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Old 08-25-2006, 08:19 PM
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get rid of ants on a tree????? Was putting up a stand the other day and while installing the screw-in steps was bitten several times. Thought about sprinkling the ant poison I have at the house around the tree, but it has a strong smell. What would be the best theing to do or use????? Thanks, Scott Woody
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Old 08-26-2006, 12:13 AM
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There is actually a poison that is in the form of a white powder and you use it on flowers or in gardens to kill ants. You should be able to pick it up at any hardware store or plant store.
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Sevin dust. Works very well.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:51 AM
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One of the aint bait thing will do the trick.
I put the little black plastic things in the aint hills in my yard.
And a few days later the aints will be gone.

It may work for you and theres no smell off them.

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Old 08-26-2006, 02:55 PM
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Thanks guys!!!!! I'll try the sevin dust.
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:29 PM
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What kind of ants are they? Better hope they are not sawtooth ants.Ive seen them things saw down a hundred year old oak.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:18 PM
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I've heard that powered borax will work wonders.
Ants carry it back to the nest and kills the colony.
You can find it in the laundry detergent isle! And it will be cleaner than 7 dust.
Just sprinkle it around the tree!
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:54 AM
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Just tough it out man. Nah, i know a little about ants in the stand. id just go up higher. Theyre usually not up very high. Youll just have to fight thru the first 10ft.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:24 PM
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Thanks guys!!!! Not really sure what kind they are. All I know is when they bite ya it hurts!!!!! I mainly encountered them as I was putting the steps in the tree. When I got the stand in place I didn't see but just a couple. The stand is about 30' up the tree!!!!! Good huntin, Scott Woody
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