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  1. DavyL200

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    Go into handyman and they have optiguard in small syringes atm. Ive used this before with good results. I would still but a small sprayer and spray pesticide where they are coming in. We sometimes get the tiny ones and they even chew into the plastic to get the food. All rice,crackers and noodles in clip lock boxes and sweet stuff in the fridge. Works here.
     
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    I've used Terro with some success, but it has to be repeated every week, or so, for ???? until the queens dies. And then there may be more than one nest, each with its own queen.

    The problem with Terro is finding it. Handyman and Robinsons seem to get a supply in, sell out in a few days and then you have to wait months before they have it again. I always found it intriguing that merchanst who have computerized inventory control don't look to see what sells fast and make adjustments by ordering more the next time. If you don't have what the customer wants, you've lost that profit. I guess it's easier to fall back on the National Motto: "Sorry, Sir. No stock."
     
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    Two Words - Taurus SC. Use what the big boys use. This product works. I treated my bamboo house with it six years ago and haven't seen a sign of termites since. It is undetectable to the critters, who get it on their bodies and then take it back to the hive where it is spread throughout the hive, literally killing the entire hive out. That is how you get rid of ants my friend. Boom!

    You can get it at Amazon.com in US but probably will have to have someone send it to you. DoMyOwn.com might mail it direct.
     
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    I highly recommend getting the ant baits....although, the ant battle is never-ending in the Philippines. I used the Terro ant baits and they seemed to work okay. Think I got them at Handyman at Robinsons Mall. This was a few years back...…...
     
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    Use an ant bait that the worker ants take back to the nest and kill the queen.

    Here is a commercial product
    http://www.terro.com/indoor-baiting

    You can make your own.
    https://www.mashupmom.com/yes-borax-got-rid-of-the-ants/

    Lee Plaza sells borax. I do not know where you can buy commercial ant bait.

    These are sugar type ant baits. Some rare ants eat protein/fat. These can be baited by making a bait with peanut butter and borax. Protein ants are rare. Use sugar first.

    You will have to do this yearly as that is about how long it takes the ants to establish a new nest.
     
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