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Old 04-25-2003, 06:50   #1 (permalink)
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Ants love my XR!

Hi all,

I have a pretty strange problem. MY Mum lives down in the SW of WA (Augusta) and, for whatever reason, they have an ant plague down there and have had for years.

Now. whenever I park my white XR in the gravel driveway for the weekend, I get home and find the damned thing CRAWLING with ants a few days later. They don't seem to go inside, just around the door seals etc etc.

Any ideas how to stop this attraction?

I've left it out in the driveway tonight, hope the heavy dew and rain forecast for later will get rid of the buggers.

Simon....

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Old 04-25-2003, 07:11   #2 (permalink)
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place a peanut butter sandwhich about 3m away from ya car. they should crawl to that instead.
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well it works on cartoons. dnt see why u can try it
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sorry mate cant help ya there
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:13   #3 (permalink)
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That's not such a bad idea, haza! :oo3:

Kinda like the old story of keeping some pine blocks in the backyard for the termites to eat, instead of the house.

Hmmmmm

Thanks anyway!
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:23   #4 (permalink)
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get a bottle of ANT-RID from woolies or one of those supermarkets...and put a few drops in the door seals where the ants are but not near where someone would touch it and that....coz its poison......that should do the trick
doesnt cost much as well :)
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the thing with poisons, wont they do damage to the seals like either eat them away or dry them up causin them to crack.


i think your best off tryin the sandwhich.
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im only kiddin bout the sandwhich btw
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sorry i wont sit in your car ever again! guess im too sweet for woman and ants :)
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Old 04-25-2003, 10:16   #7 (permalink)
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Its not the polish your using is it? I know once I went to wash my car, put the bucket of car wash down, went inside to do something for a couple of mins, came back and the bucket was covered in ants . After finishing washing the car I was covered in ants also, was still finding the bastards on me hours later . Didnt seem too interested in the car though.
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Peanut butter and strawberry jam is better.
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Ants love sweet chilli sauce as well.

Left a drop on the cutting board in the kitchen, went away to eat the sandwich, 1/2 hour later, the board (and kitchen) was crawling in the little buggers.

That Ant Rid stuff isn't bad, its only temporary though. Idea is for the ants to take the poison back to the nest, don't know if that works though.

My solution, park the car somewhere else.
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Old 04-25-2003, 19:17   #10 (permalink)
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Put the car on blocks!.. ( they must be crawling up the tyres, so if ya get the wheels off the ground, prob solved!)
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