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Watch out for Ants

Post by Sodbuster on Mon May 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Went to move my D-444 and the ants had made it their home. Couldn't figure out a way to get the cam apart, so had to stick it in the freezer to kill them. After some shaking was able to shake them out of the cam through a hole in the battery compartment. The cam seem's fine. It took several empty pics the last 3 days/nights, so I assume the ants were causing it to take pics. Should have been proactive with spraying bug spray since I lost 3 cams years ago do to ants, but keeping the Raid on hand from now on when checking cams!

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Post by huntinOH on Mon May 12, 2014 7:16 pm

Sounds like a real problem ! Did the freezer not do any damage to the camera?

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Post by Sodbuster on Mon May 12, 2014 7:25 pm

It's a nasty sight seeing a swarm of ants crawling in and out of your cam. The freezer didn't do any damage. When you think about it the freezer is no different than the cam being in the field during the winter.

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Post by ray12 on Sun May 18, 2014 10:53 pm

Good idea on the freezer ! I would hate to see my cameras ruined by ants ! I get a few squerrls every now and again chewing on my cameras !

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Post by BUDFIELDS on Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:03 pm

I had some ants on one of my trail cameras today... I set it out last week just to experiment with it since I just got it.. (You know... NEW TOY) There were NOT inside the case but all over the strap and buckle. I had a can of compressed air in the turck and I blew them all out. I opened the case and NONE were inside. The Raid sounds ike a good idea... I DON'T have any cameras out now. Will stick them out again in early September just to do some more checking..
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Post by Sodbuster on Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:50 pm

Had to stick 2 Moultrie Power Panals in the freezer this week. Both were filled with ants and eggs. Had sprayed both of them, but with the amount of rain we've gotten this spring I guess it washed off. Sick and tired of seeing ants and eggs! Been a bad year for them here.

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