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« Reply #78 on: October 10, 2011, 01:15:40 AM »
I agree with Martin #74 and here is why. I use to hire a bug company and they sprayed everywhere esp. outside to combat the ants. Problem became worse. I realized when they sprayed outside. Hmmm. this killed all the food for ants. so they came inside and moved under my house I believe. 2 things have helped me. I feed them cat food around the perimeter of my backyard they love it and also let these daddy long leg spiders reside in all the corners of my house. they are benign and when you look at the pile of ant bodies below their webs you will be amazed. so they kill the few scouts who meander in and I feed the large flock outside. The ants have actually built a pyramid with my face on it outside (just kidding) but I have had the best antless summer. (occasional attacks occur that are shortlived.) Hearts and minds so to speak.


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« Reply #77 on: October 10, 2011, 12:27:42 AM »
We live in the desert and have small but very sturdy ants with blocky heads. They appear in waves and will avoid cinnamon but what works best for them is noise. Bang a pot lid near them and they zoom back out the way they come in. We've gotten them trained so tapping a spoon will even get them skedaddling. These ants drown easily so we're careful not to leave puddles or crumbs of food around. When we do slip up and there are hundreds appearing out of nowhere, the spoon or pot lid has them disappear in moments..


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Mankind deserves to live free of ants in our homes!
« Reply #76 on: September 22, 2011, 09:54:13 AM »
Well, the person who said to feed the ants is an environmental nut! I hope no body still believes in global warming as caused by mankind. One volcano eruption produces more pollutant than all of the industrial age. I think the best solution to KILL ants is the diatomaceous earth and ant baits. Keep everything scrupulously clean and mop with bleach/white vinegar. I wish I could plant the mint but this is totally desert and growing anything is difficult.

Martin Buttigieg - Malta

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We should avoid killing Ants because they deserve to Live.
« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2011, 02:53:20 AM »
I have read most of this article comments and I agree with encouraging ants to walk away and try to find food somewhere else. But I don't agree in killing them, they are hard workers, they diserve to live like we do. They are among us for a good purpose, God knows what he is doing. Anyway try to do like me. I feed about 20 ant nest every day shredding some biscuits in my yard. - Regards to anyone who likes my idea.


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Re: Ants
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2011, 10:17:59 AM »
try using lemon. I tried baking soda at first and they crawled right over it, then I remembered hearing about using lemon to kill them, I squeezed it where they were coming in over the baking soda and it started a chemical reaction that killed them immediately! I left the lemon wedges where they were coming in by my sliding glass door and so far so good. hope this helps! :)


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ants that like grease
« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2011, 02:36:57 PM »
I really can't find where they come from - they are just there crawling one at a time on the counter or in the sink if Ihave left something there that has oil/grease on it. So should I use the boric acid solution even if I can't find the source? Would I just spray it on the splash board and edges of the sink?


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used coffee grinds
« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2011, 08:53:31 PM »
spinkle used coffee grinds around hosue including windows and dooways and the ants will walk up to line and wlak away .

Cathy C

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Re: Ants
« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2011, 12:38:02 PM »
 2 parts Honey to 1 part yeast. Long time ago someone told me to warm some honey to disolve a some yeast. The honey attracts the ants, they take it back to the nest. The yeast swells up and bam their gone. I heard they actually take it to the queen and feed her, so this may get rid of the whole nest. I placed this mixture in a shallow dish, covered, so other animals can't get to it. They were all gone within a day.


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« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2011, 04:35:39 PM »
i have baby powder all over my kitchen sink and the ants are still coming in! Now to clean up the powder and try red pepper - or black pepper - or vinegar - or a combination of all of them!


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« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2011, 09:49:49 AM »
I just poured black pepper all over my kitchen floor. I haved ued ant bail traps, gleased lightening, Hot shot ant and roach gel. (this gel from Home depol ) worked for about 2 months. I believe in 10/w/ maybe my next choice. I can see where they are going out around the back splash. Are they coming in at the same place?


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Re: Ants
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2011, 10:26:54 AM »
have been battling all morning, the black pepper worked instantly thank you!!!!!!!!!!


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Ants in Kitchen
« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2011, 01:26:27 PM »
I have found several ants in a drawer in my kitchen. What is the best way to remove them. Anything would be appreciated!


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Re: Ants
« Reply #66 on: July 31, 2011, 05:08:02 PM »
my flat is covered in baby powder, hope it works, they've started running in circles, but it kinda seems they've taken the long way round. i hate them now, i had to buy an anti-ant bread box surrounded by water.. grr


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Re: Ants
« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2011, 02:56:34 PM »
I initially sprinkled talc powder around their entry site and as a barrier to my food and garbage. Eventually they stayed away completely and I do not need to put any more powder down at all. I read that they do not like to get any powder on their feet.


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Re: Ants
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2011, 11:17:11 AM »
ANTS!!! I have a problem with ants also, especially around my animal dishes. Outside I use cayenne pepper circle on a plate around the cat dish to control them. Or take honey and put it in a soda bottle mixed with soap. The honey draws them to a specific location and the soap /honey mix keeps them like a fly trap. Spray 100% vinegar on counters and around where the are entering. It also makes a natural room freshner for homes with pets.


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