I have an ant problem:
I need to get rid of these pests! I know, there are gonna be some people out there who say that "there cool, don't kill them," and I agree, I've had lots of fun whatcing them, especally there realationship with the predators in my artificial enviroment--Nepenthes and Drosera! Its been a grand feast. But I'm moving soon and besides I'm not sleeping in a room with ants crawling around me for any long period of time.
My parents have a pesticide that they say I can use if I want. Its called "Combat Source Kill," and its main ingredient is Hydramethylnon. As the title suggests, its one of those pest killers that poisons the Queen so that the colony dies out.
My question is, since the Queen and many of the ants are living in the soil of one of my plants (probably either my Nepenthes x "Lady Pauline," Nepenthes alata, or Nepenthes truncata), will the poisen the ants bring back into the colony have negative effects on my Nepenthes, even in such small quantites? I read something saying that it was ok for houseplants, but then Nepenthes aren't your typical plants.
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