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AlexMYRMICA
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Ant Barriers

Post: # 65349Post AlexMYRMICA
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:10 am

Hi guys I was wondering what ant barriers work best, I know fluon and Vaseline are 2 alternatives. With regards to using Vaseline how often must I reapply it?

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Re: Ant Barriers

Post: # 65363Post ArizonanAnts
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:07 am

That's an interesting question. I am actually wondering that myself.
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Re: Ant Barriers

Post: # 65408Post Hawkeye
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:28 am

AlexMYRMICA wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:10 am
Hi guys I was wondering what ant barriers work best, I know fluon and Vaseline are 2 alternatives. With regards to using Vaseline how often must I reapply it?
That depends on how often your ants try to escape. Every time they do, they take a little bit of the barrier with them...

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Re: Ant Barriers

Post: # 65509Post pen123
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:54 am

I have carpenter ants and when I used Vasaline as their barrier they ascaped (it was only one ant so I put it back in) but when I used baby powder they didn't ascape anymore.

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Re: Ant Barriers

Post: # 65510Post ArizonanAnts
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:58 pm

pen123 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:54 am
I have carpenter ants and when I used Vasaline as their barrier they ascaped (it was only one ant so I put it back in) but when I used baby powder they didn't ascape anymore.
How did you make your barrier? Like, which ingredients and how much of them?
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Re: Ant Barriers

Post: # 65513Post idahoantgirl
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:31 pm

Options in order from least effective to most effective:

4.Vasaline-
3.Baby powder and alcohol mix applied with paintbrush
2.Dry baby powder applied with dry cotton ball
1.Fluon/Teflon/insectaslip


No. 2 is my favorite.
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