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Trail Cam Ants

Discussion in 'Bull Moose Memorial Outdoor Activity Forum' started by Graybeard, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Graybeard

    Graybeard Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    First time in years one trail cam is full of ants (Covert MP8). Really small ones with wings, eggs and larva and all inside. Anyone got any tips on how to deal with this? I'm definitely moving the cam.
     
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    I pulled one of mine the other day and had the same problem. It's a Moultrie but don't remember which one. No idea how to stop them though. Sorry.
     
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    People on line have suggested dryer sheet inside, ant poison inside. Spray the base of the tree etc. Wonder if that ruins it for the deer, certainly they can smell that.
     
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    Had a few in one of mine awhile back. Blew them out and they went away, haven't had any problem since. Piece of dryer sheet might work if they persist however.
     
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    At work we use an ant bait. It is a gel you put out where the ants are. They take it back to the ant house and they all die. Good stuff.
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Said ant bait is available on Amazon should you wonder where to find it.

    So is the cockroach bait, should anyone need that.
     
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    Tie a small anteater at the base of the tree the cam is attached to.
     
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