Nevada Landscaping Series
Landscaping Chapter 4
Red Ants to Dead Ants - How to help them make the Transition
Red Ants are one of the banes of Nevada Living.
They Bite, Sting, Kill Vegetation, Make Life Hell for Pets and in my Opinion they have no Redeeming Virtue
A typical Red Ant nest looks something like this in the early morning.
Wait until it is nice and hot outside.
Eighty Plus degrees is a good temperature to start with.
Apply a ring of ant killer around the nest and then stir the pot.
Shove a stick in the nest hole. Get the ants nice and angry.
Video of Highly Agitated Red Ants
The object is to get large numbers of the ants outside; attacking, eating and carrying
ant killer down into the nest where the queen will hopefully take a bite or two.
An hour or so is all it takes to shut down a nest if you use the right insecticide.
Not sure what kind of Ant killer to use?
Let me introduce you to a friend of mine:
This stuff is unfortunately no longer manufactured but you can buy existing supplies.
I highly recommend it for Red Ants and Ebay is a great place to find it.
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