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Help with ants all over tripod #5216463 07/24/14 04:27 PM
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I went to fill my feeders this past Sunday. I have a 10 foot tripod that I wedged in behind two tall trees for cover, about 30 yards from my feeder pen for bow season. I started to climb it to take a look around and thankfully noticed before hand that ants had made the entire stand their colony. I mean it was covered and they were inside the tubing with eggs and everything.

What should I use to get rid of them? I don't want a foreign scent all over the stand. Should I just let it be and hope they eventually move on?

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I think I would use whatever I could to kill them, the smell would go away after a few days. Still a long time out.

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same exact thing happened to me last weekend, except i was intending to move it. i ended up dragging it away with the 4 wheeler and am going to have to take the legs apart and clean them out. Once they are gone, i will take it back to the new location.


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Just spread some ant killer granules around all the legs. They will all be dead when you come back and it puts out a lot less smell than the sprays.


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Yep - a little bit Amdro is your friend for this.


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Re: Help with ants all over tripod [Re: Hoosier Texan] #5217069 07/25/14 12:05 AM
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Use Diatomaceous Earth if you are worried out scent, which I would be especially if you're bow hunting. You will have to repeat after it rains. It's all natural and the stuff works in my flower beds & gardens anyway. I would put down a heavy dusting of it on all 3 legs and the ground around all three legs especially..and also dust the ant trails. No real scent, no poison, and it does work. You can find at most feed stores.

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Grind up some orange peels and out them out and it will kill them

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This is why I always put down bug granules in the spring around my blinds. I also spray them with Demon WP twice in the summer. Another great product out there is Sawyer Permethrin. It is very low odor and what I spray my early season hunting clothes with and pop up blinds.

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Just how long do you believe that scent will hang around?


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Napalm. You can never be too thorough with fire ants. Think about this just before you climb the tripod just before daybreak. Just wait till the bugler ant sounds off !

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Amdro will smoke them. If you can get your hands on some fipronil even better. It's in top choice and in some bags of over and out

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Wheel bearing grease around the bottom of the legs.


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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Just spread some ant killer granules around all the legs. They will all be dead when you come back and it puts out a lot less smell than the sprays.

This. If it's fire ants use Amdro instead. Lots of Amdro.


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