Ants and RAID question... - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Heather102180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Kansas
Posts: 8,916
Ants and RAID question...

We have an ant problem in the kitchen and we thought it was under control untill I found thousands of them swarming on the dishes in my kitchen sick! I sprayed raid all over them. My question is, what should be done with the dishes that I sprayed raid on? Would they be okay if I ran them through the dishwasher 3 times? Help!
Heather102180 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 09:22 PM
Tom Cat
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 244
Yes run em through the dishwasher high heat wash...get ant traps and hide them in the cabnets and spray raid outside your doors and windows (outside) I have an ant problem every year and I do this all the time...

~*Monique*~ (Mom to many)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
4cats&counting is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 10:36 PM
Premier Cat
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 3,725
If you can locate where they are getting in....you need to use silicone
caulking to seal the cracks! Plus use Raid....we have ants too.
I hate those little buggers!
BoscosMum is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 12:35 PM
Cat Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Eastpointe, MI
Posts: 1,717
If you use raid it will only kill the ants you see. Like Dawn said....try and see where they are coming from and seal it. If you cant I would use Terro or some kind of ant trap. That way they take it back to the nest and it kills all of them.

Living in Florida I have been constanly battling ants. Could Luck. Just be glad you don't have to deal with them year round! Sometimes I miss the cold months!

~Shelly~

Zoee, Zack, Lamar & Mateo's mom
and Khan my Pit Bull Terrier
fbodgrl is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 12:40 PM
Cat Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 2,298
Yes, Terro is AMAZING stuff. It is the only thing we use for ants anymore. We had a HORRIBLE ant problem at our other apartment and tried lots of stuff, and when we tried Terro it completely got rid of them. Plus, it is completely non-toxic.
Ianthe is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 04:08 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,362
One good washing on the Pot Scrubber cycle should be more than enough to remove the chemical.

As for Terro, doesnt it work best with grease-eating ants? But along with Terro, I would initially use a fogger. Now we know that aerosol foggers leave nasty residue as bad as a spray. But RAID makes a smoke style fogger called the RAID Fumigator. It creates a fine dry smoke to get in areas where aerosol foggers cannot reach. No stains or residue is left behind. Best yet, this is safe to use with gas appliances that have pilot lights as it is non-flammable.

Also, you can even spray around the foundation with Malathion. Figure to use a fogger or two to bring down the initial infestation, apply sprays to the outside of the house, and use terro to control any survivors. Works well enough for me. Luckily I have not had to do that in years. I do use the Fumigator for fleas too and it works well.
Donaldjr1969 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome