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Getting rid of ants in your room

Personally, I hate using pesticides because of the risk of having your gonads shrivel up and die ( and I like mine JUST as they are). I found out by accident that MotoMaster Silicone Lube knocks the crap out of them and if sprayed directly on the ants or their nests, they die within a minute. Also, when sprayed across the trail that they use, they will not use the same path again. I have taken it down to spray the door hinges and then zap any areas where I see the little buggers. Those little red devils that they have in Cuba bite like black flies up here. You can get it for about 3 or 4 dollars a can and has a zillion uses in a country where the only thing that has been “greased” in the last 50 years are some of the palms of the local “officials”. :smiley:
Oh, and I don’t know how it works with cockroaches. I’ll have to try it out next time I am working in Scarberia. That damn building has 500 cockroaches for every two legged creature living there. I prefer the sticky traps for cockroaches as you only have to worry about getting it off the fingers of your curious landlady when she tries to remove them from under your bed. Hint… hot soapy water dissolves the glue but your landlady will still not be too happy with you. Does this sound like I have had this experience?? (rofl)

Of course!!!

That’s why I read and enjoy your posts rainbow. Learn something new every time!

If I see that there are ants in my room in Cuba I pick up some table salt from the lunch and sparkle over floor where I see ants. Ants do not like salt and ants will run away. Good thing is that there is salt in Cuba and can be used as needed.

Far less likely to see ants in the room if you don’t leave anything around that they like to eat. Actually, I am not bothered by a few ants, and I have seldom seen more than a few. The resorts do use pesticides, which I would also like to avoid, so I am not about to complain to anyone about a few critters of whatever type in my room.

We post this on our door when we stay at resorts… I am really sensitive to this stuff.

Please do not spray our room with any pesticides (bug repellent) or perfumes during our stay [font color=“ac571e”](dates _____). Thank you!
Por favor: no aplicar pesticida (o insecticida), tampoco perfume, durante nuestra estancia
([font color=“ac571e”]Dates _________). ¡Muchas Gracias!

Always knew silicone was bad for you …even the ants know that it it seems[/font][/font]

I don’t like silicon either. I prefer the natural ones.
Oh wait a minute. Wrong application. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

I only had a problem with ants one time, thanks to some food and candy I had left on the dresser in the room.

Much more careful about these things now. Have never brought any bug killer on a trip with me, but good tip to know.

“Personally, I hate using pesticides because of the risk of having your gonads shrivel up and die ( and I like mine JUST as they are). I found out by accident that MotoMaster Silicone Lube knocks the crap out of them and if sprayed directly on the ants or their nests, they die within a minute”

Rainbow are you saying that MotoMaster Silicone Lube knocks the crap out of your gonads???

Thanks Rainbow, hadn’t heard of silicon lube for ants, not something I travel with but would work for me around the house. While traveling I’ve used limes from the buffet for the juice and rinds squeezed where ants are seen, around door jambs and windows, etc. Like Admin I’ve also used table salt, works great.

Stayed at a villa at Sol Palmeras with a serious ant problem, mentioned it to the housekeeper and never saw an ant again for three weeks.

No Cubamiga. Falling into Lake Simcoe last month when the water temperature was only 5 degrees did that for me. I SCREAMED like a little girl!!! Took a whole bottle of Viagra to get them out of their hiding place! :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

I think it was you trying to get BACK into the boat that caused the turmoil. :slight_smile:
As for ants & roaches I spray a little WD 40 across the floor at the door and it works wonders , then leave the can with someone ( not random ) when I leave .
Hows the shoulder Rainbow ??
Lenny

The shoulder creaks and cracks like an old door hinge now but Option B is an operation and that AIN’T happening until I feel pain (if ever). Chances are that my wife is going to do me in LONG before that happens. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:
Geeee??? What did I ever DO to HER???

[quote=@bicycleman]I think it was you trying to get BACK into the boat that caused the turmoil. :slight_smile:
As for ants & roaches I spray a little WD 40 across the floor at the door and it works wonders , then leave the can with someone ( not random ) when I leave .
Hows the shoulder Rainbow ??
Lenny[/quote]

Once on my trip from Mexico to Canada they took out my deodorant and sunscreen that was in spray bottle under pressure. Since then I stopped having anything under pressure with me while I am traveling with airplane. Any problems carrying WD40 to Cuba?

In our checked luggage with our spray sunscreens, most likely. No problem with those so far.
WD40 and the silicon spray I use at home smell awful but table salt and lime juice could be the solution. (pardon the pun)