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Fire ants!!?

I got bit by a whole bunch of fire ants the other day and I put some anti-itch medicine on but it doesn’t seem to be working so well because it’s been itching constantly. I’ve also popped it 🙁 because it was really annoying and itchy but it seems to be itching even more around the area now. Does anybody know of any thing else I could use to stop the itching right away?
Well once the ant bites you dont feel it till it starts itching its almost like a mosquito where for a mosquito it bites u but u never see the bug and next thing u know u have a huge bump that ictches like crazy. Well thx for the suggestions to cure my itching problems.

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What is the best spray for carpenter ants?

I just came home to notice that i apparently have carpenter ants and i am deathly allergic to bug spray and have a dog so i really would rather not try too many different kinds and if i call a pro i wont be able to live in my apartment for much longer. please help with any suggestions!

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How do I cut down dead tree full of carpenter ants without the ants going to my house?

The tree is in my back yard, about 20 yards from my house. It’s infested with carpenter ants, so how do I not only cut down the dead tree but kill the ants in the process so they don’t relocate to my house? Does it need a professional like Terminix? If so, how much would something like that cost?

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Home inspections in Chicago: signs of termite and ant treatments

Here are signs of termites and other damage during a home inspection.

Tom Corbett of Tomacor is a top-rated home inspector with decades of experience under his belt. He’s also a strong advocate for his clients (often at the expense of his relationships with real estate agents) and is one of the most vigilant and outspoken people we’ve met when it comes to home safety standards. In this segment from a wide-ranging discussion about home inspections, Tom shows home buyers how they can tell whether a property has been treated for termites or carpenter ants. Termite damage is much more common in the Chicago area than many buyers realize, Tom says, and can be enough for many buyers to cancel their purchase, or at least demand repairs.

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Triple Invasion Ant Wars Rare! ! Leafcutter vs Black vs Fire Ants

Look how the ants defend their territory and fight against each otthe.

Black Ants defending their captured prey. On high ground are the leafcutter ants: the Black ants with their strong legs push away the Leafcutters. Down below are the attacking Red Ants, where the real duel is: Black ants decapitated, Fire ants on a long fall after being struck by the defending black ants foot. RARE TRIPLE INVASION VIDEO

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Carpenter Ants in our door???

So I saw one lonely black ant, but I’m terrified of ants, so I killed it…naturally. Well, I started looking for where he could have come from, but there was no ant trail or anything. I finally examined the door. There is a small gap going down our door (no, you can’t see outside, but I think it’s part of the frame I’m seeing) and there by the door knob area was movement. I found 3 more of those little suckers. I think they’re living in my door? But how is that possible? It’s a metal door. It is hollow, but I thought carpenter ants liked wood doors? You know the metal thing that goes around a door lock mechanism that sits on the actual door? Not the frame. It looks like ants were coming from behind that metal because the metal appears not to be wide enough to cover up the hole the guy made when installing new locks.

How do I kill these guys? Can I just get some spray and spray it into the door? I really hate ants.
It looks like this is their home. I just saw one more. Should I caulk it?
We found out also that several areas of our gutters are clogged, causing the water to spill over. We think that may be contributing to the carpenter ants.

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