IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

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PTasker15
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IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 38706Post PTasker15
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:13 am

I Know The AC Fam Is Not Pest Control..But A Mature Colony Of Solenopsis Invicta(Referred From Now On As Rifa)Is Raiding My Room!I Would Pesticide It..But I Have My Ants!Ideas?They Won't Die Even With Bug Killer!And Threaten Not Only My Ants..But My Month Old Bearded Dragon!They Just Killed Most Of Her Crickets!And Invaded Her Cage..Help!
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

AntsLuxembourg
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Location: Niederfeulen, Luxembourg
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Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 38741Post AntsLuxembourg
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:28 pm

I am not sure if it would work but try this.
Put a bowl somewhere close to those areas and put some dead crickets inside it. Then add a barrier or that babypowder or if you have liquid teflon arround the border so the ants can no longer come out. This way you can trap the ants for a while and dump them all into a random box you can close. Perhaps try to watch where they are going so you can see where they enter.

So keep your current ants safe you should add a barrier arround your current setup. Make sure that there is no possible hole they could get inside so your ants are safe. if you got an open tank or something then add a barrier on the outside so they can't climb in.

Perhaps watch the video of AntsCanada where he shows his tactic of dealing with the pharao ants
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony. After the research you can still go and fetsh a colony from one of your local GAN-Farmers.

My current colonies:
1 Lasius Niger Colony

PTasker15
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Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 38948Post PTasker15
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:24 pm

Yeah.But This Is A Mature Fire Ant Colony...That Would Never Work.They Wouldent Fall For Crickets.I Will Try Syrup.
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

antsofthelowcountry
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Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 40324Post antsofthelowcountry
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:30 am

Handheld vacuum cleaner to suck all of the invading ants up and then use rubbing alcohol to wipe out the pheromone trails .
As always, wishing you well on your exciting ant adventure, Ants the Lowcountry.

FolloweroftheWay
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Location: Mississippi

Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 40328Post FolloweroftheWay
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:59 am

Permithrin treating of the area they are coming in will get rid of them. I use it in my house on the floors and my ant colonies are open air. It's a contact poison so just don't put it in the colony formicarium.

M.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
Wish List:

Monomorium pharaonis

antsofthelowcountry
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Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 40494Post antsofthelowcountry
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Use diatomaceous earth chalk. Diatomaceous earth chalk is used as a physical insecticide, due to its properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the outer layer of insects exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. Arthropods die as a result of the water pressure deficiency. This earth chalk is non-toxic but must be dry in order to work.
As always, wishing you well on your exciting ant adventure, Ants the Lowcountry.

TheRealAntMan
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Location: Chicago,Illinois

Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 40553Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:56 pm

antsofthelowcountry wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:30 am
Handheld vacuum cleaner to suck all of the invading ants up and then use rubbing alcohol to wipe out the pheromone trails .
Not sure about rubbing alcohol but I know vinegar destroys ant trails and even deters them.
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

TheRealAntMan
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Location: Chicago,Illinois

Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 40554Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Also use cinnamon, as it is poisonous to ants.
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

Hunter36o
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: IRonic!Solenopsis Invicta Inading Room!

Post: # 40675Post Hunter36o
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:30 am

antsofthelowcountry wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:30 am
Handheld vacuum cleaner to suck all of the invading ants up and then use rubbing alcohol to wipe out the pheromone trails .
Use vinegar instead. White vinegar if possible. Will clear the pheromones better then the rubbing alcohol. Save that for your baby powder mix.
In the process of caring for 8 lasius niger queens.
All 8 now with eggs :D

Still hunting for Tetramorium Ceaspitum.

And still waiting on Myrmica Rubra to start their flights.

Hoping to join GAN for Ireland :)

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