Ants In Me Pants!

Discussion in 'Top Tips & Tricks' started by Armytwowheels, May 13, 2015.

  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    A Motorhome tip I have learnt today -

    If you park your overhang over long grass make sure you cut or trample the grass down first and check for ant nests. Otherwise you might wake up sharing your bed with a load of ants!!

    After discovering the ants crawling over the bed we opened the garage to find thousands of the little blitters in there. A quick reshuffle of the van to the other side of the Aire and then Colin emptys the whole garage out while I play vacuume the ants out the bed.
    :doh::doh::doh:
     
    • Like Like x 9
  2. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    13,632
    Likes Received:
    20,747
    Location:
    South East Kent
    antz.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  3. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    Ha ha, I was thinking of that film when I was vacuuming them up. At least mine were emptied back outside to live another day, Colin's victims got sprayed and swept out.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,084
    Likes Received:
    12,079
    Location:
    goole
    so you didn't re home them murdered by Colin in could blood:crying:
    I am shocked at his actions they were all god's creatures:(
    bill
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    Sorry Bill, there was more of them than us, we were outnumbered, had to resort to chemical warfare.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. davanne

    davanne Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    7,126
    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Had the same thing happen in Denia years ago but with an overhanging tree
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Jean-luc

    Jean-luc Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    68
    Same happened to us a few years back.
    I now make sure there is never a bridge for creepy crawlies to cross from grass/shrubbery to the van.

    Since our incident I now carry a secateurs and nip any branches which may be touching the van :rolleyes:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    Yep, secateurs for small shears are now on my shopping list.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Old Soldier

    Old Soldier Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Location:
    Wells in Somerset
    I know they have difficulties with steps....... but anyone heard of them using the wheels? Found a whole load of snails under the van once, guessed they had climbed up the tyres. :imoutahere:
     
  10. Popeye

    Popeye Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,714
    Likes Received:
    16,936
    Location:
    New Forest
    Sod it, I'm gonna start carrying me-chainsaw....... that'll have the Tree Huggers up in arms.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  11. parknride

    parknride Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,111
    Likes Received:
    4,852
    Location:
    cumbria
    Blimey, not just sangatte they're trying to get in from then!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    :rofl::rofl: No and they are trying it on further away from Calais too, we were at La Rochelle for goodness sake.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Scattycat

    Scattycat Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    Location:
    Mayenne, France
    So, far no problems with ants but on our way back from Portugal we stopped in Batalha, Spain and parked under some trees and the next morning we found hundreds of tiny spiders clinging to the side of the van. I thought I'd managed to kill them off by spraying them with vinegar. But when we moved off to another site we found the blighters were still there. It took three or four days before we eventually got rid of them all
     
  14. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    498
    Location:
    Falmouth, Cornwall
    We were still finding them 2 months after I thought we had got them all! Some one said that mint around the wheels etc kept them away, nope. I just spray wheels, hose, cable, mudflaps with repelant and be for ever watchful!
     
  15. makems

    makems Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    10,678
    Location:
    Ingleby Barwick,,Teesside
    Ditto, ant powder on the tyres keeps the little buggers away.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    We still have our uninvited guests. Just had another spray and vacuume session but this time in the bathroom.
     
  17. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,289
    Likes Received:
    12,178
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    will you pack it up Sandra, I am still itching from the first report

    we are already overloaded, now I need a lawn mower in the garage :D
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,947
    Likes Received:
    7,698
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    We had the same problem in Florida when touring the USA buggers came down through the roof from a tree branch. :)
    Nature will find a way. :LOL:
     
  19. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,401
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    I am pass caring now. We are slightly worse for wear after being shown around and given several tasters at the vineyard we are staying at. These French Aires can be in the best of places sometimes!!
     
    • Like Like x 5
  20. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,875
    Likes Received:
    2,698
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Drive faster?
     
Loading...

Share This Page