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  1. #211

    I'd rather be Fishing...
    Evansville, WI
    Posts : 141
    8.1 Pro

    A whole lot of laying down and dozing. Trying to shake a somewhat light cold/flu.

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  2. #212

    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Happy Birthday Lordbob.
    Hope all is well in college town for you. Watch out for all them Mustangs!
    Haha, yeah they can be quite a pain.

    I got to spend the day fighting the ant break in...
    So I woke up this morning (well, afternoon) to a swarm of ants all over my floor, trash can, and under my bed.
    I followed the trail and saw that they were coming in from the hole in the floor where the internet and phone lines run up.

    After a few minutes of research, I walked down to the grocery store and bought some dish soap, a spray bottle, and baby powder.

    Once I got back, I mixed the soap in the spray bottle with water, and sprayed down the entirety of the trail that I could reach. I then liberally applied the baby powder on and around their entrance hole.

    In the space of about 10 minutes, I killed every any in my room and successfully blocked their entrance back in. How is that for the power of simple chemicals?
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  3. #213

    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,869
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Yeah no fun to wake and find a million ants reenacting The Naked Jungle in your home! But as you know, you have to find where they come in. Maybe they just wanted to wish you a happy birthday

    A Guy
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  4. #214

    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86

    Lordbob if IT does not work out for you then you have a future in pest control.
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  5. #215

    Double checked again today, still all gone, just the way I like it

    I consider this an annoying but good learning experiment, I now know how to get rid of ants quickly.

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  6. #216

    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

    Pour Hot water onto there Nest then get some ant spray and Cover the Nest

    Not the most practical but my Mum does it and it works
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  7. #217

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    Pour Hot water onto there Nest then get some ant spray and Cover the Nest

    Not the most practical but my Mum does it and it works
    The nest wasn't outside, they were just coming in through a hole in the floor.

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  8. #218

    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

    lol ... Polyfiller?
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  10. #220

    Today I bought myself a Kingston DT310 256GB pendrive
    Last edited by vrosa; 23 Feb 2011 at 17:31.
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