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    There's a ready mix borax and honey that we get at our supermarkets called "ant rid" - I dunno about green ants but it works really well on those little black ants and those even smaller red ants.

    If the ants prefer protein - you can mix borax or ant rid with cat food and put it where your pets cannot get it but the ants can - eg under a weighted milk crate. It might also work on european wasps. If they carry it back to the nest - it kills the nest, though you may need to re do a couple of times - as each queen dies - they find/make a new one until they run out of candidates and that can take a few days...

    Ants are also deterred somewhat by talcum powder. And ant powder is pretty much the same as flea powder - ie you can sprinkle talc or flea powder as barriers to stop the ants crossing.

    And we used to put rid (that purple pack stuff) on each end of the ropes we used for clothes lines and hung between trees when camping up north. Stopped the green ants using our clotheslines as their highways.

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    Ahhh Green Ants ! Little bastards they are.

    When i was in year 5, I dared a mate on the school yard to eat one. He accepted the dare and ended up leaving school in a ambulance as it bit him in the throat .
    He was the coolest kid at school in my eyes after that !

    At least you arnt dealing with those red jumping ants. Those buggers take the crown for being the worst of the worst. You really know when one of those bite you.
    When i was on the Gold Coast working in Brissy i became a fire ant inspector for the company i worked for. Since leaving i havnt heard of them up here or even down there. Are they still a problem in Brisvegas ??


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    hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats an awesome schhol yard tale!!!
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    lol poor kid, your foot hurts enough... couldn't imagine down your throat! haha

    Yeah I still hear a little about fire ants. In the suburb near where I work were doing areal spraying for them a month or so ago so they must be still an issue!

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    We've got "hopper ants" in the hills - not that I've been unlucky to have met one.

    Got stung by something nasty - probably one of the black and red ants - slightly bigger than your average green ant - anyway the whole back of my knee blistered and got all swollen. Was hot horrible and very uncomfortable - zirtec helped but would have helped more if I'd taken it as soon as i noticed the sting instead of a couple of days later.

    Green ant bites do not hurt like that did.

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    Perhaps boiling water down the holes, but will kill the grass.

    Used to get thousands of ant mounds, the mower wheels would be caked and catcher full of dirt

    I figured they were good for the lawn by aerating it, but looked yuck.

    Just sprayed boots and legs with Aerogaurd to stop the bites, worked a treat.

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    When we say green ant....Do you all mean the green headed ant?

    Cause I always called them green ant....



    Green-head Ant (Rhytidoponera metallica)


    Insect - Australian Ants



    Also, from Brisbane City Council Pest ants - Brisbane City Council


    Green head ant

    The green head ant is commonly called the green ant. These ants may be found in Brisbane's parks.

    Treatment

    Flood the nest with a suitable pesticide. More than one treatment may be required. Always use pesticides strictly in accordance with the directions on the label.
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    Hhhm maybe its a bulldog ant, I call any ant that stings like that a green ant! Lol but these ones seem to sting even when your not near their nests. I never got around to mowing on the weekend so couldn't find all the nests again, but I when I do it I might try the boiling water down the ant nests and see if that works! Evil little cretins!

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    Second link shows common varieties Jade. You can click each ant for more photos and info... Insect - Australian Ants
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    The green ant I've encountered matches the green tree ant here
    Green Tree Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina)

    The ant that stung me was either a sugar ant or a bulldog ant.

    Probably a bulldog ant, though I've only ever heard of them called "bull ants" before.

    You chuck rocks at bull ant nests and the whole region goes black. Used to have fun doing that in gum boots that were so shiny they couldn't climb them. It does hurt like hell if they sting you.

    There's no picture of the inch ant that is the big one in outback Australia and really really nasty if it stings you. Though they're not nearly as aggressive as the bull ant.

    And there seems to be no picture of the honey ant worker - which has yellow stripes on its bum like a bee - and when you dig its nest up - you get those ants with big bulbs of honey on, yum.

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