I kept seeing these patches of what looks like coffee grounds or very rich potting soil in different parts of my yard. I mentioned it to my neighbor
and she told me they were dead ants and showed me some where they had sprayed along their driveway.
I live one county west of Saint Louis and never have seen ants die off like this.
Sorry, I'm not good with pictures. It looks like they are making little mass mounds. Crazy.
Well if your neighbour has been spraying, chances are that is what has killed the ones in your yard, they carry the pesticide on their bodies back to
the nests......I doubt the ants are dying from heat and drought.
I noticed a small die off in one community of ants on my property. I am convinced it was the bread they ate from the garbage can. They died right on
it. I have never seen them die on bread. GMO foods? Thanks Monsanto. The ants are so important to our ecosystem in most parts of the world. We should
keep insect DNA out of plant DNA. The other species of ants on my land are exploding in population. I suspect the ants pictured are just not used to
hot, dry weather. California ants can't survive in my high desert plain. They may last a few years, but die out. This may just be the end of some out
of state squatters not being able to handle the climate.
I am in Southern Illinois, and I had to finally break down and hire a professional exterminator They are all over my home. I have tried every over the
counter product available to no avail. Like another poster suggested, I nelieve that they are after water. it has rained only twice in 2 months in my
town. I have not had to mow my lawn since back in April. What a crazy year..
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