#1415: The Ant Picnic

The ants go marching 2 by 2 (Flickr/gardenbeth)

Original Air Date: 04.12.2014

   Best Moment 01:28

This week on Car Talk, Mara has tried everything to rid her car of its ant infestation. Well, maybe not everything, since there are no burn marks. Tom and Ray have a way to lure them out that is at once incredibly creative-- and very stupid. Elsewhere, how does Diane reconcile her husband's desire to rebuild his BMW with her parent's need to get it off their farm, so the potatoes can be planted? Also, a lesson to car dealers: if you're going to make up a name for your wife, choose one you know how to spell. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom, Ray, and Joan's husband correctly diagnosed her screeching Ford Festiva. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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Loved this show - but guys, there is a way to get rid of ants in the car

by Lian

Over the years this question comes up again and again. Easy answer for ants any variety of ants. We've had them from parking under flowering trees. Place borax based (Terro brand) ant control placed around the car for a couple of weeks and all done!

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