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Is there anything that common house ants won't burrow through?

I have an ant problem and have gone on a never-ending quest to seal off all their points of entry. Believe it or not, I have been surprisingly successful due to how they lead me right back to their ...
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Can I use epoxy putty to patch metal?

The outer "frame" of my fireplace is comprised of a thin, sheet-metal-like material that is separating at the seams in some places. Ants are finding their way up from beneath the fireplace and making ...
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How can I handle carpenter ants?

Last year, my wife and I purchased a house just south of Houston (Stafford, TX exactly). A couple of months into occupancy, we discovered that we had a problem with some Camponotus vicinus (Brown ...
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What's the best way to get rid of ants?

I have ants occasionally in the summer come through the cracks in my garage floor. What is the best way to eliminate them?
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What is the best way to stop tiny ants from entering my home? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent insects from entering my house? How can I find their entry point? I've got tiny ants coming in from the window above the sink in the kitchen. We are ...
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Are ultrasonic ant repellents effective?

I'm considering an ultrasonic ant repellent for the kitchen (where I'd rather not use a chemical pesticide). Do these things work?
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How can I safely get rid of fire ant mounds in my backyard?

I've got around 8-10 fire ant mounds in my backyard, and a puppy that has recently discovered a love for digging in them. We haven't let her out in the backyard unsupervised for the past week since ...
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What should I do about a gap between hardwood and drywall?

First-time home-owner - house less than 1 year old. We had our home built last December, and have been discovering all sorts of problems with it. The latest was a trail of ants within our kitchen ...
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How can I get rid of ants in an environmently friendly way?

Is it enough to pour boiling water in their mount?