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Old 12-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hello.

Has anyone ever had this problem before? I have ants coming out of my faucet in the upstairs bathroom.

I keep finding some dead ants in the bathtub and a few scattered around the bathroom but when I turn on the faucet a whole slew of ants come out which I then have to keep washing away before the shower can be used. I have no idea how to treat the ants if they are in the faucet?

I don't think I have a leak anywhere as I don't have a water pressure problem, so I don't really understand how they can be inside the faucet. Does anyone have any tips on how I can handle this situation?

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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I'm sorry I can't help but wow, that is one of the strangest problems I have ever heard of.

Was there a clause about the house being haunted when you closed?

Even if there was a leak, an ant can't possibly swim in 100+ PSI of water... scratch that, an ant cant really swim to begin with. At least not in an enclosed area with no air.

Now is this one of these? Maybe there's actually a way they are getting into the faucet part itself. Maybe a small crack in a tile or something or whatever is behind it.

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I really don't think they're inside the pipeline (unless you have well water) - I think they're going in there looking for water.

To battle the ants get some combat ant-gel. It comes in a big plastic syringe looking thing . . . works GREAT. Never fails me. Put a bit of that near your faucet and in other areas. It doesn't take much to do in a whole colony - they love the stuff, eat it up, take it back to their secret underground lair.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
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Thanks.

Red Squirrel - yes. it is one of those faucets and we have tile behind so maybe there is a crack that I can't see?

Snav - thanks I will try that.

Someone else suggested drilling holes near the top of the tile surround and putting boric acid into the wall and letting it fall down behind in case they are living behind the tile somewhere... They must be finding a way into the faucet somehow..

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Jheeeezh!
Buy a can of RAID and spray all around the offending area and leave it for a day.

Now, just watch. This thread will be going with a hundred more suggestions about exotic ways to rid a faucet of ants for the next month when all one has to do is to spray them one time.
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A safer way to treat it would be to use this product.http://www.biconet.com/crawlers/terroant.html
Wal-Mart, Home Depot and hardware store all sell it.
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What kind of ants? If they are the big carpenter ants---you have wet wood somewhere near by.
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Oh heavens above! - Carpenter ants are intelligent and aware of us greater beings, unlike little average ants who have no concept of human.

We had a horrid carpenter ant infestation because of wood rot and I swear they'd WATCH me and FOLLOW me - it was so creepy . . . felt good when we were remodeling, ripped down the wallboard and found their hive.

Epsons gif sums up what happened next.

Oh: here's my contribution to the thread - we here in arkansaw knows how to kills us some bugz

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