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Postby dazzlebabe » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 5:36 pm

right, will order it tonight!




and no we don't call the police, pigs anymore.


And Yes, we still do, at home. As dad is still a copper!
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Postby ev-disinfection » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 6:01 pm

dazzlebabe wrote:right, will order it tonight!


and no we don't call the police, pigs anymore.


And Yes, we still do, at home. As dad is still a copper!


Here are the other names for the porkers all over the world.. :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sl ... e_officers

But in SG, we love our boys in blue, 0 tolerance, you don't see them around, but when someone makes the call, they are usually there in 5-10 minutes.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 6:30 pm

A-HEM.

<--Avatar?!?

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Postby ev-disinfection » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 6:43 pm

Hhahhaaa... Hey Nakatago, i guess it will be right to say that you take care of the holland Village pubs... :D

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borax/ 20 mule team detergernt

Postby Giulani » Mon, 07 May 2012 12:54 pm

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Hi Ev_disinfection,

Would I encounter any customs problems when buying the 20 mule team borax detergent fr online? Will it be delivered to my mailing address or do I have to personally collect them at the Singpost custom's office?

yr info will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

:)

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 07 May 2012 2:22 pm

Without trying to invoke groundhog day, can someone please tell me where they bought ant poison (or whatever the politically correct term is) locally around the central or CBD area. And how do you find the f*cking nest? And how do you stop your cats from eating the poison.......it might not kill them, but I'd rather not have them vomiting all over the place.

Thanks in advance

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 07 May 2012 2:31 pm

BB, there is no way you can find a nest, especially when you stay at a multi-storey building. Baiting would be able to help you to hit the ant colony right at the core.

Using ant bait encased in a baiting station helps to prevent non-target animals from contact and from accidentally ingesting the bait.

http://www.combatbugs.com/ant-products/
I personally find that Combat works well and you can find it in any supermarket (Sheng Shiong, Fairprice, Giant, Shop & Save - not sure about CS though).

Sealing up the holes where they come from is always a good idea.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 07 May 2012 2:35 pm

the lynx wrote:BB, there is no way you can find a nest, especially when you stay at a multi-storey building. Baiting would be able to help you to hit the ant colony right at the core.

Using ant bait encased in a baiting station helps to prevent non-target animals from contact and from accidentally ingesting the bait.

http://www.combatbugs.com/ant-products/
I personally find that Combat works well and you can find it in any supermarket (Sheng Shiong, Fairprice, Giant, Shop & Save - not sure about CS though).

Sealing up the holes where they come from is always a good idea.


Excellent - thank you - I'm off to get my combat kill max tonight!

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 07 May 2012 6:24 pm

I successfully used those Combat traps too.

Nothing much happens for a day as the ants walk around them but once they get interested the show is over pretty soon.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 07 May 2012 8:02 pm

JR8 wrote:I successfully used those Combat traps too.

Nothing much happens for a day as the ants walk around them but once they get interested the show is over pretty soon.


Did you also use it to get rid of your crabs?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 07 May 2012 8:09 pm

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:I successfully used those Combat traps too.

Nothing much happens for a day as the ants walk around them but once they get interested the show is over pretty soon.


Did you also use it to get rid of your crabs?


Yes, I gave them to the wife.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 08 May 2012 10:52 am

BillyB wrote:Without trying to invoke groundhog day, can someone please tell me where they bought ant poison (or whatever the politically correct term is) locally around the central or CBD area. And how do you find the f*cking nest? And how do you stop your cats from eating the poison.......it might not kill them, but I'd rather not have them vomiting all over the place.

Thanks in advance


Is this Ant season or something? I suddenly have ants I've never in three or four places. All different 'types' too judging by size and color. No food or anything else to draw them that I can tell. They're just randomly marching all over.

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 08 May 2012 11:05 am

zzm9980 wrote:
BillyB wrote:Without trying to invoke groundhog day, can someone please tell me where they bought ant poison (or whatever the politically correct term is) locally around the central or CBD area. And how do you find the f*cking nest? And how do you stop your cats from eating the poison.......it might not kill them, but I'd rather not have them vomiting all over the place.

Thanks in advance


Is this Ant season or something? I suddenly have ants I've never in three or four places. All different 'types' too judging by size and color. No food or anything else to draw them that I can tell. They're just randomly marching all over.


Same for me - the little f*ckers are attacking my condo in a pincer movement, which is growing larger by the day.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 08 May 2012 11:24 am

Are they carrying the little white thingy while they do that (those are eggs, larvae and pupae)? Chances are they are moving nest or budding off old nest to form new subnest...

Best bet to solve it permanently is to trace them back to the holes/cracks they come from and seal up them up.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 May 2012 12:21 pm

The queen ant might be rather unhappy about having her hole sealed up..... :o













I'll get my coat & hat, and bumbershoot...... :oops:


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