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#11679249 - 06/20/16 09:08 PM Ants in the Boat
Royce Sanders jr Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 87
Loc: Ft Worth
I have little black ants in the boat and on the cover, where did they come from and how to get rid of them? Anyone else have this issue?

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#11679255 - 06/20/16 09:10 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
Chris_K Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1164
Loc: TX
I sprayed all the edges around compartments and whatnot with any killer and fogged the boat for good measures

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#11679335 - 06/20/16 09:48 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4424
Loc: Dallas,tx
Pour ant killer around the trailer and fog the boat with the tarp on and compartments open.them dudes will get in your electronics and set up shop

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#11679339 - 06/20/16 09:50 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
fishinlance Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 328
Loc: waxahachie
Do they kinda look like termites real small

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#11679348 - 06/20/16 09:58 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
They are after your cracker. No food in the boat. Ha... There may be a nest. Use a gallon of water with Dawn Dish Soap in it. Pour it in the gunnel of the boat. lower the bow so it runs to the front of the boat. Raise it up and down to move the detergent from one end of the boat to the other. Any insects in there will surface. Never spray insecticides around where your line on reels will be laying. It will eat the line; then you will be wondering why you broke off. Fumes from gas spills and things like insecticides are a line killer.
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#11681435 - 06/22/16 05:14 AM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
Jignpig65 Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 365
Loc: Paris Texas
Feed them some cornmeal, they can't digest it, I found some around my cooler lid Saturday morning myself.

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#11682223 - 06/22/16 12:25 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
Royce Sanders jr Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 87
Loc: Ft Worth
I only see them at home, never when I'm at the lake.Fishinlance, their just real small black ants. I dont have any food or coke spills in the boat, sp I don't know what would attract them.

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#11682283 - 06/22/16 12:53 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2275
Loc: Beckville, TX
Good timing on this post. I'm staying out at the lake for a couple days and when I removed the tarp this morning my boat is full of little black [censored] ants. taz

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#11682308 - 06/22/16 01:07 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1164
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Royce Sanders jr
I only see them at home, never when I'm at the lake.Fishinlance, their just real small black ants. I dont have any food or coke spills in the boat, sp I don't know what would attract them.

In my case, I keep the boat in my garage, and our trash can in the garage was right beside it.

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#11684250 - 06/23/16 10:32 AM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
plasma800 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 373
Loc: Montgomery Texas
I have those same little ants, both in my boat and my RV - it's pretty much always - to mean if I stop treating, eventually they come back from who knows where.

Anyway, I set these out on top of my boat, and in compartments of my rv, and they work.

http://www.target.com/p/pic-homeplus-metal-ant-bait-6-pack/-/A-49175918?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Patio%2BGarden%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Patio%2BGarden&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9027720&gclid=CjwKEAjwka67BRCk6a7_h_7Pui8SJABcMkWRrhT9NdpdCtsU94eyCkH9Yd_3-E7gPXbYI5Ex-t8w_xoCFarw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


Edited by plasma800 (06/23/16 10:33 AM)

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#11684287 - 06/23/16 10:44 AM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
PowPowOl'Son Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/03/16
Posts: 269
Cover your boat. Throw a fogger under your cover. Problem solved.

As far as why they are there....it's either food you left somewhere or maybe some shad left in your livewell.

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#11783941 - 08/18/16 10:30 AM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: plasma800]
carpe_diem Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/01/16
Posts: 2
I'm not sure what species is living in my boat, but I'm gonna try this.
I may give 'em a Dawn bath, too.
Thanks!

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#11784056 - 08/18/16 11:25 AM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
David Burton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1883
Loc: McKinney, TX
Don't let your extension cord rest on the ground if you can help it. Watched a ton of ants crawl up the cord at Fork last year. Yeah, we have wheels and trailers, but that cord, not sure what attracted them to it.
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#11784262 - 08/18/16 01:09 PM Re: Ants in the Boat [Re: Royce Sanders jr]
BAGaBass Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 330
Happened to me. Turned out,the wood behind my seats was rotting and they were eating it. Sprayed some ant killer and never saw them dudes again.

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