The trouble is the ants are under our gas boiler as I say, which is a back boiler in a chimney breast with a gas fire in front of it. So it's incredibly awkward to get at. We have about an inch clearance either side of the boiler but we can't even see where they're coming in, let alone get at it.
Dartman this has been going on for three to four years and sadly it's not just a couple of days, it happens pretty much every time we get a humid day and last year it happened about 9-10 times at least between mid July and the end of October, so we could be in for more fun yet
Thanks for the advice, we can't put water down there, as I say it's around a gas boiler, diesel and match would probably be good if we wanted the whole street to go up! A heat gun might work but I'll admit I'd be scared of using that too close to the boiler as well. We've already asked two different plumbers and they can't come up with a solution either.
When we had ants at the house I grew up in, they were around a stone step that led into our dining room. Anyway my dad threw some petrol (that he had in a can for his lawn mower) on the step and set light to it, no more ants. He was lucky the house didn't go up, but it cured the problem.
Trust me Titch if I could get boiling water onto the ant, I would. Sadly I simply can't do it where they are. I can't even see where they're coming in let alone get at them Thankfully we haven't had any since Sunday, I just dread the next few days when they are saying humid again as that is when we get them.
My sister needed a colostomy as part of the treatment for her cancers. It was reversed 4 days ago and she seemed to be making good progress. Then yesterday, I go to visit her and her room is empty! I find out that she was taken to the ICU because she was pooping out LOTS of blood and was delirious.
The only place she could be losing blood from in the intestinal tract is the surgical site, so her surgeon had to have screwed up. They have stopped the bleeding but don't know how complete her recovery from this will be.
So, instead of the cancer potentially killing her, it looks like her surgeons are an even greater threat!
siffert_fan That is just awful and I'm sorry to read that. Sadly surgeons are like the rest of us in that they're only human and mistakes do happen. I know that doesn't help when it's your loved one it happens to though does it? I hope she makes a good and speedy recovery from this, it's the last thing she or her loved ones needed though.