Outwitting Ants: 101 Truly Ingenious Methods and Proven Techniques to Prevent Ants from Devouring Your Garden and Destroying Your Home

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Globe Pequot, May 1, 2003 - House & Home - 164 pages
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Ants on the countertops, ants marching up the walls, ants in the yard spoiling the picnic...sound familiar? Thankfully, OUTWITTING ANTS is here. Cheryl Kimball provides dependable, practical advice and innovative methods to help you get rid of your ant problem, offering over one hundred truly ingenious methods for getting ants out of your life for good.

You'll learn how to:

Identify ant varieties.
Identify carpenter ant damage on your property.
Build a better ant trap.
Buy commercial traps and deterrents that really work.
Protect yourself and your family from ants that bite.
Protect yourself and your family from toxins in insecticides.
Eliminate ant and other insect problems and ensure that they never come back!

Kimball also includes the most interesting facts about ants, as well as a compendium of ant stories to shock and horrify, from flesh-eating ants in Africa to pesky picnic ants. OUTWITTING ANTS is a must for all homeowners, urban apartment dwellers, and rural residents alike.
 

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Contents

The History and Folklore of the Ant
5
The Few That Torment Us
11
Anatomy and Behavior
29
Ants in the House
49
Ants in the Yard and Garden
77
Pesticides and Chemicals
91
Natural Ant Control
109
Other Pesty Insects
123
Conclusion
139
Bibliography
145
Significant Etymologists
153
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About the author (2003)

CHERYL KIMBALL is a freelance writer and editor who lives mostly harmoniously with ants on her farm in New Hampshire. She is a self-proclaimed naturalist and author of several books, including The Everything Horse Book.

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