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    I don't think 'flabbergaster' is even a word - do you mean 'flabbergasted'? Because if you do, then I have to say that I do use it in everyday speech
    Yeah, well, I also say 'crikey', 'goodness' and 'blimey'

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I don't think 'flabbergaster' is even a word - do you mean 'flabbergasted'?
    If you become flabbergasted, the one who did it is the flabbergaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I don't think 'flabbergaster' is even a word...
    There is an Urban Dictionary definition of this. I won't attach it here as it is presented in typical Urban Dictionary style and as a result may not be suitable for this forum?

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    You need some Nippon from Vitax. Stick 'Nippon ant killer' in to your search engine of choice and it should come up.

    I've used it plenty of times when the ants which live in the garden decide they'd quite like to move in to the house. Squirt a drop on the ground on the routes they follow. The ants collect it and take it down to the nest and feed it to the larvae. They go mental for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    You need some Nippon from Vitax. Stick 'Nippon ant killer' in to your search engine of choice and it should come up.

    I've used it plenty of times when the ants which live in the garden decide they'd quite like to move in to the house. Squirt a drop on the ground on the routes they follow. The ants collect it and take it down to the nest and feed it to the larvae. They go mental for it.
    is this stuff specific to red ants? as ive used something similar and it totally wiped out black ant nests but the red ants only a few died

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    Pesky red ants-nukethemfromorbit.jpg

    The obvious solution to anything with more than 4 legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellyLlama View Post
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    A little extreme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i also assume that our red ants are still classed as fire ants?
    I'm sure they all bite, but I doubt they are anything like as nasty as the "Fire Ants" that you'll read of on US sites. They are truly vile!

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    Bullet ants are true beasts...when I was in Brazil a few years back, had one bite me, literally felt like I had been shot. Not pleasant, any other ant sting is a walk in the park in comparison. Could not do anything for 2 days as it hurt that much! It was like fire-walking over lava with a 3-inch rusty nail in your leg (where I got bitten)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    It was like fire-walking over lava with a 3-inch rusty nail in your leg
    i do that every weekend at the local fire walking and rusty nail society you wimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i do that every weekend at the local fire walking and rusty nail society you wimp
    yet you're worried about a couple of pesky english ants?

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    A rather eccentric friend of mine electrocutes all the beasties in his garden. He's a retired scientist so he knows what he's doing so I don't recommend it to the novice. He's zapped ants, moles and mice using the two probes he pushes in to the soil when it's wet. Guessing it's the domestic 240volts but I didn't hang around to find out the first time he did it!

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    Hi,
    There is a biological control called nemasys (I think) which makes the ants move on as they can't stand the little blighters. If you do a big enough striup I guess it will stop them from comming near the house.

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    Red ants sting using Formic Acid which is the same component that's used by stinging nettles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    is this stuff specific to red ants? as ive used something similar and it totally wiped out black ant nests but the red ants only a few died
    That I couldn't tell you. I've only had black ants in my garden.

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