Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I KILLED THE QUEEN

It is with a faint heart that I must report the death of the Queen...The Ant Queen. 


It was not easy to watch the worker ants carrying the prize back to their Queen believing they would be rewarded for a successful mission.


Sadly the ants stopped returning for this sweet booty and I knew the Queen was dead and her colony destroyed. I try not to picture the Armageddon.


Weapons of mass destruction:

Borax

Sugar

17 comments:

  1. waving.. bye bye Queenie

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  2. Wow! Good to know this works!

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  3. That's better than ant bites.

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  4. PS Do you have anything for spammers? ;)

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  5. Since it has rained here everyday for a week, I'm sure I will have several fire ant bed to massacre.

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  6. Well I've never tried that I just use ant killer but I'm not sure how effective it is really. Glad the Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. Liz that is. Actually I wonder if that stuff would work on her, I bet Charles would be interested in it.

    Okay joking.

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  7. Sonny -- Yep, that's what I said:)

    Lynn -- There are many ways to prepare the mix and all are easy. I have seen mixing the Borax with strawberry jelly as one suggestion and that seems easy enough. Plus you're giving the ants a delightful treat on their way out. I just mix the borax, sugar and a little water.

    Riot Kitty -- Much better than ant bites! And about the spammers, go to your design page on blogger and click on the comments and report the spam as spam. Since I have done this it is very rare that I get spam. If they are reported enough times blogger will put them out of business.

    Charlotte -- My husband says that if you will take a shovel full of fire ants over to another fire ant colony and then take a shovel full of that colony back to the first, the fire ants are so territorial that they will destroy each other. He has only heard of this and never done it. We're hopeful we don't get any fire ants to try it on.

    LL Cool Joe -- Hope Charles doesn't learn of this:)

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  8. Hi Annie ~~ Ants can be a problem but seems you have the answer. I hope all that laughing made you feel great at my blog. I will let you into my secret ~~ lately I have started doing my Sunday post on Saturday so that is how I made the mistake with the date and I find it harder to edit and correct things like that now
    So I started it at 11pm Saturday and it was after
    midnight when I had finished
    Only one I tricked was myself. Thanks for your comments my friend.
    Take care, Love, Merle.

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  9. The queen is dead. Long live the true queen.

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  10. Merle -- And of course we do have a bit of a time difference:)

    G.B. Miller -- Oh yes, long live the human Queen:)

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  11. amazing how potent natural things are (Borax is a mined substance, naturally occuring and sugar, the thing that attracts them)

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  12. Whitemist -- Of course you are so right:)

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  13. Kill them with sweetness...oh yeah! ;-)

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  14. I had several aunts. Cancer and/or strokes got all of them.
    Oh, you mean... we use Tempo. Works great.
    See you in the morning.

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  15. Oh Annie you didn't! Did you?

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  16. I was taught to use grits, the real grits that you cooked on the stove, not the instant kind. And it works for us. You sprinkle the grits on the fire ant hills and they take the grits back to the queen. Word on the street is they can digest the grits and it kills them. Glad your solution worked for you.

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  17. Scarlet -- Poor ants haven't been told to avoid sweets. Wonder where they go for their dental work?

    Cliff -- Guess I'll have to research Tempo. Do you need a live band or will recordings do?

    Pat -- Yep, I'm afraid I did so and without remorse.

    Bonnie -- Here's a funny answer I read about grits and ants: "It only works on Northern ants, Southern ants have adapted to grits:)

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