From: ian on
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Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n' safety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).

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Ian
From: Andy Hall on
On 2007-05-02 07:22:56 +0100, ian <ian(a)nospam.net> said:

> 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 Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n' safety reasons?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).

Put the powder in little containers with holes in the sides.

From: Splodge on
"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 Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n' safety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?
>
> Suggestions anyone for an alternative? (preferably a gel rather than a
> powder, as powder tends to blow away).
>

I tried to get Nippon last year but had no success Ian. I eventually went to
Focus and bought something called "Ant Stop" which has two bait stations -
small circular plastic things where the ants crawl into. Whether used inside
or out, it doesn't leave any powder - just dead ants.

It worked for me, although when I found where they were coming from outside,
a few kettles of boiling water finished them off.

Splodge


From: Tim S on
ian 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 Has it perhaps been withdrawn for PC (politically crass) elf n' safety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).
>

I bought some last summer from a "proper" hardware store in Paddock Wood,
Kent. They also sell caustic soda and spirits of salts. None looked like
old stock so they seem to be able to get all the interesting traditional
things without any trouble...

Cheers

Tim
From: Bob Eager on
On Wed, 2 May 2007 06:22:56 UTC, 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).

I had trouble finding it a few months ago. Got it in Homebase (yuk) in
the end.

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