Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Mjarvistxvet, hrn2hrn, The Real CWB, cookl, Rmarble88
60439 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77387
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41089
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33683
bill oxner 32624
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30570
facebook
Forum Stats
60439 Members
45 Forums
475813 Topics
6241967 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5938291 - 09/20/15 09:41 PM Fireants in game cam
rexmitchell Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1704
Went with a fellow lease member to check his cameras and when he opened the camera, fire ants came pouring out from the inside. Cleaned them all out, and made sure there were no obvious openings. Came back this morning and more ants had already made their way inside it. Any ideas to avoid this? We didn't get any pictures off the camera when the ants were in there, can't figure out why other than them messing something up.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
_________________________

Top
#5938312 - 09/20/15 09:48 PM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
sectxag06 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 16
were they fireants or crazy ants? crazy ants are attracted to electrical current and wind up in all kinds of things and are extremely hard to stop.

Top
#5938332 - 09/20/15 09:58 PM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
rexmitchell Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1704
Fire ants for sure.
_________________________

Top
#5938349 - 09/20/15 10:10 PM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
sectxag06 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 16
wow, that's odd. was it just one camera or multiple? either way, tell your friend to save the pancakes and syrup until after he sets his camera. roflmao

Top
#5938427 - 09/20/15 11:23 PM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
rexmitchell Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1704
Just a single camera, although they are all the same brand so idk.......couldn't believe they were back 1 day later. Probably going to move the camera.
_________________________

Top
#5938587 - 09/21/15 07:46 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2727
Loc: Huntsville, AL
If you can, sprinkle some acephate powder inside the camera.
_________________________
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F

Top
#5938648 - 09/21/15 08:33 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2727
Loc: Huntsville, AL
This is the kind of crap I have to put up with here in Alabama.

http://www.aldeer.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1453802&gonew=1#UNREAD
_________________________
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F

Top
#5938677 - 09/21/15 08:42 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
Aggieman775 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 504
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I have had that happen sprinkle fire ant powder inside the camera
_________________________
TSmith

Top
#5938724 - 09/21/15 09:07 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
Dave Davidson Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 4275
Loc: Hurst, Tx
If it were me, and it's not, I would put a very light coat of grease(probably Vaseline, on the sides and back. The ants will get stuck in it.

If you're using a TPost, put some grease around the bottom. I've done this on wire that I use to hang hummingbird feeders. No ants.

I have never found a fire ant solution that actually works.


Edited by Dave Davidson (09/21/15 09:09 AM)
_________________________
Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

Top
#5938763 - 09/21/15 09:23 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
oldoak2000 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2042
Loc: Denton, TX
Get some pyrethrin (spray into a cup if using spray- Don't spray into cam!) and use q-tip to wipe around inside of camera ( it won't 'wash off' with rain ).
Wipe some around outside of cam (near the seal, but NOT on it).
If problem real bad, put a few drops onto a cotton ball and leave inside camera.
Problem will go away permanently!

Top
#5938784 - 09/21/15 09:32 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23579
Loc: Wise County Texas
I have just used and ant spray that has a residual property, even used it once on feeder legs to keep them out of the drum. I dont think it bothers deer anymore than a road does.
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
#5938821 - 09/21/15 09:49 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
rarjar Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 596
Loc: San Saba, TX
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Went with a fellow lease member to check his cameras and when he opened the camera, fire ants came pouring out from the inside. Cleaned them all out, and made sure there were no obvious openings. Came back this morning and more ants had already made their way inside it. Any ideas to avoid this? We didn't get any pictures off the camera when the ants were in there, can't figure out why other than them messing something up.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


We have a problem in East Texas of fire ants getting into outside AC units. We cut a small piece of the orange medicated cattle ear tags and place in the electrical box of the outside unit. Never had a problem with them after that. You might try that and see if that stops the problem...just remember to replace it every 6-12 months.

Top
#5938856 - 09/21/15 10:12 AM Re: Fireants in game cam [Re: rexmitchell]
bornforit Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 262
Loc: Longview, Tx
Just be glad they aren't in the metal on your lean stand. They decided they wanted to be real close me sitting in my stand. Thank the lord, I was moving it. I cant imagine getting out there on opening day and be covered from head to toe with them 18 ft off the ground.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide