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#1 pixiefish

Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:04 AM

I have a large tiled courtyard and its full of ants! Its driving me crazy and have.to.get.rid.of.them  wacko.gif I also have toddlers though....

I was thinking And Rid or Ant Sand or whatever its called... does anyone know if it really works? or have a better solution?

Thanks in advance!

#2 roseandjade

Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:35 PM

We used ant sand after my MIL swore by it. She usually uses natural remedies, but we've been inundated with so many they weren't working. It works pretty well, but I don't know if it kills them off, or if they move to a different location as we still have an ant problem, it's just where the lawn is meant to be instead of the concrete. Mind you, they could have been there before - had so many nests it was hard to work out they were coming from until you kill off a few nests. Having said that, if you want to get rid of them where the courtyard is, it should work a treat!
Good luck!

#3 happy-slapper

Posted 03 February 2007 - 01:40 PM

i would also be interest in this!!

But mine are inside!!!! everywhere, there is not 1 scerrick or food or crumb around i have cleaned so much and there are still 3520482084208402840 ants inside!!!



#4 cookieluck

Posted 03 February 2007 - 01:45 PM

Ants outside where the kids are supposed to be playing are a real pain in the neck.

Any sand works well if you make sure you apply it regularly. You need to reapply after rain, wind etc. It also works best if you can find the nest and put the sand down it.

We use and sand and constant vigilance and it does keep them under control. Nothing seems to actually eliminate them. I must admit, as much as I dislike them, I do respect their ability to survive, when we try so hard to kill them.

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