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    use of border protection pesticide

    Hello!

    Has anyone had luck using the kind of pesticides that you spray around your house and deck to keep bugs like ants from entering your pool? Example Ortho Home Defense.

    I was thinking about spraying it around my patio just for a little control. We have some bright red and black ants that like to get in the pool.

    Also, on one side of the pool the patio only goes out a couple feet to the edge of yard, would spraying that close to the pool be an issue?

    Thanks for any advice!
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    I haven't tried it but it sounds reasonable, although it may just kill them after they get into the pool vs repel them. Could try some powdered sulphur from a feed/garden store - a lot of bugs don't like it (fleas and chiggers as an example) and it's pretty safe. Some claim it will repel snakes but I haven't had much luck with that.
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    I actually use food grade DE in with my horses for ants. They do not like it.
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    I used Home Defense around my pool to kill ants and mites. It lasted a whole 12 hours, then the ants were back. Am still looking myself for something that will last.
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    Quote Originally Posted by Propbndr View Post
    I used Home Defense around my pool to kill ants and mites. It lasted a whole 12 hours, then the ants were back. Am still looking myself for something that will last.
    I didn't have much luck with that either.
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    Taurus SC is the answer.

    Buy that and a 1 gallon sprayer. Problem solved.
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    Where do you get Taurus SC? I am willing to try just about anything. Even thought of gasoline and a match. The local FD would not take too kindly to that though, never mind what my wife would say.
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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I will try some these out.

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    Re: use of border protection pesticide

    Taurus SC, says pet safe and free shipping at the top here:
    https://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/m...oducts_id=1816

    Thanks again!

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