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kittywitty@kittymail.com

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ants
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2011, 01:12:28 PM »
Waaah! this last comment sounds exactly like me! nothing seems to work as i cant get to the main area where they come out from, like behind the aircon or inside the foundations!!!

Sondra

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Re: Ants
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2011, 07:42:08 PM »
I have tried straight bleach and lysol spray. I kills them but they keep coming back.

ben

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how to get rid of ants
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2011, 08:45:09 AM »
simply hold the nat and put some poison in iits month, note: make sure that you are wearing gloves..........lol

Eric Sandigan

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Re: Ants
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2011, 08:11:59 PM »
it was a really good article! thanks i have learned something from it. if you want some effective pest controllers, try to visit this site. http://www.adamscommercialpestcontrol.com.au/

Becca

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Re: Ants
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2011, 03:39:13 PM »
Hmm...so what about ants that do not get into any food/grease? These guys seem to eat their way thru the foundation..and appear in the bathrooms and along exterior walls. I'm about to lose my mind! It's disgusting!

Heather

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Re: Ants
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2011, 01:30:35 AM »
I read somewhere about using vaseline to deter ants. I applied some along the door frame of a trouble spot in my home--the ants were coming in through little cracks between the pieces of frame! I watched as several ants would not cross the semi-sticky vaseline barrier. I did caulk the area as best as I could, but I know the vaseline helped keep the ants at bay as well. I applied some in my cupboards recently when I found a few stray ants in them. I like how the vaseline is clear and can't be displaced as easily as remedies in powder form. I simply apply the vaseline with a cotton swab that I've dipped in the vaseline jar.

bebe

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Re: Ants
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2011, 07:01:31 PM »
I have a horrible foundation problem in my apartments. They several times sprayed everything but the ants still keep coming back. I saw them crawl out of a phone jack in the kitchen. But in my bedroom they're always on my nightstand and I can't seem to figure out where they're coming from. I tried Windex but that didn't do much but get them a little dizzy. Salt didn't do much either. I will try the pepper and cinamonn tonight.

MY visting in NV

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Re: Ants
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2011, 11:42:24 AM »
Visting my sis and she has a major infestation...baits not working...so last night, I grabbed the Windex bottle and sprayed it in the hole they seemed to be coming from in the kitchen center island. This morning, way less ants are here in the kitchen. Seems that we may have discouraged them so no new ones are coming in. And I just found your site this morning so now we are going to sprinkle cinnamon around the foundation and see it that will help keep them outside!

B in VA

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Re: Ants
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2010, 10:46:45 AM »
I did an experiment at school (Science Research Project or SRP) on natural or homemade ant repellents. DO NOT USE CUCUMBER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!! If anything, it attracts them. Vinegar (especially red wine, but any kind works) and baking soda or powder work really well. The ants hightailed. While the cleaning agents mentioned DO work, the ones I just listed are eco-friendly along with Simple Green.

Cassie

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Re: Ants
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2010, 05:11:21 PM »
I just moved into a place and it gets sprayed by termnex but i still have ants they drive me crazy how do i get rid of them for good my neighbors say i won't ever be able to get rid of them cause we live by a crick but please help me and prove them wrong b4 i go ant crazy. :)

Heather in LA

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Re: Ants
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2010, 11:22:45 AM »
Peppermint essential oil - you can get it lots of places including Whole Foods. Put a couple drops at the end point of where they have arrived and they will reverse course on their own. I don't like to kill them so that's what I do. You can also use your finger to smear a line of it and they won't cross it. The first ones might as the smell confuses them and they run around a bit. Wash your hands after and don't touch your eyes! It is very strong, but non toxic. I have reversed a 100' foot line that way - took a couple hours but they did not come back. And that line was like 1" thick! Then note where they came in and caulk that hole.

Mindy

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Re: Ants
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2010, 07:02:57 PM »
you know what worked for me. i made a paste made of comet and water. you ues more comet than water i am not sure excactly the amount. mix it together until its a paste. take a knife and spread it around the infestation. it killed the ants on contact and creates a barrier so they dont come back in. hope that helps

JONI

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Re: Ants
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2010, 07:17:07 AM »
I have tried everything I could think of that is pet friendly and nothing is working. In fact, they are tripling in number. They are in everything. Clothes, cupboards, food, counters, heaters, floor and even in the fridge. Last resort, I think is to bomb everything and move. If anyone has any other suggestions, please feel free to let me know. I have tried back pepper, baby powder, cinnamon, cornmeal, disinfectant spray, bleach, ant traps, and salt.

John

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Re: Ants
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 10:22:04 AM »
If you just want to kill the ants, I have found glass cleaners to be very effective. Just one squirt will kill as many as it contacts. After the ant genicide use a paper or cloth towel and wipe down the counters. Unfortunately this only kills those that you spray it on but considering thats what most ant sprays do, I prefer the smell of window cleaner over poison any day. Also if you can stand leaving the dead ants laying around the effect seems to last longer before you get invaded again. Have a great ant free Christmas and good luck in your war on ants.

a.tom

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Re: Ants
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2010, 01:02:50 AM »
baby powder works really well. thanks so much for this article!

 

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