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Old 05-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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This stuff works great

I did a search on ants in this forum and I figured I'd give you a heads up on what works well for me. My problem with ants is always after the camper has been sitting over the winter. We'll get it ready for camping season to check all systems and these little guys show up in the kitchen area (no food is ever left in the camper) and sometimes the bedroom. The first instinct is to spray but don't, you only kill the ones you see. You need to use the ones you see as little assassins who go back to the nest to wipe out everybody. You must use Combat Ant Killing Gel: COMBAT 1 oz. Ant Killing Gel Syringes (12-Pack)-97306 at The Home Depot

Or buy it where ever you can find it. Put this stuff where ever you see them coming from and get ready. Soon you'll have a boatload of ants eating this stuff. It will creep out the wife and you'll be tempted to spray. Don't! The eating ants will take the gel back to where ever they came from to share with the others. Be patient and don't do anything for a few days. Soon they'll disappear with a few dead bodies here and there that need to be vacuumed up and a wet wipe down will clean up any left over gel. If you still see a few live ones after a few days, repeat. This stuff really works well.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Good product tip, Thanks!

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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1 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 cup of water, 2 to 3 tablespoons of borax, bring to a boil for minute or 2 while stirring. Pour small amount in container lid and set out to where they can get in it. Let them also carry to colony. Works great, I was skeptical, but since the day after, haven't seen any!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Btw, borax in the laundry detergent aisle at the infamous wally world!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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Carpenter Ants for us

Walked outside this morning to a pile of white styrofoam on the driveway! Soon realized what was causing it. So I read a lot online today and ordered some Advanced Carpenter Ant Bait online, but didn't want to wait to start treating them so I picked up some Terro liquid ant bait and set three out in the camper this evening. I hope to see some dead ants tomorrow but know it will take some time get rid of them all! Will update on how this stuff works for us.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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i know this sounds dumb, but it works, bugs won't walk across chalk! Who knew right?
I keep chalk at the TT. we have a concrete patio, I draw a strip along the inside and outside edges. No ants on the patio. use the bait traps under the TT and on the inside. have not had an ant in 3 years! Now if I could get a chalk line up where the squitos are!?

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