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Am I right to think you'll need tens of kilos? So how about one of these?
I don't need a whole pallet, but a few bags would be exactly what I had in mind.
Unfortunately, Rümikon is a bit out of the way for me. At least I have something to show people now though.

When I find something local to Zürich and actually bring it home, I'll update.

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Re: Ants

I need some too if anyone knows where to get it easily (in Basel), secondly for info Borax is no longer sold to indivduals in Switzerland..
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Re: Ants

Another cheap but effective approach is to pour boiling water down into the nest hole....
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Re: Ants

Just looking on Google and I found a few adverts for Borax.
http://www.institut-ernaehrung-gesun...000-p-368.html
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https://shop.lehmhuus.ch/index.php?p...duct&info=3585

Just for example. Not sure how up to date it is (I think 2015)

If you buy a kilogram for 39 CHF then maybe you could cut it and sub sell it as an ant killer mixed with the honey and other ingredients mentioned before.

I also saw some old children's Chemistry sets where you can make "Slime" which uses Borax as the main ingredient.

Where there is a will there is a way - I am sure a friendly Chemist could easily get hold of this stuff. (for experimental reasons) - It is not really that dangerous.

I remember when I lived in Asia, there was a product called Nippon (probably spelt wrong) which seemed to have a similar effect - you dripped it on the ants and they carried it back to their colony and it destroyed the nest. (was a long time ago) - maybe this was also Borax?
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Just found a link for Nippon - it is not Borax it is Spinosad
http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebas...d---25g-412915

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Re: Ants

Thanks JBrady,


However, I have spoken to EVERY chemist, pharamcist and online store and you must have a chemical handling license to buy it (since 2016)




I will try the link below!
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Re: Ants

Going to Uk on Saturday - will check out if Nippon still available at Homebase and bring some back.
Maybe can post you one if I find it.
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However, I have spoken to EVERY chemist, pharamcist and online store and you must have a chemical handling license to buy it (since 2016)




I will try the link below!
Try and find a welding shop nearby. It is used as a flux in many metallurgical processes.

I just used Terpentinersatz in our paving stones. It worked pretty well. I guess you could mix ant poison in with it, but plain terps worked fine for me.
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Am I right to think you'll need tens of kilos? So how about one of these?
Tens of kilos?

Are you trying to poison them or crush them?
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Old 17.07.2017, 15:11
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Going to Uk on Saturday - will check out if Nippon still available at Homebase and bring some back.
Maybe can post you one if I find it.


You would be my hero if you did!!
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Re: Ants

So I went and bought 25 kg of diatomaceous earth (smallest amount possible), and surprise surprise...


It didn't work.


P.S If anyone has soon B*rax around I will pay hard cold cash for it!


P.S.S Don't try and order Borax from Germany either.. the Swiss customs are keeping my as evidence for my up coming smuggler court case
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Re: Ants

We are having a severe problem with ants in our kitchen. We are on the ground floor, so we are the closest source of food indoors for them. I am spending about 45 minutes every day with extra cleaning and having no results. I have also added 8 ant baiting stations in the kitchen, with little results. I told me reggie about the problem and asked for the building to be treated (There are only 6 units) as I cannot treat anything outside my unit. They have so far done nothing to help. Any thoughts on what to do next?
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Re: Ants

Did you tried teatreeoil ?

Ants don't like the smell ....
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Re: Ants

We keep a pretty tidy home (Plus, wife is Suisse ) but we had the same issue a month or so ago, nothing was working (Natural routes, i.e. non-toxic). I succumbed to impatience and sprayed and nothing since

I was pretty impressed at one point, they are relentless and tough
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I just blowtorch them.
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We keep a pretty tidy home (Plus, wife is Suisse ) but we had the same issue a month or so ago, nothing was working (Natural routes, i.e. non-toxic). I succumbed to impatience and sprayed and nothing since

I was pretty impressed at one point, they are relentless and tough
What spray do you use and where did you get it?
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Old 17.05.2020, 22:39
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Re: Ants

I had issues with ants in my 3rd floor apt, luckily bedrooms not kitchen. Tried all the Swiss stuff for yonks, did nothing. Last summer I was in UK, got some borax based ant powder. Boom.
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Re: Ants

Migro Optimum (yellow plastic spray with red and white nozzle head, picture of ants and other creepy-crawlies on the label) is the only thing I've found here that works.
It's a barrier spray so you'll need to find where the little feckers are gaining access and spray across the doorway, window sill, etc. .... but it also works pretty well if you just zap 'em 'on the hoof'.
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What spray do you use and where did you get it?
Migro Optimum, as cited above
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Re: Ants

Unless you're a house owner, call the Verwaltung and have them sent pest control over.
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Re: Ants

Borax, sugar water, honey combo is the way to go (just google it)

I got the borax from a pharmacy.
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