license for all of the following (or an amazon account). Get some Termidor SC, mix at a rate of atleast 1%, treat foundation of house and 3 feet of adjacent lawn using pumpcan or similar pressurized system. Treat twice a year, don't ever drink your groundwater. Get some tempo dust and a hand bellow, apply generous puffs to every pipe void in your basement/crawlspace. Don't breathe it, you'll die faster. Take the demand, mix it according to label, apply to all entrances and baseboards or other areas where floor and walls meet. Throw out the IGR, it's useless for anything but roaches.
    Anyone saying anything else either had a grandfather who fogged their basement with raid every year until he died at 68, saw a thing on YouTube or a quora thread and tried it once while entering a dry season and thinks it works for every kind of ant.
    Also stop cleaning your counters and floors and shit with things that leave a smell or residue, the ants love that shit.
    The dust works for bees and wasps too if you're ballsy enough to apply it directly into their nest with the handbellow. If you're a coward, PT Wasp-Freeze II has like a 6-8 foot stream of instant knockdown death juice. To keep this PrepHole, it will also melt eyeballs of assailants and give them neurological issues and is handy to keep by the front door incase of robbers or wasps

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Best answer yet. Thank you.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dump boiling water on them outside my house
    no chance of burning anything down with water and it spreads over a bigger area faster

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shovel open nest
    >pour in used motor oil
    Repeat as necessary. Worked for my grandpappy, works for me.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TLDR. Get Borax, mix it with hot water and honey. Put it in bottle caps or small cups on ant routes or near nests. The ants will take it back to the queen. It poisons them. I had 5 nests in my front yard and they were all gone in two days after doing this.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tame them

    I did this Inna Army by bringing them bugs to fight and rewarding them with stuff from my MREs

    Eventually dug a trench and directed them into conflict with another colony a short distance away where we executed their queen.

    Make them serve you

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The most effective way I have ever killed ants is a borax/boric acid bait in liquid form. You put drops of it along their trail. They eat it, take it back to the colony, the colony eats it, it eats the colony.

    It's available everywhere, but it takes a couple of days to see results.

    If that doesn't kill them, buy Ortho HomeDefense. Just don't get any on your skin. Go all the way around the perimeter inside your house. Between the trim and the carpet. Around the pipes going into the wall under sinks. Around every door that goes outside. You want the bottom floor of your house encircled in the stuff.

    The good news about the home defense stuff is it is very fast acting.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This reminds of that vid where someone purs molten aluminum into a hive.pretty interesting results.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Find the ant hill, stick a rebar down into it about 2 to 3 feet down, move it around and make the hole bigger then take the bar out. Then pour a lot of diesel down the hole and watch the ants get gassed in real time. Dont light the diesel though, as the fumes will do the job better than the flames.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to living in the woods. Even worse when you’re in a river. The best thing I can suggest is semi-burying a container of tannerite into an ant hill and shooting it for the lulz because you’re not gonna get rid of them, so you might as well have fun with them

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