Outwitting Ants

Outwitting Ants

101 Truly Ingenious Methods and Proven Techniques to Prevent Ants From Devouring your Garden and Destroying your Home

Book - 2003
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Ants on the countertops, ants marching up the walls, ants in the yard spoiling the picnic...sound familiar? Thankfully, OUTWITTING ANTS is here. Cheryl Kimball provides dependable, practical advice and innovative methods to help you get rid of your ant problem, offering over one hundred truly ingenious methods for getting ants out of your life for good.

You'll learn how to:

Identify ant varieties.
Identify carpenter ant damage on your property.
Build a better ant trap.
Buy commercial traps and deterrents that really work.
Protect yourself and your family from ants that bite.
Protect yourself and your family from toxins in insecticides.
Eliminate ant and other insect problems and ensure that they never come back!

Kimball also includes the most interesting facts about ants, as well as a compendium of ant stories to shock and horrify, from flesh-eating ants in Africa to pesky picnic ants. OUTWITTING ANTS is a must for all homeowners, urban apartment dwellers, and rural residents alike.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : The Lyons Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9781585745494
Characteristics: ix, 164 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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Aug 07, 2016

I was looking for info on ants in the yard. This book is mainly concerned with ants in the house. As such, there are many methods of keeping ants out of the house, many are repeated throughout the book.
There was one additional method of controlling ants in the yard that I was unaware of (and will try), as well as a confirmation that my method (borax) works. So, all in all, not a lost cause of a read. :D
There is interesting information on ant species and habits, as well.
Not what I expected or hoped for but an interesting read and informational for ridding one's house of ants (I think so anyway....I haven't had need to try these methods).

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