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Ant Barriers

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:10 am
by AlexMYRMICA
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?

Re: Ant Barriers

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:07 am
by ArizonanAnts
That's an interesting question. I am actually wondering that myself.

Re: Ant Barriers

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:28 am
by Hawkeye
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...

Re: Ant Barriers

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:54 am
by pen123
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.

Re: Ant Barriers

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:58 pm
by ArizonanAnts
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?

Re: Ant Barriers

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:31 pm
by idahoantgirl
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.