Have ants in house Andro
They were by garage door. Very small ants. Have had them in the past in spring. Andro baits (gel) killed them. Haven't seen ants in 2 years. I live in Illinois and we had a very warm week and damp one week befor Christmas. 56 degrees. This is when I first encounter them by my cat food.
so I laid 4 Andro gel baits down and waited 8 hrs. They weren't interested. So my husband sprayed raid and killed them even though I told him not to. Unfortunetly he sprayed the register vent. No ants for 3 days then they showed up in the register in my dining room. I put 5 more Anrdo gel baits down. Some were eating and dying but they were also roaming on my cream carpet toward the kitchen. After waiting 4 days i saw no more ants. Then they showed up on my counter by my toaster on the floor in front of the stove and by the cabinets. We killed the ones on the counter, toaster went to the freezing garage, and again my husband sprayed raid to kill them. I told him we needed to kill the queen and the nest but he was freaking out. Again no ants for3 days then i saw them by my fridge. Put down Andro gel they were not interested. So I went and bought Terro Liquid and baits. Laid one down by fridge and at least a 100 came out from under fridge. I was soo happy!!! Next morning alot of them were gone about 50 dead intrap. I assumed we were getting them but 2 days later they was a bunch more. So I waited until I didn't see any and we picked up the trap full of ants and put down a fresh on. They didn't seem interested. I found them at the other end of fridge so I put another liquid trap there, not interested. Next morning I found them wondering toward my garbage and hallway. Got rid of all garbage, put another trap down Torro liquid, 1am found them all the way down my hall at the edge of livingroom carpet. Unfortunately I have cats so I couldn't just let them wondered so I killed that bunch. Vaccumed whole house swiftered whole kitchen, no dishes or garbage anywhere. Next day didn't see any ants, started oven to cook dinner. 1 hr. later I had ants by my dinningroom carpet at the edge of kitchen. They went right past liquid bait.So I killed them too. I know I should'nt be killing them but I had way to many. Now I still see a few by my fridge.Our problem is we cannot pull fridge out as we have a water line attached and our fridgeand it is so large they seem to be comming out the front corner and we wouldn't be able to access them. Some seem like those pharoah ants but some seem very speedy like there on speed. Very little though. I can't have my house bombed because of my cats and it is way to cold to remove them right now. I'm at my wits end. Can you help? The only way I'm finding any humor in this, is that a little spider has built a web right above ants under my cabinet kick plate and at night he grabs an ant and very quickly wraps it up. He's caught about seven. Not much help for me but unfortunetly he will probably die as some of them were eating the bait, but he's trying to help! LOL
Open Jan 09, 2014 - 02:02 PM