Effects of RAID?

Code Monkey

Arachnoemperor
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Here is one, BIOONE Online Journals - MORTALITY OF ANT (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) PEST SPECIES EXPOSED TO SODIUM HYDROGEN CARBONATE.
e really getting tick
I find it ironic I don't have ants anywhere near my residence anymore when I sprinkled baking soda out in the planter and poured lines of it on the window sills and doorsteps. They're gone!
Sweet. OK, there is something to it although I would observe it's going to work best as a barrier repellent (which seems to be how you're using it).
 

Selenops

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Sweet. OK, there is something to it although I would observe it's going to work best as a barrier repellent (which seems to be how you're using it).
I particularly love this part

>>Mortality for Argentine ants and fire ants exposed to 152.0 mg NaHCO3 per cm2 was (F = 592.02; df = 3,5; P = 0.0001) higher than mortality for their respective untreated controls over the 6 d of the test. Following correction for control mortality (Abbott 1925), Argentine ant mortality was 99.09% and fire ant mortality was 99.47% after 6 days of continuous exposure to 152.0 mg NaHCO3 per cm2 (Fig. 2C, non-corrected mortality). This concentration was the predicted LC95 for Argentine ants following 6 d exposure to NaHCO3. However, mortality for both species was higher than 95% in less than 6 d. In fact, almost all workers of both species were killed by this concentration after only 4 d of exposure. These results suggest that, at lower concentrations, there may be small differences in mortality of workers of these two species; however, as concentration of NaHCO3 is increased, the mortality of the two species is similar.<<

However, from what I gathered from this article, it appears Sodium bicarbonate/sugar water concoctions had significantly lower mortality percentages.

(And one may take the fight to the home invading pest by dropping a pot of hot water or baking soda down upon the anthill.)
 

rYe

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All Natural- things that are:
- asbestos
- curare
- nicotine
- the list goes on...
No wonder I don't have ant problems, all the cigs I smoke they all die of 2nd hand! And for those thinking this my "Critters" are kept in a smoke free section of the house.
 

funnylori

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My mom always mixed boric acid in with raspberry jam and put it in little milk caps and yogurt lids all around the house when I was a kid. She would always yell at the dogs to keep them away from it. I am glad to know that she was killing ants, and not just crazy... I used to call it fairy food, cause it came in such small dishes... Okay I am a nerd. But at least it works. We never had ant problems for long periods of time once she put out the jam mix.
 
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