Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by ironart, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Hi All,
    When I first joined this forum I went back and read many of the old posts to get an idea of what I was missing...A Lot, to say the least.
    In so doing, I ran across someone who was using "Dried ground molasses" to get rid of Ants. They said that they got it at the local feed store and just sprinkled a little around the ant nest and within a few days they were gone. Well I have 3 1/2 acres of ants and really need something that works......I hate to use the poisons cause of the dogs and other critters in the area but the Molasses sounded like a good idea......

    I have tried my local feed store and they have never heard of it......

    I have tried to find the old post to contact the sender but I just can't find it anywhere...

    Any one remember it or have a good suggestion for my problem

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Been here since the begining Paul and can't remember the dried ground molasses method. Sure hope someone can because I have really been fighting the ants here for the past few months. Seems as all the poisons I have put out only draws more here. :angry:
     
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    I just did a complete forum search for Ground Molasses. This posting is the only one it found. Sorry.
     
  4. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Hi Chelse,
    Thanks for your reply....

    I'll wait a little and see what kind of response I can get from the others.......Sure would like to have something like that, that works.....
     
  5. dbl-d

    dbl-d New Member

  6. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Thanks dbl-d,

    WOW Does that bring back some old memories :eek: :eek: :cool: :cool:

    What a great read and very informative.....really a lot more that I wanted to know but what do they say...."Knowledge is power"

    Thank you so much for your efforts in finding that information

    Paul
     
  7. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Thank You all so much for your help......I thought I was going a little bonkers there for a while.....As luck would have it, I don't have Fire Ants so this stuff probably won't work for me.......

    A year or so ago there was a thread about ants and DL said that he was using a product called "Terro" which he got a Wallgreens.....I might try that...

    Will report back..

    Thanks again

    Paul :) :) :) :) :)
     
  8. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Hey ironart, Terro works great inside a RV for little piss ants, but not sure how good it would be on a large area problem.
     
  9. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Hi DL,
    Thanks for the reply......I have Comet around the tires of the MH so they haven't got inside yet........I just have them everywhere in the yard....Worst I have ever seen.
    one bit the wife yesterday and her foot swelled up and pained her something fierce.... couldn't sleep all night.

    This problem just moved to the TOP of the "to do" list....if you know what I mean...

    Thanks again

    Paul
     
  10. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Paul, Sorry to hear about the wife. Ants are really hard to get rid of. You had better buy a couple of bottles of TERRO. :eek:
     
  11. texas hilo

    texas hilo New Member

  12. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Thanks Don,

    That was the exact posting I was looking for.....That took some research....Thank You..!!
    Well , after reading that the molasses only works for Fire Ants (per article by the Marijuana growers), I had almost given up on the concept. but now I have renewed faith.
    I am going to try to find a milling Co. near by and get some of this stuff.....For very little money, I might repackage it and sell it to others in the area....We all have an ant problems....

    Thanks again

    Paul
     
  13. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Terro is only good for the inside & only for a limited tme because once it has a skin(film) on the ants cannot pierce the skin with their jaws. So use spareingly.
    Most products that you buy from the outside at HD or Lowes will work ok but DO NOT sprinke any on the top of themound or try to drop it into the mound. Sprinkle about 18-24 inches away fron the top of the mound.
    As ant clean out their nest all the refuse goes around the top of the mound. Their trash heap.

    Darlin
     
  14. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Hey Darling, you haven't been around for awhile. Glad you're back. :)
     
  15. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Guess the rain has ran her inside !!. :eek: :laugh:
     
  16. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    LIfe has been .....Good, Bad, & otherwise.

    Good 3 week trip, Bad computer went up :( Othewise we were here for this storm. Lots of rain but not much wind.

    Darlin
     
  17. dawright42

    dawright42 Member

    RE: Does anyone rembember "Ground Molasses"

    Paul,

    Sorry for the late post. I just came back from Pennsylvania. I too was looking for the powered molassas. The Amish use Borax & Sugar , mixed 1 to 1 . I have not tried it yet, but was told a few applicatins a year will work around the house. I can't immagine they use it if it kills their pets. I'm going ot give it a try.

    Dean
     

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