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ANTS
« on: April 25, 2011, 20:35:01 PM »
K's bedroom just had a load of ants all over her bedroom floor!!!
We've cleaned it out and put some ant powder down in the suspect entry point.

One of her friends tipped a drink in there today, and they were swarming around the patch.

I don't think there is a nest in the wall as we would have seen them elsewhere around the house too?

GAH!

I've never known ants to be upstairs like that before!
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 20:48:35 PM »

 Wow they must have sniffed that drink out pretty quick. I've never known of ants being upstairs

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Re: ANTS
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 20:53:26 PM »
nor me, thats what puzzled me.
we do have major ants out the back, and k's room is at the back of the house.
It has also been very dry so they are probably looking for water, and i have been putting out ant powder.

I'm hoping they can't nest in the walls or anything :-\
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 21:19:38 PM »
Never had ants in the room and i hope it won't happen anytime soon. only seen a dead snail in the windowframe. Mus tbe from the guy living here before me.

Good luck with the ants, maybe watching elise will help (hope she kept her name in the english cartoon).

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Re: ANTS
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 22:08:44 PM »
elise?
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 00:55:22 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QNIMueWjG4

over here the aarkvark is called Elise, just found out it's different - plus i thought it is an anteater and not an aarkvark. These two (aarkvark and charly the ant) are part of the pink panther cartoon, if i'm not mistaken.
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 04:58:51 AM »
ah. I remember that. Good news. No more ants this morning. I'll get some ant traps today and put her room back to normal.
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 06:50:02 AM »
LOADS of ants here, we even have 2 nests in the lawn. I have seen many clambering up shrubs carrying aphids and blackfly that they milk like cattle, A little ant spray on the affected areas sorts them for a while.

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Re: ANTS
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 07:17:39 AM »
my garden is over run with ants, i'm sprinkling powder each night!
could be why there was some in her room?
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 07:42:56 AM »
Try a spray rather than powder... I reckon it works better.

Any food or drink will attract hordes if just ONE finds it, so ban it in bedrooms ASAP!

Just think what a few few biscuit crumbs in the beds will do.....  :-X

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Re: ANTS
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 11:23:05 AM »
they aren't usually allowed anything upstairs.
But one of her friends took a bottle of Mountain Dew up yesterday and spilt it. And K being a lazy teen didn't clean it up properly!
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 15:15:23 PM »
I thought she would have immediately got the VAX out!  ;)

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Re: ANTS
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2011, 16:49:14 PM »
I live 1st/2nd floor and had them in the kitchen first year I moved in, so they do go upstairs, the powder got rid of then though and I've never seen them since

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Re: ANTS
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 17:59:49 PM »
well they haven't come back yet. No sign of them anywhere else either, so fingers crossed. Still not sure how they got in. Maybe bedroom window?
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Re: ANTS
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2011, 18:04:21 PM »
as long as they're not in your pantz
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