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Old 08-08-2003, 04:18 PM   #1
ajosselyn
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Lately I have been noticing a lot of ants in my car. I will find them inside the car as well as inside in my engine bay. I don't keep any food in the car or anything that would cause them to come in. My car is always parked in my driveway. I have sprayed raid all over my car and throughout the engine bay but they still manage to come back. I don't know what to make of it except maybe that I have some fluid that is leaking that they are attracted too. I haven't noticed anything leaking lately and so I am clueless as to what is going on. I don't really have a problem with them in the engine bay cause they fry as soon as my engine gets hot, I am just worried about them eating some wiring and short circuiting my car. Has anyone had similar problems, or know of a solution. I own a 99 Legacy SUS and it has no mods done to it yet if that helps.
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Old 08-08-2003, 04:53 PM   #2
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Look for antifreeze leaks. They like antifreeze.

They wont eat anything, I wouldnt worry about it.
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:21 AM   #3
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Wash the floor of the area where you park your car really thoroughly with nasty cleaners and a brush. Ants lay down scent trails and will keep coming back unless you clean those off. Also, sometimes a colony will just get it in its mind to come to a certain area. Set up some ant poison bait stations around the outside of your parking area and see if you can get them to go to those instead.
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:56 PM   #4
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After you check your coolant leak. Clean your driveway with bleach. And you must not be using RaidMax because there'd be dead ants.
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