Spring is almost here...

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Jessica, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. DDT works great for ants. :p
     
  2. How do you think the robin felt? :p
     
  3. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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  4. Actually, DDT is not particularly good against ants. It typically requires huge doses for even intermediate effect. If you're talking banned pesticides, Lindane (hexachlorocyclohexane) and Chlordane (hexachlorocyclopentadiene) are much more effective.
     
  5. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

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    A former boss used to pour gasoline on fire ants, until he realized that just made them mad.
    Unless you ran into some of the foremen ants (smoking cigars) it was absolutely useless. :D
    Mine are the garden variety ants, black and plentiful.
    I have some granules I can use in the flowerbeds. Anzar?
    DDT works great on crabgrass too, curls it up in about 4 hours.
    And no I won't explain how I know that. ;)
    I'll run by a favorite hardware store today, and get the ant bait.
    I think it's the Raid brand.
    The substance starts with a "T", and ants just love it, until they kill the queen.
    For you animal and nature lovers asking why I'm doing this....
    Ants eat wood, and erode mortar.
    Over the past few years, I've seen them destroy part of a 40yr old shed (a few boards in the front are just hollow), and mess up some of my brick around the patio.
    So they are not welcome on my property, and when spring time comes (with the rain), they rear their ugly heads.
     
  6. RAID contains tetramethrin. Amdro is what we use to kill the fire ants around here. They used to have a commercial that touted both the practical and therapeutic benefits of killing ants that ended something like "...and while there is joy in seeing all creatures living together in harmony, it's nothing compared to the joy of wasting fire ants." Amen

    Edit: check that, it was an Ortho commercial
    [video=youtube;FhXl9_K_9qE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhXl9_K_9qE[/video]
     
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  7. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Spring? Where? 32 Degrees here this mornin'. Although I did smell the first skunk of the season last night... sheeya!

    Worf
     
  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    After our brief frisking and capering in the sunshine Saturday it's back to drizzly, windy, and 35 degrees today. I saw a bird get blown off my feeder this morning by an icy gust. Bah.
     
  9. It is the way I use it. They were all over a rose bush of mine---not one left. :p
     
  10. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    Already went through our first round of Spring time tornado watches and warnings, so our week of Spring is just about over....then right into Summer! Regards! Michaelson
     
  11. lol lol lol Makes sense. :p
     
  12. Gregg Axley

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    Had those too, but we got flood warnings as well.
    High 70's by Thursday.
     
  13. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Enjoying spending hours outside in London before Summer hits and it gets unbearably hot. Sadly, it's being reported we're due a heatwave in May. :(
     
  14. With all the freezing cold you have been having it should be a nice reprieve. :D
     
  15. High 70 would be better
     
  16. Gregg Axley

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    I agree. I could live with 50 for a low, and 70 for a high all year round.
    Instead we have teens for a low, and 99 for a high in our climate.
    Hicks don't like the cold! :D
     
  17. Mae

    Mae Call Me a Cab

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    You two need to start your own weather site.

    :rofl:
     
  18. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

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    Cars and weather?
    How about cool cars, hot women, and hot weather?
    Oh that sounds better.
     
  19. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I must have missed that.... It's been the guts of a month since I last needed an overcoat here.
     
  20. Now you are talking!:p
     

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