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Old 18.05.2020, 16:57
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Re: Ants

If it's any help to you, I wrote a post about this linking to a test of the products currently readily available in Switzerland. I strongly recommend Oecoplan's ant traps from Coop. We had an overnight result with no return of the little blighters so far.

https://www.englishforum.ch/other-ge...ts-2020-a.html
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Re: Ants

Traps didn't work for me either. If they are coming through open windows try spraying with permetrine or other insecticide the bottom part, you may have to repeat this when it loses effectiveness. If it's not windows check where they are coming out of and fill holes with glue or something like that, they can't dig through it.
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Old 29.05.2020, 15:18
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Re: Ants

We are really plagued by ants in the garden this year.. Building homes in the grass.. I mean sometimes pretty huge in quick time.. I think the issue is that the garden is surrounded by trees and hedges and the roots make gaps in the soil.. The ants further excavate these gaps and build mounds in the grass. As it gets drier they can dig more..

I've tried various powders and liquids and while they may kill that nest, it just moves a few meters away for a new one.. We have nests of little orange ones beside nests of big black ones beside nests of red and black biters..

The little fekers bite too, I dug out one of the nests, about a meter down, entangled in roots, full of larvae.. They were less than amused and bit me furiously

I think I need an industrial solution or learn to live with them.
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Old 29.05.2020, 15:29
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I've read somewhere that the bites are good anti-rheumatic prevention.
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Old 30.05.2020, 03:22
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We had similar last week. Landlord had some landscaping work done on the garden and the following morning our balcony was crawling with ants, so they must have disturbed a nest. I blasted them with this https://www.bauundhobby.ch/pflanzen-...00ml/p/4931344 It took about an hour to work and they haven't been back since.
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Old 30.05.2020, 11:25
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We are really plagued by ants in the garden this year.. Building homes in the grass.. I mean sometimes pretty huge in quick time.. I think the issue is that the garden is surrounded by trees and hedges and the roots make gaps in the soil.. The ants further excavate these gaps and build mounds in the grass. As it gets drier they can dig more..

I've tried various powders and liquids and while they may kill that nest, it just moves a few meters away for a new one.. We have nests of little orange ones beside nests of big black ones beside nests of red and black biters..

The little fekers bite too, I dug out one of the nests, about a meter down, entangled in roots, full of larvae.. They were less than amused and bit me furiously

I think I need an industrial solution or learn to live with them.
About two years ago, I had a similar problem. I destroyed a home right next to my seating area and kind of blocked their trail with baking soda lines. They moved further out into the grass and built a new one, where neither of us bothered the other. I thought that was fair enough, there was space for all of us after all.
I also stopped planting roses as they were full of aphids (I mean FULL of them) and therefore also full of ants, which apparently kind of keep them as livestock . It was a bigger loss for the ants than for me I guess as the roses really did not look happy.

So, yeah, I'd say, try to get them to build somewhere a bit out of the way and live with them.
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Re: Ants

I had an an ant invasion a few days ago and although I bought these little anti-ant boxes from the Migros this didn't help although they worked in the past. They were all over the place, from the hall to the kitchen, the dining area, my office corner, they were running up and down the kitchen counter and I simply couldn't understand it. And then I found out. Those anti-ant boxes were obviously too old because the ants would walk in and out. So I bought a different more expensive anti-ant product also from Migros and this time I got rid of them very quickly
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