After hearing reports of this problem we have decided to test a solution.
We have used ortho home defense insecticide for a number of years in our homes and businesses. One of the choices for using this chemical insecticide concoction was the lack of that terrible insecticide odor and its very good effectiveness. My thoughts were to take a Cudde cam and spray the inside and let it dry and install the batteries and put it out for a test to see if the smell bothered the deer. I would assume that it would not, being that it is inside the cam. If this should work it might be an answer to the new development where the ants are setting up house inside some of the new cams. We found that this spray is very residual and will kill months after application. My plan will be to actually hang the cam on the corn feeder and put another cam to watch the reaction of the animals around the feeder. This will also be viewable on our live web cam which should be back up shortly provided all goes well. This test will begin tomorrow.
Ortho Home Defense:
Here are Phase I results photos: (deer seem to pay little attention to the Cudde camera)
Once it is determined that the smell is of no bother to the deer we will actually stand the cam up in a fire ant hill and leave it with the cover open fired up with batteries in to see if this insecticide is an effective deterrent.
After 24 hours, no ants in the cam. Last night there was slight chance of rain so I put a small roof over the cam just incase we got a few drops.
: Ortho Home Defense will keep the ants and insects out of your cam, and it appears to not be offensive to deer. This will be good news to the 06 Cudde owners, just a little spray and a roof and two of the major problems with the 06 Cuddebacks will be minimized.
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