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    I have lot's of ants roaming around my house

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    My man is a love and is constantly changing baits etc..

    We have four baits and he is always looking for their nests to destroy outside.

    Any advice please, I don't like non paying tenANTS!

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    If you have tried all the potions and gels I would call in the council pest control (hopefully they won't arrive with PEST CONTROL written in huge letters over the van!

    My mother-in-law uses bleach along the their run / entrance area. Seems to work.

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    Predikuesi;2213448

    If you have tried all the potions and gels I would call in the council … If you have tried all the potions and gels I would call in the council pest control (hopefully they won't arrive with PEST CONTROL written in huge letters over the van!



    I think, we will have to, sometimes when I am on my computer they run up my arm.

    Little barstools:x

    Predikuesi;2213448

    If you have tried all the potions and gels I would call in the council … If you have tried all the potions and gels I would call in the council pest control (hopefully they won't arrive with PEST CONTROL written in huge letters over the van!



    our council wouldnt do anything so for past few years i spray all walls on the outside with ant spray and not had a problem since - fingers crossed:thumbsup:

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    jellybaby22;2213460

    our council wont help...they advise calling in a private company.



    I'll have to look into it, it has been going on for weeks and it is starting to really irritate me:p

    DLM;2213453

    I think, we will have to, sometimes when I am on my computer they run up … I think, we will have to, sometimes when I am on my computer they run up my arm.Little barstools:x



    It might be worth going online to find a industrial solution / gel / powder. I think that the stuff you buy in the garden centre is not that great.

    Some advice here:
    doctorgreenfingers.co.uk/Pes…tml

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    Predikuesi;2213471

    It might be worth going online to find a industrial solution / gel / … It might be worth going online to find a industrial solution / gel / powder. I think that the stuff you buy in the garden centre are not that great.Some advice here:http://www.doctorgreenfingers.co.uk/Pest_control_Cats_Ants_Dogs_Slugs_Snails_Aphids/Killing_ants_Ants_in_the_garden.html



    Thank you, I will look into it:)

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    onelife99;2213498

    found this using … found this using googlehttp://www.pestcontroldirect.co.uk/acatalog/Pest_Control_Direct_Ants_17.html



    Thanks, I have just looked at the council website, they charge about £40, not sure I want to spend this much.

    I will look at everybody's advice, thanks, rep added to all x x

    have you tried NIPPON the ants carry it back to the nest and it then poisons them in the nest.

    vitax.co.uk/pro…001

    First of all, kill all ants indoors and try to keep crumbs etc to a minimum.

    Use a weak mixture of vinegar to swab all surfaces where ants have been seen. This is important as they use acid trails to find their way about and that is why they can all find a trail if one finds a food source. Swabbing with vinegar masks their own acid trails and they get disoriented.

    Outsidethe house (the last thing you want to do is to encourage them into your house!) put down a poison bait as follows.
    Make a 50/50 mixture of sugar and Borax (available from chemists). You can use a dry mixture just grind a little with a mortar and pestle.

    Place little mounds - about a teaspoon or so - on their trails. They are attracted by the sugar and eat it taking in the borax at the same time. They take it back to the nest where they share food with others in the nest. Borax kills them.

    If a large number are attracted, you might want to make a strong solution of the mixture by adding about one teaspoon of water to a tablespoon or so of powder. Make the solution as strong as possible by stirring in more powder until no more will dissolve. This gets more into the nest in a shorter time.
    You have to be diligent and replace the powder as it is used up or after rain. It is a good idea to cover the mounds, just place four little stones in a square and place a bit of tile/slate/ wood on to act as a lid. This should keep other animals from eating the powder.

    Best of luck

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    compo;2213553

    have you tried NIPPON the ants carry it back to the nest and it then … have you tried NIPPON the ants carry it back to the nest and it then poisons them in the nest.http://www.vitax.co.uk/productshome.asp?catalog=1001



    Using that in 4 baits, they seem to just come back after a few hours:x

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    Thanks for all the replies, there are some wonderful people on HUKD:-D

    i had the same problem had to follow the line to where they were coming in stuck loadsa powder there no problem since two years ago :)had them everywhere

    thats the idea , they come back and keep taking the bait until the nest is poisoined , it takes about a week to get rid of a nest of ants.

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    compo;2213710

    thats the idea , they come back and keep taking the bait until the nest … thats the idea , they come back and keep taking the bait until the nest is poisoined , it takes about a week to get rid of a nest of ants.



    I've been doing it for weeks:cry:

    why dont you make friends? give them some food, get to know them???

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    dean3988;2213763

    why dont you make friends? give them some food, get to know them???



    I might put them in a bag and send them to the neighbour's i like:oops:

    DLM;2213775

    I might put them in a bag and send them to the neighbour's i like:oops:


    ha ha ha good idea, go for it. make sure that you throw a tomato in there before the ants so that they go back and tell their friends and then they wont go to your house!!!

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    dean3988;2213800

    ha ha ha good idea, go for it. make sure that you throw a tomato in there … ha ha ha good idea, go for it. make sure that you throw a tomato in there before the ants so that they go back and tell their friends and then they wont go to your house!!!



    I'm, so tempted:-D

    DLM;2213817

    I'm, so tempted:-D



    go for it

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    dean3988;2213825

    go for it



    Stop egging me on, my 3 year old niece is arriving in about an hour, she will sort them out:-D

    DLM;2213831

    Stop egging me on, my 3 year old niece is arriving in about an hour, she … Stop egging me on, my 3 year old niece is arriving in about an hour, she will sort them out:-D



    I can just picture it...

    "Lovely to see you dear, remember the film Happy Feet? Let's play at tap dancing in the back garden" :whistling:

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    cannyscot;2213949

    I can just picture it..."Lovely to see you dear, remember the film Happy … I can just picture it..."Lovely to see you dear, remember the film Happy Feet? Let's play at tap dancing in the back garden" :whistling:



    I've never seen it, is it recommended?

    Our kitchen used to overrun with the little black demons! We just found out where they were coming in from - under the door, through the windows etc.. and ant powdered their entrances etc. They soon get the message! :-)

    Aspartame - World's Best Ant Killer

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    DLM;2213465

    I'll have to look into it, it has been going on for weeks and it is … I'll have to look into it, it has been going on for weeks and it is starting to really irritate me:p



    what the ant crawlin up your arm

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