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46. How to Kill Black Ants

A request for information as to how to rid
plants and trees of black ants, which was received at the Pennsylvania

department of agriculture's division of zoology, elicited the following

from Prof. H. A. Surface, State Zoologist. You can do this by finding the

nesting places of the pests and making holes into the interior of them

with a sharpened stick like a broom handle and pouring into each hole a

half tea cup of carbon bisulphide. Fill the hole with earth and cover with

a wet cloth or blanket to keep down the fumes and the ants will be

destroyed at once. This is the best possible method for destroying ants of

any kind.