(Closed) Ant infestation.

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No advice, but I have an ifestation too. I’ve put out poison outside but I can’t put anything inside because of the pets. A friend of mine did tell me that she uses the Combat Gel Traps and they seem to work pretty well. I’m thinking of trying them myself because I’m desperate :/

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I also have an ant infestation right now. I’ve put out traps, and sprinkled cinnamon and it seems to be working. Yesterday was disgusting – so many ants 🙁

I’m going to pick up some borax and icing sugar tomorrow and try that method.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve heard from a former landscaper that it isn’t a good idea to put ant poison outside of your home, it can draw them inside where they can find other food and it creates problems.

We had an ant infestation in our apartment in the spring.  I ended up buying the outdoor Terro brand that is covered and it got rid of our problem.  We have a cat and she never touched it (I attribute that to the fact that it was the covered kind, so the poison wasn’t readily available for her to get at).  You might want to try that!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LindsayMaree:  +1

Terro is the best! It works for our yearly ant issue 😛 They sell it in trays or in a small bottle that you can pour out. I use the small bottle just so I can keep using it wherever, but it’s pretty sticky so you might want to get the  trays.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If its near cement or anything that wont die from this, boiling hot water poured right on the ant hill works great!! (just dont pour it on trees or flowers!). Also baby powder. I put this higher up on trees when we had them. It worked rather well.

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