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HELP!!! Ant mounds all over my lawn

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Cuddypuppy, Aug 5, 2009.


  1. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    I have got up this morning to discover ant mounds all over my lawn. There is ant activity (red ants) in some and not in others. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get rid of these??

    It needs to be a safe method as I have a 10 week old puppy.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Badger's Mum

    Badger's Mum PetForums VIP

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    Boiling hot water or vinigar:)
     
  3. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    The kettle is on and war will commence!! ;)
     
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    Badger's Mum PetForums VIP

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    I'll have a coffee please:D
     
  5. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    Milk? Sugar? ;)
     
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    yes please:D
     
  7. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    Oh no, I have just discovered like a billion flying ants all over my garden wall. They are freaking me out.:eek:
     
  8. owieprone

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    you can get bait stations (from homebase etc) that you can pop under things your puppy cant move (spare patio slabs etc), our cats haven't had a problem with them. Boiling water will only do so much.. we have millions of the buggers in our street let alone our garden!
    I feel abit outnumbered :(

    Or train your dog to eat them? Neeps eats any we squash :001_tt2:
    have yet to train her to eat live ones :( stupid cat.
     
  9. claire

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    hahaha I love a good ant war! plenty of boiling water n get the lil suckers
     
  10. Dylan & Daisy

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    Pouring boiling water on grass will kill it as well as the ants...its fine for pathways etc though :D
     
  11. Badger's Mum

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    :eek::eek::eek: oops never thought about that:blushing:
     
  12. Ladywiccana

    Ladywiccana PetForums VIP

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    Oh nooooooo i hate ants and especially flying ants bugga that for a month of sundays nooooooooooo i say

    [​IMG] :smilewinkgrin: :smilewinkgrin:

     
  13. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    Eeek - love your crawling ants!!! :)
     
  14. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    I do have a couple of bald patches on the grass, but I will patch them up with a bit of turf, a bit like a hair transplant! ;)
     
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    Sorry you get a blob to make up for the grass:D
     
  16. Debi

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    we have had several nests of ants this year and tbh they just move somewhere else in the garden when i put bait/powder down. they are now under the front border in the roots of our tree. i know this because i tried weeding there and had to run away as they all came pouring out!!!!!
     
  17. mindymoo

    mindymoo PetForums Member

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    Hmmmm whats the worst they can do??

    Plus as someone else said they will just move round your garden, not disappear completely, just leave em to get on with their own business:(
     
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