Ants...

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Ants...

Post by Giner13 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:21 am

It's that time of year here in east TN where heavy rains moving through drive the little ants indoors.
Is it safe to keep an ant trap nearby the tank so they don't creep inside?? I found only 2 ants crawling near my tank but I DON'T want them crawling inside it!!


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Post by KayedeeLove<3 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:16 pm

If they carry it through your tank that could be dangerous... make sure to take food out each morning (that's what's drawing them in). Try putting Vaseline around the lip of the tank to catch intruders.

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Post by Giner13 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:21 pm

I haven't seen them in the tank yet, so fingers crossed. Just want to be sure they don't start!

And I had that thought too about them carrying stuff in should they ever do decide to go inside.


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Post by KayedeeLove<3 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:57 pm

Yes unfortunately those are really the best preventative measures to take :(

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Post by KayedeeLove<3 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Except you can pay someone to come in and make sure your house is completely sealed!

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Post by Giner13 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:10 pm

That's what we're looking at!! We have sprayed outside the house ourselves, but sometimes hard to find those places they really like to go in at!!


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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:23 pm

Vaseline didn't work in my case. I wouldn't use ant baits either. I would find where they are coming in at and spray there.
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