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July 25, 2011 at 12:50 am #22112Anonymous
So if you plan to use that mint solution by planting some, make sure you plant it in containers in the ground. Otherwise you will have mint everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE. I even found it in the drainage ditch half a mile down the road from our place.July 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm #22113Anonymous
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.July 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm #22114Anonymous
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.July 31, 2011 at 11:08 pm #22115Anonymous
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.. grrAugust 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm #22116Anonymous
I have found several ants in a drawer in my kitchen. What is the best way to remove them. Anything would be appreciated!August 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm #22117Anonymous
have been battling all morning, the black pepper worked instantly thank you!!!!!!!!!!August 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm #22118Anonymous
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/40….so maybe my next choice. I can see where they are going out around the back splash. Are they coming in at the same place?August 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm #22119Anonymous
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!August 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm #22120Anonymous
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.August 29, 2011 at 2:53 am #22121Anonymous
spinkle used coffee grinds around hosue including windows and dooways and the ants will walk up to line and wlak away .August 31, 2011 at 8:36 pm #22122Anonymous
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?September 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm #22123Anonymous
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! :)September 16, 2011 at 8:53 am #22124Anonymous
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.September 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm #22125Anonymous
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.October 10, 2011 at 6:27 am #22126Anonymous
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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