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#1 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 8:53 AM

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So, I have this huge ant infestation because of a bagle my stupid sister left on the floor :facepalm:. So I have two questions, 1. how do I get rid of them without harming them TOO much? 2. They were breing alates (I'm pretty sure, unless it was a very skinny queen), what does that mean? it is nuptial flight season where I live so, are they having a nuptial flight in my room (eef, that would be bad :sore:).



#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 10 2021 - 8:57 AM

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Fluon. 


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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 10 2021 - 8:58 AM

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Sounds like good ol' Tapinoma sessile. Remove all food and water sources they can get to in your home. Put out Terro Ant gel baits if you really want to get rid of them.


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#4 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 8:59 AM

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Sorry, just ignore this...


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#5 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:00 AM

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Fluon. 

Well, the thing is, they're wild, so I don't know what to do...I DID put fluon on my table legs which have my ant coonies (just for the safety).



#6 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:01 AM

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yea I did that, I removed EVERYTHING in fact. Also, bad news is that I see workers with brood, does that mean their moving in? Good news is that I actualy located their nest. They're definitly doing a nuptial flight, So many alates and queens!

Also here's a very trashy quality video of an alate I cought:

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#7 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:17 AM

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just catch as many as possible if you want to keep them but that won't get rid of the infestation because these mate in the nest


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#8 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:20 AM

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No I'm going to release them outside, as I have no use for them, I just wanted to know why they're carrying brood...


#9 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:29 AM

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great, now I have an ant war in my bedroom (I never knew this could happen right then and there). It's Tapinoma sessile vs. Monomorium pharaonis.


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#10 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:30 AM

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great, now I have an ant war in my bedroom (I never knew this could happen right then and there). It's Tapinoma sessile vs. Monomorium pharaonis.

kill the monomorium!


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1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#11 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:35 AM

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Ok, I'm going to go get my hand vaccum, which used to be for any of my ant escapes (ok the  Monomorium pharaonis made the Tapinoma sessile retreate a bit). Where do I dump the ants?



#12 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 9:49 AM

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just one last question, what's a good way to get rid of ants in my house (like without store bought jell and stuff).



#13 Offline MrPurpleB - Posted June 10 2021 - 10:03 AM

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I think what AntDrew said is probably your best bet. I see lots of wild ants in my garden and yard, but I rarely see any ants enter inside my house. Even during the summer when Argentines are supposed to be looking for water. 

 

Also, I think spraying vinegar on those already established foraging trails might help get rid of colonies entering that place again.


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#14 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 10:09 AM

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ok, thanks everybody for the info!



#15 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 10 2021 - 12:33 PM

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Nothing works other than ant gel they eat and take back to kill the queens. It’s cheap and easy to use.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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