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  1. #1
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    Default Bull ants northeast fl

    Any tips on how to control bull ants? Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Bull ants northeast fl

    Take a sample of the ant to the county extension office on mcduff ave, make sure they are in fact bull ants and not carpenter ants. they have guidelines for control, with recommendations.I usually find the nest, treat with amdro then treat a wide perimeter out from the nest maybe 20-30 yards. most ants are foragers.

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    Default Re: Bull ants northeast fl

    thank you so much...never even considered the ext office.



    Quote Originally Posted by flbee View Post
    Take a sample of the ant to the county extension office on mcduff ave, make sure they are in fact bull ants and not carpenter ants. they have guidelines for control, with recommendations.I usually find the nest, treat with amdro then treat a wide perimeter out from the nest maybe 20-30 yards. most ants are foragers.

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    Default Re: Bull ants northeast fl

    Most of the time if you are having a problem with bull ants you have some kind of underlying problem. The ants are the same as wax moth and SHB they normally prey on a weak hive. The stronger hives will keep the ants and moths out. Reducing the entrance can help, but, also see if there is something you can do to make them stronger. This is the time of year where it is normally better to combine the weak hives to make stronger hives. Take your losses now and you can make new splits in February.

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    Default Re: Bull ants northeast fl

    Any suggestions on making them stronger? I'm beyond excited to get any tips.


    QUOTE=johng;1021435]Most of the time if you are having a problem with bull ants you have some kind of underlying problem. The ants are the same as wax moth and SHB they normally prey on a weak hive. The stronger hives will keep the ants and moths out. Reducing the entrance can help, but, also see if there is something you can do to make them stronger. This is the time of year where it is normally better to combine the weak hives to make stronger hives. Take your losses now and you can make new splits in February.[/QUOTE]

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