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      I have place my pets dry food bowl in another bowl of water so the ants will find a mote of water to them from the food.  I have been widening the mote over time & i now have a swimming breed of ant after 5 or 6 years of this method.  any suggestions of how to have the dry food out without the ants?


        This post is from Joyce Brennan:

        Put a drop of liquid dish soap in the water moat around the food bowl
        (if the dog doesn’t use this for his water dish).  The ants can’t swim
        because the soap breaks the water surface and they will drown.  Hope
        this helps.


          I am having the same problem. I just put a shallow dish of water under the food bowls this morning. I was thinking of putting a couple of drops of vinegar in the “mote” water, But I am wondering if this will turn my cat away from his food. The soap sounds like a good idea but I am afraid of my cat drinking it.

          I have about 48 hours until I leave for vacation so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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