Ants in Caravan

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:05
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I had little tiny ants in the van, I left half a biscuit near the PC yesterday, about an hour later I noticed it was covered in ants, So I sprayed them with Mortien , cleaned up the mess and reset my Bikky Trap, sure enough in 1 hour another lot was there so I tracked the convoy back and found they were going into the slot in the chipboard, I tried RP7 on them and it knocked them over instantly, So using the little tube that comes with it I injected some into the slot and along the seam to soad down into it, today NO ANTS at the Bikky Trap, So if any of you have ant problems there's something to try.

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:16

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:16
Gday Doug,


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Theres probably no ants in your van because you burnt it down!!!

Hahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:21

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If they come back try theses.......works on cane toads too!Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 15:02

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 15:02
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Noooo ..........that's for fishing

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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 19:48

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 19:48
Expanding bait - nothing like it.

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:17

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:17
Good work Doug I'll make sure I get some for the van just in case.

Therefore,

RP = repels pests?

And make sure you stick the tube in the slot.

Not sure about the seven.

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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:38

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:38
Doug, over the years I've tried all sorts on the ants here. The best thing turned out to be pouring boiling water into their nests. Sadly they have more nests than I can carry hot water to :((
Now they have gotten into my electricity supply pole...not good. I'd have to use a lot of RP7 on that one.
Good luck with them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:40

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:40
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For the pole I would suggest Sump Oil.

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:48

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 13:48
Doug, yes agree , but it's difficult to apply.
BTW the RP7 works a treat, at least in the short term. Tried it on some ants around the house and goodbye ants. Thanks for the tip.
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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 17:46

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 17:46
you may need a LOT more sump oil , or boiling water ... take a look at this link from Youtube - this shows the extent of how large an ants nest can actually get underground

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 18:35

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 18:35
I remember a bit on the ABC about the Qld quarantine authorities using a steam generating contraption to destroy nests of fire ants in and about Brisbane a couple of years ago. Having fallen in a nest of them in Paraguay some years back, I hope they got all the little bastards (Yes Footy, I was marginally under the weather alright I was bleep !).

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Reply By: nomadoz - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:03

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:03
All of the above remedies kills them, but you never gets rid of them, Thermidor only solution

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Reply By: GregF - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:03

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:03
Hey Hairy: Your not trying to tell people that flame came out of a RP7 can are you. I know you better. It is either the potatoe gun the other night or prawns, chilly sauce, and bourbon out of a
different orriforce.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:20

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:20
What sort of biscuit was it??? Michael
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:27

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 14:27
Hey Doug its the wet season get used to it. lol.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 15:06

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 15:06
Steve
They got plenty of room outside, besides these little buggers in here will be able to move faster now they're been lubricated .

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Reply By: D200Dug- Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 16:01

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 16:01
As a longer term thing for ant infestations in houses ( or long term van stays ) get some powered borax and mix it with something sweet.

I usually use corn syrup and a little fruit cordial if they are meat ants mix in some mince. just a small amount of borax in the mix so they cannot taste it usually about a 1/20 ratio (but that is a very rough guide) is enough, if they do not eat it add more sweet stuff or see what they are feeding on and add some of that to the mix.

This will kill the nest in a few days, be careful where you place it if you have pets or children !!

Plan B is mix Crawley Crunch from a supermarket with water about 1/10 add a few drops of detergent and pour on the nest, a quick way of solving the problem if you can locate the nest and flood the area.
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Reply By: dedabato (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 20:58
G'day Doug & Dusty,
I take a slightly different approach to the problem, but with your solution,,,, I really don't think "Cook " will appreciate the RP7 in her undergarments as she always have "Ants in Pants"
Be good mate
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Reply By: Ianw - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 21:19

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 21:19
We live on a small rural property and those little ants nest everywhere at this time of the year. We used to get them nesting in the canvas folds in the old van all the time. When we got the new van we bought a few of those little ant bait stations. About 2" square can be stuck on anywhere. 1 in the boot, three more spread around the cupboards, have not had a nest in the new van at all. Haven't even seen an ant in there. Use them in the house too. They work well !

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 21:47

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009 at 21:47
Ian

I tried those, what I had here was Territory ANTS , I have set the bikky bates this afternoon and still no ants , I do know after a while the RP7 will dry out, if they return they'll get another dose.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 19:09

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 19:09
We train our big ones to chase the little ones away.



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