Illegal Immigr-ants

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    We still have the stowaways on board. See here for the full story.

    Sitting out a bit of a storm at Cite Europe before going onto the Gravelines area for our last two nights and we are still picking the little blitters off.

    Anyone know at a product that we can safely use in the van to repel them?
     
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    A blow torch? :whistle:
     
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  3. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Oh and that's safe because??.?
     
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  4. Jonkil

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    For
    Illegal Immigr-ants
    You need a ......
    Nigel !
     
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    Scratching just thinking about it.
     
  6. NickNic

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    You need one of these :D(y)

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  7. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Ha ha, good idea but I would rather have the ants than pay out for another pet passport.
     
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    Sugar and bicarb mixed, never used it so cant say but someone told me sugar attracts them and bicarb blows them up!
     
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    Assuming they are not actually nesting, which given how you "caught" them seems unlikely then they will eventually just die of old age, which depending on the species might be only a few weeks away - or longer. :)

    You could try starving them - but you will have to wash out every cupboard and ensure that all loose food and especially sugar has been thoroughly removed.

    The proprietary ant killers work by them taking the stuff back to their nest which isn't going to work here.

    I can only suggest continued application of the vacuum cleaner and if you can suffer it repeated squirts of something like RAID.
     
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  10. chaser

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    They will eventually die off , can't breed anymore if the queens gone, envious of your stop tonight, love gravelines, first and last stop every time we go over, pmu in the square for a jar or two then accross to rudys restaurant on the harbour.
    Bourbourg market tomorrow if you are interested in such things:)
     
  11. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Brilliant, so we have to lay in bed listiening to them popping all night! :eek:

    But I will try it. Thanks.
     
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    Here in Spain, I swear by "Insectrón" which is sold at the Chemist.
    It combats all creeping insects by contact. It's invisible, inalterable and does not stain. You just spray on a line around the floor edges and skirting board areas which leaves a dull, lacquer type mark which should be left 48 hours before mopping the floor. When the insect walks across the mark ..... that's it! They soon die but after they have returned to their nest! The others then eat the dead body and they too die. It says it shouldn't be used on wood or other porous material but I've used it on parquet and it has been very successful! One treatment lasts 12 months! They may have it in France too. It's made by:

    Quimiopen S.L.
    Calle Cadmio 2,
    Arganda del Rey,
    28500 Madrid.

    Good luck! (y)
     
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    It has to be fine icing sugar so they can't tell the difference.
     
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    Yes
    Sugar is a great idea.
    If it doesn't kill them it will rot their teeth !:whistle:
     
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    Damn. Should have logged on over lunch - which we were eating in the mh section of Cite Europe car park when you posted that.

    Now mid-channel. Ok out here this evening. We were at Gravelines last night.
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    I did see a Brit Globe Car, must have been you. I had a quick look at the Brit vans for a Funster sticker but the weather was particularly bad then, it was all I could do to keep the trolley straight. We were in the Hymer 644 with two kayaks on the roof, if you noticed it.
     
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    We decided on a discreet bit of camping in the countryside in the end, along with two other vans, it's as quiet as can be, apart from the howling wind, but at least the sun is out now.
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    Have had a problem in house with ants in the kitchen (now what am I suposed to do la la:)) since march? Still here since I returned from spain! Have spread loads of ant powder without luck:(

    Any ideas appreciated!
     
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    Enjoyed reading that ! When we meeting up at Harborough ?
     
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    Do you stop at a campsite in Gravelines or is there an aire? Just looking online I can see a couple of campsites, any recommendations?
     
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