Ants In Me Pants!

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    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:
     
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  3. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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  5. Armytwowheels

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    Sorry Bill, there was more of them than us, we were outnumbered, had to resort to chemical warfare.
     
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    Had the same thing happen in Denia years ago but with an overhanging tree
     
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    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:
     
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  8. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Yep, secateurs for small shears are now on my shopping list.
     
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    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:
     
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    Sod it, I'm gonna start carrying me-chainsaw....... that'll have the Tree Huggers up in arms.
     
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    Blimey, not just sangatte they're trying to get in from then!
     
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  12. Armytwowheels

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    :rofl::rofl: No and they are trying it on further away from Calais too, we were at La Rochelle for goodness sake.
     
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    Ditto, ant powder on the tyres keeps the little buggers away.
     
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    We still have our uninvited guests. Just had another spray and vacuume session but this time in the bathroom.
     
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    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
     
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    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:
     
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    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!!
     
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    Drive faster?
     
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