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Finally, a remedy for ants

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    imported_freewill
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      I have to share this, because for almost a year I’ve tried several things to try to get rid of ants.  It was frustrating, because you would find them in cereal that costed over $3.00 a box and I had to throw the almost brand new cereal away.  I had to eventually put sweetened cereal in gallon size ziploc bags.  They were really getting to be a nuisance. I bought a gallon of the Home Defense and a 20 lb bag of the Ortho granules from the garden section at Wal-Mart.  I thoroughly sprayed outside our home around the foundation and afterwards spread the granules from the foundation to 12-18″ from the foundation.  I also sprayed inside around all the base boards and from the floor to the ceiling in all the corners………THE RESULTS!!! NO MORE ANTS!!! PRAISE GOD!!!  It has been over 2 months and we have no more ants.

      #21522
      imported_refuge821
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        That seems rather drastic for ants since there’s been a lot of information out there on non-toxic ways to get rid of them.  Here’s a few links:

        https://www.thefrugallife.com/ants.html

        http://www.anapsid.org/pestcontrol.html

        http://ehso.com/ehshome/ants.php

        http://www.lockergnome.com/diy/how-to-get-rid-of-ants/

        To spray that much poison around and in a home is not common with all the information on the dangers of pesticides.  You can get safety data sheets on specific products here:

        http://www.ehso.com/msds.php

        I know a pest problem is distressful for sure and I don’t mean to make you feel bad … we’ve had ant problems many times, but I’ve never been able to buy any of that stuff because I read the labels before I got to the checkout.  We’ve always had pets or children around the house also, so it’s not an option.

        I grew up with the generation that thought chemicals were miracles … but now we’re finding out what they are doing to our lives, water supplies and the birds and wildlife in it also.

        Eventually those poisons will “wear off” so I hope you find another solution for the next time :-)

        #21528
        imported_tk625
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          My mom had a problem with ants in her family room.  I put used coffee grounds outside around that room and no more ants.

          For inside the house I use boric acid powder.  You can use it as a powder or add water and apply it as a liquid.  Ants also do not like powder of any kind or spearmint gum or bay leaves.

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