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#1 candypants

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Posted 2013-03-09 15:49:25

no matter how long i live here i always seem to slip into a sense of complacency. I become careless and forget that all important rule -- check the towel before you dry yourself.

 

it is for this reason, that almost every towel in my house is white, you can see at a glance if the little red bastards with a black section at the back have reappeared as they seem to do without fail at this time of the year. Every towel but one, and it is brown.

 

well today after a quick shower before i set off to pick up my daughter from school i grabbed the brown towel and and proceeded to dry myself vigourosly, beginning as i always do with my junk, giving my butt a good dry and moving on to the rest of my body.

 

Seconds later, the burning, searing pain begins as welts start to raise themselves all over by body, not the least of which are below the belt and all over my bits.

 

The first one appears at my throat and i realize what i have done, i grab the towel, and sure enough, it is alive with the  vicious beasts.

 

i really cannot explain in words the discomfort that ensued and lingered for the better part of an hour.

 



#2 TommoPhysicist

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Posted 2013-03-09 15:50:38

Stop wearing candy pants ........ they are after the candy!



#3 Chao Lao Beach

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Posted 2013-03-09 15:51:29

I think the ants are trying to eat those candy G' Strings you seem to wear.



#4 HeijoshinCool

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Posted 2013-03-09 18:13:22

Maybe a little less "vigorously."



#5 canuckamuck

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Posted 2013-03-09 18:36:40

Towel ants, what a pain in the ass.

I suggest you add vinegar to the wash. Ants dislike vinegar.



#6 impulse

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Posted 2013-03-09 19:13:52

If the towel wasn't brown, perhaps you'd see them first?

 

I'm still stinging from a troop of ants that crawled across my bed a few moths ago.  A couple of them got lost in the folds of the sheets and apparently liked the brush "down there".  With the perpetual Bangkok sweat their campfire is still burning on occasion -even months later.


Edited by impulse, 2013-03-09 19:15:04.


#7 Norabone

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Posted 2013-03-09 19:21:04

What sort of house do you live in if you get ants in your bed? Get the exterminators in and clean better.

#8 bunta71

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Posted 2013-03-09 19:25:59

Same same butt different for me. The bites were on my face because I have this strange habit of drying my face before drying the southern regions and then moving on to the other regions...



#9 lemoncake

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Posted 2013-03-09 19:33:33

just stop using towels and blow dry yourself

 

though still can not understand where you live and how ants get into towels



#10 Songhua

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Posted 2013-03-09 19:38:31

You dry your nethers before your face?



#11 Fookhaht

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Posted 2013-03-09 20:03:28

What sort of house do you live in if you get ants in your bed? Get the exterminators in and clean better.

Maybe he eats cookies in bed...   whistling.gif


Edited by Fookhaht, 2013-03-09 20:04:31.


#12 loong

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Posted 2013-03-09 20:33:36

Wash your towels regularly and dry in the sun. In between washes, hang them so that they can dry properly. Then there will be nothing to attract the ants.



#13 Ministry of Som Tam

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Posted 2013-03-09 20:39:53

Only a problem for potless TEFLers living in a dive,try cleaning your grubby little room once in a while!

#14 Sheryl

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Posted 2013-03-09 21:52:21

I have experienced the female equivalent while working out in the garden. More than once.. And also once a bite directly into the eye. So I know whereof you speak.

 

When I was bit in the eye my vision blurred and there I was trying to consult medical texts to see if there was any risk of long term damage except I couldn't read them because my vision was so blurred...and my eye in excrutiating pain. (For anyone unlucky enough to encounter this: the blurred vision will resolve fully, and you should get eye drops containing a steroid to hasten the process).

 

Their bites contain formic acid.



#15 lemoncake

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Posted 2013-03-09 21:56:06

I have experienced the female equivalent while working out in the garden. More than once.. And also once a bite directly into the eye. So I know whereof you speak.

