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Old 02-26-2011, 08:20 AM
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I didnt mean to make a mountain out of a mole hill!
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Let me throw this in....I was bitten by a "bull" ant over 20 years ago, and I still have a scar on my shin. Had it shot up with cortizone twice by the dermatologist but it never goes away. Oh no, scarred for life.
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Put some drops of honey by the mound. Ants will think it is bees and will move to neighbors.
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Put some drops of honey by the mound. Ants will think it is bees and will move to neighbors.
Now that is something new -- never heard that remedy before, but sounds like it would work!! Meanwhile, how do we get rid of the wasps that will be attracted to the honey
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Default Raise Mounds.

If the mounds are Red Ants/Fire Ants, Question: How do you rid your yard of these pests? Is there something specific that will kill them off permanently?
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It is my understand fire ants live underground about 8 feet down. However in order to hatch eggs need to have them close to surface to get the warm of the sun for incubation. I assumed when I saw a mound of sand that it was an ant hill now find they may be moles.
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They sell insecticide for fire ants at Lowe's and Home Depot. Look in the garden dept.
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I have been told that most of these raised mounds are from Pocket Gophers, which are difficult to get rid of; however, some may be Fire Ant mounds too. - Sam
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Default Mounds of Dirt

Now that it seems we are back on the subject of mounds of dirt....I was riding my bike and stopped where there are mounds near the fencing where the Turtle/owl sanctuary near Savanna ctr are and when I moved the dirt around there was no ants, no holes anywhere...just mounds of dirt. On my property the ants I see "according to MASEY bug people" they are pyramid ants.

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If the mounds are in a line, like beads on a necklace, chances are they are turtle mounds. We have gopher tortoises here, hence the turtle sanctuary & Turtle Mound golf course.
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If the mounds are in a line, like beads on a necklace, chances are they are turtle mounds. We have gopher tortoises here, hence the turtle sanctuary & Turtle Mound golf course.
You hear that, Carguy?
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Gopher tortoises are a threatened species in Florida and developers are required to move them using an approved plan -- hence the gopher tortoise preserve in TV. They are fascinating animals. Their burrows average 30 feet long, and are 3 to 20 feet deep. Each burrow is occupied by only one tortoise, and it may use several burrows.

They cannot get up street curbs, so if you see one in the roadway, help it out by lifting it up the curb in the direction it was going. It is illegal to keep them as pets except with a permit.

See GopherTortoise Facts and Information
Gopher tortoise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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There are not supposed to be "unleased" dogs anywhere in TV. My deepest sympathy to any innocent dogs injured by these traps but no sympathy at all to the irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs run around unleased and caused the injury.
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Default What are those raised mounds?

WHAT ARE THOSE RAISED MOUNDS?

I think that must be Village Girls new Maidenform Bra.
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WHAT ARE THOSE RAISED MOUNDS?

I think that must be Village Girls new Maidenform Bra.






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