They’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

We had a lovely rain on Saturday night, and continued with some light showers on Sunday.  It’s been quite a while,  but then we are coming up on the season!   Oh and the humidity level is rising.
We all know what that means!     

 They are relocating.  All that time during the dry season they established their colonies underground and we didn’t see too many of them, but now, with the first rains, they are on the prowl and they are looking for you! 

They will find ways to get in and set up nest in any and everything, and they do it with great stealth, and oh so quickly….they are sneaky, wascally, and quite tricksy….


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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6 Responses to They’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

  1. Tom and Debi says:

    Neil, Sorry, No – estoy jubilado. Although I would recommend you be fluent in Spanish.

    Suk, take a zen approach and live in harmony. No, I don't think so!

    Barb, oh I'm sure they will have.
    We have some of those plastic drawerrs on wheels, they made a nest in a tiny gap between the support rails.

    Cherie, Thanks, I may be calling him soon – Tom is a lunatic with the 'poisonous' spray, even though I yell warnings about the animals.

    Kathe, for the leaf cutters there are some pellets you get that they carry back to the nest and poison the whole colony – I can't remember what they are called!


  2. Anonymous says:

    About 25' from my house is a Mayan ruin which is basically a mound of rocks and dirt. A leaf cutter ant colony has set up residence there and my plants are taking a beating.

    So far we have sprayed with nsecticide, poured powdered insecticide all around the nest, poured handsful of cal around and into the nest, sprayed some more and poured a combo of gasoline and oil into the nest and lit it. Except for a somewhat satisfying BOOM with the last technique, we stand at Ants – 4, US – zero

    Any other bright ideas out there? Debi's reminder that the rain will make the ants more active is worrying me. Kathe

  3. Cherie says:

    After 3.5 years here, we enlisted the help of Sr. Ramon Esperon and his son, Alex, who came HIGHLY recommended. They were here and took care of our ants, etc. ecologically. We've not seen one ant return even though our dog dropped a wee bit of food on the floor. They speak English and were reasonable at $600 pesos for indoors and our roof. We learned we are between two neighboring ant colonies where the ant queens live. Maybe we'll need a return in 60 days but after that life should be ant free….almost. Their cell phone is 999-903-0203. They also serve the beach communities!

  4. Barb says:

    We dealt with ants for the first time when we were down last month. I'm in fear that they'll have made a huge nest by the time we get back therein Nov.

  5. suk says:

    What is the solution? Spray!!!!

  6. neil says:

    hi Debi,i just come back from Merida on 4 march ,im planning to live there with my mexican gf ,to get away from -40C winnipeg,any tips aor advice on work,thanks Neil

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