From: Organic Icecube on

"bomb#20" <here(a)darkstar> wrote in message
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> Well said, a sensible post at last.

Thanks mate. Reading the above is kinda disconcerting - like a bunch of
terrorists organising their shopping list. Bet they're the type that pour
boiling water over the neighbours' cats cos they've strayed into their
gardens and disturbed the perfectly tilled rows of seedlings that are of
such temporay value. Nature's little creatures were here long before us -
why destroy an entitre colony when they do very litle harm and move on
anyway when they're ready? These same upstanding citizens will all be
ranting about carbon emissions and speeding again shortly. Hypocrits all!
:-((


From: Bob Eager on
On Wed, 2 May 2007 20:25:26 UTC, "Organic Icecube" <non(a)sense.com>
wrote:

>
> "bomb#20" <here(a)darkstar> wrote in message
> news:NbKdnYPlmuOXfKXbnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
> > Well said, a sensible post at last.
>
> Thanks mate. Reading the above is kinda disconcerting - like a bunch of
> terrorists organising their shopping list. Bet they're the type that pour
> boiling water over the neighbours' cats cos they've strayed into their
> gardens and disturbed the perfectly tilled rows of seedlings that are of
> such temporay value. Nature's little creatures were here long before us -
> why destroy an entitre colony when they do very litle harm and move on
> anyway when they're ready? These same upstanding citizens will all be
> ranting about carbon emissions and speeding again shortly. Hypocrits all!
> :-((

I wondered where Mary was....!

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From: SteveN on
"BunnyHare" <bingham(a)lineone.net> wrote in
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> "ian" <ian(a)nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:kcAWlgD24COGFw3l(a)nospam.net...
>> With the ant season upon us again, my wife has been trying to locate
>> Nippon Gel, but nobody seems to stock it any more.
>>
>> Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n'
>> safety reasons?
>
> I managed to buy some last week in Lincolnshire but in a traditional
> hardware shop. They also had something called ant bait which was a
> square of plastic impregnated with something similar to Nippon but at
> twice the price.

1) Nippon Gel is still available (as other have said, try a 'real'
hardware store).

2) Nippon Gel didn't work too well for me - a couple of years ago we had
a very bad infestation of ants in the cavity wall (so we couldn't poour
boiling water on them). Tried Nippon gel (no luck), the plastic 'ant
baits' (no luck) and ant powder (lots of dead ants, but new ones kept
appearing).

Then I found Vapona ant bait - a metal tin about the size of a shoe-
polish tin - it's meant to work similarly to the Nippon in that the ants
carry it back to their nest and kill the nest 'from the inside out'. It
worked a treat - within two days, no more ants at all.

We have just had our first ants of this summer (and the first for a good
few years) and I went straight to the hardware shop and got the Vapona.
A few hours later you could see the ants marching in and out of the tin
(they seem to love it) and within two days, no more ants at all.

There is a picture here, although I have no knowledge of the retailer.
It may be a little more expensive than other suggestions, but for me it
has been the best value.

http://www.heritage-homeandgarden.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=6249

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From: Dave on
BunnyHare wrote:

> "ian" <ian(a)nospam.net> wrote in message news:kcAWlgD24COGFw3l(a)nospam.net...
>
>>With the ant season upon us again, my wife has been trying to locate
>>Nippon Gel, but nobody seems to stock it any more.
>>
>>Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n' safety
>>reasons?
>
>
> I managed to buy some last week in Lincolnshire but in a traditional
> hardware shop. They also had something called ant bait which was a square
> of plastic impregnated with something similar to Nippon but at twice the
> price.

It might be twice the price, but that is what I use every year to stop
the blighters coming into our house. They take it back to the nest and
it's then farewell to the nest. I put one at the front door, another at
the back door and one under the kitchen unit where the air brick is.

After a few days, no more ants :-)

Dave
From: Andy Hall on
On 2007-05-02 18:19:25 +0100, steve(a)italiancar.co.uk (SteveH) said:

> ian <ian(a)nospam.net> wrote:
>
>> With the ant season upon us again, my wife has been trying to locate
>> Nippon Gel, but nobody seems to stock it any more.
>>
>> Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n' safety
>> reasons?
>>
>> Suggestions anyone for an alternative? (preferably a gel rather than a
>> powder, as powder tends to blow away).
>
> The nest is likely to be somewhere in your garden.
>
> Locate it, pour some white spirit on it and give it a good roasting with
> a blow-torch.
>
> I singed our lawn doing that last year and got some odd looks from the
> neighbours, but it got rid of the little buggers.

What about the ants though?



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