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Ants
« on: July 2, 2020, 01:17:10 PM »
We have ants.

There are lots of them.

We want to make them go away.

We tried 'NIPPON'.

'NIPPON' didn't work.

Can anyone recommend any way of getting rid of ants without using 'NIPPON'?

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Re: Ants
« Reply #1 on: July 2, 2020, 01:19:18 PM »
One of these as a pet might do it Roy...



Failing that, perhaps bonjela?

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Re: Ants
« Reply #2 on: July 2, 2020, 01:23:22 PM »
Bants.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #3 on: July 2, 2020, 01:24:57 PM »
You obviously need something that will stand and deliver.
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Re: Ants
« Reply #4 on: July 2, 2020, 01:25:43 PM »
I bought something from Robert Dyas a couple of years back. It’s like a little block of something (looks like one of those toilet fresheners) that ants go mad for, take it back to their nest and then it kills them all. Possibly a bit mean but meh, there’s millions of them to go around, what’s one empty nest under your kitchen?

This was the one: https://www.robertdyas.co.uk/home-defence-ant-stop-bait-stations

Not to be confused with Babe Station but I find keeping that on 24/7 also does the trick.
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Re: Ants
« Reply #5 on: July 2, 2020, 01:26:29 PM »
Depending on the size of the nest a shit load of boiling water can work wonders.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #6 on: July 2, 2020, 01:26:54 PM »
I have the exact same problem. In the hot summer when the eggs hatch in their nest it is a nightmare.

There is a route in and out somewhere. I have two areas in my kitchen, and it is a tiny pinhole crack in the plaster by a door architrave which I will need to fill in. That is one of the routes in. I have tried finding the nests but no luck. I haven't found the second route in which i fear is behind my new kitchen cabinets I only had put in last year. Keep hunting, they reproduce at a rapid rate so powders and other gimmicks are no permanent solution.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #7 on: July 2, 2020, 01:57:09 PM »
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Re: Ants
« Reply #8 on: July 2, 2020, 02:25:48 PM »
I bought something from Robert Dyas a couple of years back. It’s like a little block of something (looks like one of those toilet fresheners) that ants go mad for, take it back to their nest and then it kills them all. Possibly a bit mean but meh, there’s millions of them to go around, what’s one empty nest under your kitchen?

This was the one: https://www.robertdyas.co.uk/home-defence-ant-stop-bait-stations

Not to be confused with Babe Station but I find keeping that on 24/7 also does the trick.

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Thants mate. I'm trying that.

I did once see Jim in the all-but-altogether in a hotel room but thinking about being 'on him' again is quite traumatic.

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Re: Ants
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Re: Ants
« Reply #10 on: July 2, 2020, 03:48:58 PM »
I've just checked, I don't have ants in my pants. But I do have ants in my plants. Growing a nice bed of lettuce at the moment in the garden and they seem to be hovering around that area

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Re: Ants
« Reply #11 on: July 2, 2020, 04:52:51 PM »
Roy, you could get all arty and creative and try doing this...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/IGJ2jMZ-gaI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/IGJ2jMZ-gaI</a>

Or instead, if you feeling particularly brutish, do as I and some chums did when aged about 10 (to my eternal shame) and gather a few magnifying glasses and position them around the entrance hole in a semi circle to ensure they catch the Sun as it traverses the sky and continually focus the death ray on the ants as they emerge.

Be aware though, that possibly some day, our alien masters may return and do exactly the same things to us...



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Re: Ants
« Reply #12 on: July 2, 2020, 07:01:10 PM »
Just remembered watching this movie as a kid. ;D So apparently you can use a bazooka.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #13 on: July 3, 2020, 09:36:29 AM »
I've just checked, I don't have ants in my pants. But I do have ants in my plants. Growing a nice bed of lettuce at the moment in the garden and they seem to be hovering around that area
Theyll be waiting for the bugs that will be coming to eat your lettuce.  Ants love black and green fly.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #14 on: July 3, 2020, 09:56:39 AM »
Theyll be waiting for the bugs that will be coming to eat your lettuce.  Ants love black and green fly.

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Ours are farming aphids. I love them really... but they've got a run into the wall behind our kitchen now and that's where the line gets drawn... :(

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Re: Ants
« Reply #15 on: July 3, 2020, 10:04:41 AM »
50% white vinegar
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And spray
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Re: Ants
« Reply #16 on: July 3, 2020, 10:19:43 AM »
Ours are farming aphids. I love them really...


The more you study them, the more fascinating they are.

Years ago when we were first married, we lived near Burnham Beeches and would often go for a Sunday walk there.

Aside from the Stag beetles, there are some magnificent wood ant colonies in there, huge mounds of tiny twigs piled on top smelling quite strongly of Formic acid, and somewhat aggressive if you poked them.

They are much bigger than your average garden ants and have even been recorded as bringing down and dismantling wood mice that have been foolish enough to blunder into their nest area.

Sadly, there don't seem to be any around this area in Devon that I'm aware of but I think you have them up in your place, they're certainly in some parts of the Highlands.
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Re: Ants
« Reply #17 on: July 3, 2020, 10:47:07 AM »
Yeah they are a pain when they get in the house as they're literally everywhere.  It's only happened on a couple of occasions here usually if sugar has been spilt and not fully cleaned up but an ant spray has always done the trick.

