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    Big Ants in the pool

    I don't have pictures, sorry. I was too busy smooshing them last night. They are about 3/8' long and dark reddish brown. There were a couple floating around but a bunch inside the floats of my rope. My dad has the same type of ants in the deck seams at his house.
    Any solutions? I'm willing to put the amdro/insecticide down before I lay sod, but that is still a few weeks away )c:
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    Re: Big Ants in the pool

    I have these too, mine have wings. I only see them after a rain, but there are a bunch of them. Sorry, no suggestions, just wanted to let you know you're not alone.
    We did have our pest control peeps spray the yard, maybe it will help!
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    Re: Big Ants in the pool

    It's swarm time. We have them and they're all in the pool. I use the net to direct them to the skimmer. it's satisfying to see them sucked into the skimmer. Then I just have to clean the skimmer sock of them. They'll be gone in a few days. There does seem to be more of them this year but that might just be my imagination.
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    Re: Big Ants in the pool

    thanks all (c:
    Glad to know i'm not alone
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    Re: Big Ants in the pool

    Try a product that is called Talstar granules or some advanced 375 bait. Your best off with the granules. If you have questions just let me know. JF

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