(Closed) ANTS

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

clean clean clean! no crumbs, no spills.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ddw:exactly.

do some belated passover cleaning!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Sprinkle Splenda wherever you see them.  Artificial sweeteners will kill them.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Borax like you use for laundry! Great for ants AND roaches.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can also use cayenne or peppermint oil so that its kid/animal friendly. Just sprinkle some anywhere you think they are coming in, or put oil on a cotton ball and leave it there. We also got the Home Defense Max that you spray around the outside of your house. That works for us

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We bought a little gel thing that you put on cardboard. You put the cardboard wherever the ants are and they come eat it. It worked really well.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you renting or do you own? The joys of renting…your landlord gets to pay for stuff like this! We have had ants ever since we moved into our rental (September 2010). We have used raid, traps, etc. We finally called our landlord, told him what was going on, and he took care of it! We have had a pest compnay come out and spray 3 times, and we haven’t seen any ants for the past few months. 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Borax works well, and when I lived in Miami I had the best luck with these little white metal round traps.  I just put them around where the dog & cat couldn’t get to them – backs of cupboards, under the fridge, corners of closets – and no more ants. 

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I put out a crap ton of those ant traps, those black plastic ones (I can’t remember the brand name). They make them for all the icky pests. Anyway, I have about 8 in the apartment, mostly in the living room and kitchen since that’s where I see them, and since I put them all out I haven’t seen an ant.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like to Raid all the potential points of entry to the house and windows near the area of attack.  Also, Windex will kill them on the spot, but more will come back because it doesn’t get rid of the pheromone trail that they leave.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve had good luck with cinnamon powder.  I also have dogs who love chewing on the plastic ant traps and they leave the cinnamon alone, but even if they did ingest it, it is safe.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@PitBulLover: We liked the cardboard that you put a gel on b/c you can tape it anywhere. We put it all high up where the dog can’t reach.

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