 

When I was bit in the eye my vision blurred and there I was trying to consult medical texts to see if there was any risk of long term damage except I couldn't read them because my vision was so blurred...and my eye in excrutiating pain. (For anyone unlucky enough to encounter this: the blurred vision will resolve fully, and you should get eye drops containing a steroid to hasten the process).

 

Their bites contain formic acid.

 

 

Ok, so the vision will resolve fully, but what about his junk? will it ever work again?giggle.gif



#16 chickenslegs

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Posted 2013-03-09 22:31:18

I have experienced the female equivalent while working out in the garden. More than once.. And also once a bite directly into the eye. So I know whereof you speak.

 

When I was bit in the eye my vision blurred and there I was trying to consult medical texts to see if there was any risk of long term damage except I couldn't read them because my vision was so blurred...and my eye in excrutiating pain. (For anyone unlucky enough to encounter this: the blurred vision will resolve fully, and you should get eye drops containing a steroid to hasten the process).

 

Their bites contain formic acid.

 

 

Ok, so the vision will resolve fully, but what about his junk? will it ever work again?giggle.gif

 

Maybe, when the swelling goes down.ohmy.png



#17 kimamey

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Posted 2013-03-10 10:35:58

I don't get a problem with my towels up here in Isaan but ants are a problem sometimes. I guess living in a rural area that's always going to be the case but if anyone has any ideas on how to at least cut them down I would be grateful. I do remember finding white marks that looked like chalk around the legs of the kitchen table which I was told was to stop the ants getting onto the table and it seemed to work. I will try to find out what it was but I expect there will be translation problems.



#18 jocko

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Posted 2013-03-10 10:59:51

I have never had ants chewing the crown jewels but before I came to Thailand I didn't know there was two types of body powder the soft and gentle babies bum powder and a red hot powder for elsewhere so far I have only been caught twice.

#19 NeverSure

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Posted 2013-03-10 11:04:48

What sort of house do you live in if you get ants in your bed? Get the exterminators in and clean better.

Maybe he eats cookies in bed...   whistling.gif

 

I want a GF named Cookies.



#20 shaggy1969

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Posted 2013-03-10 11:13:00

Pesky little critters,Here's some helpful natural tips to help keep the buggers at bay.



#21 kimamey

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Posted 2013-03-10 11:34:40

Pesky little critters,Here's some helpful natural tips to help keep the buggers at bay.

Well in my post #17 I mentioned something chalk like that we had round our table legs and after checking it was chalk. This seems to be backed up by your link.

Thanks



#22 Fookhaht

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Posted 2013-03-10 11:59:07

Yeah, biting ants on the towels (and inside T-shirts) that you pull from the drawer or drying rack.   I've had it happen 2-3 times.  Not a fun experience.   My solution?  Dance around and yell for awhile until the pain subsides.  Then make a note:  "shake everything before applying to naked body."  Works for me. 



#23 JLCrab

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Posted 2013-03-10 12:32:30

My solution: Dry your stuff on a drying rack and put the 4 feet of the drying rack in cut off water bottles filled with water. 

 

BTW Your comment heading reminds me of the "Don't touch my junk" incident in USA NOV 2010.

 



#24 stoneyboy

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Posted 2013-03-10 12:36:31

I was under the impression the OP was living on a boat,how wrong was I.

#25 loong

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Posted 2013-03-10 14:36:52

I don't get a problem with my towels up here in Isaan but ants are a problem sometimes. I guess living in a rural area that's always going to be the case but if anyone has any ideas on how to at least cut them down I would be grateful. I do remember finding white marks that looked like chalk around the legs of the kitchen table which I was told was to stop the ants getting onto the table and it seemed to work. I will try to find out what it was but I expect there will be translation problems.

 

It is a poison chalk.

Ask for "Chawk gumjut malaeng sahp mot"

It means "Chalk eliminates cockroaches and ants"

In Thai it is ชอล์คกำจัดแมลงสาบมด You could maybe copy this to show the shopkeeper, most small shops and markets have it. 5 Baht for 1, sometimes 3 for 10 Baht

 

(Hopefully the mods will allow Thai script to stay as it may be useful for people to copy)







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