Ants and filtered coffee

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We find talcum powder is an excellent ant deterrent.

Bought some Casino ant killer but I am sure they put ant food in it instead. We put it down and the next day the ants were more numerous and all over it!

Ally

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The idea being that they consume the poison and take it back to the nest. If you put it before their point of entry to the house they have no need to come in.
Bonus tip: follow the line back to the nest with a blow torch, incinerating the ants as you go. Expose the nest and fry it too. Circumstances permitting of course. Burning the hoose doon is extreme.
I'm not an expert but I suspect a creature the depends heavily on its sense of smell and collective thinking might be put of by the stench of thousands of burnt comrades.
It's strangely satisfying too.

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You've reminded me that my mum used to put sugar down wait for the ant army to appear and then pour boiling water over them!
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I would just like to say that the method I learnt of yesterday which may be disappointing ;) for those that want exploding, burnt, drowned or poisoned ants :P as it does nothing of those things instead the barrier of coffee grounds (on top of which you can squeeze some lemon juice) will encourage the little ants to change direction as they dislike both of those smells and they get to live another day yayyy :P .

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Ally wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 am
The idea being that they consume the poison and take it back to the nest. If you put it before their point of entry to the house they have no need to come in.
Bonus tip: follow the line back to the nest with a blow torch, incinerating the ants as you go. Expose the nest and fry it too. Circumstances permitting of course. Burning the hoose doon is extreme.
I'm not an expert but I suspect a creature the depends heavily on its sense of smell and collective thinking might be put of by the stench of thousands of burnt comrades.
It's strangely satisfying too.
Don't know why but this sounds strangely like a Jasper Carrot ditty - I'm thinking moles....bbbbb booom...... :lol:
A vos et nos sourires masqués, puisqu’il ne reste que nos yeux pour parler… Déjà hâte de vous retrouver!

‘The brightest flame casts the darkest shadows’

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Mrs Archy wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:34 am
Ally wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 am
The idea being that they consume the poison and take it back to the nest. If you put it before their point of entry to the house they have no need to come in.
Bonus tip: follow the line back to the nest with a blow torch, incinerating the ants as you go. Expose the nest and fry it too. Circumstances permitting of course. Burning the hoose doon is extreme.
I'm not an expert but I suspect a creature the depends heavily on its sense of smell and collective thinking might be put of by the stench of thousands of burnt comrades.
It's strangely satisfying too.
Don't know why but this sounds strangely like a Jasper Carrot ditty - I'm thinking moles....bbbbb booom...... :lol:
One of the funniest comedy sketches ever.

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wilbro wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:41 am
We find talcum powder is an excellent ant deterrent.

Bought some Casino ant killer but I am sure they put ant food in it instead. We put it down and the next day the ants were more numerous and all over it!
Must be made by the same company that produces the roll-on fly repellent I bought for the horses! - if you leave the lid off it, inside seconds it's covered with flies! :roll:

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Ally wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 am
The idea being that they consume the poison and take it back to the nest. If you put it before their point of entry to the house they have no need to come in.
Bonus tip: follow the line back to the nest with a blow torch, incinerating the ants as you go. Expose the nest and fry it too. Circumstances permitting of course. Burning the hoose doon is extreme.
I'm not an expert but I suspect a creature the depends heavily on its sense of smell and collective thinking might be put of by the stench of thousands of burnt comrades.
It's strangely satisfying too.

Ally

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Nifty knows.

Ally

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Nifty knows.

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