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  1. #1
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    Default Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Found fire ants in top feeder.How do I keep fire ants away?

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Go down to Lowe's and get some Tanglefoot in the nursury. Throw the paper away and just use the goo. Put it on the legs of your stand. I keep mine bout 16- 18" on stands. Keeps the critters away except them ants.
    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Liberal amounts of cinnamon has been know to help ward off ants...different people report different success. I've had it work for me *and* not work. I'd normally sprinkle it on the inner cover and smear it around...then sprinkle it around the hive stands (cement blocks and on top of the blocks...trying to get it anywhere the ants may walk. Big cans from dollar stores, costcos, sams are the cheapest.

    Also, build some boric acid bait traps to place beneath the hives...

    Ed

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Boarx soap works

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingboy View Post
    Go down to Lowe's and get some Tanglefoot in the nursury. Throw the paper away and just use the goo. Put it on the legs of your stand. I keep mine bout 16- 18" on stands. Keeps the critters away except them ants.
    Good Luck!
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Did not know bout Borax soap. Got a whole box for laundry, I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Fire ants in sugar water top hive feeder

    Try some DE (Diatomaceous Earth) from Tractor Supply Store sprinkled around your hives. If you can find the fire ant hill, sprinkle Amdro around it.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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