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Flying Ants - How to get rid of them please

(19 Posts)
RubySlippers Thu 12-Jul-07 21:17:53

We have flying ants and lots of them
what is the best product to get rid of them
<<i feel itchy just writing this post>>

southeastastra Thu 12-Jul-07 21:18:38

leave them alone, they only last a couple of days and then fly off.

fishie Thu 12-Jul-07 21:20:22

my mum used to call it ant moving day. we got excited

RubySlippers Thu 12-Jul-07 21:23:24

oh good
they were swarming everywhere

funnypeevesculiar Thu 12-Jul-07 21:25:22

apparently, boiling water on the nest site works. But it also strikes me as totoally barbaric. I'd leave well alone

southeastastra Thu 12-Jul-07 21:27:33

yes it kills them outright and you're left with lots of dead soggy ants with wings to get rid of

SpacePuppy Thu 12-Jul-07 21:27:45

I had that problem, they can take up to 3 days to move, and if they move into your house can take weeks to get rid of them, so what did I do? I hoovered them every few hours...now they're all gone [evil grinning emoticon]

southeastastra Thu 12-Jul-07 21:29:26

that's so nasty shame on you spacepupp

blossomsmine Sat 14-Jul-07 23:14:12

They keep coming into my kitchen. I am afraid i have been spraying them, had to there are hundreds of the buggers. But they are just moving along the edge of the room, no sooner do i get rid of one load of them than a few days later i get another swarm. They are driving me mad.

edam Sat 14-Jul-07 23:20:03

Hey, I'm a vegetarian and don't generally believe in killing living things. But I make an exception for flying ants. Horrible things.

When we lived in London, the streets around our home were infested with the bloody things. There is no way I would risk them moving into my home!

edam Sat 14-Jul-07 23:20:55

Flying ant seige of Battersea lasted six years, btw - every year the buggers would be back.

SlightlyMadSpider Sat 14-Jul-07 23:22:58

Nippon liquid ina refillable trap is good for ants in general - not sure about fliers.

<Apparently Fruitshoots are good too (aor at least the aspartame in them)...although some believe this is a myth>

kidsrus Sat 14-Jul-07 23:29:34

I use the washing up water on them it instantly stops them flying not sure if it kills them.
Inside i find their entrance and block it with ant powder.

RubySlippers Sun 15-Jul-07 15:42:00

think they may have gone of their own accord <<fingers crossed emoticon>>
thanks for all the tips though

FoeGlassSlipper Sun 15-Jul-07 18:36:10

eek - they have all come to me!!

RubySlippers Sun 15-Jul-07 20:03:45

oh no!
mine seemed to stay for one night only
hope yours do to ...

Milliways Sun 15-Jul-07 20:04:50

Flying Stag Beetles are our Bugbear in the Summer!

sparklygirl Thu 19-Jul-07 22:09:34

Kettle of hot water. Seems to do the trick.

mylastrolo Thu 19-Jul-07 22:32:32

i put kettle of hot water over compost tonight it must be the time of year they are gross but got rid we will see tom o rrow

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