Ants are amazing creatures and so focused on their work I've watched them carrying huge loads back to the nest oblivious of terrain or obstacles.

If you know where they're getting in try a decoy of sugar away from their route whilst you fill in the entry hole.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #18 on: July 3, 2020, 12:18:00 PM »
I did once see Jim in the all-but-altogether in a hotel room but thinking about being 'on him' again is quite traumatic.

But thants.
You swore you'd keep that a secret! Mind you, I wasn't the one wearing a skirt.......some things can never be unseen........

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Re: Ants
« Reply #19 on: July 3, 2020, 01:38:50 PM »
Roy, you could get all arty and creative and try doing this...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/IGJ2jMZ-gaI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/IGJ2jMZ-gaI</a>

Or instead, if you feeling particularly brutish, do as I and some chums did when aged about 10 (to my eternal shame) and gather a few magnifying glasses and position them around the entrance hole in a semi circle to ensure they catch the Sun as it traverses the sky and continually focus the death ray on the ants as they emerge.

Be aware though, that possibly some day, our alien masters may return and do exactly the same things to us...



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Re: Ants
« Reply #20 on: July 7, 2020, 01:23:21 PM »
I have the exact same problem. In the hot summer when the eggs hatch in their nest it is a nightmare.

There is a route in and out somewhere. I have two areas in my kitchen, and it is a tiny pinhole crack in the plaster by a door architrave which I will need to fill in. That is one of the routes in. I have tried finding the nests but no luck. I haven't found the second route in which i fear is behind my new kitchen cabinets I only had put in last year. Keep hunting, they reproduce at a rapid rate so powders and other gimmicks are no permanent solution.

Dust some flour onto the floor and the next morning you'll have little trails that lead to and from their point of entry.


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Re: Ants
« Reply #21 on: July 7, 2020, 01:30:19 PM »
Have you tried asking them to leave?
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Re: Ants
« Reply #22 on: July 8, 2020, 09:09:14 PM »
To stop ants from coming into your house sprinkle a line of talc at the entry point,not sure why or how it works but the little bastards refuse to cross it.
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Re: Ants
« Reply #23 on: July 8, 2020, 09:13:26 PM »
You can tell a male and female ant apart.


Male ants float.
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Re: Ants
« Reply #24 on: July 8, 2020, 11:38:49 PM »
You can tell a male and female ant apart.


Male ants float.

You’re thinking of witches.

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Re: Ants
« Reply #25 on: July 8, 2020, 11:43:42 PM »
You’re thinking of witches.
No I’m not.

They’re boy ant
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« Reply #26 on: July 9, 2020, 04:26:23 PM »
Ahh finally a thread where I can share my pain. The little bastards have a nest in my kitchen behind one of the skirting boards. I tried sugar and bicarbonate soda mix to kill them, didnt work. Tried some cheap poison from The Range, didnt work. Now, when the bastards come out in their masses I hoover them up, go to the back of the garden and tip them out, much to my amusement they start crawling about and no doubt find their way back in to my kitchen. It’s a crazy almost daily cycle but whilst I’m unemployed it keeps me busy. Good luck, Roy. Let us know how you get on.

Ps some of the ants have formed wings. I shit my pants when I first saw that, thought they had mutated in my kitchen but turns out it’s normal.
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Re: Ants
« Reply #27 on: July 9, 2020, 04:40:44 PM »
No I’m not.

They’re boy ant
Oh come on



No body???!



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Re: Ants
« Reply #28 on: July 9, 2020, 04:51:57 PM »
50% white vinegar
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And spray
right thats me chips sorted what about them fuckin ants
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Re: Ants
« Reply #29 on: July 9, 2020, 05:18:07 PM »
I bought something from Robert Dyas a couple of years back. It’s like a little block of something (looks like one of those toilet fresheners) that ants go mad for, take it back to their nest and then it kills them all. Possibly a bit mean but meh, there’s millions of them to go around, what’s one empty nest under your kitchen?

This was the one: https://www.robertdyas.co.uk/home-defence-ant-stop-bait-stations

Not to be confused with Babe Station but I find keeping that on 24/7 also does the trick.

These have always worked for us in the past.
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« Reply #30 on: July 9, 2020, 06:18:29 PM »
Oh come on



No body???!



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Oh FFS.  ;D

Your jokes are like flying ants.... they go right over everyones head.
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« Reply #31 on: July 9, 2020, 06:22:44 PM »
Oh FFS.  ;D

Your jokes are like flying ants...

...you only see them once a year and they piss everyone off.

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« Reply #32 on: July 9, 2020, 06:26:41 PM »
...you only see them once a year and they piss everyone off.

Whereas your jokes are like mosquitoes.... you can't get away from them and potentially make you very ill.

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« Reply #33 on: July 9, 2020, 06:41:20 PM »
Whereas your jokes are like mosquitoes.... you can't get away from them and potentially make you very ill.

Fair.


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« Reply #34 on: July 9, 2020, 07:41:55 PM »
Whereas your jokes are like mosquitoes.... you can't get away from them and potentially make you very ill.
And they always involve a little prick.
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« Reply #35 on: July 9, 2020, 08:03:45 PM »
And they always involve a little prick.

Also fair.

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« Reply #36 on: July 9, 2020, 08:14:13 PM »
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