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.