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lilaclotus Sun 17-Jul-05 16:35:50

the first summer we moved into this house we noticed them. lots of flying ants, trying to make their way out. they end up crawling on our kitchen window and the window by our front door. they are also on the kitchen worktops, though mostly dead ones that fall down from the window. i have found where they appear from... by the skirting board in the kitchen. we bought a spray, but it doesn't help much. i went to bring some washing in from outside earlier and noticed they were hundreds of them in patches on our patio and on the grass too. is there anything we can do to get them out of the house?

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 16:37:11

pour boiling water on them

borax and icing sugar

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 16:38:03

put sealant to stop them coming in

lilaclotus Sun 17-Jul-05 16:39:24

oh like the sealant idea!

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 17:01:32

That is what DH did yesterday coming up under skirting

<<yuck>> hat them

MrsGordonRamsay Sun 17-Jul-05 17:02:39

Hate them even

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 17:04:21

MRS GR Are you taking the michael ???

MrsGordonRamsay Sun 17-Jul-05 17:08:15

No...... I am extracting the urine

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 17:10:17

That's ok then

MrsGordonRamsay Sun 17-Jul-05 17:14:38


compo Sun 17-Jul-05 17:16:23

we use ant poder in all the nooks and crannies on our patio - looks like talc podwer everywhere but very effective

nooka Sun 17-Jul-05 18:19:15

Ant Stop is great (it's a spray that they take back into the anthill which then kills them all). We have an invasion most summers - they seem to chew through our concrete floors!

lilaclotus Sun 17-Jul-05 20:15:35

thank you all. i will continue my battle with them with this new knowledge

emmatmg Sun 17-Jul-05 20:31:43

Nooka, our have burrowed/chewed all the way from outside, right under the kitched and out under the kitchen cupboards.

A distance of probably 9 or 10 foot.

Concrete floors too.

And Lilaclotus, we've had them evry summer for 4 yrs now(since we moved in)and there isn't anything that will stop them coming back as I phoned a pest control company to ask.
They said they could come a treat the whole area but they(the ants) will come back as the just find a different stop to start at. They will eventually move on if you keep putting down spray etc but it won't be immediate.

Flying ants are the bain of my life in the summer.

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 20:34:16

OMG what are they looking for?

That is sooooooo shocking!!!!!!!

emmatmg Sun 17-Jul-05 20:44:22

RTKM, I wish I knew because then I'd move it outside so that they take their nest elsewhere

RTKangaMummy Sun 17-Jul-05 20:48:25

Someone here is a bug guy perhaps he knows

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