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LE3
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I have had ants under the patio since I moved into the house & regularly put ant powder down & also use a spray liquid - but this year they are decimating my front & back lawns with molehill type bumps all over the lawn which are writhing in brown ants

Any idea to clear them? Happy to try anything at this point ....

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  • Oscargrouch
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    edited 24 July 2012 at 11:29AM
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    This may help if you don't have a better offer...:beer:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1001651

    Some years ago you could by a product called Jeyes Fluid; can still be found but due to EU regs. not recommended for use on soil. In the 'Trade' we used it at a rate of 1 part Fluid - 50 parts water. No longer allowed these days though...:rotfl:
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  • Oscargrouch
    Oscargrouch Posts: 4,393 Forumite
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    edited 31 July 2012 at 10:52AM
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    LE3 wrote: »
    I have had ants under the patio since I moved into the house & regularly put ant powder down & also use a spray liquid - but this year they are decimating my front & back lawns with molehill type bumps all over the lawn which are writhing in brown ants

    Any idea to clear them? Happy to try anything at this point ....

    There is a Nematode, but have never tried it, find at http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=nematodes+ant&!!!!!googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=12425675276&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6462703581873065333&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_151ziw2h4y_b

    Good Luck:)
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters". One very clean Vauxhall Diesel Sri, £30.00 Road Tax: B)

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
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